“Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool” (Harold Shorty Baker, Duke Ellington) Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Newport 1958
Taken from Live Jazz à Vienne DVD Biréli Lagrène (born September 4, 1966) is a French jazz guitarist. He came to prominence in the 1980s for his Django Reinhardt-influenced style.
The Natural Soul is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label in 1962 and performed by Donaldson with Grant Green, Tommy Turrentine, Big John Patton, and Ben Dixon. “The [More]
Live at the Hong Kong Bar, Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, February 27 and 28, 1969. “Great playing, excellent harmonic changes, at the same time quite accessible.” – Amazon. Track listing: A1 Let Go [More]
Spyro Gyra returns with first new album in 6 years. Inventive jazz covers of vinyl-era pop favorites. Spyro Gyra’s new release ”Vinyl Tap”, their first album of new material in six years, is sure to [More]
“An excellent hard bop trumpeter, Carmell Jones would probably have been much better-known today if he had not moved to Europe in the mid-’60s at the height of his career. After military service and two [More]
” Incense” (Herbie Mann) from the album “Impressions of the Middle East” (1967). Personnel: Herbie Mann – flutes Chick Ganimian – oud Roy Ayers – vibraphone Bruno Carr – drums Carlos “Patato” Valdes ,Hachig Thomas [More]
Benjamin Moussay – Villefranque from the album “Promontoire” (2020). After three acclaimed ECM recordings with Louis Sclavis (Sources, Salt and Silk Melodies, and Characters on a Wall), each of them attesting his improvisational resourcefulness, French [More]
“A slightly expanded version of flutist Herbie Mann’s 1961-62 group performs African-, Cuban- and Brazilian-influenced jazz on this appealing LP. With guitarist Billy Bean, vibraphonist Hagood Hardy, Dave Pike on marimba and four percussionists in [More]
“The distinctive trumpet of Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), with the idiosyncratic upward angle of its bell, is transformed into a starship on the cover of Dave Douglas’ Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie in Zero Gravity, seemingly soaring [More]