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.

Alex, I'm curious as to how you have collected so many fantastic albums. I've seen people with large collections of which half of would be a waste of space for me, but you have so very many boss albums.

We have many of the same artists, but I don't have nearly as many records by them, plus that, all artists have losers, I manage to get the losers.

Did you buy most of those records near the time they came out, or later?

The bottom line is, how did you manage to acquire so many winners?
Hello Orpheus10 

Great to see a post from you. Feel free to stop in more often after all you started this thread and I think its safe to say you are missed by all of us here when you don't come around for long periods.


Alex I am also interested in how & when you obtained your collection? Being from another country I was wondering how are you obtain information on different jazz artists and what sources  can you hear music? Jazz magazines , song Play on radio, television, internet radio, YouTube? Also are there stores where you can into and browse  music or did you have to order everything by mail?

Pjw, thanks for the warm sentiments.

"Indestructible" is killer; with Blakey, Lee Morgan and Curtis Fuller, how could it be anything else, they lived the music.