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.
Suspicious plain package arrives by courier for LJC, driver speeds away. Bomb squad put on standby. Shortly afterwards, British Jazz Explosion follows. Opening the package revealed a red sealed box with carefully taped edges, inside, tightly packed with eleven replica … Continue reading →
Selection: Moontrane (Shaw) Artists: Woody Shaw (trumpet) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Cecil Bernard (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Larry Hancock (drums) recorded at “Montreux Jazz Festival”, “Casino De Montreux”, Switzerland, July 5, 1973 Bobby and Woody we know, but what to make of … Continue reading →
Selection: Laker’s Day . . . (Baseball and basketball fans may want to skip this section) . Tubby Hayes dedicates his second guest spot, Laker’s Day, to English cricketer Jim Laker – who just that day had taken a record 19 wickets in … Continue reading →
Selection: Love for Sale Artists: Zoot Sims (tenor sax),Stan Tracey (piano) Kenny Napper (bass) Jackie Dougan (drums), other tracks: Ronnie Scott (tenor sax) Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet),Harold McNair (alto sax & flute) Terry Shannon (piano) Jeff Clyne (bass) Phil Seamen (drums) … Continue reading →
LJC Reminder: data request for your NYC Prestige records! Whether you have few or many, the collector community need good data to identify early and original Prestige pressings. Go to the Prestige post to pick up the template, and contribute … Continue reading →
Disc One – Hooray for Bill Evans Vinyl: Session Disc 133; vinyl 127 gm Disc Two: A Rare Original Bill Evans Vinyl: Alto Records AL 716; 146gm vinyl Artists: Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d) recorded live on various dates … Continue reading →
LJC says: Recent posts highlighted confusion on my part on the various live recording releases of Art Blakey At Birdland. To set the record straight, in my own mind not least, I have organised the history, spiced up with a little research, … Continue reading →