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.
An experiment, in a novel form of A:B comparison, combined with some big band personnel detective work. In summary, LJC out on a limb, as usual. Selection: The Girl and The Turk (Boland) . . . Artists Trio: Francy Boland, piano; … Continue reading →
Not the Holy Grail RCA Italiana 1960 original, but a respectable Japanese vintage copy from 1994. Selection 1: Lotar (O. Valdambrini) . Selection 2: Walking in The Night (O. Valdambrini) . As these tracks are unconscionably short, two to three minutes … Continue reading →
Selection: Waltz for Seth Artists Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute), Jimmy Woode (bass), Joe Harris (bongos) Kenny Clarke (drums) Ake Persson (trombone) Francy Boland (piano) Produced by Gigi Campi, engineer: Wolfgang Hirschmann; recorded Cologne, Germany, May 8 and 9, 1963. … Continue reading →
Selection: Peters Waltz (Sahib Shihab) A big band interpretation of a favourite composition found on another Sahib Shihab recording All Those Cats . Here it is a vehicle for alto saxophonist Derek Humble, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, and Sahib himself on baritone. … Continue reading →