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.
The “best pianists” poll and all of this year’s LJC reader polls are to be found here on one new page. If you haven’t already had your say, voting is still open on all polls. Selection 1: Line Up Lennie Tristano (piano) Peter … Continue reading →
Track Selection: There Will Never Be Another You Artists Lee Konitz (as) Warne Marsh (ts) Sal Mosca (p) Billy Bauer (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded NYC, June 14-5, 1955, engineer Tom Dowd Music A respite from honking muscular … Continue reading →
Selected Track: Native Land Artists Lee Konitz, Pony Poindexter, Phil Woods, Leo Wright (as) Steve Kuhn (p) Palle Danielsson (b) Jon Christensen (d) recorded at Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer Studio, Villingen, West Germany, June 2 & 3, 1968 Phil Woods is one of the … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “These Foolish Things” > Bonus selection: “All The Things You Are” > Artists Lee Konitz (as) Chet Baker (t) Gerry Mulligan (bars), Larry Bunker (d) Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon (b) recorded at various venues, January 23 and 30, February … Continue reading →
Pictures updated April 17, 2020 Track Selection: Lee Konitz “Sunflower” Artists Don Ferrara (tp) Lee Konitz (as) Sal Mosca (p) Peter Ind (b) Shadow Wilson (d) recorded NYC, May 12, 1957 Music It’s a great sound, these late fifties pressings really … Continue reading →
Sample (long):Lee Konitz “Pennies in Minor“. Recorded in 1958 “live” at the Midway Lounge, Pittsburg, by Lee’s bass player Peter Ind, who by all accounts started a reel to reel tape running in the basement, and ran up stairs into the club to start … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Kary’s Trance“, guitar duet Billy Bauer: Artists Lee Konitz (as, ts) Billy Bauer (g) Arnold Fishkin (b) Dick Scott (d) recorded NYC, October 16, 1956 Music A recent convert to Lee Konitz, the more I hear the more I … Continue reading →