One of the least known jazz-bossa albums was Buddy Collette’s Bossa Nova, recorded in 1962 for Los Angeles’s Crown label. The flutist and saxophonist was joined by Howard Roberts (g), Jim Helms (g,arr,cond), Mel Pollan [More]
The music here is what veteran jazz fans call “real tasty.” There’s a lot to savor, from the romanticism of bossas to the frisson of up-tempo bop to the deep blue luminosity of Ellington’s “Azure,” [More]
Gifts & Messages is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk. It was originally released on the Mercury label in 1964 and features performances by Kirk with Horace Parlan, Michael Fleming, and Steve Ellington. AllMusic [More]
Billy Taylor with Four Flutes is an album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor featuring tracks recorded in 1959 for the Riverside label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: In the 1950s, pianist Billy Taylor was [More]
Capricorn Rising is an album by American jazz pianist Don Pullen featuring saxophonist Sam Rivers recorded in 1975 for the Italian Black Saint label. The Allmusic review awarded the album 4½ stars. Track listing: All [More]
Sultry Serenade is an album by American jazz flautist Herbie Mann featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Riverside label. AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos: For five of the eight cuts here, Mann has [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This set by multi-reedist Bill Perkins (who switches between tenor, baritone, bass clarinet and flute) has been reissued on CD with one extra selection. On what was one of the [More]
AllMusic Review by Kurt Keefner: One of Rabih Abou-Khalil’s earlier albums, Between Dusk and Dawn features stellar sidemen such as master percussionist Glen Velez and jazz saxophonist Charlie Mariano. In places it exhibits that ecstatic [More]
“Minuet in G” (Tom McIntosh). Album:“James Moody & Kenny Barron / Another Bag” Recorded:Chicago, January 30, 1962 Personnel: James Moody – tenor saxophone, flute Paul Serrano – trumpet John Avant – trombone Kenny Barron – [More]
Album: “The Jewel in the Lotus”. Personnel: Bennie Maupin – saxophones, flute, bass clarinet Herbie Hancock – acoustic and electric pianos Buster Williams – bass Billy Hart – drums (right channel) Freddie Waits – drums, [More]