“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]
Soul Duo is an album by American jazz organist Shirley Scott and flugelhornist Clark Terry recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label. “This is one of organist Shirley Scott’s lesser-known Impulse LPs (not yet reissued [More]
Playin’ in the Yard is a live album by jazz keyboardist Hampton Hawes recorded at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival for the Prestige label. Track listing: “Playin’ in the Yard” (Sonny Rollins) – 10:57 “Double [More]
Golden Boy is an album by Quincy Jones which was released by Mercury in 1964. The album includes three versions of the theme from the musical Golden Boy with three original compositions and jazz versions [More]
The Loop is the seventh album led by American jazz vibraphonist Johnny Lytle which was recorded in 1965 for the Tuba label. Track listing: “The Loop” (Johnny Lytle) – 2:18 “The More I See You” [More]
That Lovin’ Feelin’ is an album by jazz pianist Junior Mance which was released on the Milestone label in 1972. “As a rule, people who appreciate Ray Bryant and Gene Harris have an easy time [More]
MJT + 3 is an album by MJT + 3, recorded in 1960 for Vee-Jay Records. “In 1957, drummer Walter Perkins formed a quintet, the MJT + 3, that recorded four albums before breaking up [More]
Blue Odyssey is the fourth album led by saxophonist Houston Person which was recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label. “Houston Person, the definitive soul-jazz tenor saxophonist of the past 30 years, is [More]
Impromptu is an album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor which was recorded in 1962 and released on the Mercury label. “Dr. Billy Taylor has done a lot for jazz as an educator, promoter, and [More]
Now’s the Time is a 1964 album by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released by RCA Victor featuring performances by Rollins with Herbie Hancock, Thad Jones, Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw and Roy McCurdy on several [More]