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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]
“Sister Sadie” is a jazz standard written in 1959 by Horace Silver. Personnel: Woody Herman – bandleader Tommy Anastas – baritone saxophone Gary Klein, Sal Nistico (soloist), Joe Romano – tenor saxophone Bill Chase, Paul [More]
“The jazz pianist “Sir” Charles Thompson, who has died aged 98, was a distinctive soloist who played with many of the jazz greats, including Charlie Parker , Coleman Hawkins and Dexter Gordon. …Thompson could suggest [More]
There is something inherent in the saxophone’s tonal capabilities which enables it to suggest romance or blissful calm, a languorous quality which, in the hands of the right musicians, can create an alluring mood.  [More]
“This album was recorded live in Los Angeles in 1948, and finds the great Wardell Gray amidst some of the finest musicians of the time. In the late 1940s, the West Coast jazz scene introduced [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]
“Uptown’s 2013 release Boston 1950 features highlights from a series of concerts the great tenor saxophonist Lester Young gave at Boston’s Hi-Hat between May 26 and June 11, 1950. He was performing with trumpeter Jesse [More]