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.
Rok, I think that it can be said of Tatum; although, not with the same amount of relevance. Tatum was undoubtedly an influential player, but not to the degree that Bird was. He showed what was possible in Jazz as far as sheer virtuosity on the keyboard and he did expand the possibilities in the use of harmony. However, it is generally thought that his influence was not as far reaching as Bird’s. To support this distinction, consider the fact that Tatum’s influence was primarily on other piano players (Oscar Peterson is probably the best example). Bird was hugely influential with all instrumentalists and not just saxophone players. I think it could be said that Tatum was one of the players who cracked open the Bebop door and Bird threw it open.
Concise and precise as always.   


OK gang, let me say it's tough but rewarding to try to keep up with the music shared here.  Lot's of great stuff, but real listening involves time and surrender.

I felt like I needed to slow down and go deep tonight, with acman3's Jack Johnson reminder in my head.  I put myself in the sweet spot, cranked it up to realistic volume and just focused.  What a journey.  Folks, do yourself a favor - empty your head and tune in to Jack Johnson.  Just give it an hour.  Amazing music.

Thank you acman3.
I absolutely LOVE this Album.
acman33,234 posts11-19-2020 7:38pmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8TdZFVj6tA

 It is Definitely my  favorite Miles Davis Album. I especially love that guitar on the first track. It is GROOVY MAN !
And I thought it was a well kept Secret .Damn I better buy another copy before they are all gone .
acman33,234 posts11-19-2020 7:38pmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8TdZFVj6tA

 Here is another Album that just blows My doors off.... very unique and different. It is quite a journey to listen to . The Miles Davis "Jack Johnson" album and this one are my new Favorites.
Enjoy !

Both of these are best played kind of loud IMO. The dynamics and bass are awesome....for the time.
I have lost the track of your postings; there are so much of them, but they are all posted in order and therefore should check them easily.
I lost the track of an old friend; but friends do find their way home, should not worry that much.
Another friend lost the track of my being by sending me the wrong songs; but is there a wrong song if sent and received in kindness and gratefulness?

Come to think of, I lost the key of a house yesterday morning; but again, I have a custom to keep at least one of my windows open.
My neighbour recently lost a cat but I must say I never heard of a cat being lost. Have you?

You see, (almost) all what is lost, is to be found, sometimes you even don't have to dig that deep. The ocean is shallow water...

"How deep is the ocean...?"

By Chet and Paul

Wish you all nice Sunday...