Splendido Hotel is an album by jazz guitarist Al Di Meola that was released in 1980. “Talk about ambitious. This two-LP set finds guitarist Al di Meola performing with his quintet of the time (featuring [More]
Harry James was known as a virtuoso technician, swinging jazz player and bandleader. However, Harry James’ musical roots were firmly planted in Dixieland. This musical montage demonstrates how comfortable in the Dixie mode. This features [More]
‘Remembering” by Avishai Cohen from the album “At Home” (Razdaz Recordz, 2005). “Israeli bassist/composer Avishai Cohen is perhaps best known for playing with Chick Corea, but he was never destined to be a sideman; his [More]
Jazz and the Sound of Nature is an album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1957 and released on the Savoy label. Track listing: “Seulb” (Wilbur Harden) – 6:13 “Song of Delilah” (Ray Evans, Jay [More]
Dexter Blows Hot and Cool is a 1955 album by jazz musician Dexter Gordon. The Billboard Reviewer noted that Gordon appeared “somewhat mellowed, making little attempt to impress either as a technician or melodic innovator” [More]
Command Performance #37 October 21, 1942 James “Jimmy” Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was a prominent American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, and big band leader. “One O’Clock Jump” is a jazz [More]
I Fall In Love Too Easily (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne). “It’s one thing to hear, but quite another to see, the Keith Jarrett Trio in action. For those unable to do so in a live setting, [More]
5 by Monk by 5 is an album by the jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, recorded in 1959. It contains five of Monk’s original compositions performed by a quintet. “As the ’50s drew to a close, [More]
Guardian of the Light is the seventeenth studio album by American keyboardist and record producer George Duke. It was released in 1983 through Epic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place in Los Angeles [More]
“This album (along with Vol. 2) finds Mark Murphy performing a rather unusual tribute to Nat King Cole. He utilizes the instrumentation of the King Cole Trio (piano, guitar and bass) but sings duets with [More]