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.
Chick Corea must be a recidivist.  This from 2013. 

Wardrobe still could use a little tidying up but at least he's employing a "real" bass and bass player unlike the studio version of The Vigil that uses the "just so-so" (ha!)  talents of the electric bass player, Hadrien Feraud.  

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Schubert, heading up Saturday, day after tomorrow.  Good to see you back.  Wishing you health and all best.
Fascinating comments from the ultimate recidivist, Herbie Hancock. Very erudite and extremely interesting individual, not to mention brilliant musician, talks about “The Ethics Of Jazz”.  Lots of great anecdotes, stories and much more about his life in Jazz and Jazz in life in this series of lectures.  Some may want to skip the intro and FF to 10:00: