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.
Track Selection 1: Prelude in E Minor (Frédéric Chopin) . . . Track Selection 2: Morning of the Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval, from Black Orpheus, Luiz Bonfa) . . . Artists Art Farmer (tp, flh) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gerry Mulligan (p, bars) Jim … Continue reading →
Track Selection Side 1: I Remember April (1954) Jon Eardley (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p) Zoot Sims (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Red Mitchell (b) Larry Bunker (d) recorded “Hoover High School”, San Diego, CA, December 14, 1954 Track Selection Side 2: “You’re Driving Me … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “These Foolish Things” > Bonus selection: “All The Things You Are” > Artists Lee Konitz (as) Chet Baker (t) Gerry Mulligan (bars), Larry Bunker (d) Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon (b) recorded at various venues, January 23 and 30, February … Continue reading →
Track Selection: ” ‘Round about Midnight ” Artists Gerry Mulligan (bars) Thelonious Monk (p) Wilbur Ware (b) Shadow Wilson (d) NYC, August 13, 1957 Music An improbable combination: master of the baritone sax Gerry Mulligan and iconoclast of the “off-key” piano Thelonious … Continue reading →
Having been introduced to the iconic “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud” I finally “got” Miles Davis and the significance of “Cool”. A historically important departure from swing-derived rythmically-driven Bop, to a very different place and temperature. ( Remember, I am still new to … Continue reading →