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.
Original US release on Roost Records: The more observant will have picked up that the Roost cover photo of Stitt is transposed left to right. The art decision by Vogue is correct in my view – the eye follows the direction … Continue reading →
Track Selection Side 1: I Remember April (1954) Jon Eardley (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p) Zoot Sims (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Red Mitchell (b) Larry Bunker (d) recorded “Hoover High School”, San Diego, CA, December 14, 1954 Track Selection Side 2: “You’re Driving Me … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “These Foolish Things” > Bonus selection: “All The Things You Are” > Artists Lee Konitz (as) Chet Baker (t) Gerry Mulligan (bars), Larry Bunker (d) Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon (b) recorded at various venues, January 23 and 30, February … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1 ballad: “Stellisa” > Track Selection 2 up-tempo: “Sad March” > Artists Carmell Jones (t) Harold Land (ts) Frank Strazzeri (p) Gary Peacock (b) Leon Pettis (d) Producer/Engineer Richard Bock (founder of Pacific Jazz) June 1961 Los Angeles, CA. Jones … Continue reading →