“Lou Bennett, one of finest organists of the 1960s, is little known among many jazz fans today, largely because he rarely played in the U.S. after 1960. Bennett was a bop pianist who began his [More]
To Swing or Not to Swing (subtitled Barney Kessel Volume 3) is an album by guitarist Barney Kessel released on the Contemporary label which was recorded at sessions in 1955. “Guitarist Barney Kessel’s string of [More]
Track listing: A1 Come Rain Or Come Shine 0:00 A2 I Can Dream, Can’t I 4:08 A3 Blue And Brown 7:05 B1 The Song Is You 10:12 B2 You’re A Lucky Guy 13:01 B3 It [More]
Zoot!  is an album by American jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims featuring tracks recorded in 1956 for the Riverside label. “For a little while in the mid-’50s, Zoot Sims occasionally doubled on alto although he soon [More]
Track listing: A1 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most 4:02 A2 Get Happy 6:01 A3 Without A Song 5:11 A4 Broadway 3:46 B1 Baubles, Bangles And Beads 8:14 B2 Where Do You Go? [More]
The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 (also released as Dizzy) is a live album by Dizzy Gillespie recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1975 and released on the Pablo label. Track listing: “Lover, Come Back [More]
The Wailing Buddy Rich is a 1955 recording by jazz drummer Buddy Rich on the Norgran Records label. The first two tracks were recorded on May 16 in New York and the remaining tracks were [More]
“Harry Babasin was (along with Oscar Pettiford) probably the first bassist to play jazz cello. This LP reissue of a set originally for the MOD (Music of the Day) label features Babasin’s Jazz Pickers (a [More]
Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods is an album by Dizzy Gillespie and Machito, featuring arrangements by Chico O’Farrill, recorded in 1975 and released on the Pablo label. “Here we have a summit meeting late in the careers [More]
“Altoists Phil Woods and Gene Quill always made for a mutually inspiring team. Both of the similar-sounding musicians were competitive, influenced by (but not imitative of) Charlie Parker, and really knew bebop. This LP features [More]