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]
North, South, East….Wess is an album by saxophonist Frank Wess recorded in 1956 and released on the Savoy label. “This easygoing swing date is essentially a small group drawn from the Count Basie band of [More]
Jazz Mood is the first released album by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef recorded in 1957 and released on the Savoy label. Track listing: All compositions by Yusef Lateef “Metaphor” – 8:09 “Yusef’s Mood” – 8:36 “The [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]
Africa/Brass is the eighth studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released on September 1, 1961 on Impulse! Records, catalogue A-6. The sixth release for the fledgling label and Coltrane’s first for Impulse!, it features [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]
Concentric Circles is an album by jazz saxophonist Chris Potter that was released by Concord in 1994. “Only 23 at the time of this Concord CD, Chris Potter shows a great deal of originality in [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]