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: Birk’s Works (Gillespie) Artists Junior Mance (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Lex Humphries (drums) recorded NYC, April 9, 1959 Biographical Note Drafted into the army in the early ’50s, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in the 36th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky, … Continue reading →
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 →