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 1: Smack Up (Harold Land) Selection 2: How can You Lose? (Benny Carter) Comparethepressing opportunity! Compare original US mono with original US stereo editions, (thanks to a previous post on Smack Up stereo edition, usual Numark issues over exact pitch … Continue reading →
Track Selection: How Can You Lose? (Benny Carter) A walking blues with a jaunty Benny Carter tune, and space for everyone to stretch out (more than the prison yard) Artists Jack Sheldon (tp) Art Pepper (as) Pete Jolly (p) Jimmy … Continue reading →
Track selection: “How Deep is the Ocean” Artists Curtis Counce (b) Jack Sheldon (t) Frank Butler (d) Carl Perkins (p) Harold Land (ts) Recorded Contemporary Studios, Los Angeles, Recorded October 1956 – September 1957. Engineer Roy DuNann. Music Harold Land is at his best on this classic … Continue reading →
Selected track: “Landslide” > Artists Jack Sheldon (tp) Harold Land (ts) Carl Perkins (p) Curtis Counce (b) Frank Butler (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October 8, 1956 Music Original 1957 US press of Contemporary release “The Curtis Counce Group”, featuring the … Continue reading →