“Alto saxophonist Sonny Criss is a rather tragically overlooked figure in Jazz. Born in Memphis in 1927, he moved to Los Angeles at the age 15 where he remained much of his playing career. When [More]
In Person is a live album by American jazz pianist Bobby Timmons recorded in 1961 at the Village Vanguard and released on the Riverside label. “Bobby Timmons at the height of his powers – recorded [More]
Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane is an album credited to jazz musicians Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane. Recorded on March 7, 1958, it was originally released on the New Jazz label as NJ 8276 in [More]
“Many jazz fans have probably searched for this long out of print (except for a lousy bootleg CD reissued by Fresh Sound) record by Benny Golson because of the promising list of musicians present: Bill [More]
Beautiful Friendship is an album by The Three Sounds which was recorded in California in 1965 and released on the Limelight label. “The Three Sounds had a brief tenure recording for Limelight in the mid-1960s [More]
“Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has the opportunity of a lifetime on this recording, sharing separate songs with five great tenors: Johnny Griffin, Joe Henderson, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, and Stanley Turrentine. Everyone fares well, including Hargrove’s [More]
“What a gem this previously unearthed spice box is. Who would have thought that in 1969, with a New York pick-up band — comprised of Bobby Timmons on piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Percy [More]
Cedar’s Blues is a live album by pianist Cedar Walton’s Quintet recorded in 1985 and released on the Italian Red label. “Although the Eastern Rebellion name is not used on this release, the personnel of [More]
Track listing: A1 Oleo 0:00 A2 Theme for Freddie 5:03 A3 Half Nelson 9:19 A4 But Not for Me 16:27 B1 Hannies’ Dream 22:32 B2 Bernie’ Taste 28:07 B3 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 32:18 [More]
Picture of Heath is an album by saxophonist Jimmy Heath featuring performances recorded in 1975 and originally released on the Xanadu label. “As was true of most Xanadu dates, the accent is on bebop during [More]