The New Jazz Orchestra (NJO) was a British jazz big band active from 1963 to 1970. “Déjeuner is one of the finest British jazz records of any period. The obvious comparison in terms of its [More]
This doesn’t really work, but Jacques Loussier’s attempt to make Mozart work as jazz is sufficiently complex enough to make you ask, as you’re hearing it, why it isn’t working, and maybe that’s a worthwhile [More]
“After James’ first album of electronic Baroque keyboard music, Rameau, proved to be a charming left-field success, the erstwhile jazz composer/arranger came up with a sequel devoted to the miraculous sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti. The [More]
The Jacques Loussier Trio was a French Third Stream jazz piano trio, led by pianist Jacques Loussier, that became known for its jazz interpretations of European classical music. They were commonly known in France as [More]
Track listing: 00:00 Blues From Mahalia 07:03 Natural Affection (Take 2) 10:57 P.O.V. (Take 2) 18:45 La Ronde (Take 3) 22:22 Mirjana (Take 2) 27:19 Tavelin’ 32:04 Natural Affection (Take 1) 35:30 P.O.V. (Take 3) [More]
Live at the Hong Kong Bar, Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, February 27 and 28, 1969. “Great playing, excellent harmonic changes, at the same time quite accessible.” – Amazon. Track listing: A1 Let Go [More]
Blues Sonata is an album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded in 1961 and released on the Riverside label in 1963. The album was first released on the Washington Records Offbeat imprint [More]
In a Minor Groove (also released as Dorothy Ashby Plays for Beautiful People) is an album by jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby recorded in 1958 and released on the New Jazz label. “This is a delightful [More]
“Along with Julius Watkins, John Graas was one of the first jazz French horn soloists. After playing some classical music, in 1942 he became a member of the Claude Thornhill Orchestra. A period in the [More]
“The previously unreleased Modern Jazz Quartet performance from the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival was first issued in this 1998 CD. The MJQ (vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist John Lewis, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Connie Kay) [More]