In 1965, the trumpeter, composer and arranger Thad Jones and the drummer Mel Lewis found themselves with a book of big-band music originally intended for the Count Basie Orchestra — and nobody to perform it. [More]
Saxophone Supremacy is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1959 and released on the Verve label. “Sonny Stitt had a difficult time coming out from under the shadow of Charlie Parker, even though [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]
The Dual Role of Bob Brookmeyer is an album by jazz trombonist and pianist Bob Brookmeyer recorded in 1954 and 1955 for the Prestige label. This CD reissue has four selections apiece from two different [More]
Considering hіѕ tаlеntѕ, аrrаngеr Bіll Hоlmаn hаѕ lеd rеlаtіvеlу fеw recording sessions thrоugh the уеаrѕ. This fоrmеrlу rаrе big-band set from 1958 (оrіgіnаllу on the Andеx lаbеl and rеіѕѕuеd оn CD bу V.S.O.P.) features a [More]
Live at the Village Vanguard is a live album by American jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie featuring performances recorded in 1967 at the Village Vanguard and originally released on three separate LPs on the Solid State [More]
Track listing: A1. Carnival (Bonfá-Peretti-Creatore-Weiss) 0:00 A2. Desafinado [Slightly Out of Tune] (Jobim-Mendonça-Cavanaugh-Hendricks) 2:53 A3. Bahia (Gilbert-Barroso) 5:28 A4. One Note Samba (Jobim-Mendonça-Hendricks) 8:27 A5. C’est si bon (Seelen-Honez-Betti) 10:21 A6. Recado bossa nova (Ferreira) [More]
Track listing: A1 Lullaby Of Birdland 0:00 A2 Tea For Two 3:08 A3 All For You 6:28 A4 Body & Soul 10:07 A5 El Tigre 12:58 B1 Cheeta’s For Two 15:11 B2 The Cobra 18:04 [More]
Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classic) is a 1960 jazz big band album by saxophonist Art Pepper performing under the direction and arrangements of Marty Paich. The recording is one of several dates Pepper made [More]
Live at the Village Vanguard is a 1967 big band jazz album recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and released on the Solid State Records label. The album was nominated for a 1967 [More]