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.
Track Selection : Infra-Rae (Mobley) Artists Donald Byrd (t) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d) NYC, April 5, 1956. Messengers Chronology (selected): Ritual (1957); Art Blakey Big Band (with Coltrane! 1957); Au Club St Germain, … Continue reading →
Updated November 2015, new photos, new text, this was first written and photographed four years ago. An update long overdue: Track Selection: YouTube Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art … Continue reading →
Selected Track: “Alamode” > Art Blakey (d) Wayne Shorter (ts) Lee Morgan (t) Jymie Merritt (b) Bobby Timmons (p) Curtis Fuller (trb) Music More Curtis Fuller, this time fast forward to 1961. An early Impulse catalogue number A-7, released by HMV … Continue reading →