Mоvіе thеmеѕ, along with ѕоngѕ frоm Broadway, hаvе lоng been fоddеr fоr jаzz musicians. Thіѕ United Artists LP features Jerome Rісhаrdѕоn leading his wоrkіng ԛuіntеt durіng a lіvе engagement, thоugh thе venue is unidentified. Thе [More]
Considering his ability and strong reputation, it is very surprising that this was trombonist Carl Fontana‘s first recording date as a leader. Fifty-seven at the time, Fontana’s fluent horn matches well with tenor saxophonist Al [More]
Jazz Portraits  is a live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus recorded in 1959 and released on the United Artists label. The original release was titled Jazz Portraits and a subsequent edition titled [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: The Illinois Jacquet big band has been together on a part-time basis for over a decade, yet this is still its only recording. Fortunately, it is a very good one, [More]
“Minority” (Gigi Gryce). Album: “The Hap’nin’s” (1960, New Jazz label). Personnel: Gigi Gryce – alto saxophone Richard Williams – trumpet Richard Wyands – piano Julian Euell – bass Mickey Roker – drums
“Nostalgia in Times Square” (Charles Mingus) Personnel: Charles Mingus – bass John Handy – alto saxophone Booker Ervin – tenor saxophone Richard Wyands – piano Dannie Richmond – drums