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.
Selection: One for One (Numark tt rip) (Next week the laptop returns from the menders, and hopefully it is back to experiments with a direct feed from the big system, a more sound basis for some new shoot-outs) Artists Artists 1965 sessions: … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Ping Pong (Shorter) A track whose first US appearance is on the Division of Liberty release “Roots and Herbs” (BST 84347), taken from Jazz Messengers sessions back in 1961. Tracks from this album also appear as “bonus tracks ” on those superficially seductive … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Falling in Love with Love” Byrd/Blakey/ Donaldson/Mobley/ McFadden… and Smith (excerpt) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Hank Mobley (ts) Jimmy Smith (org) Eddie McFadden (g) Art Blakey (d) recorded Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957 Music … Continue reading →