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 Awakening’s jazz – hard bop with side-trips into soul jazz, plus some free-jazz tonal expressionism. The Chicago-based jazz sextet known as The Awakening was in the front line of the second tier of jazz [More]
Destination… Out! is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label. “Like Eric Dolphy before him, Jackie McLean sought to create a kind of vanguard “chamber [More]
Tap: Book of Angels Volume 20 is an album by guitarist Pat Metheny performing compositions from John Zorn’s Masada Book Two. The album was released simultaneously on Tzadik Records and Nonesuch Records. Though Zorn and [More]
Blues Forever is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams released by the Italian label Black Saint in 1982 and featuring performances of seven of Abrams compositions by an eleven-member big band. “Tremendous large orchestra session, [More]
“Recorded only a month before his classic Impulse debut, Three for Shepp, this much overlooked session, though quite different, is more than reputable in its own right. The reason for its obscurity is pretty simple. [More]
“One More Time is an intimate portrait of two neglected masters with a third master, Steve Lacy, stepping in to add his low-key tip of the hat. Mal Waldron and Jean-Jacques Avenel are the focus [More]
Expression is an album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. Apart from the title track, the rest of the album was recorded at about the same time as Interstellar Space. Expression was released in September 1967, [More]
“It’s not as though Derek Bailey hadn’t given a hint or two before. On his wonderful Drop Me Off at 96th (on Scatter), he tantalized listeners with a couple of bars of “I Didn’t Know [More]
Lenox Avenue Breakdown is an album by jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe. It was released by Columbia Records in 1979 and reissued by Koch Jazz in 1998. The album reached No. 35 on the Billboard Jazz [More]