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.
Given the interest in Charles Tolliver following a recent Strata East post, I’ve brought forward a piece on Tolliver’s recent album, Connect, recorded for Gearbox Records in London in 2019. Selection: Emperor March . . . Track List Blue Soul … Continue reading →
UPDATED with Youtube uploads of a potpourri of other tracks Selection: Kingside Breakthrough (Wakeman) . . . Audio note: As I am not currently able to access vinyl, the above selection is a 320kb MP3 reduction, from a 16-bit WAV … Continue reading →
Suspicious plain package arrives by courier for LJC, driver speeds away. Bomb squad put on standby. Shortly afterwards, British Jazz Explosion follows. Opening the package revealed a red sealed box with carefully taped edges, inside, tightly packed with eleven replica … Continue reading →
Selection: Sweet and Sugary Candy (12:26) . . . Selection, a quintessentially British jaunty swinger, worthy of Tubby at Ronnies. Artists Michael Garrick – piano, harpsichord, celeste; Don Rendell – soprano and alto sax, flute; Ian Carr – trumpet; Coleridge … Continue reading →
This modern Gearbox 10″ record of British ’60s tenor giant Don Rendell comes in only one portion size: Small. With a lengthy run-out groove, and only a couple of inches of vinyl dedicated to music, and importantly, pressed at 45 rpm (something not disclosed on … Continue reading →