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.
nsp, JC seems to me like he is completely happy and satisfied with the way things are. 
He is most at home on the stage. He dances when he plays his sax. He dances when his drummer or another in the band takes a solo.
He communicates with the crowd with words and facial expressions. Maybe he will go into the studio soon as you said it couldn't hurt.

He just loves what he does. 



 acman3+1 Omar Sosa!! Excellent playing
pjwA t one time I owned Blood on the fields but could never really warm up to it. Sold it. I recommend CitI Movement or the Live at the Village Vanguard sessions by Marsalis  based on the samples I heard on Amazon.
Thanks for the James Carter cuts. I will check out his back catalogue for more purchases for my collection. I think you recommended one of his organ Trio discs?
frogmanI know what you mean because I ran into some Flack from someone on this site regarding W Marsalis recently.I have always heard that Wynton came in for criticism from Jazz critics and writers. Can you explain what their beef was with his music? Was it the fact that he was more traditional in his playing and writing rather than being someone who push the envelope? I have always appreciated his writing and playing especially in theLCJO.