Truth (That Hamilton Man) is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton, recorded in 1959 and released on the SESAC label. An album released as “Truth”, “That Hamilton Man”, “Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Eric [More]
Collections is an album by vibraphonist Red Norvo, saxophonist Art Pepper, drummer Joe Morello and pianist Gerry Wiggins recorded in early 1957 originally released on the Intro label. “Joe Morello was virtually unknown when he [More]
Strings & Trombones is an album by Bud Shank, featuring Bob Brookmeyer, and recorded in 1954 and 1955 for the Pacific Jazz label. The album compiles Shank’s previous 10 inch LPs Bud Shank and Bob [More]
Louis A. “Lou” Levy (March 5, 1928 – January 23, 2001) was an American jazz pianist. Levy was born to Jewish parents in Chicago and started playing piano when he was twelve. His chief influences [More]
“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]