“For this compilation of small big-band performances, bassist Sam Jones – long recognized for his ability to anchor and swing a session – reliably grounds a collection of arrangements that have an affinity with the [More]
“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” is a children’s song and nursery rhyme about a farmer named MacDonald (sometimes known as “McDonald” or “Macdonald”) and the various animals he keeps on his farm. Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald [More]
Chun-King is an album by American jazz pianist Bobby Timmons recorded in 1964 and released on the Prestige label. Track listing: “Chun-King” (Keter Betts, Charlie Byrd) – 6:36 “Walking Death” (Bobby Timmons) – 6:07 “O [More]
Charlie Byrd at the Village Vanguard is a live album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1961 and released on the Riverside label in 1963. The album [More]
Blues Sonata is an album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd  recorded in 1961 and released on the Riverside label in 1963. Track listing: The Blues Sonata: Polonaise for Pour Pietro”(Charlie Byrd)  – 7:01 “The [More]
Once More! Charlie Byrd’s Bossa Nova is an album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label. Track listing: All compositions by Charlie Byrd except as [More]
 The Soul Society is the debut album by bassist and cellist Sam Jones featuring performances recorded in early 1960 and originally released on the Riverside label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Bassist Sam Jones’ [More]
AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson: When Charlie Byrd recorded Byrd in the Wind in 1959, he was still two years away from discovering bossa nova. The guitarist had yet to interact with Astrud and João [More]
After Hours with Miss “D” is a 1954 studio album by Dinah Washington. The 2004 CD reissue included an extended take of “Blue Skies”. AllMusic Review by John Bush: Any self-respecting jazz musician would leap [More]
Dinah Jams is a 1954 live album by vocalist Dinah Washington. It was remastered in 1990. AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook: Recorded at the start of Dinah Washington’s climb to fame, 1954’s Dinah Jams was [More]