“Bebo Valdés, one of the giants of Cuban music of the 1950s and the father of pianist Chucho Valdés, has lived in Stockholm since the early ’60s, including 34 years on which he did not [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]
“There is a lot of music on this 1998 CD which has trumpeter Jack Sheldon’s first two LP’s as a leader plus three selections originally put out on various samplers. Although not as distinctive a [More]
Track listing: 01 radio announcer 02 Some skunk funk 03 I don’t know either 04 Inside out 05 Funky see, funky do 06 squids 07 band introductions 08 East river 09 radio announcer Personnel: Randy [More]
“Most of Eddie Harris’ recordings on the Dutch Timeless label in the mid-’80s saw some action in the States but not this one, which was only released in Europe. A shame, for this was mostly [More]
Track listing: A1 On The Sunny Side Of The Street A2 Boogie Woogie A3 Hawaiian War Chant A4 Somebody’s Knockin At My Door A5 Everytime I Feel The Spirit B1 Tangerine B2 Green Eyes B3 [More]
The Trio (also released as The Jazz Trio of Hank Jones) is an album by American jazz pianist Hank Jones recorded in 1955 for the Savoy label and released in 1956. “This is a superb [More]
“This brief LP (under 33 minutes) is a bit of a novelty since Zoot Sims, normally a tenor player, overdubbed his playing on four altos (with support from pianist John Williams, bassist Knobby Totah and [More]
DeFranco began his professional career just as swing music and big bands — many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman — were fading in popularity. While most [More]
“Known previously for his tenure behind R&B legend Ray Charles, trumpeter Billy Brooks proved himself an uncommonly skilled practitioner of jazz-funk with his solo debut Windows of the Mind. “Forty Days” (later sampled to potent [More]