First Light is an album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Recorded in 1971, it features string arrangements by Don Sebesky. It was his third album released on Creed Taylor’s CTI label and features performances by [More]
Say It Loud! is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label in 1968 and featuring Donaldson with Blue Mitchell, Charles Earland, Jimmy Ponder, and Leo Morris. Track listing: “Say [More]
“A Grammy nominee for Best Instrumental Jazz Solo, Haynes spent most of his career backing others before finally breaking out and showing off his excellent skills on the raps. He’s played with the biggest names [More]
Sophisticated Funk is an album by organist Jack McDuff recorded in 1976 and released on the Chess label. “Sophisticated…maybe. Funky…not so much. This forgettable effort from Jack McDuff veers far too close to smooth jazz [More]
Graffiti Blues is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1973 and released on the Mainstream label. “The fourth of five Mainstream sets led by Blue Mitchell (which has been reissued on CD) [More]
Your Mama Don’t Dance is an album by organist Charles Kynard which was recorded in 1973 and released on the Mainstream label. Track listing: “Superstition” (Stevie Wonder) – 4:44 “The World Is a Ghetto” (War) [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]
On “Bass Extremes: Cookbook”, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey spearhead a veritable bass invitational with special guests Oteil Burbridge, Will Lee, Gregg Bissonette, Kenny Aranoff, and more. The twelve tracks (one vocal, “Bassically Yours” performed [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]
Mama Wailer is an album by American jazz organist Lonnie Smith recorded in 1971 and released on the Kudu label. “Dr. Lonnie Smith’s Mama Wailer is one of the quintessential sides issued by Creed Taylor’s [More]