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 1: Song For My Father (Silver) Selection 2: The Natives are Restless Tonight (Silver) End to end analog output from fifty year old original Blue Note vinyl, pulled off a preamp with previously unused Telefunken valves manufactured in Berlin 1961, … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Groovin’ High (Gillespie) solos: Carmel Jones (t) Gildo Mahones (p) Selection 2: The Second #2 (first outing for the signature track from The Space Book but taken at an even brisker pace) Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard or Gildo Mahones (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson … Continue reading →
Track Selection: One for Mort Everyone booked for speeding before the finish of this track Artists Carmell Jones (tp) Booker Ervin (ts) Gildo Mahones (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 30, 1964 Music The Blues Book … Continue reading →
Selected Track: Aim Artists Carmell Jones (tp) Jimmy Woods (as) Harold Land (ts) Andrew Hill (p) George Tucker (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 25 & 26, 1963 Sound by Howard Holzer ( so not Roy DuNann) … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1 ballad: “Stellisa” > Track Selection 2 up-tempo: “Sad March” > Artists Carmell Jones (t) Harold Land (ts) Frank Strazzeri (p) Gary Peacock (b) Leon Pettis (d) Producer/Engineer Richard Bock (founder of Pacific Jazz) June 1961 Los Angeles, CA. Jones … Continue reading →
Selection: “Hear Ye!” (again) Artists Carmell Jones (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Frank Strazzeri (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Leon Petties (drums) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October 14 and December 13, 1961 Music Good bop, straight ahead, no time-wasting. I have … Continue reading →