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]
This doesn’t really work, but Jacques Loussier’s attempt to make Mozart work as jazz is sufficiently complex enough to make you ask, as you’re hearing it, why it isn’t working, and maybe that’s a worthwhile [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]
Chicken & Dumplin’s is an album by American jazz pianist Bobby Timmons recorded in 1965 and released on the Prestige label. Track listing: “Chicken & Dumplin’s” (Ray Bryant) – 7:45 “The Return of Gengis Khan” [More]
Giants (also released as Mary Lou Williams and the Trumpet Giants) is a live album by trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Bobby Hackett and pianist Mary Lou Williams recorded in 1971 and originally released on the [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
Memoirs is an album by pianist Paul Bley, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Paul Motian recorded in 1990 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. “Memoirs serves as a tidy summation of Paul Bley’s [More]
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]