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.
acman3, Great links to Melissa Aldana. Jimmy Heath looks very happy doing his thing at 88 yo! And he especially enjoyed Melissa's soloing.

Melissa was tutored by some giants on the sax including Joe Lovano, George Coleman, and Greg Osby.

mary jo, I loved the Rudy Smith link!

Great man who took up a relatively obscure instrument (in the jazz idiom) and made it work.
I like the links pjw...

Rudi is pan jazz ambassador...

nsp, would you leave the room for a minute please? Thank you.

pjw, you know that pan joke?

How do Asians name there kids?

They throw a pan down the stairs.

(ching chong dong)