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.
The design of the human ear preceded the creation of the home hi-fidelity listening by somewhere around a half million years. In that time and until recently, the only way to improve your sound quality experience was through expensive equipment upgrades. … Continue reading →
Last Updated: December 29, 2019 UPDATED July 5th: new reference material added to the Prestige Boot Camp and a QUICK LOOK UP REFERENCE TABLE for Prestige NY label has been added to the permanent pages of LJC Guide to Record Labels/ Prestige and … Continue reading →
Plastylite pressed Blue Note, the quality is there for all to hear. The Plastylite “ear” in the run-out of all their pressings is not much of a mystery, it is a hand-written (cursive, in the jargon) letter “P“. Problem is, it … Continue reading →
Updated: February 26, 2019 (replacement rip Davis/ Ain’t Necessarily So – Columbia CL1274 Mono Six-Eye) An LJC first head to head between two arrangers – Bill Potts and Gil Evans – in their treatment of the Gershwin classic Porgy and … Continue reading →