Dexter Blows Hot and Cool is a 1955 album by jazz musician Dexter Gordon. The Billboard Reviewer noted that Gordon appeared “somewhat mellowed, making little attempt to impress either as a technician or melodic innovator” [More]
Pepper Adams Quintet (reissued as Pepper Adams 5), is the debut album by baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams recorded in 1957 and originally released on the Mode label. The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn states “Pepper [More]
This ѕоmеwhаt оbѕсurе rесоrdіng by thе bор-оrіеntеd altoist Hеrb Geller fеаturеѕ hіm іn a 1958 ԛuіntеt wіth vіbrарhоnіѕt Vісtоr Feldman, pianist Wаltеr Nоrrіѕ, bassist Lеrоу Vinnegar, and drummеr Anthony Vazley. Other thаn a ѕеѕѕіоn fоr [More]
“Sweet Lorraine” (Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish). From the album “Benny Carter’s Quartet – Swingin’ the ’20s” (1958). Personnel: Benny Carter – alto saxophone, trumpet Earl Hines – piano Leroy Vinnegar – double bass Shelly Manne – [More]
Sunset Eyes is an album by saxophonist Teddy Edwards recorded in 1960 and released on the Pacific Jazz label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album stars and stated “Since the great Teddy [More]
More Swinging Sounds is a jazz album by drummer Shelly Manne‘s group Shelly Manne & His Men, recorded in 1956 and released on the Contemporary label. Early releases of the album were labelled Vol 5, [More]
Harold in the Land of Jazz (also released as Grooveyard) is the debut album by saxophonist Harold Land recorded in 1958 and released on the Contemporary label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the [More]
Teddy’s Ready! is an album by saxophonist Teddy Edwards which was recorded in 1960 and released on the Contemporary label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars and stated “”Edwards has [More]
  Oscar Moore is perhaps best known as the guitar player in the classic Nat King Cole Trio of the 30s and 40s. Little is known about this recording, recorded for the Omega label in [More]
Other than four titles from a year before, this LP contains altoist Herb Geller‘s first recordings as a leader. Cut during a period when Herb was based in Los Angeles and regularly working with his [More]