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.
Now in 2nd Edition! Many updates, corrections, additions. Contents: Second Edition PART I – Beginner’s Slopes Overview of the Savoy Records label Moving Forces: Lubinsky, Reig, Mendelsohn and Cadena. The Savoy Artist Roster Van Gelder Engineering and Mastering Collector … Continue reading →
Jan 21, 2016: more updates! There seems to be no end to the supply of bad jazz covers. Keep them coming! Most recent nominations added to end of post. Record number of LJC page views yesterday, must be the effect of … Continue reading →
Selection: We Are Not Alone Artists: Bill Hardman (trumpet) Frank Wess and/or Mack Goldsbury (tenor saxophone, Wess: and flute, ) Jimmy Ponder or Melvin Sparks (guitar) Grady Tate (drums) Lawrence Killian (percussion) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1978. … Continue reading →
Special message Happy New Year to all LJC visitors. Congratulations on finding your way here. Special greetings to all my commentors – without your contributions, there would be a fair bit less here to read. Hi also to all the lurkers: I … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Charlie Parker “Meandering” (unpublished) Music Not a completist by any stretch, but the opportunity came up last week to add Volumes 1-4 to my existing Volume 5 of this 1958 five volume UK series “The Immortal Charlie Parker” . It covers studio … Continue reading →