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.
To kick off, I have two vintage pressings for you to compare. One an original Prestige, the other, one of my native Esquire pressings, from US metalwork. Except there are a few twists along the way. Selection: Fine and Dandy Take 1 … Continue reading →
Track Selection: No 3. Artists Freddie Hubbard – Trompete J.J. Johnson – Posaune Sahib Shihab – Bariton-Saxophon, Flöte Friedrich Gulda – Klavier Das Eurojazz Orchester: Stan Roderick, Kenny Wheeler, Robert Politzer – Trompeten Harry Roche, Rudolf Josel – Posaunen Alfie Reece – Tuba Rolf Kühn, Herb Geller, Tubby Hayes … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Out of the Past Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Max Roach (d) recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1957 Music Track selection composed by Benny in … Continue reading →