“An excellent hard bop trumpeter, Carmell Jones would probably have been much better-known today if he had not moved to Europe in the mid-’60s at the height of his career. After military service and two [More]
Ruby Braff and Dave McKennas two initial sessions together were as sidemen for other musicians – including a 1955 date with the Benny Goodman Septet. These dates were followed by the two incredible sessions included [More]
Live at the Hong Kong Bar, Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, February 27 and 28, 1969. “Great playing, excellent harmonic changes, at the same time quite accessible.” – Amazon. Track listing: A1 Let Go [More]
Picture of Heath is an album by saxophonist Jimmy Heath featuring performances recorded in 1975 and originally released on the Xanadu label. “As was true of most Xanadu dates, the accent is on bebop during [More]
Pow! is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt featuring trombonist Benny Green recorded in 1965 and released on the Prestige label in 1967. “Altoist Sonny Stitt and trombonist Benny Green make for a potent team [More]
I Will Say Goodbye is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, recorded in 1977 but not released until 1980. “The title refers to the Michel Legrand piece performed twice on the date, and [More]
Some Other Stuff is the second album by American trombonist Grachan Moncur III recorded in 1964 and released on the Blue Note label in 1965. It was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 2008 and [More]
The Natural Soul is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label in 1962 and performed by Donaldson with Grant Green, Tommy Turrentine, Big John Patton, and Ben Dixon. “The [More]
Capuchin Swing is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label. “One of Jackie McLean’s more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960’s [More]
Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand is a 1972 studio album by Sarah Vaughan, arranged by Michel Legrand. “A meeting that worked better than anyone might expect. Vaughan was still her dynamic, charismatic vocal self, while [More]