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.
UPDATE II: November 24, a change from jazz, over at my sister blog Age Improves With Wine, fruits of lockdown and an unexpected Summer-long exploration into French Rosé: Grape Expectations, Think Pink UPDATE: pictures added foot of post, Bobby Hutcherson … Continue reading →
Selection: Most Like Lee (TP, stereo) . . . Original Liberty 1967 monaural : Most Like Lee . . . Artists: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Billy Higgins, … Continue reading →
The design of the human ear preceded the creation of the home hi-fidelity listening by somewhere around a half million years. In that time and until recently, the only way to improve your sound quality experience was through expensive equipment upgrades. … Continue reading →
A reborn vinyl collector wrote to me recently for advice on whether they should seek out a mono or a stereo copy of a particular record. (I do respond to interesting questions) I think it was regarding Kind of Blue, but … 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 →
DGmono has updated his excellent, authoritative and now greatly condensed story of Blue Note’s transition from mono to stereo, which I am delighted to publish on the permanent pages at LJC: How They Heard It (Second Edition) My thanks to Rich Capeless. … Continue reading →
GUEST POST : Richard Capeless, October 23, 2014 Ed. Note: In the second draft of this article, I aimed to trim much of the fat. For those of you who have already read the first draft, I hope that you … Continue reading →