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.
Two different sides of Kirk: Selection 1: Once in a While Selection 2: Slippery, Hippery, and Flippery Artists Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, siren, oboe, castanets) Jaki Byard (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) recorded Rudy … Continue reading →
Selection 1: What’s New? (Haggart- Burke) Haggart a bass player and writer of the song Big Noise From Winnetka Selection 2: Straight, No Chaser (credited on the this 1959 sleeve to one J. Adderley, song no relation of course to one Th. Monk who … Continue reading →
Selection Limehouse Blues (Braham/Furber) Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) engineer Bernie Clapper, recorded at Universal Recording Studio B, Chicago, IL, February 3, 1959 – one month before “Kind of Blue”, … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Recuerdo (C Mangione) long! Selection 2: Between Races (C. Mangione) not so long Artists Chuck Mangione (t) Frank Mitchell (ts) Keith Jarrett (p) Reggie Johnson (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded at the “Lighthouse Club”, Hermosa Beach, CA, January … Continue reading →
Selected Track: Together Again Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Teddy Edwards (ts) Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded Contemporary Records’ Studio, Los Angeles, CA, May 15 & 17, 1961 Recording Engineer Roy DuNann. Music McGhee album titles in the … Continue reading →
Track selection Christmas Bonus Three Wise Men Edition, in three courses: “We Free Kings” (based loosely on the Christmas Carol, swings) > “You Did It, You Did It” > (Hot low down and dirty) “Haunted Melody” > (Cool ballad) Artists Roland … Continue reading →