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
Great Cannonball clips. I especially enjoyed  Cannonball Adderley Sextet in Switzerland 1963 - Jive Samba. Great solo's.

And his appearance on that episode of Kung Fu I was not aware of although as a youth in the 70's I watched every episode of every season it was on air. Thursday nights on NBC IIRC.
Glad you liked them, pjw. 

Probably my favorite Cannonball solo with him as a sideman. Beautifully melodic. Also, notice how Miles picks up where Cannonball leaves off. He starts his solo with the same lick that Cannonball ends with and builds on that. Great stuff.

https://youtu.be/k94zDsJ-JMU
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And now music:

Ivo Robic
Stranci u noci (Strangers in the night)
https://youtu.be/gVripEBwoWU

Song from our Croatian singer Ivo Robic
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strangers_in_the_Night

But Sinatra made it famous.
Sinatra - Strangers in the night 
https://youtu.be/ZwAERaRUsp0

Ivo Robic
https://youtu.be/iUdPra9NGwo
Glad you liked them, pjw.

Probably my favorite Cannonball solo with him as a sideman. Beautifully melodic. Also, notice how Miles picks up where Cannonball leaves off. He starts his solo with the same lick that Cannonball ends with and builds on that. Great stuff.
I agree that was a great exchange at 2:00 in.

Milestones and another album called 58 Miles (also released as 58 sessions) were preludes to KOB. All 3 featured Coltrane on tenor and Cannonball on alto. The rythm sections changed around but all of the players featured in the various rythm sections were the cream of the crop during that era.