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.
More hidden treasures. You wait ages for a Dolo Coker post, then two come along at once. Marc Myers pipped me to the post with his JazzWax post on Coker just a couple of weeks ago, here, describing Coker as … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1. (fast): Blue Smile (Stitt) Selection 2: (ballad, less fast): Lazy Bones (Mercer Carmichael) Artists Sonny Stitt (ts) Lou Levy (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Mel Lewis (d) recorded 1960 Music Sonny not to be outdone, first there was Saxophone Colossus, then Tenor … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Muggin’ the Minor” Artists Conte Candoli (t) Leroy Vinnegar (b); Buddy Collette (t s); Vince Guaraldi (p); Stan Levey (d). Recorded February 3rd, 1960, Hollywood (or so it says on the front cover) Lots of Buddy Collette, a well-known multi-instrumentalist but … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Demon Chase” Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d) Phineas Newborn Jr.(p) Recorded June 26, 1961 at Contemporary Records in Los Angeles. Music AllMusic’s take: “After spending much of the 1950s only partly active in music due … Continue reading →
Selection: “I Hear Music” . Artists: Dexter is supported by a very West Coast line up – Carl Perkins (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b) Chuck Thompson (d) Jimmy Robinson (t). Music Like most of Dexter’s records, it is straight surefooted tenor-led jazz. Vinyl: Vintage French … Continue reading →
Selected Track: “Nieta” (Elmo Hope) > Artists Rolf Ericson (tp -1,2,4/8) Harold Land (ts) Carl Perkins (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Frank Butler (d) Recorded Los Angeles, CA, January 13 & 14, 1958 Music Whilst East Coast tenor players captured much of the … Continue reading →