(L–R): Pierre Michelot, Barney Wilen, Jeanne Moreau, and Miles Davis at a recording session for Ascenseur pour l’échafaud, December 1957. In November 1957, Miles Davis returned to Paris to play the Club Saint-Germain. Since visiting seven years earlier, Davis had barely finished recording eight songs on tape, accredited to the
Years before amplification, Django Reinhardt needed only his fingers to electrify the guitar. With high-dollar Shellac recordings for sale online, Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt has become a popular obscurity in the past few years. From the time of his upbringing as a child in Paris, Django lived a nomadic
This is a blog. This blog talks about music of all types, but with a focus on older, 10-inch phonograph recordings.