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.
In 1982, the combined forces of Decca/Telefunken (TelDec) and Georg Neumann Gmbh launched a German compilation of classical music tracks demonstrating the new analog mastering process – Direct Metal Mastering:(10 For Sale from €7.87). The DMM process entered the Blue Note chain … Continue reading →
A different kind of vertical tasting, the common thread is the same original Blue Note recording BPL 4063 “Whistle Stop” first issued in 1961, in only mono. Featuring Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley (Mobley!), Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe, … Continue reading →
Compare The Vinyl: “Philly” Twist (Dorham) first recorded by Van Gelder 1961 for BNST 84063 Kenny Dorham Whistlestop . No original pressing on this one, sadly, but unpack the Magnum, P.I. Hawaiian shirt and fix on moustache, it’s ’80s night at LJC! Presented … Continue reading →
Selection: Status Quo (John Neely) Artists John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (ts) Horace Silver (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957 Music When are the Jazz Messengers not the Jazz Messengers? Here.The … Continue reading →