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: Red Zone . . . Artists Ray Drummond (bass) Marvin “Smitty” Smith (drums) Peter Leitch (guitar) Kirk Lightsey (piano). Recorded digitally November 16, 1985 at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Canadian-born guitarist Peter Leitch bio from his … Continue reading →
Under-appreciated…everything (including his tailor!) Hidden Gems Volume 1 Selection 1: Miyako (Shorter) Selection 2: DanceCadaverous Listen to Jimmy Knepper picking up the tune and dancing in the dark, beautiful. Artists Ricky Ford (tenor saxophone), James Spaulding (alto Saxophone, flute), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), … Continue reading →