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.
An experiment, in a novel form of A:B comparison, combined with some big band personnel detective work. In summary, LJC out on a limb, as usual. Selection: The Girl and The Turk (Boland) . . . Artists Trio: Francy Boland, piano; … Continue reading →
Some weeks ago, I reviewed BLP 4092 The Golden Eight (Toshiba 1991 re). In an unexpected turn of events, I find myself reviewing it again. But this time no jokes about lederhosen: the more serious business of modern audiophile reissues. I previously declared … Continue reading →
One of the few Blue Note recordings made outside the US ( Dexter Gordon in Paris, Dizzy Reece and Tubby Hayes in London, perhaps you know of others). Blue Note does Yrup, next stop, Cologne (Köln, not the after-shave). Produced by Italian … Continue reading →
Selection: Waltz for Seth Artists Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute), Jimmy Woode (bass), Joe Harris (bongos) Kenny Clarke (drums) Ake Persson (trombone) Francy Boland (piano) Produced by Gigi Campi, engineer: Wolfgang Hirschmann; recorded Cologne, Germany, May 8 and 9, 1963. … Continue reading →