Jazz for aficionados

Jazz for aficionados

I'm going to review records in my collection, and you'll be able to decide if they're worthy of your collection. These records are what I consider "must haves" for any jazz aficionado, and would be found in their collections. I wont review any record that's not on CD, nor will I review any record if the CD is markedly inferior. Fortunately, I only found 1 case where the CD was markedly inferior to the record.

Our first album is "Moanin" by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers. We have Lee Morgan , trumpet; Benney Golson, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie merrit, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

The title tune "Moanin" is by Bobby Timmons, it conveys the emotion of the title like no other tune I've ever heard, even better than any words could ever convey. This music pictures a person whose down to his last nickel, and all he can do is "moan".

"Along Came Betty" is a tune by Benny Golson, it reminds me of a Betty I once knew. She was gorgeous with a jazzy personality, and she moved smooth and easy, just like this tune. Somebody find me a time machine! Maybe you knew a Betty.

While the rest of the music is just fine, those are my favorite tunes. Why don't you share your, "must have" jazz albums with us.

Enjoy the music.

Showing 2 responses by david3838

I’m fairly new to the jazz genre, but decided a few months ago to give it a go, and now realizing what I’ve been missing all these years.  These are the Lp’s and sacd’s that I’m starting with and they are perfect for me.  

Ben Webster - Ballads
Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson
Coleman Hawkins  encounters Ben Webster
Dexter Gordon  Clubhouse
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental

while I’m not an aficionado (yet) I look forward to continuing my journey and exploring and discovering all the fantastic recordings out there.

Thank You Orpheus10 for your well wishes. My journey has begun, I just pre ordered Born to be Blue - Grant Green  on vinyl.....will have to wait until the end of October for its release but if it’s anything like Blue & Sentimental it will be well worth the wait!  Again, Thanks!