“Bop pianist Al Haig was unfortunately overlooked, with few opportunities to record for a long stretch in the middle of his career. Fortunately, this Original Jazz Classics compilation highlights several sessions recorded between 1949 and [More]
Merry Olde Soul is an album by vibraphonist/pianist Victor Feldman recorded in early 1961 (with one track from December 1960) and originally released on the Riverside label. “Victor Feldman’s one Riverside date as a leader [More]
“The sophisticated guitar soloist Ed Bickert can be overly relaxed when playing with a trio, so it is a joy to hear him matched up on this quartet date with the driving swing pianist Dave [More]
First Place Again is the second album led by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring performances recorded in 1959 which were released on the Warner Bros. label. “The title of this set by alto saxophonist [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]
“This set by multi-reedist Bill Perkins (who switches between tenor, baritone, bass clarinet and flute) has been reissued on CD with one extra selection. On what was one of the earliest tributes to film composer [More]
“This CD reissue brings back an unusual but consistently swinging release from the 1950s Tampa label. Bob Enevoldsen, in one of only three albums that he had as a leader, alternates between valve trombone and [More]
The Wonderful World of Jazz is an album by pianist and composer John Lewis recorded for the Atlantic label in 1960. “This is one of pianist John Lewis’ most rewarding albums outside of his work [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]
Summit is an album by Argentinean bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla and jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan. The original LP was recorded and released in Italy in 1974. “A superb 1974 session recorded in Milan teams baritone-saxist Gerry [More]