North, South, East….Wess is an album by saxophonist Frank Wess recorded in 1956 and released on the Savoy label. “This easygoing swing date is essentially a small group drawn from the Count Basie band of [More]
Jazz Mood is the first released album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1957 and released on the Savoy label. Track listing: All compositions by Yusef Lateef “Metaphor” – 8:09 “Yusef’s Mood” – 8:36 “The [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]
“The deep, smooth tenor sax tones of Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins are clearly the models that Lew Tabackin patterns his playing after on this album featuring his quartet. The sax giants’ influence can clearly [More]
Glory of Love is an album by flutist Herbie Mann released on the CTI label featuring performances recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in 1967. “Flutist Herbie Mann is backed by a large rhythm section [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]
” Incense” (Herbie Mann) from the album “Impressions of the Middle East” (1967). Personnel: Herbie Mann – flutes Chick Ganimian – oud Roy Ayers – vibraphone Bruno Carr – drums Carlos “Patato” Valdes ,Hachig Thomas [More]
Track listing: A1 Oleo 0:00 A2 Theme for Freddie 5:03 A3 Half Nelson 9:19 A4 But Not for Me 16:27 B1 Hannies’ Dream 22:32 B2 Bernie’ Taste 28:07 B3 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 32:18 [More]
“Heritage Hum is a satisfying mainstream quartet date, with the leader joined by the solid rhythm section of bassist Sam Jones, drummer Freddie Waits, and pianist Mike Longo. Moody sticks with the flute mostly, making [More]
In a Minor Groove (also released as Dorothy Ashby Plays for Beautiful People) is an album by jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby recorded in 1958 and released on the New Jazz label. “This is a delightful [More]