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

The OP is alive and well and posting on other threads.  His way of pouting.

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?
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.
Tall cuffs! Man, those were the days...My mum used to buy me jeans with tall cuffs only. She thought they would last for years to come as I grew older and taller. Of course, I would worn them out the very first year. But next pair of jeans had cuffs again, of course...
Just kidding man...great blues.
"Da Funky Penguin"

Do bring it on...:--))
I am trying to find the connection with the blues you posted and penguins...

I listen to this CD often. Every Sunday, just seems to be Sunday, sitting on the porch
...in a rocking chair  ;-)
Opera after blues...comes naturally of course...

My girl
I like your taste in music.

Happy women's day mary jo!
Happy women’s day mary jo!

Well, thank you very much mary jo. You are so kind and nice!
I enjoyed Odetta’s show O10, in her sincere voice and face. I have read that she was often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Great woman for women’s day.
And, what are we, chopped liver?
A side dish obviously. ;--))

I have just found the definition of side dish: "The purpose of a Side Dish is to balance out, round out or in other ways compliment the main dishes of a meal."


Great links.

This man has a severe case of the blues.
That's hard blues man, audibly and especially visually.
You have a quotation mark right above this box where you write your words in...


So you first write a line like I am writing this one. Then you select what you have written. Keep the line selected and hit the quotation mark.

rok, that is awesome post and damn good music.
I can only imagine O10, only imagine...
“acman3, you out there?”
Nope. He is gone on vacation.

But we share candies at the end of each month...you might reconsider...

rok, can't stop laughing...:)))))
Or maybe this one

“We’re gonna take the beginning of this song and do it easy. But then we’re gonna do the finish rough,” she says. “That’s the way we do ‘Proud Mary.’ ”


The way they dance, just love it, it's simply contagious (not sure is it good to use this word lately). And you have to move the same. That’s the rule when listenin’ the song.
Happy Lockdown everyone!
Merry Lockdown to you too. Time to decorate the tree...

Mary_jo, the first time I saw Tina Turner, she was just another pretty 16 year old girl, but I was a teenager as well so you can understand my point of view.

And from slower to faster, we are getting back to slower...

She says: "We are gonna do this one together."

Tina and David  ~ Tonight
O10, good to see you safe and sound. I knew you were strong enough to overpower the kidnapper. 

If I am not mistaken, you have mentioned Tina somewhere in your recent postings. I appreciate Tina, to put it mildly.

Everything’s gonna be alright tonight...

Prefer calmer version:
In this crazy world this is not just musical oasis...lot’s of nice songs guys...
That guitar is a wild animal that decided to be in peace with humans...thank you pjw for that song.

Allegedly Wes said:
“I never practice my guitar. From time to time I just open the case and throw in a piece of raw meat."

I am tellin' ya...

More of Wes...

Good way to use the paper towel:


It will not protect you from others but you may protect others from yourself. Meaning, if everybody (!) would wear this, the risk could be reduced to certain level.

I might be wrong but still...

I think The Frogman missed his calling. Anyway, I put my LPs in the fancy 'audiophile' sleeves.  Not sure they are even paper. UGH, the thought.

While the rest of us use the common toilet paper you have the fancy line. And dare to complain...

I was invited to move to LA, and it was most impressive; those "Golden sunsets" on a clear day were too much for words; the sun took forever to set. Not like everywhere else where now you see it now you don't; The Sun takes forever to sink into the Pacific, and in the meantime it casts a most beautiful "Golden glow" on everything, and everything has a golden tint.

Same here...when the bright yellow star paints the sky and becomes one with the sea. A magical moment that with an ease makes changes inside of you. As if you are touched with something that is calm, nice and tender. Love it.

Someone could paste an appropriate jazz clip now...:-))

I think I have just ruined my previous post with the last one. It started very romantic...
I should have let somebody do some postings in between...:)))

The Queen cannot be using the common toilet paper of the common people as if she were a mere commoner!!  Royal wipes are on the way. Just 'hold' on.

That is what I tried to say between the lines, thanks God that this has not gone unnoticed! 

I am waiting but I think that I will not be able to 'hold' for long.
You dreamers do realize the smog in LA was so bad back then, the haze is what you were seeing.

Khm, sorry but I wrote two quite opposite posts which makes me well balanced in dreaming.

I can't say for 010 but I have a hunch that he is a quite tough cookie...;-) 

That was funny song "Stuck in...", made me laugh before good night sleep.

This is inspiring voice.

Aretha, Try a little tenderness
O10, that is extra song, not ordinary one. And I like non ordinary stuff. You made me search for Angela for more. 
O10, I like when you write stories and bring up the memories. I am sure I am not the only one thinking like this. No need to justify to anyone if I may say so. But I guess you already know that. :-) Wonderful clip on flying over the big city at night...

:)) I guess that St. Louis is not that much behind everyone else like you thought...