There is something inherent in the saxophone’s tonal capabilities which enables it to suggest romance or blissful calm, a languorous quality which, in the hands of the right musicians, can create an alluring mood.  [More]
John Plonsky was a journeyman trumpet player, composer and arranger from the West Coast who had recorded with Ray Bauduc and Nappy Lamare in the ’40s, starting out in traditional and swing styles. He later [More]
Track listing: A1 Tenderly 3:22 A2 Ain’t Gonna Study War No More 3:28 A3 I’ll Be Around 3:04 A4 My Man’s Gone Now 3:30 B1 Speak Low 4:18 B2 Take Me In Your Arms 3:35 [More]
This LP draws its material from three separate sessions led by drummer Chico Hamilton. Hamilton teams up with guitarist Howard Roberts and bassist George Duvivier for two songs, has two others in a trio with [More]
“The music on this big-band date led by guitarist Mundell Lowe has a somewhat confusing history, since it was initially released as the soundtrack to the low-budget film Satan in High Heels and later reissued [More]
Kansas City Revisited is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger Bob Brookmeyer featuring Brookmeyer’s new orchestrations of 1920s and ’30s era Kansas City jazz tunes. The album was recorded in 1958 for the United [More]
Tracklisting: 01 Seranata Burlesca 00:00 02 I Hear A Rhapsody 03:04 03 The Innocents 07:36 04 Ah-Moore 12:51 05 (Back Home In) Indiana 14:53 06 Indian Summer 19:15 07 Jillzie 21:39 08 My Shining Hour [More]
Saturday Night at the Village Vanguard is a live album by saxophonist Art Pepper, recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1977 and released on the Contemporary label. “The CD reissue of this release, the third [More]
Track listing: 00:00 A1 Slightly Brightly 02:36 A2 It Don’t Mean A Thing 04:56 A3 The Princess Of Evil 08:12 A4 Deep People 11:13 B1 The Count On Rush Street 14:22 B2 All Of Me [More]
Nocturne is an album by American saxophonist Oliver Nelson and vibraphonist Lem Winchester. It was originally released in 1961 on Prestige Records, as part of the “Moodsville Series”. As the title implies, Nocturne is a [More]