Man of Many Parts is an album by multi-instrumentalist and composer Buddy Collette recorded at sessions in 1956 and released on the Contemporary label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This CD reissue of a Contemporary [More]
That Old Feeling is an album by saxophonis and arranger Al Cohn and His Orchestra featuring trumpeter Joe Newman recorded in 1955 for the RCA Victor label. Track listing: “That Old Feeling” (Sammy Fain, Lew [More]
This session originally appeared as a Clef LP under a different title before it was reissued on Verve in 1957 as The Modernity of Bob Brookmeyer. Regardless of the title, the valve trombonist was extremely [More]
Big Band Bossa Nova is a 1962 album by saxophonist Stan Getz with the Gary McFarland Orchestra. The album was arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland and produced by Creed Taylor for Verve Records. This [More]
Leroy Walks! is the debut album by American jazz bassist Leroy Vinnegar recorded in 1957 and released on the Contemporary label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: On this reissue CD of a Contemporary set (bassist [More]
Tin Tin Deo is a typically tasteful set by guitarist Kenny Burrell. Performing in a sparse trio with bassist Reggie Johnson and drummer Carl Burnette, Burrell plays boppish and swinging versions of his own blues [More]
Billy Bauer never gained much prominence following his stint with Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, and Warne Marsh in the late 40s and early 50s. In the ensuing decades the guitarist made his living as a [More]
Jazz Guitar is the debut album by jazz guitarist Jim Hall recorded in early 1957 for the Pacific Jazz label. AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden: Jim Hall’s debut as a leader has a somewhat tortured [More]
Conception is a compilation album issued by Prestige Records in 1956 as PRLP 7013, featuring Miles Davis on a number of tracks. The album features other notable musicians such as Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, Stan [More]
My Fair Lady, recorded by Shelly Manne & His Friends and released in 1956 by Contemporary Records, is the first album ever made consisting entirely of jazz versions of tunes from a single Broadway musical. [More]