Spring is the second album by American drummer Anthony Williams recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label. “Considering the extraordinary talent assembled for Tony Williams’ second Blue Note date as a leader, [More]
“An exceedingly odd free jazz classic, Bittersuite in the Ozone was recorded in 1973 and reissued by the Brooklyn-based percussion label Amulet in 1999. It features some of the music’s leading lights: bassist Eddie Gomez, [More]
The Long March is a live album by American jazz drummer Max Roach and saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded in 1979 for the Swiss Hathut label. The AllMusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ [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 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]