“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 Doretta Liston (January 13, 1926 – April 23, 1999) was an American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and composer. She was the first woman trombonist to play in big bands during the 1940s and 1960s. [More]