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.
A horizontal tasting: composers and arrangements The oeuvre is the “Jazz Workshop”, zeitgeist of 1956: the search for new directions. Post- swing experimentalism flowers briefly, doffing its cap to its contemporary classical music “brothers”. The fixed points here are the performers, the same … Continue reading →
From Fusion: Selection 1: Jesus Maria Selection 2: Scootin’ about From Thesis Selection 3: Carla Artists Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass): original releases on Verve: MGV 8397 The Jimmy Giuffre 3 – Fusion … Continue reading →