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: Minor Drop . . . Artists Bobby Jaspar (Tenor Saxophone), René Urtreger (Piano), Benoit Quersin (Bass), Jean-Louis Viale (Drums), Sacha Distel (Guitar), recorded December 27 and 29, 1955 at Studio Pathé-Magellan, Paris Music Review Our esteemed Man From Mercury (via … Continue reading →
Selection: Dear Old Stockholm Artists Donald Byrd (t) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) Bobby Jaspar (ts, fl) Walter Davis Junior (p) recorded l`Olympia Paris, 22 October, 1958 Feb 1958: “A 7,600 pound Mark 15 hydrogen bomb is lost in waters off Savannah, Georgia”. That is so Bob … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Alone Together (Schwartz) Track Selection 2: Tasty Pudding (Cohn) Artists Chet Baker (tp) Raymond Fol (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Jean-Louis Viale (d) add Bobby Jaspar (ts) on “Tasty Pudding”, recorded Paris, France, November 1955 to February 1956 Music: In an … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise”. > Artists Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Nat Adderley (cnt) Jimmy Cobb (d) Bobby Jaspar (fl) Benny Golson (ts) Jack Higgins engineer, Jack Matthews mastering, recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York; February 10 … Continue reading →