Informal Jazz is an album by Elmo Hope, released in 1956 on Prestige Records. It has been reissued in 1969 as Two Tenors under the billing of Hope’s sidemen for the session, John Coltrane and [More]
First Place is an album by the J. J. Johnson Quartet which was released on the Columbia label. The Allmusic site awarded the album 4 stars, stating:”… First Place is indisputably brilliant”. Track listing: “It’s [More]
The Last Trane is an album credited to  John Coltrane, released in 1966 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7378. It is assembled from unissued results of three separate recording sessions at the studio of Rudy Van [More]
Blue Trombone is an album by J. J. Johnson. An early example of hard bop, the album features pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Max Roach. The album was originally released on Columbia [More]
Kelly Great is an album by pianist Wynton Kelly, released in 1959. “Pianist Wynton Kelly teams up with trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones for a [More]
Strange Blues is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and wrote: “A generally strong [More]
Serenade to a Bus Seat is an album by American jazz trumpeter Clark Terry recorded in 1957 for the Riverside label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album  stars and stated “This set contains [More]
Whistle Stop is a jazz studio album by Kenny Dorham, featuring performances by acclaimed musicians Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. It was recorded in January 1961 at Van Gelder Studio, [More]
Glidin’ Along is an album by American trombonist Bennie Green recorded in 1961 and released on the Jazzland label. Track listing: All compositions by  except where noted. “African Dream” (Bennie Green) – 5:45 “Sweet Sucker” (Johnny [More]
Blues on Purpose is a live album by jazz pianist Wynton Kelly recorded in 1965 and released on the Xanadu label featuring performances by Kelly with Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb recorded at the Half [More]