“Georgia on My Mind” is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and first recorded that year. It has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of [More]
The Great Kai & J. J. is an album by American jazz trombonists Kai Winding and J. J. Johnson featuring performances recorded in 1960 as the very first release for the Impulse! label (A-1 for [More]
This session originally appeared as a Clef LP under a different title before it was reissued on Verve in 1957 as The Modernity of Bob Brookmeyer. Regardless of the title, the valve trombonist was extremely [More]
Urbie Green is backed by an orchestra for this ballad-dominated album, recorded over three sessions in December 1957 and featuring arrangements by either Al Cohn or Irwin Kostal. The trombonist is in great form, though [More]
Evolution is the first album by the American trombonist Grachan Moncur III, recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label. AllMusic Review by Steve Huey: One of the New Thing’s extremely few trombonists [More]
AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder: Shades of Night opened something of a new chapter in Jack Teagarden’s career, involving him in a concept album whose existence and recording owed itself to the new technology of [More]
A killer lost album from the early days of Blue Note – the original 10″ LP! Urbie Green‘s normally a snoozer to us, but this beautiful set of modernist bop tracks has him leading a [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Two unrelated session are combined on this CD reissue of an LP. Trombonist Bennie Green is heard on four ballads from 1952 while backed by a rhythm section and six [More]
Bones for the King is an album by trombonist Dicky Wells which was recorded in 1958 and released on the Felsted label. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This Affinity Lp draws its material from the [More]
Tracklist listing: 1 Neckbones (J.J. Johnson) 4:01 2 Dues Blues (J.J. Johnson) 6:57 3 Long Before I Knew You (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) 3:59 4 Soft Winds (Benny Goodman) 3:55 5 Tee Jay (J.J. Johnson) 4:08 6 Lassus Trombone (Henry Fillmore) 3:08 7 It’s All [More]