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: Silver Sweet – VeeJay Stereo Repeat selection: Silver Sweet – summed channels (!!) Artists Willie Thomas (trumpet) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) recorded at Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, February 5 & 8, … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Rip de Boom Selection 2: Sassy Ann Artists: Louis Hayes (drums) Nat Adderley (cornet) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Sam Jones (bass) recorded April 26, 1960 New York City, engineer Bob Fisher, credited with engineering most … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Waltz of the Demons (Little) Selection 2: Runnin’ (Strozier) Artists: Booker Little (trumpet) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) recorded at Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 9, 1959 and Bell Sound … Continue reading →
A while back a reader of LJC asked me what I thought of Vee-Jay. I didn’t know, so I thought I ought to check it out. I’m glad I did. Selection 1: Sydney Selection 2: Mama G Artists Paul Chambers … Continue reading →