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: Nahstye Blues (Terry) Artists Clark Terry (tpt, fgh) Jimmy Knepper (tbn) Julius Watkins (fh) Seldon Powell (ts, fl) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob, eh) Tommy Flanagan (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d) recorded Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Warm Canto (Waldron) . . . Selection 2: Status Seeking (Waldron) . . . Artists Eric Dolphy (as, bclar) Booker Ervin (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Ron Carter (cello) Joe Benjamin (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, … Continue reading →
Track Selection: I Cover The Waterfront (Heyman, Green) Dietary Advice: Paul’s nutritious tenor in this dreamy ballad contributes at least one portion of your five-a-day Healthy Listening requirements. Listening to five jazz tracks a day has proven benefit in terms of reducing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, stimulating … 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 →