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.
A short break from American Jazz and a brief excursion into the embryonic British Jazz Scene of the late ’50s with an unlikely American connection. On a British label called Ember, often found in thrift shops, but which on this occasion turns up … Continue reading →
OK, I’ve set the Time Machine for 1962, London, Soho, we have tickets, buckle up! Starting our descent…1964…1963…1962…July… June… May ….19th…18th…17th….23:00 hours. We’re here! Gentlemen, conceal your mobile phones, please. Damn. It’s raining. Track Selection: Half a Sawbuck (8:22) . Fifty … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Johnny One Note . . . London 2012 bonus! Track Selection 2. First Eleven Artists Freddy Logan (b) Allan Ganley (d) Gordon Beck (p) Tubby Hayes (ts,ss,vib) Jimmy Deuchar (t) recorded live at The Ronnie Scott … Continue reading →