Mann Alone is solo album by American jazz flutist Herbie Mann featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Savoy label. In the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Seth Markow called it “an audacious album of solo flute”. Track [More]
“Guitarist Mundell Lowe plays quite well in a sparse trio with bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Nick Ceroli on this LP, swinging melodically. Unfortunately, the song selection is not too inspired (with two obscurities joined [More]
Color Changes is an album by trumpeter Clark Terry featuring performances recorded in late 1960 and originally released on the Candid label. “This is one of flügelhornist Clark Terry’s finest albums. Terry had complete control [More]
Recording as both a leader and a sideman, Bill Jennings has been called “the architect of soul jazz” and has influenced on jazz, soul, R&B, and blues guitar. B.B. King often mentioned Jennings as one [More]
St. James Infirmary Blues is an American jazz song of uncertain origin. Louis Armstrong made the song famous in his 1928 recording on which Don Redman was credited as composer; later releases gave the name [More]
Tate-a-Tate is an album by saxophonist Buddy Tate with trumpeter/flugelhornist Clark Terry which was recorded in 1960 and released on the Swingville label. “This LP reissue of a Storyville set (which has not yet been [More]
Illinois Jacquet Sextet – Harlem Nocturne from the album ‘SWING’S THE THING’ (Clef Records, 1956). “Harlem Nocturne” is a jazz standard written by Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers in 1939 for the Ray Noble orchestra, [More]
“For lovers of guitar jazz, inspired pairings like Joe Pass and Herb Ellis make for special outings. While both players prospered in a number of settings, they brought out a new quality in each other [More]
“Twilight Song” (Kenny Barron) from the album Night and the City (1998). Night and the City is a live album by bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Kenny Barron recorded at the Iridium Jazz Club in [More]
At Ease with Coleman Hawkins is an album by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins which was recorded in 1960 and released on the Moodsville label. “Recorded originally for the Prestige subsidiary Moodsville, Coleman Hawkins (along with the [More]