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: I didn’t Know What Time It Was ( Rogers & Hart) . . . Artists Lonnie Hillyer, trumpet; Charles McPherson, alto sax; Barry Harris, piano; Ernie Farrow, bass; Clifford Jarvis, drums; recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, September 28, 1961, … Continue reading →
Selection: April In Paris (Duke-Harburg, a 1930’s showtune) Artists Thad Jones (trumpet) Billy Mitchell (tenor sax) Barry Harris (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 14, 1956 Artists of Note: Billy Mitchell … Continue reading →
Selection: The Mode (Red) Artists Sonny Red (as) Barry Harris or Cedar Walton (p) Grant Green (g) George Tucker (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, May 29, 1961 and December 14, 1961 Music An interesting LP led by altoist Sylvester Kyner … Continue reading →
Track 1: SNAFU (original Moodsville) Track 1 reprise: SNAFU ( UK release Transatlantic 1967) Its only MP3 so you wouldn’t necessarily expect to hear a world of difference. To my ears the UK transfer compares quite favourably with the Moodsville RVG … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Au Privave (Charlie Parker) guest Jackie McLean Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (as) on “Au Privave”, Hank Mobley (ts) Barry Harris (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 20, 1956 … Continue reading →
Track Selection: The Third (7:27) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Art Farmer (tp, flh) Jackie McLean (as) Barry Harris (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 3, 1956 Music PRLP 7062 as its better known … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “A Minor Sax” (4:07) > Artists Sonny Stitt (as, ts) Barry Harris (p) William Austin (b) Frank Gant (d) Recorded in Chicago ; August 1st, 1958 Music I’ll leave it to the authoritative All Music to talk the talk: “Sonny … Continue reading →