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.
Previously posted in 2013 for mono format. It was early days, could do better, so I decided to rewrite rather than just repair. This update expands on the musical contribution of Harriott, with more links, new pictures, new rips, more … Continue reading →
Allergy advice: this record contains no Steve Hoffman or Music Matters engineering, but may contain traces of British Jazz nuts. Selection: Lay By (Ellington/Strayhorn) from Suite Thursday.Tony Coe pulling off a passable impersonation of a Paul Gonsalves smeared-sax solo. . Another selection: In … Continue reading →
Five Selections: your five-a-day portions of jazz, for a healthy listening diet. I provide a sample from an album, they provide a sample from an album, I figure if its good enough for them it’s good enough for me too. Artists: … Continue reading →
Selection: Just Goofin’ Artists Joe Harriott (as) Pete Blannin (b) Tony Kinsey (d) Bill Le Sage (p,vib) Bob Efford (ts)Recorded London, May 16, 1957 Music There is a gibbet in the Tower of London reserved for anyone saying this, but there is only very … Continue reading →