Strings & Trombones is an album by Bud Shank, featuring Bob Brookmeyer, and recorded in 1954 and 1955 for the Pacific Jazz label. The album compiles Shank’s previous 10 inch LPs Bud Shank and Bob [More]
Louis A. “Lou” Levy (March 5, 1928 – January 23, 2001) was an American jazz pianist. Levy was born to Jewish parents in Chicago and started playing piano when he was twelve. His chief influences [More]
“Along with Julius Watkins, John Graas was one of the first jazz French horn soloists. After playing some classical music, in 1942 he became a member of the Claude Thornhill Orchestra. A period in the [More]
“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 earliest tributes to film composer [More]
“This CD reissue brings back an unusual but consistently swinging release from the 1950s Tampa label. Bob Enevoldsen, in one of only three albums that he had as a leader, alternates between valve trombone and [More]
Brasamba! is an album by saxophonist Bud Shank, pianist Clare Fischer and guitarist Joe Pass released on the Pacific Jazz label. Track listing: “Brasamba” (Bud Shank) – 3:53 “Ontem a Noite”(Clare Fischer) – 4:14 “Autumn [More]
Gene Norman Presents the Original Gerry Mulligan Tentet and Quartet is a compilation album by saxophonist and bandleader Gerry Mulligan featuring performances recorded in 1953 and originally released as two 10 inch LPs, one on [More]
“The drawing on the cover and the liner notes, such as they are, are rather silly, but the music on this brief, but enjoyable, CD reissue (subtitled ‘For People Who Hate Jazz’) features some fine [More]
“A hit record for the Pete Jolly Trio in 1963, Little Bird has mostly standards, but it is Jolly’s version of the catchy title track that caught on. Pianist Jolly is joined by his trio [More]
An album El Tigre is the studio collaborations by the great tenor player Harold Land and guitar master Barney Kessel. Track listing: A1 Lullaby Of Birdland 0:00 A2 Tea For Two 3:08 A3 All For [More]