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: 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 →
Track Selection 1: I’m an Old Cow Hand (Mercer) Selection 2: Solitude (Ellington) Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Brown (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 1957, engineer Roy duNann, produced by Lester Koenig. Selections: Rollins delighted in cheesy material … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Alone Together (Note. apologies, the closing bars of the track terminate abruptly. The track will be re-ripped when I next have acces to my vinyl) Artists Sonny Stitt (as, ts) Jimmy Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) Jo Jones … Continue reading →
Track Selection: The String Artists Roy Eldridge (tp) Sonny Stitt (as, ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Stan Levey (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1957 Distinguished line up – Oscar Petersen tickling the ivories … Continue reading →
Selected Track: Together Again Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Teddy Edwards (ts) Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded Contemporary Records’ Studio, Los Angeles, CA, May 15 & 17, 1961 Recording Engineer Roy DuNann. Music McGhee album titles in the … Continue reading →