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: I didn’t Know What Time It Was ( Rogers & Hart) . . . Artists Lonnie Hillyer, trumpet; Charles McPherson, alto sax; Barry Harris, piano; Ernie Farrow, bass; Clifford Jarvis, drums; recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, September 28, 1961, … Continue reading →
Selection: Alone Together (Dietz/Schwartz) Artists Miles Davis (tpt) Britt Woodman (trb) Teddy Charles (vib) Charles Mingus (b) Elvin Jones (d) Audio-Video Studios, NYC, July 9, 1955 Music An interesting line up of the young Miles Davis, with Mingus and Elvin … Continue reading →
“It’s not about notes any more” declared Albert Ayler famously. Or melody, harmony or rhythm either. Some people love it, some people hate it. Music consisting of simultaneous improvisation in the total absence of structure. But does it swing? you ask (gallows humour). LJC hands over … Continue reading →
Selected track (long) I’ll remember April (13:00) > Artists Charles Mingus (b) George Barrow (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Willie Jones or Max Roach (d) Eddie Bert (tr) Recorded live at Bohemia, New York City, December 23rd 1955 Music Brilliant restless energetic … Continue reading →