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.
On one side Mengelberg Lacy and Rudd took Herbie Nichols for a walk (see previous post) Now on the other side they pick on Monk. This post follows up the Monk selection. To make sure Mengelberg and his pals don’t get a free pass, I have included a recording … Continue reading →
Selection: House Party Starting (Nichols) Artists Misha Mengelberg (p) Steve Lacy (ss) George Lewis (trb) Arjen Gorter (mis-spelt Harjen on cover) (b) Han Bennink (d) recorded July 3 & 3, 1984 at Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, engineer Giancarlo Barigozzi, engineer [Mastering] Gennaro Carone. Music A recording dedicated to revival and reinterpretation … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Alone Together (Deitz, Schwartz) Something of a benchmark song, I think this is about the sixth version posted. Gives an interesting transverse section of how different saxophone players within the nominally similar modern jazz genre interpret the same standard. Pepper Adams on … Continue reading →