Saxophone Supremacy is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1959 and released on the Verve label. “Sonny Stitt had a difficult time coming out from under the shadow of Charlie Parker, even though [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]
“Vine Street Rumble” (Benny Carter). Great Benny Carter (he was 90 at that time) with the Great Big Band ! Personnel: Benny Carter – alto saxophone Count Basie Orchestra: Soloists: Terrance Conley – piano Doug [More]
Jazz Eyes is an album by saxophonist John Jenkins and trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in 1957 and released on Regent Records (a subsidiary of Savoy Records). Savoy issued it again later with the alternate title [More]
“Based on his debut as a leader, nobody will ever accuse altoist Antonio Hart of suffering from a lack of confidence! The opener, his burning “Majority,” starts immediately by featuring Hart trading off with tenor [More]
“On his first LP for Palo Alto, Richie Cole got to meet up for the only time on record with altoist Art Pepper. Together with pianist Roger Kellaway, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Billy Higgins, [More]
Rusty Bryant Returns is an album by jazz saxophonist Rusty Bryant recorded for the Prestige label in 1969. The album marked Bryant’s return to recording, being the first under his leadership since 1957. “Rusty Bryant, [More]
For Musicians Only is a 1958 jazz album by Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt incorporating bebop influences. Recorded in Los Angeles, California on October 16, 1956, it has been described as the “real [More]
Joe’s Blues is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis featuring performances recorded in 1965 and released on the Verve label. Track listing: 01 “Joe’s Blues” (Wild Bill [More]
Saturday Night at the Village Vanguard is a live album by saxophonist Art Pepper, recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1977 and released on the Contemporary label. “The CD reissue of this release, the third [More]