“The deep, smooth tenor sax tones of Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins are clearly the models that Lew Tabackin patterns his playing after on this album featuring his quartet. The sax giants’ influence can clearly [More]
After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in California, was not immune to the events of the day. [More]
Xocia’s Dance is the thirteenth studio album by American hard bop tenor saxophonist Harold Land as bandleader. The album was initially released in 1981 via Muse Records label and re-released on CD in 1990. “Maybe best known for [More]
“Although a Mosaic box set claims to have all of Charles Mingus’s Candid recordings, this CD, in addition to four duplications from the box, contains three alternate takes not included elsewhere: “Body and Soul” (featuring [More]
Keeper of the Flame is an album by saxophonist Richie Cole recorded in 1978 and released on the Muse label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: “This is [More]
“Fantastic work from Gary Smulyan – a baritone saxophonist who may well be one of the few really standout players on his instrument these days – working in a legacy that puts his mighty talents [More]
God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog / Billie Holiday) Jazz Festival in Antibes, France 1985   Personnel: Keith Jarrett – piano Gary Peacock – bass Jack DeJohnette – drums
Peace and Rhythm is the second album led by jazz drummer Idris Muhammad which was recorded for the Prestige label in 1971. “Parts of the second solo album by Prestige Records’ house drummer, Idris Muhammad, [More]
Spring is the second album by American drummer Anthony Williams recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label. “Considering the extraordinary talent assembled for Tony Williams’ second Blue Note date as a leader, [More]
Heart is a Melody is a live album led by saxophonist Pharoah Sanders recorded in 1982 and released on the Theresa label. “This Evidence CD is a reissue of a Theresa LP, adding two songs [More]