Luminescence! is an album by pianist Barry Harris recorded in 1967 and released on the Prestige label. “Bebop sessions were comparatively rare in 1967, but pianist Barry Harris and his sextet on this CD reissue [More]
Empyrean Isles is the fourth studio album by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, recorded in 1964 for Blue Note Records. “… A record that officially established Hancock as a major artist in his own right.” – [More]
Moon Beams is a 1962 album by jazz musician Bill Evans, and the first trio album recorded by Evans after the death of Scott LaFaro. “Moon Beams was the first recording Bill Evans made after [More]
George Shearing in Dixieland is a 1988 album by jazz pianist George Shearing of music associated with Dixieland. “This promising effort is a major disappointment. Pianist George Shearing planned to revisit his roots in Dixieland [More]
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]