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.
Collector’s Corner What started me on this journey through Somethin’ Else was an enquiry from Takashi in Japan, who has a mysterious Liberty pressing of Somethin’ Else. In his own words: “Side 2 has RVG STEREO Stamp but, side 1 … Continue reading →
After a decade of writing about vinyl, and in passing, the minutae of it’s manufacture as a route to determining provenance, I admit I had never actually seen the metal part that actually created the final grooves in the vinyl … Continue reading →
No, it doesn’t exist. At least not yet. With the invaluable help of Diego S, LJC’s Head of Special Projects Involving Quite Complicated Things, LJC is launching an appeal for information from Prestige collectors about the records they own, in forensic detail. We … Continue reading →
An occasional post for any interested observer of Life on Ebay. If you are not nosey like me, you might want to look away now, but you will miss a good story, and you could learn something useful along the way. Hello … Continue reading →
It’s poll time. There have been many comments about quality and preferences for different artists and styles of jazz, but I want to get down to the more basic question of quantity: how big, or how small, is your vinyl jazz collection? Perhaps you … Continue reading →
“It’s not about notes any more” declared Albert Ayler famously. Or melody, harmony or rhythm either. Some people love it, some people hate it. Music consisting of simultaneous improvisation in the total absence of structure. But does it swing? you ask (gallows humour). LJC hands over … Continue reading →
(Note: LJC readers personal collection pictures have been copied to a permanent page under Jazz Trivia/Other Collectors/LJC readers collections) IKEA record storage, LJC 2012 . . . London Evening Standard Friday 15th February, 2013 Its not often an advertisement in a … Continue reading →