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.
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Schubert that is one of Pharoah Sanders best recordings. I also have "Karma" and "Live". Some of his recordings are very challenging to the listener but worth it if you really immerse yourself.

Archie Shepp’s music is like that too but the two of them have very contrasting styles.

I had the great fortune of seeing a concert at the Blue Note in NYC with the young lion James Carter, along with the older masters Pharoah Sanders and Odean Pope. One of the best shows I ever saw. All 3 of them playing together and taking solo’s on an extended set.

And yes Dexter Gordon was a handsome man and tall too!
acman3 Jimmy Heath, to me, is our token ambassador to the art of jazz here in NYC where he still resides. And a terrific person as well. 

Thanks for the links.

You should try and get a copy of JJ Johnson's "The Eminent JJ Johnson Volume One"

The music is terrific and features Jimmy Heath on tenor sax and baritone sax, Clifford Brown on trumpet and a rythm section of Jimmy's brother Percy on bass, John Lewis on piano, Kenny Clarke on drums, and JJ doing his thing on the trombone. It was recorded before Jimmy Heath went to do his 4 year bid.

BTW, I recently posted about Jimmy's problems with heroin and his subsequent prison time but when Jimmy was released he stayed clean for the rest of his life and he is still marching on. He is an inspiration to me.

Thanks , 81563 .

I like to hear SHEPP talk , he’s on my wavelength . No doubt his music
IS saying something but I don’t know what it is .

With Sanders it’s all clear . Just my ignorance no doubt . My 2nd favorite Sanders is "Journey To The One " which has a magnificent tune called :"Kazuko" (Peace Child ) , best combo of Jazz and trad Japanese I’ve heard .

Encrypted my "puter " and can’t post it but right there on You Tube .

Talk about luck , went LP fishing yesterday (there are 12 Goodwills within 8 miles of me ) and caught a never even opened LP of Eddie Daniels " Breakthrough " . Oh Happy Day ! One $ .

Does ANYONE know the situation of O-10 ??? I’m not always one here .