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 1: What’s New? (Haggart- Burke) Haggart a bass player and writer of the song Big Noise From Winnetka Selection 2: Straight, No Chaser (credited on the this 1959 sleeve to one J. Adderley, song no relation of course to one Th. Monk who … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Intro “on being hip” and Gemini (Jimmy Heath) 13 minutes – long, but live! Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob) Joe Zawinul (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, January 12 … Continue reading →
(Posted 2012, pictures updated February 26, 2019) Track Selection: This Here (Timmons) or for reasons of soul, “Dis Here” if you prefer Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) “The Jazz … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Spontaneous Combustion” > Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Nat Adderley (cor) Paul Chambers (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Hank Jones (p) recorded July 26th 1955, NYC Music One of Cannonball Adderley’s very first recordings from 1955, the first cover alludes subtly to Adderley’s … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise”. > Artists Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Nat Adderley (cnt) Jimmy Cobb (d) Bobby Jaspar (fl) Benny Golson (ts) Jack Higgins engineer, Jack Matthews mastering, recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York; February 10 … Continue reading →