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.
I was thinking more along these lines.   Didn't they have a record store online, in Chicago I think.   Have a ton of blues CDs from them.



I do have The Roscoe Mitchell Sextet on Delmark.  The title of the CD is 'SOUND'. :)   Includes Lester Bowie.   Which reminds me, I need to hear 'I only have eyes for you' tonight.

I would like to change the groove dramatically on this Holiday Weekend Sunday to a more pensive and introspective groove, and Lonnie Liston is the first artist I’ve selected.




I noticed that lonnie played with all the artists that we have featured numerous times on this thread; that’s a good recommendation. I will include some of those artists on this post; Leon Thomas is one of those artists.

I knew Leon Thomas, I also knew his father. Leon sang this at a club after his father's funeral; it brought tears to my eyes because the song was so appropriate in regard to his father.



I’ll conclude with Pharoah Sanders Thembi;