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.
Black Lion Shoot Out One chilly November day in 1971, Monk found himself in LJC’s home town, London, accompanied by another jazz-elder, Art Blakey, and Al McKibbon on bass, to record a session for Alan Bates’ Black Lion label. In the Chappell Studios he … Continue reading →
Selection: House Party Starting (Nichols) Artists Misha Mengelberg (p) Steve Lacy (ss) George Lewis (trb) Arjen Gorter (mis-spelt Harjen on cover) (b) Han Bennink (d) recorded July 3 & 3, 1984 at Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, engineer Giancarlo Barigozzi, engineer [Mastering] Gennaro Carone. Music A recording dedicated to revival and reinterpretation … Continue reading →