After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in California, was not immune to the events of the day. [More]
Blue Mitchell (also known as Soul Village) is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1971 and released on the Mainstream label. Track listing: All compositions by Blue Mitchell except as indicated “Soul [More]
“Known previously for his tenure behind R&B legend Ray Charles, trumpeter Billy Brooks proved himself an uncommonly skilled practitioner of jazz-funk with his solo debut Windows of the Mind. “Forty Days” (later sampled to potent [More]
Tate-a-Tate is an album by saxophonist Buddy Tate with trumpeter/flugelhornist Clark Terry which was recorded in 1960 and released on the Swingville label. “This LP reissue of a Storyville set (which has not yet been [More]
Crisscraft is a 1975 album by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Criss, originally released on the Muse label, and later reissued on 32 Jazz. Thіѕ іѕ one оf the vеrу best Sоnnу Crіѕѕ аlbumѕ. Thе distinctive [More]
Lookin’ at Monk! is an album by saxophonists Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Johnny Griffin featuring compositions associated with Thelonious Monk recorded in 1961 and released on the Jazzland label. Track listing: “In Walked Bud” (Thelonious [More]
Straight, No Chaser is the sixth studio album by American jazz pianist Thelonious Monk under the production of Teo Macero for Columbia. Track listing: “Locomotive” (Th. Monk) – 6:40 “I Didn’t Know About You” (Duke Ellington) – [More]
Glidin’ Along is an album by American trombonist Bennie Green recorded in 1961 and released on the Jazzland label. Track listing: All compositions by  except where noted. “African Dream” (Bennie Green) – 5:45 “Sweet Sucker” (Johnny [More]
“52nd Street Theme” is a 1944 jazz standard. It was written by Thelonious Monk. Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet Milt Jackson – vibraphone Charlie Rouse – tenor saxophone Walter Davis Jr – piano Larry Gales [More]
Stitt Goes Latin is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1963 and originally released on the Roost label. Track listing: All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated “Are You Listening” – 3:30 [More]