Consummation is an album by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. It was released in 1970 on Blue Note Records and re-released in 2002.  The album was nominated for a 1970 Grammy award in the [More]
First Light is an album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Recorded in 1971, it features string arrangements by Don Sebesky. It was his third album released on Creed Taylor’s CTI label and features performances by [More]
“Is it possible to go wrong with a Don Pullen solo piano effort? Perhaps this Japanese release is a little slapdash. While probably anyone who has ever sat at a piano dreams of doing a [More]
“This album was originally recorded in 1973, when the Canadian expat seemed equally at home in free-improv or the kind of backdrops Gil Evans wrote for Miles Davis in the 1950s and early 1960s. Consequently, [More]
The Gary McFarland Orchestra is an album by Gary McFarland’s Orchestra with guest soloist jazz pianist Bill Evans recorded in 1963 for the Verve label. Track listing: All compositions by Gary McFarland “Reflections in the [More]
Panamanhattan is a live album by bassist Ron Carter and accordionist Richard Galliano recorded in Paris in 1990 and released on the Dreyfus Jazz label. The Allmusic site awarded the album 5 stars, stating: “A [More]
Black Miracle is an album by saxophonist Joe Henderson which was recorded in 1975 and released on the Milestone label. The Allmusic review by Vincent Thomas awarded the album 3 stars and stated “Black Miracle [More]
This album is dedicated to the memory of Bill Evans. Track listing: A1 Rendezvous (Richie Beirach) A2 Distant Dream (Richie Beirach) A3 Natural Selection (Richie Beirach) A4 Inborn (Richie Beirach) B1 Rectilinear (Richie Beirach) B2 [More]
“The dry-toned and very individual-sounding alto saxophonist Lee Konitz recorded frequently for the Italian label Philology during the 1990s, and this quartet session with avant-garde trumpeter Enrico Rava, bassist Rosario Bonaccorso, and drummer Massimo Manzi [More]
“Not content to merely be an expert pianist, bassist and drummer, Don Thompson sticks exclusively to vibes on this CD reissue; he is one of the few musicians who could overdub a tribute to the [More]