“Since Clifford Brown’s unexpected and sudden death following a 1956 car crash, collectors have sought any previously unknown recordings to add to the already sizable legacy left by a trumpet genius who didn’t reach his [More]
“This brief LP (under 33 minutes) is a bit of a novelty since Zoot Sims, normally a tenor player, overdubbed his playing on four altos (with support from pianist John Williams, bassist Knobby Totah and [More]
Chet Is back! is a 1962 studio album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. “Recorded in Italy in 1962, Chet Is Back! showcases the “cool” trumpeter cutting loose on such bop-oriented workouts as “Pent-Up House” and [More]
“As is true of the Jazz label’s CDs, there are no liner notes on this release and the total time falls into the range of an LP, but this is a rare live performance by [More]
Saxophone Supremacy is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1959 and released on the Verve label. “Sonny Stitt had a difficult time coming out from under the shadow of Charlie Parker, even though [More]
“Emily Remler’s second recording as a leader finds the 24-year-old guitarist still very much playing in the Wes Montgomery vein, although showing her own musical personality here and there. She is joined by pianist James [More]
“A hit record for the Pete Jolly Trio in 1963, Little Bird has mostly standards, but it is Jolly’s version of the catchy title track that caught on. Pianist Jolly is joined by his trio [More]
In a Latin Bag is an album by American jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader featuring performances recorded in 1961 and released on the Verve label. “Cal Tjader recorded prolifically for Verve during the first half of [More]
“Since Joe Venuti was in the middle of a long off-period, this CD reissue features arguably the two top jazz violinists of the 1950s: Stephane Grappelli and Stuff Smith. Joined by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist [More]
‘Round About Midnight is an album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis that was released by Columbia in March 1957. “Given that ‘Round About Midnight was Miles Davis’ debut Columbia recording, it was both a [More]