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: Georgia on My Mind (Gorrell / Carmichael) Brubeck shimmers with radiance in his piano improvisation, while Paul Desmond executes his solos with balletic grace Selection 2: Short’nin’ Bread (traditional) Critics bake-off AllMusic: “Morello gives it his creative all with a rich flair for rhythm … Continue reading →
(Post dedicated to John, who’s been nagging me to blog this record for ages. Cheers!) Selection 1: Le Souk (recorded at Oberlin College, OH) Selection 2. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me (Recorded at University of Michigan OH) Artists: Paul Desmond (as) Dave … 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 →