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.
A horizontal tasting: composers and arrangements The oeuvre is the “Jazz Workshop”, zeitgeist of 1956: the search for new directions. Post- swing experimentalism flowers briefly, doffing its cap to its contemporary classical music “brothers”. The fixed points here are the performers, the same … Continue reading →
Selection: Stereophrenic … Artists Don Ellis (trumpet) Dave Baker (trombone) John Pierce (alto sax) Paul Plummer (tenor sax) George Russell (piano) Stephen Swallow (bass) Joe Hunt (drums) recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, January 31, 1962 Russell’s core group Hunt, … Continue reading →
LondonJazzBeachcomber has been out with the reissue quality detector again. This time he has found some early 60’s Riverside recordings repackaged by ABC Records, new owner of Riverside after Orpheum, in 1969, cheap as chips. ABC merged a selection from several titles … Continue reading →