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: Las Vegas Tango (Evans) . . . Artists on the selection ” Las Vegas Tango” Piano, Gil Evans ; Bass: Paul Chambers , Ron Carter; Drums, Elvin Jones; French Horn, Ray Alonge; Guitar, Kenny Burrell; Reeds, Eric Dolphy, Bob … Continue reading →
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 →
Updated: February 26, 2019 (replacement rip Davis/ Ain’t Necessarily So – Columbia CL1274 Mono Six-Eye) An LJC first head to head between two arrangers – Bill Potts and Gil Evans – in their treatment of the Gershwin classic Porgy and … Continue reading →
Selection: It Ain’t Necessarily So Selection 2: Summertime Selection 3: Gone Artists: Miles Davis With Gil Evans Orchestra Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Miles Davis (flugelhorn, trumpet) Joe Bennett, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (trombone) Dick Hixson (bass trombone) … Continue reading →