Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
Selection: Minor Drop . . . Artists Bobby Jaspar (Tenor Saxophone), René Urtreger (Piano), Benoit Quersin (Bass), Jean-Louis Viale (Drums), Sacha Distel (Guitar), recorded December 27 and 29, 1955 at Studio Pathé-Magellan, Paris Music Review Our esteemed Man From Mercury (via … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Wigglin’ Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Tina Brooks (ts) Freddie Redd (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d)recorded NYC, June 13, 1960 Music: Freddie Redd’s Music from The Connection stage play, the alternate score to the more famous Jackie … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Alone Together (Schwartz) Track Selection 2: Tasty Pudding (Cohn) Artists Chet Baker (tp) Raymond Fol (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Jean-Louis Viale (d) add Bobby Jaspar (ts) on “Tasty Pudding”, recorded Paris, France, November 1955 to February 1956 Music: In an … Continue reading →