“Jam Session” is the only album I’ve heard that presents Charlie Parker in familiar company with room to stretch out and with microphones capable of capturing the moment with the versimilitude expected by today’s listeners. [More]
Track listing: A1 What Is This Thing Called Love (C. Porter) 15:53 B1 Funky Blues (Oscar Peterson) 13:46 Personnel: Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone Ray Brown – bass J.C. Heard – [More]
Track listing: 1 Brother John’s Blues 5:00 2 Nancy (With The Laughing Face) 4:25 3 Duke’s In Bed 2:59 4 What’s I’m Gotchere 4:36 5 My Romance 4:45 6 Days Of Wine And Roses 4:21 [More]
“Here is an LP long overdue to be reissued on CD; in fact, that statement can be made about all of producer Norman Granz’s studio jam sessions. Quite an all-star cast was assembled for the [More]
The Wailing Buddy Rich is a 1955 recording by jazz drummer Buddy Rich on the Norgran Records label. The first two tracks were recorded on May 16 in New York and the remaining tracks were [More]
Track listing: A1 Cotton Tail 0:00 A2 Solitude 3:07 A3 Jack The Bear 6:24 A4 Sophisticated Lady 9:53 A5 Jeep’s Blues 13:31 B1 Take The A-Train 18:08 B2 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 21:11 B3 [More]
“Hey, these guys are mad! Not really, though, but the “angry” in the title refers to the fact that these are early recordings by the players – mostly done during the 78rpm years at Savoy, [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]
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]
It’s been said that Big Sid Catlett was the complete drummer, able to play with boppers and moldy figs alike and any kind of musician that fell in between those two opposite poles. Certainly his [More]