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.

They play well together and play beautiful , what more can you want ?

As you well know, all the ex-Yugoslav lands have had about every turmoil  and grief there is after Tito .

Countries in Europe where jazz is really big, like Germany and France, have a history of jazz going back to the 1920's when there was no rock and roll etc . Hercules would have a hard time establishing jazz even there today .

USA can keep a jazz culture of sorts because 3% of 300 million is still a lot of people . 

That said you never know what could happen in Croatia, a bunch of kids could make jazz popular with their smart phones !

I don't doubt you were the hottest woman there , great to see you are back .

Frogperson , the NY State Police aka "Those who must be obeyed"  , would drag her off the plane .
frogman thanks for the Thad Jones Mel Lewis link with Henderson and Daniels trading fours. I listened to the whole 40 minutes!
Welcome back mary jo!

Good to see jazz is alive and well in the Balkans!
Or even the Adriatic  .