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.
orpheus10
Berliners can deal with any tempo and any conductor .At their all -out it’s like being glued to you chair .They can and will pull back the reins on somebody they don't care for .
Today’s Listen:

Tuck and Patti -- TEARS OF JOY

No notes to speak of, just track and production info. Windham Hill Jazz label. Minimum packaging. I remember when they were all the rage. 1988.
Nice Music.   Love the cover art.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ak-o7y1oK0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xYFsHg6SVQ

tribute to Wes Montgomery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAJH9d0MxDU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH0miaFNsAM

Cheers


Since you posted some great classical stuff, I figured it would be natural to continue with Bocelli.

https://youtu.be/5BDVvB7Xx1w

Love is always the key. Always.