Cosmopolite is an album by American jazz saxophonist Benny Carter recorded at three sessions between 1952 and 1954 and released by Norgran Records. Track listing: 1 Gone With The Wind 2 I Got It Bad [More]
“The drawing on the cover and the liner notes, such as they are, are rather silly, but the music on this brief, but enjoyable, CD reissue (subtitled ‘For People Who Hate Jazz’) features some fine [More]
Great Ideas of Western Mann (also released as Herbie Mann Quintet featuring Jack Sheldon) is an album by American jazz flautist Herbie Mann’s Californians featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Riverside label. “The immodest [More]
Blue Rose is the debut studio album by Rosemary Clooney, accompanied by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, released in mono on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 872. Although she had appeared on albums before, it had [More]
“This matchup by pianist Gene Harris and tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, in a quintet that also includes guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Harold Jones, is fun although it does not reach the [More]
“Tis the season (again? already?), and along with the usual relentless merchandising we get the new flock of Christmas jazz. So, striking an ecumenical note, here’s the question: why is this Christmas CD different from [More]
Mercy, Mercy is a 1968 live album by Buddy Rich and his big band, recorded at Caesars Palace. “This CD reissue brings back the finest all-round recording by Buddy Rich’s big band. The original version [More]
Mr. Swing is an album by trumpeter Harry Edison which was recorded in 1958 at the same session that produced The Swinger and released on the Verve label in 1960. Track listing: “Love Is Here [More]
  “Live 1967 quartet session from Switzerland. The concert consists of ten classic jazz standards, played in the be-bop/mainstream jazz style to a clearly appreciative audience. They are all tunes which Byas and Thompson played [More]
“Although this quartet date is billed as featuring George Jenkins “and His All Stars”, only tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson is remembered today. With pianist Ray Johnson and bassist Duke Harris completing the group, Plas is [More]