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.
Track Selection (long): “Check Up” 10:00 > Artists on Check Up: Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Scott LaFaro (b) Ed Blackwell (d) recorded NYC, January 31, 1961. Recording Engineer Tom Dowd. Other tracks: Don Cherry (pocket tp) Freddie Hubbard (tp) Eric … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Totem & Taboo” >> Artists Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Scott LaFaro (b) Ed Blackwell (d) recorded January 31, 1961, NYC Music Recorded one month after the genre-defining Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation in 1961, the composition titles … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Eos”: Artists Don Cherry (pocket tp) Ornette Coleman (ts) Jimmy Garrison (b) Ed Blackwell (d) recorded NYC, March 22, 1961 Music More structured dissonace from Ornette, this time from 1962’s “On Tenor”, with regular Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Lonely Woman” > Artists Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Charlie Haden (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 1959 Music Lonley Woman is possibly one of Ornette’s most iconic and musically accessible pieces, and … Continue reading →
Pictures upgraded April 15, 2020 Track Selection: “Tomorrow is the Question!” . . . Artists Don Cherry, cornet; Ornette Coleman, alto sax; Red Mitchell, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; recorded Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 1959 Music Perhaps tame by future … Continue reading →