“Drummer Barry Altschul leads a particularly interesting quartet on this date (reissued on CD) that also includes trumpeter Enrico Rava, John Surman on baritone and soprano, and bassist Mark Helias. The music (three Altschul originals, [More]
Tell It Like It Tis is an album led by organist Richard “Groove” Holmes recorded in 1961 and 1962 and released on the Pacific Jazz label in 1966. “Very fine Hammond B-3 with Holmes, Gene [More]
This album is a Motion Picture Soundtrack of Oskar Und Leni, performed by Penguin Cafe Orquestra and composed by Simon Jeffes. “Penguin Cafe Orchestra was an avant-pop band led by Simon Jeffes. Co-founded with cellist [More]
This uptempo instrumental number is from the Lawrence Welk Show episode “Songs by Johnny Mercer” which originally aired on January 31, 1976. “Goody Goody” is a 1936 popular song composed by Matty Malneck, with lyrics [More]
“Amando Demais” from the album “Live at Birdland – New York City”. Valle was celebrating his 50th year on the scene and Kent was celebrating their collaboration, Ao Vivo Comemorando os 50 Anos de Marcos [More]
“After a few years in Pat Metheny’s wake in the 1980s, Austria’s Wolfgang Muthspiel became an excellent jazz guitarist with his own take on the intersections between postbop, world music and swing. His trio includes [More]
Kansas City jazz is a style of jazz that developed in Kansas City, Missouri during the 1920s and 1930s, which marked the transition from the structured big band style to the musical improvisation style of [More]
“Lahan al-Mansour” (Yazz Ahmed) from the upcoming album “Polyhymnia”. “Acclaimed trumpet player and composer Yazz Ahmed has shared her hypnotic new track ‘Lahan al-Mansour’. The open-minded, highly creative jazz musician fuses her British and Bahraini [More]
“This set from the 1974 Concord Jazz Festival (which has been reissued on CD) is a follow-up to the studio record Soft Shoe and uses similar personnel: guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, drummer Jake [More]
There is something inherent in the saxophone’s tonal capabilities which enables it to suggest romance or blissful calm, a languorous quality which, in the hands of the right musicians, can create an alluring mood.  [More]