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.
Charles Mingus “Parker-iana” (excerpt) Artists Johnny Coles (tp -2) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl -2) Clifford Jordan (ts -2) Jaki Byard (p) Charles Mingus (b -2) Dannie Richmond (d -2) recorded “Salle Wagram”, Paris, France, April 17, 1964 Music Having … Continue reading →
Charles Mingus Ellingtonian tour de force at the 7th Monterey Jazz Festival 1964. Hot on the heels of his European Tour, Mingus assembled a brass-heavy octet to perform selections of his spiritual father Duke Ellington (Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady and others) together with his … Continue reading →
23rd December, 1955 – one hell of a way to get psyched up for Christmas – Mingus recorded at Cafe Bohemia, New York. The line up was players of the time – George Barrow on tenor , Eddie Bert on trombone, both new to me, but also … Continue reading →
Track Selecton: “Charlemagne” > Artists Johnny Coles (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Clifford Jordan (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d) Recorded Wuppertal Townhall, Wuppertal, West Germany, April 26, 1964 Music The music continues to be … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Reincarnation of a Lovebird”: Artists: Jimmy Knepper (tb) Shafi Hadi (ts) Wade Legge (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d) Jean Shepherd (nar) Audio-Video Studios, NYC, February 12, 1957 and NYC, March 13, 1957 Music Originally issued … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Fables of Faubus” Artists Jimmy Knepper or Willie Dennis (tb) John Handy (as, cl) Booker Ervin (ts) Curtis Porter (ts, as) Horace Parlan (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d) recorded NYC, May 5 & 12 1959 Music: One … Continue reading →