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.
Selected Track: My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart) Furthest away from the groove on this record, a delicate and sensitive exploration of a standard brought into the jazz repertoire by Chet Baker and Miles Davis among others. Artists: Yusef Lateef (ts, fl) Jack … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Doin’ the Sixty-Eight” Artists Roland Kirk (ts, mzo, str, fl, siren) Jack McDuff (org) Joe Benjamin (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1961 Music AMG REVIEW by Lindsay Planer “Kirk’s Work — Rahsaan Roland … Continue reading →