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: My Girl Shirl Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams(bars) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Lex Humphries (d) recorded live at the “Half Note”, NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960 Music The introduction here is credited to singer Ruth Mason, … Continue reading →
Donald Byrd RIP. Byrd’s nephew has reported his uncle Donald Byrd’s death, though it has yet to be confirmed. Byrd was said to have died earlier this week, on Monday 4th February, 2013, at the age of 80, at his home in Delaware. He joins … Continue reading →
Selected Track: “Say You’re Mine” > Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams (bs) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2, 1961 Music Breaking all my rules again. Its … Continue reading →