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.
Track selection: “I Could Write a Book” Artists Miles Davis (t), John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d); Recorded October 26th, 1956. Music Track Selection is from the stage play “Guys and Dolls”, with excellent solo’s … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “In a Sentimental Mood” Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b -1,2,5,6) Jimmy Garrison (b -3,4,7) Sam Woodyard (d -1,5,6) Elvin Jones (d -2/4,7) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 26, 1962 … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “My Funny Valentine” Artists Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 26, 1956 Music I had been Workin’, Diggin’, and Relaxin’ with Miles … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “After the Rain”: Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl -2) McCoy Tyner (p) Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, November 3, 1961 Music A potpourri of Contrane live and … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Chasin’ the Trane” (Excerpt) Artists Eric Dolphy (bc) John Coltrane (ss) McCoy tyner (p) Elvin Jones (d) Reggie Workman (b) Music As a late starter (remedial class) in jazz there are more than a few gaps in my musical knowledge, … Continue reading →
Pictures updated April 14, 2020 Track Selection: “The Prophet” Artists Kenny Dorham, trumpet, J.R. Monterose tenor, sax; Dick Katz, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Arthur Edgehill , drums; NYC, April 4, 1956 Music Dorham duets with JR Monterose on happy varied arrangements, … Continue reading →