Out to Lunch! was Eric Dolphy‘s only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader and was originally issued as BLP 4163 and BST 84163. Today it is generally considered one of the finest albums [More]
Ramblin’ is an album led by jazz pianist Paul Bley recorded in Italy in 1966 and released on the French BYG Actuel label. AllMusic Review by Steve Loewy: Ramblin’ comes from an adventurous period in [More]
Waves is an album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded in 1978 and released on the Tomato label. AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn: An explosive late ’70s set with underrated composer, multi-instrumentalist, [More]
Adventures In Jazz is the Grammy Award winning album for the Best Jazz Performance – Large Group (Instrumental) category in 1963. The LP was recorded by Stan Kenton and his orchestra in late 1961 but [More]
Far Cry is a jazz album by Eric Dolphy with trumpeter Booker Little, originally released in 1962 on New Jazz, a subsidiary of the Prestige label. Featuring their co-led quintet, it is one of the [More]
Looking at Bird is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp and bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, featuring performances recorded in 1980 and released on the Danish-based SteepleChase label. The album consists of duets [More]
Passing Ships is the thirteenth album by American jazz pianist Andrew Hill featuring performances recorded in 1969 but not released on the Blue Note label until 2003. The album features Hill with a large horn [More]
Thembi is the seventh album by free-jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, released in 1971. AllMusic Review by Steve Huey: Recorded with two different ensembles, Thembi was a departure from the slowly developing, side-long, mantra-like grooves Pharoah [More]
The Jaki Byard Experience is an album by jazz pianist Jaki Byard, originally released on the Prestige label in 1968, featuring performances by Byard with Roland Kirk, Richard Davis and Alan Dawson. AllMusic Review by [More]
Medeski, Martin & Wood are among the busiest acts in the music biz. To celebrate their 20-year anniversary in 2011, the group has been releasing its latest album, 20, track by track. Also this year, [More]