The Sound of the Wide Open Spaces!!!! is the debut album by saxophonist/flautist James Clay and the second album by David “Fathead” Newman featuring performances recorded in 1960 and originally released on the Riverside label. [More]
Wail, Moody, Wail is an album by saxophonist James Moody recorded in 1955 and released on the Prestige label. The CD reissue added two bonus tracks which originally appeared on James Moody’s Moods. “James Moody’s [More]
Track listing: A1 Just Cruisin’ 9:27 A2 The Chaser 8:54 A3 Someday In Suburbs 3:45 B1 Rapture 9:40 B2 Inner Embrace 6:58 B3 Orange Bypass 6:43 Personnel: Sadao Watanabe – alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone, flute [More]
Concentric Circles is an album by jazz saxophonist Chris Potter that was released by Concord in 1994. “Only 23 at the time of this Concord CD, Chris Potter shows a great deal of originality in [More]
Collections is an album by vibraphonist Red Norvo, saxophonist Art Pepper, drummer Joe Morello and pianist Gerry Wiggins recorded in early 1957 originally released on the Intro label. “Joe Morello was virtually unknown when he [More]
Lights Out! is a studio album by saxophonist Jackie McLean, his debut on Prestige Records. “Altoist Jackie McLean’s second session as a leader is reissued on this CD. The music that he makes with trumpeter [More]
Strings & Trombones is an album by Bud Shank, featuring Bob Brookmeyer, and recorded in 1954 and 1955 for the Pacific Jazz label. The album compiles Shank’s previous 10 inch LPs Bud Shank and Bob [More]
Keeper of the Flame is an album by saxophonist Richie Cole recorded in 1978 and released on the Muse label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: “This is [More]
“Japanese reeds player Sadao Watanabe is a living country’s jazz legend. Started playing in early 60s, he introduced bossa nova to his homeland’s listeners and built strong hard bop following there.Starting from late 60s Sadao [More]
“Alto saxophonist Sonny Criss is a rather tragically overlooked figure in Jazz. Born in Memphis in 1927, he moved to Los Angeles at the age 15 where he remained much of his playing career. When [More]