“Jam Session” is the only album I’ve heard that presents Charlie Parker in familiar company with room to stretch out and with microphones capable of capturing the moment with the versimilitude expected by today’s listeners. [More]
Track listing: A1 What Is This Thing Called Love (C. Porter) 15:53 B1 Funky Blues (Oscar Peterson) 13:46 Personnel: Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone Ray Brown – bass J.C. Heard – [More]
Gerry Mulligan / Paul Desmond Quartet (later retitled Blues in Time) is a jazz album by Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan released in 1957 on the Verve label. The idea for this album was born [More]
“Here is an LP long overdue to be reissued on CD; in fact, that statement can be made about all of producer Norman Granz’s studio jam sessions. Quite an all-star cast was assembled for the [More]
The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7 (also released as Dizzy) is a live album by Dizzy Gillespie recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1975 and released on the Pablo label. Track listing: “Lover, Come Back [More]
The Wailing Buddy Rich is a 1955 recording by jazz drummer Buddy Rich on the Norgran Records label. The first two tracks were recorded on May 16 in New York and the remaining tracks were [More]
Creamy is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges featuring performances with members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra recorded in 1955 and released on the Norgran label. “Johnny Hodges’ small group dates for [More]
Cosmopolite is an album by American jazz saxophonist Benny Carter recorded at three sessions between 1952 and 1954 and released by Norgran Records. Track listing: 1 Gone With The Wind 2 I Got It Bad [More]
Mr. Swing is an album by trumpeter Harry Edison which was recorded in 1958 at the same session that produced The Swinger and released on the Verve label in 1960. Track listing: “Love Is Here [More]
A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra is a 1959 album by The Oscar Peterson Trio, recorded in tribute to singer Frank Sinatra by interpreting songs associated with Sinatra. “This is not one of Oscar Peterson’s [More]