After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in California, was not immune to the events of the day. [More]
Slow Freight is an album by pianist Ray Bryant released by Cadet Records in 1967. “A killer album by soul jazz pianist Ray Bryant! The title track, “Slow Freight”, is an amazing 10-minute groover that [More]
With These Hands… is a jazz album by American jazz pianist Randy Weston, featuring saxophonist Cecil Payne, which was recorded in 1956 and released on the Riverside label. “With These Hands is one of pianist [More]
God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog / Billie Holiday) Jazz Festival in Antibes, France 1985   Personnel: Keith Jarrett – piano Gary Peacock – bass Jack DeJohnette – drums
In Person is a live album by American jazz pianist Bobby Timmons recorded in 1961 at the Village Vanguard and released on the Riverside label. “Bobby Timmons at the height of his powers – recorded [More]
Benjamin Moussay – Villefranque from the album “Promontoire” (2020). After three acclaimed ECM recordings with Louis Sclavis (Sources, Salt and Silk Melodies, and Characters on a Wall), each of them attesting his improvisational resourcefulness, French [More]
Louis A. “Lou” Levy (March 5, 1928 – January 23, 2001) was an American jazz pianist. Levy was born to Jewish parents in Chicago and started playing piano when he was twelve. His chief influences [More]
Beautiful Friendship is an album by The Three Sounds which was recorded in California in 1965 and released on the Limelight label. “The Three Sounds had a brief tenure recording for Limelight in the mid-1960s [More]
The Jacques Loussier Trio was a French Third Stream jazz piano trio, led by pianist Jacques Loussier, that became known for its jazz interpretations of European classical music. They were commonly known in France as [More]
Cedar’s Blues is a live album by pianist Cedar Walton’s Quintet recorded in 1985 and released on the Italian Red label. “Although the Eastern Rebellion name is not used on this release, the personnel of [More]