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 1: Swing 39 (Reinhardt) Selection 2: Nuages (Reinhardt) Artists Barney Wilen (ts), Milt Jackson (p) , Percy Heath (b) , Kenny Clarke (d) recorded Feb.13-14, 1958 Paris Barney Wilen remains a cult figure – in France. His records are … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Prelude in E Minor (Frédéric Chopin) . . . Track Selection 2: Morning of the Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval, from Black Orpheus, Luiz Bonfa) . . . Artists Art Farmer (tp, flh) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gerry Mulligan (p, bars) Jim … Continue reading →
Track 1: Round About Midnight Track 2: Dear Old Stockholm Artists Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) arr Gil Evans / Teo Macero, recorded at Columbia Studio D, NYC, October 26, … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “A Pint of Bitter” > Artists Tubby Hayes (ts) Horace Parlan (p) George Duvivier (b) Dave Bailey (d) Clark Terry (t) Eddie Costa (Vib) Recorded in New York City, October 9, 1961. Mr Hayes flew to New York courtesy of British Airways.Tubby drinks … Continue reading →