This is the big one. The unicorn. The white whale. The record that woke the vinyl collector within me. The search for this record took years, but this year the vinyl gods smiled on me, and I am now the owner of this rare bootleg album. One of the reasons why I’ve been on the hunt for this album is because it’s only available on vinyl. It was because of this and other rare Brubeck and Desmond music that’s only on vinyl that started me on the journey of record collecting. Naturally, this record has a rather unconventional background. But first… Continue reading
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After some correspondence with a reader, I opted to change the date for this recording. You can find the illuminating comments below this post in the comment section. To celebrate, I’ve included another track from the album. Enjoy!
This is a big one. The search for this album (as well as another rare Brubeck album) is the reason why I got into vinyl. This quite rare bootleg album is only available on vinyl, and as such the only way to hear it is by tracking down a copy. Continue reading
Continuing with my month-long celebration of the first full month of spring, I decided to spotlight one of the most influential jazz pianists of all time, the late and very great Bill Evans. His version of “I’ll Remember April” comes from an old yet new album, recorded in 1968 but released on Record Store Day 2016. It was a ‘lost session’, recorded in Continue reading