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: One Second, Please (Hope) . Whilst the standard pick on The Fox is… The Fox, a helter-skelter chase at breakneck speed, it has a “showcase” feel, look how fast we can play this tricksy tune, plus I already chose … Continue reading →
Former phantom post, now ready. WordPress thinks this is only an update, so I have had to repost it afresh. Apologies. . Selection : Fosterity (Foster) Christmas Bonus Selection: Shutout (Foster) . Artists Freeman Lee (trumpet) Frank Foster … Continue reading →
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Track Selection: “On it” Artists Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane, Hank Mobley (ts) Elmo Hope (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 7, 1956 Music A typical Prestige “blowing session” as the title … Continue reading →
Selection: The Fox Critically acclaimed as Harold Land’s best album, “The Fox” was initially released in 1960 on the label Hifi jazz, and later re-mastered by Contemporary for this pressing. Music: Title track “The Fox” was apparently chosen for its resemblance … Continue reading →