The Kerry Dancers (subtitled and Other Swinging Folk) is an album by jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin which was recorded in late 1961 and early 1962 and released on the Riverside label. “Many straight-ahead bop musicians [More]
The Sound of the Wide Open Spaces!!!! is the debut album by saxophonist/flautist James Clay and the second album by David “Fathead” Newman featuring performances recorded in 1960 and originally released on the Riverside label. [More]
“Dexter Gordon is a legendary figure in jazz for many reasons. He was among the first to transfer the characteristics and style of bebop innovator Charlie Parker to the tenor saxophone. His career spanned from [More]
Wail, Moody, Wail is an album by saxophonist James Moody recorded in 1955 and released on the Prestige label. The CD reissue added two bonus tracks which originally appeared on James Moody’s Moods. “James Moody’s [More]
“The deep, smooth tenor sax tones of Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins are clearly the models that Lew Tabackin patterns his playing after on this album featuring his quartet. The sax giants’ influence can clearly [More]
Fénix is an album by Argentinian jazz composer and saxophonist Gato Barbieri featuring performances recorded in 1971 and first released on the Flying Dutchman label. The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating “at [More]
“Well, not exactly ‘mad’ as in wild, but this is an excellent – albeit pedestrian – jazz platter. White was fine Tenor sax player, equally adept at free-swinging arrangements such as “Liberty In White” and [More]
Xocia’s Dance is the thirteenth studio album by American hard bop tenor saxophonist Harold Land as bandleader. The album was initially released in 1981 via Muse Records label and re-released on CD in 1990. “Maybe best known for [More]
Rollins Plays for Bird is a 1957 album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, recorded for the Prestige label, featuring performances by Rollins with Kenny Dorham, Wade Legge, George Morrow and Max Roach on material associated [More]
Lights Out! is a studio album by saxophonist Jackie McLean, his debut on Prestige Records. “Altoist Jackie McLean’s second session as a leader is reissued on this CD. The music that he makes with trumpeter [More]