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 1: Cerise (320kbps MP3) Selection 2: I Married an Angel (320kbps MP3) Artists Lenny McBrowne (drums) Donald Sleet (trumpet) Daniel Jackson (tenor saxophone) Terry Trotter (piano) Herbie Lewis (bass) recorded at Rex Productions Studio, Hollywood, CA, January 2, March 21, … Continue reading →
Selection 1: The Girl From Greenland (Twardzik) with Chet Baker, recorded in Paris 5:19 Selection 2: Yellow Tango (Twardzik) 5:28 Selection 3: ‘Round about Midnight (Monk) 3:52 Selection 4: I’ll remember April (Raye – de Paul – Johnston) 4:09 Selection 5: … Continue reading →
Selections: Chet Baker: Summertime – Chet Baker (t) Gerard Gustin (p) Bert Dale (d) Jimmy Bond (b) recorded Paris, France, November 24, 1955 Chico Hamilton: Topsy – Chico Hamilton (d) Jim Hall (g) Buddy Colette (ts) Carson Smith (b) Fred … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Sam’s Tune Artists Bill Hardman (tp) Jackie McLean (as) Sam Dockery (p) Spanky DeBrest (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded NYC, January 14 and February 11, 1957 Music: Hard bop – Mclean and Hardiman top of their game. It is Blakey’s album, and features … Continue reading →
Track Selection Side 1: I Remember April (1954) Jon Eardley (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p) Zoot Sims (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Red Mitchell (b) Larry Bunker (d) recorded “Hoover High School”, San Diego, CA, December 14, 1954 Track Selection Side 2: “You’re Driving Me … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Just Friends” > Bonus Track: “What is This Thing Called Love” > Artists Art Pepper (as) Bill Perkins (ts,bclar,f) Richie Kamuca (ts) Jimmie Rowles/ Hampton Hawes (p) Ben Tucker/ Red Mitchell (b) Mel Lewis (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October … Continue reading →
Selected track: “Listen Hear” (crackles a little at the start – you will too at that age – subsides soon after) I> Jack Montrose (ts) Bob Gordon (bar/s) Conte Candoli (t) Paul Moer (p) Ralph Pena (b) Shelly Manne(d) Recorded May 6 … Continue reading →