Evolution is the first album by the American trombonist Grachan Moncur III, recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label. AllMusic Review by Steve Huey: One of the New Thing’s extremely few trombonists [More]
Lennie Tristano‘s historic 1949 Capitol sessions with Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh & Marsh‘s 1956 classic Jazz Of Two Cities. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This CD brings back a formerly rare set by Warne [More]
Sextant is the eleventh album by Herbie Hancock, and the last album with his Mwandishi Band. AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek: When Herbie Hancock left Warner Bros. in 1971 after releasing three musically sound but [More]
Goin’ Home is a studio album by American saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Horace Parlan. After their respective work in the avant-garde jazz movement of the 1960s, Shepp and Parlan both faced career challenges as [More]
Mama and Daddy is an album by Muhal Richard Abrams that was released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1980 and features performances of four of Abrams’ compositions by a big band. AllMusic Review [More]
Layers is an album by pianist Les McCann recorded in 1972 and released on the Atlantic label. AllMusic Review by Steve Huey: This groundbreaking jazz synthesizer record is really unlike any other Les McCann ever [More]
Mingus is an album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. The album was recorded in October and November 1960 in New York for Nat Hentoff’s Candid label. At this time Mingus was working regularly [More]
Cross Fire is an album by James Blood Ulmer’s Music Revelation Ensemble, with guest saxophonists Pharoah Sanders and John Zorn, recorded in 1996 and released on the Japanese DIW label. AllMusic Review by Don Snowden: [More]
From the Rudresh Mahanthappa album “Gamak” (ACT, 2013) ” Gamak, Mahanthappa’s thirteenth album as leader or co-leader, marks the debut of a new band that is both a reprise and a reinvention. The album reunites [More]
My Favorite Things is the seventh studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD-1361. It was the first album to feature Coltrane playing soprano saxophone. An edited version [More]