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 50 responses by mary_jo

Kid is happy, that's important. Birthdays should last longer. 

Now back to regular schedule...

pjw, those are awesome clips you posted, you do know I like those dynamic duo, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and I especially admire her, she is very confident when playing fast and her stamina, the ability to play well for a long period of time is respectful.

And of course, the grandmasters...

What? Did I say something wrong?
Meanwhile in my headphones...

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes, he was, he was, ooh, Lord knows, he was (yes, he was)

O-10, the look of love by Dusty, seems to me now like one of the best I have ever heard. I like the simplicity of her voice which I feel in every sound she makes.
Ain't that the truth. I can remember back in the good old days when The Queen said "off with their heads," heads rolled. Now just protest and whining about their 'rights'. Being Queen ain't what it used to be.

Hard times my dear, hard times.
I might reconsider of letting them eat something else besides the cake. 


Thank you for the music.

fro, that’s the song of modern time. The lyrics in Spanish are not too complicated so about 90% is easy to understand. I bet the same is with Axe too.
The lack of money is the root of all evil; you can safely walk the rich sidewalks of the North side of Chicago morning noon or night with your jewelry, and no one will give you a second glance.
So as the greed for money even though you have enough to live with.
Those girls are getting their funk on!
And girl with Shamisen is pretty...
All great songs guys.

Thank you pjw. I like that one too.

Money is not on my mind, I never know how much I have in my wallet but all around me remind me of money, money and money. 

the worst thing

“After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
A. Huxley

kind and generous
Do you know red haired one eyed raccoon with cat voice? You do not? Ask Alex. :--) ;--)
Good morning boys! 

Wake up call (Buđenje)

(You are) In the army now

Morning exercise...

1, 2, 1, 2 and again...1, 2, 1, 2

O-10, don't cheat, I see you...1, 2, 1...

Mary_jo, did you post that for your father?

That will always be one of my favorite tunes.
O-10, you should write a book. 
Speaking of drums...


10 months of prison for the coughers...! Are those stupid heads even aware of the tension?

Does goes...really? Back to school kid...

Just watched on TV:

Jimmy McGriff Trio 1965 (Live Video)


That was very beautiful inna, thank you for that.
Wow, thank you for Rainy Night in Georgia...!
I always appreciate super systems but am still thrilled by my own run-of-the-mill high end set-up.  
I always say: What I have, is the best. :--))
Those are interesting thoughts O-10. And when will you finally start writing that book of yours? You surely have something to say and you know it how to say it right. Me and Alex (I speak on his behalf, he won't mind) are coming to book promotion.

I am serious, don't laugh 'cause I see you laughing. :--)
Great postings from all...
Albert King, Blues power, that's great...
Kathleen...not my stuff...
Thank you schubi, 'Quietly there' is awesome...
Wow, that Lift me up is awesome although is the part of Sunday block clip...;--)
Mary_jo, That is so incredible. Any time you were very close to a musician, there is something special about each and every note emanating from your speakers when you hear them.

I'm sure his music keeps you warm on these chilly evenings.
That's true but I am not that close to him. 

But I do agree with you; if somebody dear sends you your kind of music, that's like getaway to another dimension...
The OP is alive and well and posting on other threads.  His way of pouting.

Somebody mention Andalusia and Flamenco? Big Flamenco fan here. I actually can’t say what I would like more, to play it or to dance on it, that long till I feel the taste of sweat coming down my face with my wet clothes sticking to my body and my heart rate increased. To play or to dance for hours. Quite different feeling than with my love for Jazz. Flamenco captures, Jazz liberates. Both needed, wild and calm waters.

La Rumba is absolutely fantastic.
Why must there always be violence.  Can't we all just get along?

Yes, we are even now.
You know, depending who said it and how it was said, a word can also be violent.
I just wonder, does it make a sense that anyone else record the song "I'd rather go blind" after this performance of Etta. 
You kids want to borrow the car? ☺️
Lawd, lawd...:--)))

Beth and Jeff are obviously great, can’t say otherwise but Etta tops my list here. I could watch and listen to her for hours. She brings you where she wants and you wish to do nothing but to follow. My kind of music.
Happy New Year, Rok!
Howdy y’all

Well from what I have read, never mess with Texans. Tread lightly. :--)

You folks talk funny. I like the way you play with words.
You either miss or add the letter. And that accent.
The way you make a pause before saying the next letter in a word. Cute.

Y’o folk’ talk’ funna. I l’ke ’e ’ay y’ bein’ so ’conomicala witha w’rda.
010, thank you for your kind words and for the music. Good vibe in written word helps but hate to disappoint you, I am not a princess type of a woman. I enjoy behaving ladylike but swear like angry coachman in my free time and do have difficult behaviour in general. I’ve been told that such things comes with an age. :--)

Warm story with your thoughtful aunt...Since we are too much down to earth, it wouldn’t hurt us go back for a while, just to remember times when everything was possible and when fairy tales existed...Ice cream for free...

010, are you sure that wasn't serial, looking for a new body?

I would be careful if I were you...
In case if 010 would be late in his postings, I have already written it down. White truck.
Fro, are there any restrictions in gathering? The German government is banning public gatherings of more than two people...

How many of us are there now on the thread? Who is one too many?
mary_jo especially for you, the typical Roadrunner cartoon where poor Wile E Coyote struck by everything except lightning and falls thousands of meters with the "poof" sound.
:---) meep, meep!
Are we “essential” or “non-essential”?
I had planned on going on a permanent "hiatus", but those plans have changed; after listening to some of the best music that I've ever heard in my entire life, the least I can do is respond to it.

Mary_jo, I had forgotten how good "Mr. Magic" by Grover Washington sounded; maybe that's because 76 was a magic time for me. It is not written that I have to live in the present, and I wont. As long as there is music that can take me back to a better time, I shall live in that time.

Never heard of "Nino Ferrer" but I liked his music, and I would like to blow that album cover up to life size.

Michelle Gurevich; what planet is she from? It seems that I went there in a dream; her music reminds me of a time when there were places called "head shops" that smelled of many different kinds of incense, and had wild and unusual "psychedelic" posters on the wall, plus a multitude of pipes to choose from which to smoke the rarest blends of Turkish tobacco. I absolutely must have some of her music.
It's hard to resist these people O10. You wake up in the morning or you wish to have a good night sleep and you have a need to check what the gang posted...

About living in the past, if you, by any chance, bump into 90s, I am sure you'll see me somewhere wandering around. I was little girl back then, but for some reason can't resist the smell of that time, wonderfully captured in this movie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnsmEWzakEw

70s crop top with long wide leg pants...just love it. By the way, nice music O10.