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: Wigglin’ Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Tina Brooks (ts) Freddie Redd (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d)recorded NYC, June 13, 1960 Music: Freddie Redd’s Music from The Connection stage play, the alternate score to the more famous Jackie … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Body and Soul Artists Rolf Ericson (tp) Ray Nance (tp, violin) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Osie Johnson (d) recorded NYC, September 4, 1963 Music: Paul Gonsalves was a name I … 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 →
Track Selection: “The Thrill has Gone” > Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Danny Bank, Phil Bonder, Sid Brown, Leon Cohen, Herbie Mann (sax) Donn Trenner (p) Al Caiola (g) Arnold Fishkin (b) Osie Johnson, Don Lamond (d) Frank Hunter (arr, dir) … Continue reading →
Track Selection : “La Rosalita” Artists Coleman Hawkins (ts) Charlie Shavers (t) Tiny Grimes (g) Ray Bryant (p) George Duvivier (b) Osie Johnson (d) Recorded April 3rd 1959 Music Hawkins was one of those older tenor voices from the Lester Young era, with a very distinctive … Continue reading →