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: Sweet Pea (Shorter) – 1967 quintet: somnambulant floating groove, immersive, pensive, no-bop. Artists Side 1: Miles Davis (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Tony Williams (drums) recorded Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, June 7,13 and … Continue reading →
Selection: Footprints (Shorter) Artists: Miles Davis (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Tony Williams (drums) recorded Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, October 24 and 25, 1966 Cultural Notes: October 1966 – an occasional reminder of … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Song with Orange Selection 2: Mood Indigo (Ellington) Mingus dons the Ellington mantle, and carries it off with flair. Encore: (Joe L’s hot pick) : Slop Artists Richard Williams, Don Ellis(t) Jimmy Knepper (trb) Jerome Richardson (fl, bars) John Handy (as) … Continue reading →
Selection: Blue Rondo a la Turk (Brubeck) first European pressing. Yes I know you all know it, but bear with it, there is more to the story. In 9/8 time (plus 4/4 swing) the rhythm of Blue Rondo à La … Continue reading →