“Jam Session” is the only album I’ve heard that presents Charlie Parker in familiar company with room to stretch out and with microphones capable of capturing the moment with the versimilitude expected by today’s listeners. [More]
Track listing: A1 What Is This Thing Called Love (C. Porter) 15:53 B1 Funky Blues (Oscar Peterson) 13:46 Personnel: Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone Ray Brown – bass J.C. Heard – [More]
“Here is an LP long overdue to be reissued on CD; in fact, that statement can be made about all of producer Norman Granz’s studio jam sessions. Quite an all-star cast was assembled for the [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]
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]
Luminescence! is an album by pianist Barry Harris recorded in 1967 and released on the Prestige label. “Bebop sessions were comparatively rare in 1967, but pianist Barry Harris and his sextet on this CD reissue [More]
North, South, East….Wess is an album by saxophonist Frank Wess recorded in 1956 and released on the Savoy label. “This easygoing swing date is essentially a small group drawn from the Count Basie band of [More]
“In Orbit is an album by jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, also featuring Thelonious Monk, which was recorded in New York on May 7 & 12, 1958. It was Monk’s only Riverside appearance as sideman, the [More]
Track listing: 1 Reggie Or Chester (4:36) Bass – Wilfred Middlebrooks Drums – Charlie Persip Piano – Wynton Kelly Tenor Saxophone, Written-By – Benny Golson Trumpet – Lee Morgan 2 Stabelmates (5:08) Bass – Red [More]
An Electrifying Evening with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet is a 1961 live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, recorded at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. “Dizzy Gillespie (along with altoist Leo Wright, [More]