Graduating Berklee students and our honorary doctorate recipient, John McLaughlin, played an adaptation of John Coltrane’s arrangements for “My Favorite Things”, written by Richard Rodgers with text by Oscar Hammerstein II, following an intro guitar [More]
Dіzzу Gillespie was one оf thе mоѕt influent jаzz trumpeters because hе was the hеаdеr, along wіth Chаrlіе Pаrkеr аnd Thеlоnіоuѕ Mоnk, of the bеbор’ѕ vеrvе, whісh large сhаngеd thе gеnrе around the fоrtіеѕ. Thеrеfоrе, [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Although it is never clear what “shango” is, this set by guitarist Charlie Hunter’s quartet is quite accessible and enjoyable. Marketed as some type of new alternative jazz, the music [More]
Ridin’ High (also released as Freaky) is an album released by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson featuring tracks recorded in 1967 and originally released on the Enterprise label. Track listing: “The Rise and Fall of [More]
“Fly Me to the Moon” (Bart Howard). Personnel: Jim Hall — guitar Don Thompson — bass Terry Clarke — drums
Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger Bob Brookmeyer recorded in 1961 for the Verve label. Brookmeyer said “I consider it my pride and joy. I took many [More]
Sultry Serenade is an album by American jazz flautist Herbie Mann featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Riverside label. AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos: For five of the eight cuts here, Mann has [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Thelonious Monk’s 1960 quartet (which also includes tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, bassist John Ore and (for a brief period) drummer Billy Higgins is augmented on this live session by two [More]
Personnel: Wynton Marsalis – trumpet Walter Blanding – saxophone, clarinet Dan Nimmer – piano Carlos Henriquez  – bass Ali Jackson – drums with guest Cécile McLorin Salvant  – vocals recorded at the Marciac Jazz Festival, [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This mostly ballad-oriented trio set with bassist George Duvivier and drummer Charlie Persip was pianist Joe Albany’s final recording. Albany, whose career (especially on records) did not really get going [More]