Medeski, Martin & Wood are among the busiest acts in the music biz. To celebrate their 20-year anniversary in 2011, the group has been releasing its latest album, 20, track by track. Also this year, [More]
Track listing: A1 El Torro Poo Poo (Richard Fritz) 3:10 A2 Greeze  (Richard Fritz) 4:37 A3 She (Richard Fritz) 6:31 A4 Grits (Richard Fritz) 6:42 B1 Greens (Richard Fritz) 4:37 B2 Nightwood (Richard Fritz)  2:26 B3 It’s Too Late (Carole King, Toni Stern) 9:18 [More]
A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness is an album by Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley, recorded in September 1966. It was released by Verve Records at the height of the Bossa Nova craze in the [More]
AllMusic Review by John Bush: The Brazilian organist whose sound was more recognizable than any other organist, Walter Wanderley recorded often during the ’60s for Verve labels, including his biggest hit, 1966’s “Samba de Verão.” [More]
The Big Band (rereleased as The Big Band: A Tribute to Basie) is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff featuring performances recorded in 1966 and originally released on the Solid State label. AllMusic [More]
“Like Someone in Love” (Johnny Burke / James Van Heusen). Album:”East to West” (2006). Personnel: Tony Monaco – organ Bruce Forman – guitar Adam Nussbaum – drums
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This enjoyable double-CD from the RCA’s Jazz Tribune series combines together a pair of sessions from altoist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis. The earlier set has the pair [More]
Rain Forest is a 1966 album by Walter Wanderley. AllMusic Review by Judith Schlesinger: The notes for this CD ask, “What issue is more topical than the Brazilian rain forest? So what reissue would be [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Strange as it seems, organist Jimmy Smith and tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris have to this date only played together once. Their recorded collaboration at San Francisco’s Keystone Korner in 1981 [More]
“By 1980, when Broadway was recorded, organist Richard “Groove” Holmes had already splashed onto the scene as an expansive adherent of Jimmy Smith’s soul-jazz gospel, been a player in the music’s modern boogaloo-acid jazz phase [More]