“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]
For Someone I Love is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson featuring big band performances arranged by Melba Liston recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label. “The main reasons for this CD reissue’s success are Melba Liston’s inventive and unpredictable arrangements for [More]
Last Chorus is a posthumous album by American jazz saxophonist Ernie Henry featuring tracks recorded in 1956 and 1957 for the Riverside label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Ernie Henry was a promising alto saxophonist [More]
Tracklist listing: 1 Neckbones (J.J. Johnson) 4:01 2 Dues Blues (J.J. Johnson) 6:57 3 Long Before I Knew You (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) 3:59 4 Soft Winds (Benny Goodman) 3:55 5 Tee Jay (J.J. Johnson) 4:08 6 Lassus Trombone (Henry Fillmore) 3:08 7 It’s All [More]
Melba Liston and Her ‘Bones is the sole album led by trombonist, arranger and composer Melba Liston, recorded for the MetroJazz label in 1958. Melba Doretta Liston (January 13, 1926 – April 23, 1999) was [More]