Cue for Saxophone is an album by pianist and composer Billy Strayhorn’s Septet comprising members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra recorded in 1959 and originally released on the Felsted label in 1959, then reissued by Vocalion in 1962. “Composer/arranger/pianist Billy Strayhorn led surprisingly [More]
Spectrum is an album by saxophonist Illinois Jacquet recorded in 1965 and originally released on the Argo label. The album was one of the last to be released on Argo before Chess Records changed the [More]
“Sun Ra is best known for the extensive archive of recordings he made with his Arkestra, and most Ra enthusiasts are probably first attracted to his work by the sui generis imagination he brought to [More]
You’re Me is an album by pianist Tommy Flanagan and bassist Red Mitchell. The album was recorded on February 24, 1980, in New York City. “Any musician was fortunate to have either Tommy Flanagan or [More]
“All the Things You Are” is a song composed by Jerome Kern with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II. The song was written for the musical Very Warm for May (1939). Personnel: Artie Shaw and [More]
“Gerry Mulligan and Art Farmer played together for only a brief time in the late fifties, so this 1959 concert is a valuable addition to their discography, although there are dropouts in places due to [More]
Tracklisting: 1 Meeting 6:32 2 If You Were The Only Girl In The World 7:08 3 Wonderful, Wonderful 5:43 4 Doctor Jackle 6:09 5 Hannie’s Dream 7:27 6 Wes Coast Blues 5:41 Personnel: Jacques Pelzer [More]
“A Grammy nominee for Best Instrumental Jazz Solo, Haynes spent most of his career backing others before finally breaking out and showing off his excellent skills on the raps. He’s played with the biggest names [More]
Dedicated to Connie is a live album by American jazz group The Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in Slovenia in May 1960 and released in 1995 on the Atlantic label following drummer Connie Kay’s [More]
Track listing: A1 Close Quarters 0:00 A2 Jose Beguines 5:20 B1 Blue For Slim 10:24 B2 The Sleeper 17:59 Personnel: Eddie Jones – bass Osie Johnson – drums Johnny Acea – piano Frank Foster – [More]