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: Bean and the Boys (320kbps MP3) Artists: Bud Powell Trio Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded at Fine Sound Studios in New York, January 13, 1955, April 25 & 27; first released in 1959 Music: Powell is the definitive genius … Continue reading →
Poll Time. Nominations closed, now have your say. There are a little over thirty jazz piano trio nominations, listed in alphabetical order by leader, and I’m giving you ten votes to award. Your vote is really as much for the … Continue reading →
Selection: Birk’s Works (Gillespie) Artists Junior Mance (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Lex Humphries (drums) recorded NYC, April 9, 1959 Biographical Note Drafted into the army in the early ’50s, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in the 36th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky, … Continue reading →
(Updated May 21, 2017) Selected Track: “Dizzy Moods” (updated May 21, 2017) Artists Charles Mingus (b) Danny Richmond (d) Hampton Hawes (p) Recorded 1957 Music Mingus, teamed with the mercurial brilliance of west coast pianist Hampton Hawes and stalwart Dannie Richmond. Hawes is in … Continue reading →