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: Dahoud (C.Brown) Artists Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded NYC, May 3-4, 1956 Music Atlantic 1235, Phineas’s first major recording as leader, though his first outing was three years previously in … Continue reading →
Track Selection: A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie/Paparelli) . Selected because it’s a tune I can’t get enough of. I read Gillespie turned down a generous offer from the Tunisian National Tourist Board, to rename the tune Two Nights in Tunisia, with full board, inclusive of airport charges and … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Caravan Artists Thelonious Monk (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 21 & 27, 1955 Music Monk reinvents Ellington’s classic and the three swing like something else. Pettiford, phew! At the time … Continue reading →
Track Selection: There Will Never Be Another You Artists Lee Konitz (as) Warne Marsh (ts) Sal Mosca (p) Billy Bauer (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded NYC, June 14-5, 1955, engineer Tom Dowd Music A respite from honking muscular … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Brilliant Corners Track Selection 2: Pannonica Artists: Ernie Henry (as) Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p, and Celeste on Pannonica) Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d) NYC, October 15 & 9, 1956 Music Monk at his most … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Bohemia After Dark Track Selection 2 (short) : Oscalypso Artists Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gigi Gryce (as, cl) Jerome Richardson (ts, cl, fl) Don Abney (p) Oscar Pettiford (b, cello) Osie Johnson (d) recorded NYC, August 12, 1955 … Continue reading →