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.
Reminder: Keep those Prestige NYC data contributions coming, we need more! Go to the Prestige post to pick up the template, and contribute data on your collection. It’s just a few clicks. Results will be shared on LJC. It’s the … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Chasing Shadows (Feldman) Selection 2: Bebop (Gillespie) Artists Victor Feldman (vib, p) Scott LaFaro (b) Stan Levey (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, January 21 & 22, 1958 by Roy DuNann and Howard Holzer Year The year the Cold War was extended … 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 →
Track Selection: “Muggin’ the Minor” Artists Conte Candoli (t) Leroy Vinnegar (b); Buddy Collette (t s); Vince Guaraldi (p); Stan Levey (d). Recorded February 3rd, 1960, Hollywood (or so it says on the front cover) Lots of Buddy Collette, a well-known multi-instrumentalist but … Continue reading →