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]
Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane is an album credited to jazz musicians Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane. Recorded on March 7, 1958, it was originally released on the New Jazz label as NJ 8276 in [More]
Piano, also released as Whisper Not, is an album by jazz pianist Wynton Kelly that was released by Riverside in 1958. Kelly recorded the album with Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. “In [More]
Jazz for Playboys is an album by saxophonist Frank Wess, trumpeter Joe Newman and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Freddie Greene recorded in late 1956 and early 1957 and released on the Savoy label. Track listing: [More]
Bad! Bossa Nova is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1962 and released on the Prestige label. It was also re-released as Jungle Soul! (Ca’ Purange). “This was Ammons’ final recording before “being [More]
“Vibraphonist Dave Pike’s debut for Muse (which has been reissued on CD) has generally strong individual playing although the material (five group originals plus a brief version of the bop standard “Wee”) and use of [More]
God Bless the Child is an album by American jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring performances recorded in 1971 and released on the CTI label. “Kenny Burrell’s guitaristry is well-documented in his years with Oscar Peterson [More]
Six Views of the Blues is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1958 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1999. Originally the single “The Swingin’ Shepherd [More]
“Although the original LP was reissued under guitarist Kenny Burrell’s name, it was originally led by Frank Wess, who is heard doubling on flute and tenor. With the assistance of Burrell, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, [More]
West Side Story Bossa Nova is an album by saxophonist Bill Barron fearturing bossa nova versions of tunes from the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical West Side Story which was recorded in 1963 and [More]