This album is certain to be placed in the MJQ section of any shop that carries it. In reality though, only four of the cuts here feature the permanent, stand-alone, 1952-vintage Modern Jazz Quartet; the [More]
Tangents in Jazz is the second album by American jazz clarinet and saxophone player, composer and arranger Jimmy Giuffre which was released on the Capitol label in 1956. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Reissued in [More]
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 studio album by American composer/conductor Vince Guaraldi (later credited to the jazz group the Vince Guaraldi Trio). The album was released in December 1965 in the United States [More]
Track listing: A1 Silent Night 2:50 A2 The First Noel 2:06 A3 We Three Kings 2:27 A4 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 2:01 A5 Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen 3:57 A6 Amazing Grace 3:36 [More]
Night Lights is an album by American jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan featuring performances recorded in 1963 and first released on the Philips label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This is a rather relaxed recording featuring [More]
Miles Ahead is an album by Miles Davis that was released in 1957 by Columbia Records. It was Davis’ first collaboration with arranger Gil Evans following the Birth of the Cool sessions. Along with their [More]
Considering his ability and strong reputation, it is very surprising that this was trombonist Carl Fontana‘s first recording date as a leader. Fifty-seven at the time, Fontana’s fluent horn matches well with tenor saxophonist Al [More]
Desmond Blue is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring performances recorded in 1961 which were released on the RCA Victor label. AllMusic Review by Shawn M. Haney: As intended, this album [More]
The Street Swingers is an album by jazz trombonist and pianist Bob Brookmeyer with guitarists Jim Hall and Jimmy Raney recorded in late 1957 for the World Pacific label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Valve [More]
…Where Would I Be? is an album by guitarist Jim Hall which was recorded in 1971 and first released on the Milestone label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Although the rhythm section was more “modern” [More]