White Christmas is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. The song was written by Berlin for the musical film Holiday Inn, released in 1942. The composition won the Academy Award for [More]
Personnel: Louis Armstrong – vocals Ed Grady – drums Louis Armstrong, Billy Butterfield – trumpet Lou Mc Garity, Cutty Cutshall – trombone Al Klink, Hyme Schertzer – sax Bernie Leighton – piano Carmen Mastren – [More]
“This album was originally recorded in 1973, when the Canadian expat seemed equally at home in free-improv or the kind of backdrops Gil Evans wrote for Miles Davis in the 1950s and early 1960s. Consequently, [More]
Backlash is a 1967 album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, his first released on the Atlantic label. It features performances by Hubbard, James Spaulding, Albert Dailey, Bob Cunningham, Otis Ray Appleton and Ray Barretto. “The first [More]
“Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison, both veterans of the swing era (although associated with different orchestras), had long wanted to record a full album together. The results, a swinging quintet set [More]
“This album, one of Bill Berry’s few to fully showcase his cornet playing, is really two in one. On five selections he is featured in a quintet also including pianist Dave Frishberg, guitarist Mundell Lowe, [More]
“The dry-toned and very individual-sounding alto saxophonist Lee Konitz recorded frequently for the Italian label Philology during the 1990s, and this quartet session with avant-garde trumpeter Enrico Rava, bassist Rosario Bonaccorso, and drummer Massimo Manzi [More]
Island is a studio album by Canadian musician Kenny Wheeler and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, recorded in 2002 and released on Artist House Records in 2003. “Two giants of modern jazz align for Bob Brookmeyer & [More]
A City Called Heaven is an album by trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring performances recorded in 1991 and released on the Landmark label. “Byrd’s third and last album for Orrin Keepnews’ Landmark label – Part Three [More]
Track listing: [00:00] 1. 5 4 6 Soloist [Introduction], Flugelhorn – Kenny Wheeler Soloist [Introduction], Flute – Stan Sulzmann Soloist [Introduction], Piano – John Taylor Soloist [Introduction], Soprano Saxophone – Julian Argüelles Soloist, Piano – [More]