Newport Rebels is an album by various artists released under the Jazz Artists Guild led by bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach, recorded in November 1960 and released on the Candid label. “In 1960 [More]
“Tenor saxophonist Carter Jefferson made somewhat of a name for himself when trumpeter Woody Shaw chose him as a member of his first working quintet. Shaw is the producer of this album, Jefferson’s fine debut [More]
This two-record set combines two seemingly unrelated sessions recorded for Cadet in the early ’60s. The earlier session features Oliver Nelson leading a large ensemble made of veterans like Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Grady Tate, [More]
Gypsy Folk Tales is an album by drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers recorded in 1977 and released on the Roulette label. “The 1977 version of The Jazz Messengers introduced two new voices to [More]
“Satin Doll” is a jazz standard written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. “Satin Doll” performed on “Jazz For A Sunday Afternoon” (1968) Solo order: Sweets Edison, Pete Christlieb, Frank [More]
Hank is an album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley released on the Blue Note label in 1957 as BLP 1560, and features Mobley, Donald Byrd, John Jenkins, Bobby Timmons, Wilbur Ware and Philly Joe Jones. [More]
Expoobident is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan originally released on the Vee-Jay label. It was recorded on October 14, 1960 and features performances by Morgan with Clifford Jordan, Eddie Higgins, Art Davis and [More]
Rollins Plays for Bird is a 1957 album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, recorded for the Prestige label, featuring performances by Rollins with Kenny Dorham, Wade Legge, George Morrow and Max Roach on material associated [More]
Chicken & Dumplin’s is an album by American jazz pianist Bobby Timmons recorded in 1965 and released on the Prestige label. Track listing: “Chicken & Dumplin’s” (Ray Bryant) – 7:45 “The Return of Gengis Khan” [More]
“Although a Mosaic box set claims to have all of Charles Mingus’s Candid recordings, this CD, in addition to four duplications from the box, contains three alternate takes not included elsewhere: “Body and Soul” (featuring [More]