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]
Aaron Sachs (July 4, 1923 – June 5, 2014) was an American jazz saxophone and clarinet player. Sachs, who was born in New York City, started as a young swing protégé of Benny Goodman, and [More]
Now’s the Time is a 1964 album by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released by RCA Victor featuring performances by Rollins with Herbie Hancock, Thad Jones, Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw and Roy McCurdy on several [More]
Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants is an album by saxophonist Budd Johnson which was recorded in 1960 and released on the Riverside label. “This reissue of a Riverside album, which surprisingly has not [More]
Hard Groovin’ is an album by saxophonist Ricky Ford which was recorded in 1989 and released on the Muse label. “The consistent tenor-saxophonist Ricky Ford, who was often the youngest player on the bandstand when [More]
Last Train from Overbrook is an album by saxophonist James Moody recorded in 1958 and released on the Argo label. ““Last Train From Overbrook,” by jazz saxophonist and composer James Moody, starts off in chugging [More]
A Sanctuary Within is an album by David Murray released on the Italian Black Saint label in 1992. It features performances by Murray, Sunny Murray, Kahil El’Zabar and Tony Overwater. “A SANCTUARY WITHIN packs some [More]
The Standard Sonny Rollins is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his last release for RCA Victor, featuring performances by Rollins with Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, David Izenzon, Teddy Smith, Stu Martin, Bob Cranshaw [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]
“This live set with organist Milt Buckner and drummer Tony Crombie is quite fun. Tenor great Illinois Jacquet roars throughout “The King,” “C Jam Blues” and “Take The ‘A’ Train,” makes a warm ballad statement [More]