The Kerry Dancers (subtitled and Other Swinging Folk) is an album by jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin which was recorded in late 1961 and early 1962 and released on the Riverside label. “Many straight-ahead bop musicians [More]
After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in California, was not immune to the events of the day. [More]
Cool Cat, (subtitled Chet Baker Plays, Chet Baker Sings) is an album by trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker which was recorded in 1986 and released on the Dutch Timeless label. “A pleasant set, distinguished for decent versions [More]
Four in One (subtitled A Tribute to Thelonious Monk) is the debut album by the group Sphere featuring pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Buster Williams, and Monk’s former drummer Ben Riley, and his former saxophonist Charlie [More]
“For this compilation of small big-band performances, bassist Sam Jones – long recognized for his ability to anchor and swing a session – reliably grounds a collection of arrangements that have an affinity with the [More]
It’s Monk’s Time is the sixth album Thelonious Monk released in 1964 for Columbia Records, featuring three original compositions as well as three jazz standards. AllMuѕіс Rеvіеw by Lіndѕау Plаnеr: Althоugh оftеn unrіghtfullу mаlіgnеd bу [More]
Onе оf thе lаtе Rеd Mіtсhеll‘ѕ last rесоrdіngѕ аѕ a leader, thіѕ trio date finds him іn ѕtеllаr company, wіth ріаnіѕt Kеnnу Bаrrоn аnd drummer Ben Rіlеу. Mіtсhеll аnd Bаrrоn long еnjоуеd a rather unique [More]
What’s New? is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his second for RCA Victor featuring performances by Rollins with Jim Hall, Bob Cranshaw, Ben Riley, Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez and Candido. AllMuѕіс [More]
Lookin’ at Monk! is an album by saxophonists Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Johnny Griffin featuring compositions associated with Thelonious Monk recorded in 1961 and released on the Jazzland label. Track listing: “In Walked Bud” (Thelonious [More]
Straight, No Chaser is the sixth studio album by American jazz pianist Thelonious Monk under the production of Teo Macero for Columbia. Track listing: “Locomotive” (Th. Monk) – 6:40 “I Didn’t Know About You” (Duke Ellington) – [More]