April in Paris is an album by pianist/bandleader Count Basie and His Orchestra, his first released on the Verve label, recorded in 1955 and 1956. “One of the staples in the Count Basie discography, April [More]
Portraits of Duke Ellington is an album by jazz guitarist Joe Pass, released in 1974 . It peaked at number 37 of the Jazz Albums chart. It is a tribute to jazz musician Duke Ellington [More]
All or Nothing at All is a studio album by Billie Holiday, recorded in 1956 and 1957 and released by Verve Records in 1958. A later 2 CD re-issue combined all of the tracks from [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Best known as an arranger for singers and for commercial sessions, Buddy Bregman led one full-fledged jazz instrumental date, Swinging Kicks. Because many of the selections are brief (seven are [More]
The Jazz Giants ’56 is an album by saxophonist Lester Young, first issued in 1956 on Verve Records. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Even critics who feel (against the recorded evidence to the contrary) that [More]
Ain’t But a Few of Us Left is an album by jazz musicians Milt Jackson and Oscar Peterson, released in 1981. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Despite the pessimistic title, all of the members of [More]
Fancy Pants is a 1983 studio album by Count Basie and his orchestra. This is the last recording that Basie made with his big band. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Count Basie’s last-known album (recorded [More]
Duke’s Big 4 is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington featuring a small group session with Joe Pass, Ray Brown and Louie Bellson recorded in January 1973 and released on [More]
“Basie Big Band” is a 1975 studio album by Count Basie and his orchestra. Track listing: “Front Burner” – 5:54 “Freckle Face” – 6:26 “Orange Sherbet” – 3:42 “Soft as Velvet” – 3:51 “The Heat’s [More]
“Embraceable You” (George Gershwin) Jazz at the Philharmonic , Carnegie Hаll, NYC, 17 Sерtеmbеr 1949 Jаzz at thе Phіlhаrmоnіс, оr JATP (1944–1983), wаѕ thе tіtlе оf a ѕеrіеѕ оf jazz concerts, tоurѕ аnd rесоrdіngѕ produced by [More]