At the Gates of Paradise is an album by John Zorn released on Zorn’s own label, Tzadik Records, in 2011 and featuring music inspired by William Blake and the Gnostic texts from the Nag Hammadi [More]
Easy as Pie is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label in 1981. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Although best known for leading quartets that feature top [More]
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 studio album by American composer/conductor Vince Guaraldi (later credited to the jazz group the Vince Guaraldi Trio). The album was released in December 1965 in the United States [More]
The companion to Twin House proves to be just as good as the first. This session is a bit more experimental than the first and includes the always reliable Joachim Kühn on piano (“Dues Xango”). [More]
Miles Ahead is an album by Miles Davis that was released in 1957 by Columbia Records. It was Davis’ first collaboration with arranger Gil Evans following the Birth of the Cool sessions. Along with their [More]
As the career of Gonzalo Rubalcaba has progressed, through the trials and tribulations of attempting to move freely from his native Cuba to the U.S. and back, there has never been any doubt as to [More]
Mingus Plays Piano is a 1963 solo jazz album by Charles Mingus. The album is notable for Mingus’s departure from his usual role as composer and double-bassist in ensemble recordings, instead playing piano without any [More]
Stanley Clarke is the second solo album by jazz fusion bassist Stanley Clarke. AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos: Definitive early-period funk/fusion. Clarke’s finger-pop bass is up front. Track listing: All tracks composed by Stanley [More]
Track listing: 1 Person-To-Person (Ralph Towner) – 3:11 2 I Remember Me (Jan Hammer) – 4:00 3 Rejoicing (Traditional) – 4:17 4 The Elk (Paul McCandless) – 6:02 5 Gloria’s Step (Scott LaFaro) – 3:16 [More]
Esoteric Circle is the debut album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, originally released under the band name “The Esoteric Circle” on Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman label but re-issued under his name on the Freedom imprint, [More]