Backlash is a 1967 album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, his first released on the Atlantic label. It features performances by Hubbard, James Spaulding, Albert Dailey, Bob Cunningham, Otis Ray Appleton and Ray Barretto. “The first [More]
Like Sonny is a posthumous studio album combining two sessions from 1958 and 1960 with jazz musician John Coltrane. The six tracks from November 1958 had been released under Ray Draper’s name as A Tuba [More]
Kelly Blue is an album by American jazz pianist Wynton Kelly, released in 1959. “Recorded for Riverside, this set mostly features the influential pianist Wynton Kelly in a trio with his fellow rhythm-section mates from [More]
Cubicle is an album by pianist Walter Bishop Jr. which was recorded in 1978 and released on the Muse label in 1979. “The fine bop pianist heads a large group of distinguished stars, among them [More]
Afro-Jaws is an album by saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis recorded in 1960 and released on the Riverside label. “This set was a change of pace for tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. Backed by three trumpeters [More]
A City Called Heaven is an album by trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances recorded in 1991 and released on the Landmark label. “Byrd’s third and last album for Orrin Keepnews’ Landmark label – Part Three [More]
“Unlike many of the other recent tribute albums, this program of the music of the late trumpeter Lee Morgan casts his compositions in familiar surroundings not all that different from the original recordings. Trumpeter Eddie [More]
The Cup Bearers is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1962 and released on the Riverside label. “Trumpeter Blue Mitchell and four-fifths of the Horace Silver Quintet (with Cedar Walton in Silver’s [More]
“Charles Thomas influenced a number of important hard bop pianists who lived in Memphis, including James Williams, Donald Brown, and Mulgrew Miller, but he made relatively few recordings (most of them very late in his [More]
Lee Morgan Sextet (also known as Lee Morgan Volume 2: Sextet) is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label in 1957. It was recorded on December 2, 1956 and [More]