Ray Brown - Monty Alexander - Russell Malone.

Monty Alexander and Ray Brown

Once in a while CDs just sneak up on me. More often than not they have been lying around forever and suddenly, while crawling around in front of my jazz collection, which is housed in

Why I Do What I Do

Why I Do What I Do

After having covered many of the things that can bug a music collector like me in three different posts, I came across “I Heart Compact Discs” by Jared Christensen, a new 9rules member. It made

"Trials and Tribulations": III

Trials and Tribulations (III)

I already vented in part I and part II of this ongoing series on collecting insanity, but I’m far from finished. (21) The Long-Assed CD Booklet: That’s the one you get all too rarely, but

"Trials and Tribulations": II

Trials and Tribulations (II)

In our first look at the many things that can drive a collector bonkers, we discussed terrible box sets, maddening stickers, irritating packaging, generic covers and stupid or incomplete liner notes, small print, and the

"Trials and Tribulations": I

Trials and Tribulations (I)

If you are a collector, you are constantly confronted with insanity right and left, not only when meeting other collectors, who could sometimes single-handedly feed the entire profession of psychologists, but especially when confronted with

Oscar Peterson Trio: London House Sessions, 1961

Oscar Peterson Trio: London House Sessions, ‘61

I believe it was Ralph Waldo Emerson who once said “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” Well, color yourself happy and call me shallow or just – as I