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: Short Count (Morgan) . . . . The mandatory go-to boogaloo Morgan track is Psychedelic, a sort of Sidewinder III with a Tijuana drive-thru/ Tex-Mex flavour , but other tracks stray into more interesting territory. My pick is the urban car-horn brio of Short Count: choppy … Continue reading →
September 7, UPDATE! “Eleven out Ten LJC readers who expressed a preference asked for more comparative rips, to hear for themselves what alternative editions sound like”. Actually, I just made that up, but seeing as how a lot of what … Continue reading →
An LJC reader challenged me on why I hadn’t posted any titles by Bobby Hutcherson? Once again, I found myself short of an answer. To put that right, we kick off with what I consider Hutcherson’s sine qua non Blue … Continue reading →