“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]
A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra is a 1959 album by The Oscar Peterson Trio, recorded in tribute to singer Frank Sinatra by interpreting songs associated with Sinatra. “This is not one of Oscar Peterson’s [More]
White Satin is a 1960 studio album by the George Shearing Quintet and Orchestra, arranged by Billy May. Track listing: “Your Name Is Love” (Gene de Paul, Charles Rinker) “Dream” (Johnny Mercer) “Laura” (David Raksin, [More]
Lush Life is a studio album released by jazz pianist Dave Burrell. It was first released by Denon Records on April 2, 1978. “Dave Burrell is heard in two very different contexts on this Denon [More]
Ray Bryant Plays is an album recorded by American jazz pianist Ray Bryant recorded in 1959 for the Signature label. Track listing: “Delauney’s Dilemma” (John Lewis) – 2:35 “Blue Monk” (Thelonious Monk) – 5:00 “Misty” [More]
Black Orchid is an album by jazz group The Three Sounds featuring performances recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label. “Between 1958 and 1962, the Three Sounds were one of the most [More]
I Dream Too Much is an album led by trombonist Jimmy Knepper which was recorded in 1984 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album [More]
Benjamin E. “Benny” Payne (also Bennie Payne , born June 18, 1907 in Philadelphia , † January 2, 1986 in Los Angeles ) was an American jazz pianist , singer and arranger . Payne learned [More]
“This is one of those wonderful jazz oddities that seems to have no rhyme nor reason for its existence, but given its quality and sound, we’re lucky to have it. “- Thom Jurek/AllMusic Track listing: [More]