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: Ollie (Strozier) Artists Danny Moore (flugelhorn) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone, flute) Harold Mabern (piano) Stafford James (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) at Media Sound, NYC, November 5, 1977 Music Last heard recording on 1962, in 1976 Strozier returned to the studio … Continue reading →
Selection: Morning Flower (320 kbps MP3) Artists Andrew Hill (piano) Chris White (bass) Art Lewis (drums) recorded October 17, 1974, Minot Studio Copenhagen Denmark , engineer Ron Caran Music Whatever happened to Andrew Hill? ask the liner notes to this Steeplechase … Continue reading →
Selection: St James Infirmary Artists: Archie Shepp (tenor and soprano saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) recorded February 6, 1980 at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Music: A companion volume to the previous year’s gospel infused Goin’ Home album , Trouble in Mind continues the … Continue reading →
Selection: Smile Artists Jackie McLean (as) Kenny Drew (p) Bo Stief (b) Alex Riel (d) recorded at “Jazzhus Montmartre”, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 5, 1972 Music Jackie’s discography skips a full four years from 1968 to this recording at the age of 40, … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Pork Pie Hat (Mingus) A rendition of Mingus’s elegy to Lester Young, “Goodbye Porkpie Hat,” Artists Horace Parlan (p), Wilbur Little (b), Dannie Richmond (d) recorded November 13, 1978 Copenhagen, Denmark. As a child, Parlan was stricken with polio, … Continue reading →