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: Blues in Bloom (Norman Mapp) Artists Richard Williams (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Richard Wyands (piano) Julian Euell (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1960 Music L’expression française du jour … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Nostalgia in Times Square If you like, sing along! “a woo woo, a woo woo, a diddly da, a diddly da, a diddly da a woo woo…” (reprise, change key) Track selection 2: Alice’s Wonderland Artists John Handy … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Speak Low Artists Richard Wyands (p) Eddie De Haas (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 5, 1960 Music Haynes has supported an enormous variety of artists – Parker, Lester Young, Getz, Monk, … Continue reading →
Track selection Christmas Bonus Three Wise Men Edition, in three courses: “We Free Kings” (based loosely on the Christmas Carol, swings) > “You Did It, You Did It” > (Hot low down and dirty) “Haunted Melody” > (Cool ballad) Artists Roland … Continue reading →