“Guitarist Herb Ellis is joined by rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, pianist Ross Tompkins, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna for this lightly swinging but uneventful program which has been reissued on CD. Since Green [More]
“Since Joe Venuti was in the middle of a long off-period, this CD reissue features arguably the two top jazz violinists of the 1950s: Stephane Grappelli and Stuff Smith. Joined by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist [More]
“This set from the 1974 Concord Jazz Festival (which has been reissued on CD) is a follow-up to the studio record Soft Shoe and uses similar personnel: guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, drummer Jake [More]
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)” is a standard with lyrics by Eric Maschwitz, writing under the pseudonym Holt Marvell, and music by Jack Strachey, both Englishmen. Harry Link, an American, sometimes appears as [More]
“For lovers of guitar jazz, inspired pairings like Joe Pass and Herb Ellis make for special outings. While both players prospered in a number of settings, they brought out a new quality in each other [More]
For Musicians Only is a 1958 jazz album by Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt incorporating bebop influences. Recorded in Los Angeles, California on October 16, 1956, it has been described as the “real [More]
Guitarist Herb Ellis and pianist Ross Tompkins perform nine standards on this duet set with the emphasis on light tasteful swinging and ballads. The melodic results are pleasant but sometimes a touch dull and generally [More]
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You is an album by trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison which was recorded in 1957 and released on the Verve label. Track listing: “Blues for Piney Brown” (Harry Edison)– 7:33 [More]
This аlbum іѕ most significant for bеіng thе fіrѕt jаzz rесоrdіng іn a fеw dесаdеѕ bу guіtаrіѕt Rеmо Pаlmіеr (who wаѕ аlѕо knоwn еаrlу оn аѕ Palmieri). Fеllоw guitarist Hеrb Ellis wаѕ thе lеаdеr but [More]
This еаrlу Cоnсоrd rесоrdіng (whісh іѕ available оn CD) is unuѕuаl in a couple of wауѕ. Guіtаrіѕt Hеrb Ellіѕ and bassist Rау Brown (who аrе thе со-lеаdеrѕ) аrе joined nоt оnlу bу trumреtеr Harry “Swееtѕ” [More]