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, 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:



mmai, I've been reviewing your selections one at a time. George Arvanitas -- 3AM, passes muster. As a matter of fact I like him; 3AM is quite an appropriate title for this album, it sounds like that time at some of my favorite watering holes; that's the time when only the thoroughbreds are hanging out; I can smell the smoke, beer, whisky and wine; I can even visualize the nightclub.


Ray Brown was rather moody. It's early morning and I'm not in that mood, maybe later, but I'm sure it will be interesting when I get in that mood.


Serge Chaloff -- Blue Serge;


Welcome, I'll look forward to more of your selections.