Marcus Miller‘s career as a sideman, composer, and producer in jazz, R&B, and pop has been prolific. He’s continuously pushed boundaries in order to blur and integrate genres. Renaissance is his first studio recording in [More]
Considering his ability and strong reputation, it is very surprising that this was trombonist Carl Fontana‘s first recording date as a leader. Fifty-seven at the time, Fontana’s fluent horn matches well with tenor saxophonist Al [More]
The Jaki Byard Experience is an album by jazz pianist Jaki Byard, originally released on the Prestige label in 1968, featuring performances by Byard with Roland Kirk, Richard Davis and Alan Dawson. AllMusic Review by [More]
Black Saint is an album by American jazz saxophonist Billy Harper recorded in 1975 for the Italian Black Saint label. The album was the first release for the record label. AllMusic Review by Glenn Astarita: [More]
…Where Would I Be? is an album by guitarist Jim Hall which was recorded in 1971 and first released on the Milestone label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Although the rhythm section was more “modern” [More]
Super Blue is a 1978 album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was originally released on the Columbia label and peaked at #6 on the Billboard Charts. The album features performances by Hubbard, Hubert Laws, [More]
Mapenzi is an album by The Harold Land/Blue Mitchell Quintet recorded in 1977 and released on the Concord label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This Concord release was tenor saxophonist Harold Land’s first as a [More]
Solar is a studio jazz album by guitarists John Abercrombie and John Scofield. AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden: Guitarists John Abercrombie and John Scofield join forces for these early-’80s sessions, mostly duets while occasionally adding [More]
In This World is an album by saxophonist Mark Turner. AllMusic Review by Tim Sheridan: Backed by a stellar band that features such fine players as Brian Blade on drums and Brad Mehldau on piano, [More]
Farewell to Mingus is the eighth studio recording released by the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band. The album received a 1980 Grammy award nomination for “Best Jazz Instrumental Performance – Big Band.” AllMusic [More]