Rocco Scott LaFaro (April 3, 1936 – July 6, 1961) was an American jazz double bassist known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio. Track listing: A1 Making Whoopee 5:25 A2 In Your Own [More]
“During his two years on the Riverside label (1958-59), smooth-faced, square-jawed son of the heartland Chet Baker was an end-of-the-Eisenhower-era dreamboat, and as soft-spoken a vocalist as he was a trumpet player—unless tackling hard bop, [More]
Cool Cat, (subtitled Chet Baker Plays, Chet Baker Sings) is an album by trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker which was recorded in 1986 and released on the Dutch Timeless label. “A pleasant set, distinguished for decent versions [More]
Guitar Moods is an album by American jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe featuring tracks recorded in 1956 for the Riverside label. “This is very much a chamber jazz set. Mundell Lowe plays “Our Waltz” as an [More]
“Tis the season (again? already?), and along with the usual relentless merchandising we get the new flock of Christmas jazz. So, striking an ecumenical note, here’s the question: why is this Christmas CD different from [More]
Jazz at Cal-Tech is an album by saxophonist Bud Shank recorded in early 1956 for the Pacific Jazz label. “The near-telepathic interplay that distinguishes all of Bud Shank’s collaborations with reedist Bob Cooper reaches a dazzling peak with the live [More]
Bossa Antigua is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring performances recorded in 1964 which were released on the RCA Victor label. The album title is a kind of pun: Bossa Antigua [More]
“In Your Own Sweet Way” is a 1955 jazz standard, and one of the most famous compositions by Dave Brubeck. It was written around 1952, but its copyright notice was dated 1955. Brubeck’s wife Iola, [More]
The Jazz Guitarist is an album by jazz guitarist Chuck Wayne which was released on the Savoy label in 1956. The album comprised two recording sessions, one recorded in 1953 (originally released as Chuck Wayne [More]
“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]