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: Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn) Possibly the signature tune of Overseas is the dreamy sublime chord changes of Billy Strayhorn’s Chelsea Bridge.Today, Chelsea Bridge is a far cry from Strayhorn’s, just busy traffic over the River Thames. Chelsea in the mid ’60s, … Continue reading →
Track Selection Mingus in Europe soundclip on YouTube Artists Charles Mingus Quintet, with Eric Dolphy (f,bc), Clifford Jordan (ts), Jaki Byard (p) and Dannie Richmond (d) live at Wuppertal Townhall, Wuppertal, West Germany, 26th April 1964 Music Recorded towards the end … Continue reading →