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: Minor League (Pearson) Minor League is a cracking Duke Pearson swinger from a classic Blue Note session recorded in 1964, not released until the late 70’s (King, Japan and UA, LT series) Artists: James Spaulding (alto sax) Joe Henderson … Continue reading →
Selection: A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) Artists Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Bud Powell (piano) Pierre Michelot (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded CBS Studios, Paris, France, May 23, 1963, engineer Claude Ermelin, mastered by Van Gelder, and released in November 1963. … Continue reading →
I didn’t want my mailbox jammed with everyone telling me what KoB matrices they have got (some did anyway, great) – but then I had a brainwave: Polldaddy! Hopefully this will work. If it doesn’t then there’s nothing lost, except I … Continue reading →