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: Children of the Night (Shorter) Shorter anxious to show he can rip through the register as fast and fleet as Coltrane. Artists Freddie Hubbard (t) Curtis Fuller (trb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey … Continue reading →
Track Selection: The (STEREO) Back Sliders (rip updated) Lead track Ping Pong previously posted under the Japanese release Pisces, so it is an alternative track selection, The Back Sliders. Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons or Walter … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Ping Pong (Shorter) A track whose first US appearance is on the Division of Liberty release “Roots and Herbs” (BST 84347), taken from Jazz Messengers sessions back in 1961. Tracks from this album also appear as “bonus tracks ” on those superficially seductive … Continue reading →
Track Selection: El Toro Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 18 and May 27, 1961 Music Featuring the Jazz Messengers front line of Wayne … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: M & M (Mobley) from Jazz Corner Vol2 no ear, mono: Pressing quality comparison: Track Selection 2 :Hipsippy Blues from Jazz Corner Vol1 original Blue Note DG and ear, pressing stereo (shown below) Mono or Stereo? Liberty reissue or Blue Note second … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Night Watch (Mobley) Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded at “Birdland”, NYC, various sets , September 14, 1960 Music: Do I sense a degree of mischief for Art Blakey to … Continue reading →