“This superb album was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in November of 1980. All of the principals have passed on, so it’s that much more of a treat. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie fronted the group [More]
“Guitarist Herb Ellis is joined by rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, pianist Ross Tompkins, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna for this lightly swinging but uneventful program which has been reissued on CD. Since Green [More]
Better Days CD Joe Pass Jazz Guitar Lead, with Ray Brown ac. bass, Earl Palmer/Paul Humphrey drums, Carol Kaye el. bass some tracks, all-star jazz studio band of Joe Sample piano, Tom Scott sax/flute, Conte [More]
“Since Joe Venuti was in the middle of a long off-period, this CD reissue features arguably the two top jazz violinists of the 1950s: Stephane Grappelli and Stuff Smith. Joined by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist [More]
“This set from the 1974 Concord Jazz Festival (which has been reissued on CD) is a follow-up to the studio record Soft Shoe and uses similar personnel: guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, drummer Jake [More]
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)” is a standard with lyrics by Eric Maschwitz, writing under the pseudonym Holt Marvell, and music by Jack Strachey, both Englishmen. Harry Link, an American, sometimes appears as [More]
“For lovers of guitar jazz, inspired pairings like Joe Pass and Herb Ellis make for special outings. While both players prospered in a number of settings, they brought out a new quality in each other [More]
For Musicians Only is a 1958 jazz album by Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt incorporating bebop influences. Recorded in Los Angeles, California on October 16, 1956, it has been described as the “real [More]
The Bosses is a 1973 album by American blues shouter “Big Joe” Turner accompanied by a small group led by Count Basie, recorded in 1973 and released on the Pablo label. Count Basie and an [More]
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You is an album by trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison which was recorded in 1957 and released on the Verve label. Track listing: “Blues for Piney Brown” (Harry Edison)– 7:33 [More]