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.
A tale of the pursuit of one recording, the search for the best pressing, and a few lessons learned along the way. Prepare for a deep dive, and beware of currents. The story so far… In the early ’60s, United Artists … Continue reading →
Track Selection: My Funny Valentine Artists: Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) recorded at Sound Makers, NYC, April 24 and May 14, 1962 sound engineer: Bill Shwartau Music: A triumph for Bill Evans and Jim Hall, another exercise in telepathic communion, … Continue reading →