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.
mmai, I hope you are here to stay. There is a word out there that we cook and eat new comers on this thread. Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. Welcome!

Guys, prepare the grill...

Good jazz by the way.

mary_jo, I can smell myself being grilled already .. lol

Thanks for the warm welcome!
Few cheerful songs from a lady singer, Dodo Greene, on album 'My hour of need' with I.Quebec and Grant Green...

There is a recent post over on Thiel Owners that is as human a post as I have seen in a long time .
post is ""Great Spirit and Great Music "" by tomthiels "" .
No matter what genre you are into this is a masterpiece for this time !Be there or be square .
Thats a big blog or whatever you call this , is about 5th up last page as I write this .

Alex, I don't know how you have so many records that should be in my collection but aren't. I don't know whether I'm jealous or angry; maybe both, but I will correct that situation if it can be corrected.

Thank you for posting.