Gillespiana is an album by trumpter Dizzy Gillespie featuring compositions by Lalo Schifrin recorded in 1960 and released on the Verve label. The album features Schifrin’s suite written to feature Gillespie and his orchestra. Track [More]
Breeze from the East is a 1963 album by vibraphonist Cal Tjader, arranged by Stan Applebaum. The album features jazzy lounge music with a quasi-Asian sound. “Cal Tjader’s Breeze from the East combined the vibist’s [More]
The Gary McFarland Orchestra is an album by Gary McFarland’s Orchestra with guest soloist jazz pianist Bill Evans recorded in 1963 for the Verve label. Track listing: All compositions by Gary McFarland “Reflections in the [More]
Gerry Mulligan / Paul Desmond Quartet (later retitled Blues in Time) is a jazz album by Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan released in 1957 on the Verve label. The idea for this album was born [More]
An Electrifying Evening with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet is a 1961 live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, recorded at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. “Dizzy Gillespie (along with altoist Leo Wright, [More]
Getz/Gilberto is an album by American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, featuring pianist and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim), who also composed many of the tracks. It was released in March [More]
Mr. Swing is an album by trumpeter Harry Edison which was recorded in 1958 at the same session that produced The Swinger and released on the Verve label in 1960. Track listing: “Love Is Here [More]
A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra is a 1959 album by The Oscar Peterson Trio, recorded in tribute to singer Frank Sinatra by interpreting songs associated with Sinatra. “This is not one of Oscar Peterson’s [More]
Sonny Side Up is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and the tenor saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, recorded in December 1957 in New York City. It was released in 1959 on producer Norman [More]
Saxophone Supremacy is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1959 and released on the Verve label. “Sonny Stitt had a difficult time coming out from under the shadow of Charlie Parker, even though [More]