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: Evening in Casablanca (Gryce) Lush romantic ballad from the “Alone Together” school of late night listening. Artists Art Farmer (t) Gigi Gryce (as) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Mox Nix” (Farmer) > Artists: – Art Farmer (t) Benny Golson (ts) Bill Evans (p) Addison Farmer (b) Dave Bailey (d) Recorded in 1958 by UA engineer Tommy Nola. Farmer quick-bio: Arthur “Art” Farmer b. Iowa 21st August 1928, brother of bassist … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “What’s Not” – a ballad > PRLP 7104 Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet: Teo Macero (ts) Teddy Charles (vib) Mal Waldron (p) Addison Farmer (b) Jerry Segal (d) Recorded NYC 27th April 1957, this release by UK Esquire with alternative cover … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Ad-Dis-Sun” I> Prestige 8203 New Jazz Original Art Farmer (t) Kenny Drew (p) Hank Mobley (ts) Addison Farmer (b) Elvin Jones (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Jul 2, 1953 & Nov 23, 1956 An early outing in small group … Continue reading →