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.
Updates! Michael Cuscuna liner notes and credits for Inner Voice compilation (1973) added; Harry M photos added (1968-9 vintage). A shoot-out with a difference: original vinyl US pressing, Japanese reissue; and throwing down the digital gauntlet, a German CD. Now … Continue reading →
Though hi-fi makes a very important contribution to the quality of my day, I haven’t written much about it lately. I don’t read Hi-Fi magazines, as I find it impossible to keep up with all the developments and equipment. I … Continue reading →
UPDATED July 20 – adding Classic Records. I should have anticipated this. In the ’80s and ’90s, reissues were a whole generation’s first introduction to Blue Note. The purist perspective of “original pressings” from the ’50s and ’60s is a long way from … Continue reading →
Newport News A guest post by LJC reader Clive D, writing as Vinylla So, LJC has been soliciting yet again … for vinyl acquisition stories…. One afternoon, relaxing with my usual Ximenes (Ed: I think Ximenes refers to a cryptic crossword … Continue reading →
(Update March 23: shades of blue now increased to eight – three extra rips added at the foot of the post, courtesy of ripmeister Bill H) Fifty Shades of Blue – Kind of Blue, not Blue Notes – ok, and … Continue reading →