Nutmegging This Up

Hunting vintage jazz vinyl records in the Nutmeg State

The Score

I’m sure every collector dreams of it – the jackpot, the honey hole, etc. For some it may be simply finding the rarest of the rare, while others salivate over … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Kenny Dorham – Trompeta Toccata (1964, Blue Note)

  Kenny Dorham – Trompetta Toccata Kenny Dorham – Mamacita Kenny Dorham – The Fox   By the early-mid 1960s, Blue Note Records was feeling some financial pressures. Looking back … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thad Jones – The Magnificent Thad Jones (1958, Fantasy/Debut)

Thad Jones – One More Thad Jones – Bitty Ditty Thad Jones – Sombre Intrusion Thad Jones – I Can’t Get Started   Jazz cornetists are characterized by broad sounds … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Horace Silver (1928-2014)

It is an ironic fact of life that we often celebrate the accomplishments of an individual most widely and deeply in the time immediately following their passing from this world. … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jaki Byard – Here’s Jaki and Hi-Fly (1961/62, New Jazz)

  Jaki Byard – Giant Steps Jaki Byard – Bess You Is My Woman/It Ain’t Necessarily So Jaki Byard – To My Wife   Jaki Byard – Hi-Fly Jaki Byard … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

John Coltrane – Coltrane (1957, Prestige)

  John Coltrane – Straight Street John Coltrane – While My Lady Sleeps John Coltrane – Chronic Blues   There’s not much that I can add to what has already … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer – The Power of Positive Swinging (1964, Mainstream)

    Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer – Ode to a Flugelhorn   Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer – Green Stamps   Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer – Simple Waltz … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment