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.
Allergy advice: this record contains no Steve Hoffman or Music Matters engineering, but may contain traces of British Jazz nuts. Selection: Lay By (Ellington/Strayhorn) from Suite Thursday.Tony Coe pulling off a passable impersonation of a Paul Gonsalves smeared-sax solo. . Another selection: In … Continue reading →
Mystery Post 8th December and 9th December – wrong button pressed for a post still in Draft, not ready for publishing yet, apologies. Twice in two days, WordPress? LJC ———————————————————— Selection: Love For Sale (Porter) . Bonus track: Desperation* (Deuchar) … Continue reading →
Five Selections: your five-a-day portions of jazz, for a healthy listening diet. I provide a sample from an album, they provide a sample from an album, I figure if its good enough for them it’s good enough for me too. Artists: … Continue reading →
Track Selection: llareggub (“bugger all” spelt backwards, a typically Sixties conceit – naughty words “in code”) Artists Stan Tracey (p) Bobby Wellins (ts) Jeff Clyne (b) Jack Dougan(d) Music Time for a nice cup of tea and an excursion into … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: In a mellow Tone (Ellington) Track Selection 2. All the things you are Track 3> X O X (Stan Tracey piano) Artists Dave Green or Kenny Napper (b) Benny Goodman (not that one) (d) Alan Branscombe or Stan Tracey … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Blues in E Flat Track Selection 2: Autumn Leaves Ever since discovering the joys of “Autumn Leaves” on Adderley and Miles “Something Else” I cant resist it as a perfect foil for the saxophone soloist, with those wonderful … Continue reading →