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: I’ll Remember April (Raye, De Paul Johnston) 320kbps MP3 Artists: Rolf Kuhn (clarinet ) Dick Johnson (alto saxophone ) Eddie Costa (piano) Ernie Furtado (bass) Al Beldini (drums) recorded at Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, afternoon, July 6, 1957 … Continue reading →
Selection: The Settlers and the Indians Artists Billy Byers (trb) Hal McKusick (as, ts, clar) Eddie Costa (p) Paul Chambers (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 27, 1957 Music A very obscure recording made … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Soon (Gershwin) . . . A gentle wistful George Gershwin ballad, injected with crack. Selection 2: Airegin (Rollins) . . . Tubby sticks it to The Master, on Rollin’s home ground of all places, his own composition Airegin. It’s a cheeky … Continue reading →