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: Nahstye Blues (Terry) Artists Clark Terry (tpt, fgh) Jimmy Knepper (tbn) Julius Watkins (fh) Seldon Powell (ts, fl) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob, eh) Tommy Flanagan (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d) recorded Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Soon (Gershwin) . . . A gentle wistful George Gershwin ballad, injected with crack. Selection 2: Airegin (Rollins) . . . Tubby sticks it to The Master, on Rollin’s home ground of all places, his own composition Airegin. It’s a cheeky … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Communion” (Payne) Artists and Recording Session Clark Terry (tp) Cecil Payne (bars) Duke Jordan (p) Ron Carter (b) Charlie Persip (d)recorded NYC, March, 1961 Music This record would seem to follow on from Cecil Payne alternative score to “The … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “A Pint of Bitter” > Artists Tubby Hayes (ts) Horace Parlan (p) George Duvivier (b) Dave Bailey (d) Clark Terry (t) Eddie Costa (Vib) Recorded in New York City, October 9, 1961. Mr Hayes flew to New York courtesy of British Airways.Tubby drinks … Continue reading →
Track Selection “Mighty Fine Wine” > All star line up: Cecil Payne (bar/s) Clark Terry (t) Bennie Green (tb), Duke Jordan (p) Ron Carter (d) Charlie Persip (d) Recorded NY 1962 Music fromThe Connection There is the best known Blue Note … Continue reading →