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: Appointment in Ghana (recorded 1978) Artists Jackie McLean (as) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) Hank Jones (p) Recorded April 6 & 7, 1978 at Sounds Ideas Studios, NYC, recording engineer David Baker Original: Appointment in Ghana (recorded 1959) BLP 4051 … Continue reading →
BLUE NOTE CLASSICS: BN 1595 SOMETHIN’ ELSE Selection: Autumn Leaves (Kosma/ Prevert) A track that could segue into Kind of Blue, Miles simmering muted trumpet paints the melody, Adderley’s alto solo is inspired, beautiful in structure, dripping with elegant grace notes and flourishes, falling … Continue reading →
Special message Happy New Year to all LJC visitors. Congratulations on finding your way here. Special greetings to all my commentors – without your contributions, there would be a fair bit less here to read. Hi also to all the lurkers: I … Continue reading →
Artists Harry Edison (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Zoot Sims (ts) Al Cohn (ts, bars) Hank Jones (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded NYC, December 27, 1958, – between Christmas and New Year. Music We are on a … Continue reading →
(Apologies: WordPress has been playing up again, the email alert for this post has a corrupted earlier version. Technology! LJC) Track Selection: Dear John C Artists Charlie Mariano (as) Hank Jones or Roland Hanna (p) Richard Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d) … Continue reading →
Last updated: January 2015 Track Selection 1 Bee Bop (Gillespie) Selection 2: Bags and Trane Artists John Coltrane (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Hank Jones (p) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d) recorded NYC, January 15, 1959 Music: I’m not big … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Spontaneous Combustion” > Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Nat Adderley (cor) Paul Chambers (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Hank Jones (p) recorded July 26th 1955, NYC Music One of Cannonball Adderley’s very first recordings from 1955, the first cover alludes subtly to Adderley’s … Continue reading →