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: Alone Together (Dietz/Schwartz) Artists Miles Davis (tpt) Britt Woodman (trb) Teddy Charles (vib) Charles Mingus (b) Elvin Jones (d) Audio-Video Studios, NYC, July 9, 1955 Music An interesting line up of the young Miles Davis, with Mingus and Elvin … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Song with Orange Selection 2: Mood Indigo (Ellington) Mingus dons the Ellington mantle, and carries it off with flair. Encore: (Joe L’s hot pick) : Slop Artists Richard Williams, Don Ellis(t) Jimmy Knepper (trb) Jerome Richardson (fl, bars) John Handy (as) … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Mack the Knife Artists Australian Jazz Quintet: Jack Brokensha AUS (vib) Dick Healey US ,(as,fl) Bryce Rohde AUS (p) Errol Buddle AUS (ts,bars,cl) Unknown (d) (Teddy Charles replaces Brokensha on Mack the Knife) recorded 1958, sufficiently obscure not to appear in most … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “What’s Not” – a ballad > PRLP 7104 Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet: Teo Macero (ts) Teddy Charles (vib) Mal Waldron (p) Addison Farmer (b) Jerry Segal (d) Recorded NYC 27th April 1957, this release by UK Esquire with alternative cover … Continue reading →