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.
An outing to a place not often on the LJC jazz itinerary,” free jazz/ high energy genre”, and nominations for The Ten Best Covers of a Jazz Record. (UPDATE: see reader nominations at end of post) Selection: Sorry ’bout that … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Damn If I Know (The Stroller) – (Walter Davis Jr) , , , The blues gets an unmistakable Shepp makeover, mixing bursts of free solo improvisation with the aggression of a screaming banshee, within a traditional harmonic twelve bar foundation. It’s The … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Everywhere (Beaver Harris) Artists Roswell Rudd (tb) Giuseppi Logan (fl, bcl) Robin Kenyatta (as) Charlie Haden, Lewis Worrell (b) Beaver Harris (d) recorded San Francisco, CA, February 1, 1966 Pocket-Bio: Roswell Rudd was a key player in the spawning of free … Continue reading →