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: Besame Mucho Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) Barney Wilen (ts) Duke Jordan (p) Gilbert Rovere (b) Daniel Humair (d) recorded Paris, France, April 24 & 25, 1959 Music Escaping briefly from the tormented souls of the Sixties New York avant … Continue reading →
Selection: Evening in Casablanca (Gryce) Lush romantic ballad from the “Alone Together” school of late night listening. Artists Art Farmer (t) Gigi Gryce (as) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October … Continue reading →
The early Sixties saw a marriage between the French cinema and jazz. Every movie had to have a jazz soundtrack in order to sound contemporary – out with the lush strings of Hollywood Forties and Fifties, in with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Communion” (Payne) Artists and Recording Session Clark Terry (tp) Cecil Payne (bars) Duke Jordan (p) Ron Carter (b) Charlie Persip (d)recorded NYC, March, 1961 Music This record would seem to follow on from Cecil Payne alternative score to “The … Continue reading →
Track Selection “Mighty Fine Wine” > All star line up: Cecil Payne (bar/s) Clark Terry (t) Bennie Green (tb), Duke Jordan (p) Ron Carter (d) Charlie Persip (d) Recorded NY 1962 Music fromThe Connection There is the best known Blue Note … Continue reading →