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: Stereophrenic … Artists Don Ellis (trumpet) Dave Baker (trombone) John Pierce (alto sax) Paul Plummer (tenor sax) George Russell (piano) Stephen Swallow (bass) Joe Hunt (drums) recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, January 31, 1962 Russell’s core group Hunt, … Continue reading →
Selection: How Time Passes (Ellis) Artists Don Ellis (trumpet) Ron Carter (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)Jaki Byard (piano) Engineer: Bob d’Orleans, recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York, October 4 and 5, 1960 Music: Labelled as “Third Stream Jazz”, How Time Passes is Ellis’s debut recording as leader, with a … 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 →