“The dry-toned and very individual-sounding alto saxophonist Lee Konitz recorded frequently for the Italian label Philology during the 1990s, and this quartet session with avant-garde trumpeter Enrico Rava, bassist Rosario Bonaccorso, and drummer Massimo Manzi [More]
“Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones’ longtime drummer, has his roots in jazz and always loved the music. In 1986 he financed a worldwide tour by an oversized orchestra comprised of seven trumpeters, four trombones, three [More]
Like Sonny is a posthumous studio album combining two sessions from 1958 and 1960 with jazz musician John Coltrane. The six tracks from November 1958 had been released under Ray Draper’s name as A Tuba [More]
“The Nearness of You” is a popular song written in 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Ned Washington. The song debuted in the 1940 recording In the Mood by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, [More]
Recorded: New York, October 9th 1929
“Not content to merely be an expert pianist, bassist and drummer, Don Thompson sticks exclusively to vibes on this CD reissue; he is one of the few musicians who could overdub a tribute to the [More]
Kelly Blue is an album by American jazz pianist Wynton Kelly, released in 1959. “Recorded for Riverside, this set mostly features the influential pianist Wynton Kelly in a trio with his fellow rhythm-section mates from [More]
Island is a studio album by Canadian musician Kenny Wheeler and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, recorded in 2002 and released on Artist House Records in 2003. “Two giants of modern jazz align for Bob Brookmeyer & [More]
Heresay is an album by American jazz instrumentalist Paul McCandless recorded in 1988 for Windham Hill Records. “Paul McCandless is best known for his work as a founding member of Oregon, a pioneer in the [More]
Johnson Rag (Guy Hall, Henry Kleinkauf) This jazz instrumental standard first made the Top 20 in 1917 – and repeated the feat in 1940, this time with a vocal part. Johnson Rag had become a [More]