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.
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 →
Artists: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1960 Holy Grail status: Another one that isn’t going to happen any time … Continue reading →
Head to Head: A while back I auditioned a modern audiophile pressing against an original vintage first pressing, and came up with some surprising answers, and stirred up a hornets nest in the process. I count controversy a success, so back into … Continue reading →
I have noted all your suggestions, of necessity cut the nominations down to around thirty and offer you the opportunity to vote for your “Top Ten”. Sorry not every suggestion has been included, but I have given you an “other” … Continue reading →
All pictures and text updated April 25, 2020 Selection: Blue Train Apologies, my copy is a little bit noisy from time to time. Artists Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe … Continue reading →