“Alan Warren Haig (July 19, 1922 – November 16, 1982) was an American jazz pianist, best known as one of the pioneers of bebop. Haig was born in Newark, New Jersey. In 1940 he majored [More]
Mann Alone is solo album by American jazz flutist Herbie Mann featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Savoy label. In the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Seth Markow called it “an audacious album of solo flute”. Track [More]
“On his first LP for Palo Alto, Richie Cole got to meet up for the only time on record with altoist Art Pepper. Together with pianist Roger Kellaway, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Billy Higgins, [More]
Dexter Blows Hot and Cool is a 1955 album by jazz musician Dexter Gordon. The Billboard Reviewer noted that Gordon appeared “somewhat mellowed, making little attempt to impress either as a technician or melodic innovator” [More]
John Plonsky was a journeyman trumpet player, composer and arranger from the West Coast who had recorded with Ray Bauduc and Nappy Lamare in the ’40s, starting out in traditional and swing styles. He later [More]
A very good sample of Flip Phillips works from the ’40s. Track listing: A1 A Melody From The Sky 3:08 A2 Stompin’ At The Savoy 2:34 A3 Sweet And Lovely 4:59 A4 Swingin’ For Popsie [More]
For Musicians Only is a 1958 jazz album by Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt incorporating bebop influences. Recorded in Los Angeles, California on October 16, 1956, it has been described as the “real [More]
Charlie Ventura And His “Bop For The People” Septet – The Complete Pasadena Concert (1949). Track listing: 01. Intro 02. Yesterdays 03. Intro Of Musicians / The Peanut Vendor 04. Euphoria 05. Fine And Dany [More]
“Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite, a 12-piece work with a different theme made for each of the signs of the zodiac (and keeping in mind the personalities of a few jazz musicians born during each [More]
Track listing: 00:00 A1 Slightly Brightly 02:36 A2 It Don’t Mean A Thing 04:56 A3 The Princess Of Evil 08:12 A4 Deep People 11:13 B1 The Count On Rush Street 14:22 B2 All Of Me [More]