Spirit Sensitive is an album by Chico Freeman on India Navigation Records IN 1045. The LP, in contrast to many of his more avant-garde recordings of the same time frame, is a set that consists [More]
Black Is the Color is an album by American saxophonist Joe Henderson, released in 1972 on Milestone. The original idea for the album was “to approach it entirely from the standpoint of having no pre-conceived [More]
Gumbo! is an album by saxophonists Pony Poindexter and Booker Ervin which was released on the Prestige label in 1963. The 1999 CD reissue added eight unreleased selections from earlier sessions, three led by Poindexter [More]
Fort Yawuh is an jazz album by American pianist and composer Keith Jarrett. Originally released in 1973 by Impulse! Records, it features a live performance recorded at the Village Vanguard on February 24, 1973, by [More]
Some Shapes to Come is the debut album by American saxophonist Steve Grossman. It was released in 1974 by PM Records. “By the time Steve Grossman released this debut, he and percussionist Don Alias had [More]
Trickles is the first album by Steve Lacy to be released on the Italian Black Saint label. It features performances of five of Lacy’s compositions by Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter and Beaver Harris. The [More]
“FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE OF THIS PERFORMANCE: John Coltrane Group, ‘Newport Jazz Festival’, Newport RI July 2, 1966. Jack responds to a note that Fujioka had indicated that producer George Wein wanted to stop the band between [More]
In 1964, Coltrane was approached by the French Canadian director Gilles Groulx to record a soundtrack for his film Le chat dans le sac. In June of that year, between the recording sessions for Crescent [More]
Olé Coltrane is the ninth album by American saxophonist John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Atlantic Records. The album was recorded at A&R Studios in New York, and was the last of Coltrane’s Atlantic albums [More]
New Picture is an album by saxophonist Jimmy Heath featuring performances recorded in 1985 and released on the Landmark label. “Ten years after his most recent set as a leader, Jimmy Heath (heard here on [More]