Category Archives: Jazz

More Japanese Jazz CD’s

5-20-13          More Japanese Jazz CD’s! On 5/20/67 Arthur Conley 45 “Sweet Soul Music” is No. 7 in England.  On 5/20/72 the Lindisfarne 45 “Lady Eleanor” charts at No. 3, when it gets re-issued.  On 5/19/79 Tubeway Army / Gary Numan … Continue reading

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Peter Green

10-30-12        Peter Green Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green born 1946, psychedelic Singer / Songwriter Grace Slick born 1939; I like ‘em both!  On 10-30-71 John Lennon “Imagine” LP was No. 1 in England. In the ever-revolving doorway of hot new guitarists, … Continue reading

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Lol Coxhill, R.I.P.

It is with sadness that I report the death of British saxophone player Lol Coxhill. I first stumbled across Lol Coxhill in the early 70’s, as a member of Kevin Ayers band, “The Whole World”. Shortly thereafter, I found … Continue reading

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U.S. Pressings

7-4-12                         U.S. Pressings A little flag waving… I’ve been a British record snob for about 45 years now.  Must be the Clarifoil lamination (by the British Celanese Limited)? My Coasters “Coast Along with the Coasters” Atco LP or Charles Mingus … Continue reading

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What Gets Me Up To Frank Zappa?

5-3-12             What gets me up to Frank Zappa? Singer Bing Crosby born 1904, Soul Brother #1 James Brown born 1928; Take Me To The Bridge. Been doing lists lately; what records did I hear before I arrived at “Freak Out” … Continue reading

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Lounge Lizards – John Lurie etc.

4-17-12          The Lounge Lizards Buzzcock Pete Shelley born 1955, rapper Afrika Bombaataa born 1957; What Do I Get? My discography here is by no means exhaustive.  It’s a New York City thing, and I’m not in New York!  More music … Continue reading

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Tubby Hayes

3-21-12          Listening to something new…Tubby Hayes! Soul singer Solomon Burke born 1936, Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685; R&B. It’s not everyday that I get to hear something entirely new to me.  One such wonderful record that I recently got a … Continue reading

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Cal Tjader “La Onda Va Bien” (5.1)

2-2-12             Cal Tjader “La Onda Va Bien” (5.1) Jazzman Stan Getz born 1927, Singer / Songwriter Graham Nash born 1942; I own music by both, incl. Nash’s 1971 “Songs For Beginners” in 5.1! I started down the SA-CD track in … Continue reading

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Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (5.1)

1-17-12          Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (5.1) Singer Eartha Kitt born 1927, Singer / Songwriter Steve Earle born 1955; I really enjoy Eartha’s funky RCA 10” records! Disc o’ the day:  Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (5.1) (SA-CD, … Continue reading

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Michael Garrick

Michael Garrick (1933 – 2011) I just found out about his death.  I really like his playing with the Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet, circa ’65 – ’69.  An amazing pianist.

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