Swedish Schnapps (The Genius of Charlie Parker, volume 8) (MG V-8010) is a Charlie Parker compilation album, released by Verve Records, compiling recordings made by two different groups, on two different dates in 1951. The [More]
The Allmusic review by Nathan Bush awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “Guitar Groove is arguably Thomas’ strongest date as leader”. “It (“Guitar Groove”) showcases René at great length, establishing him as one of [More]
The Young Bloods is an album by trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Phil Woods recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and [More]
New Jazz Conceptions is the debut album as leader by jazz musician Bill Evans, released in 1957 on Riverside Records. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Bill Evans’ debut as a leader found the 27-year-old pianist [More]
AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden: Eddie Costa made only a few dates as a leader prior to his sudden death as a result of an automobile accident at the age of 31; this 1957 session [More]