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
pjw, I too am a fan of Steeplechase and have several of their releases including The Apartment posted by acman3.  I have a few of LTD’s live recordings on the label including all three volumes of “Swiss Nights” and the two with Jackie McLean.  The music, as expected, is great. I am probably more tolerant of inferior sound quality than some, but I would say that the sound quality of those is not that great.  The Jackie McLean dates are particularly subpar unfortunately.  However, still very listenable.  Hope this helps.  

Some of Jackie McLean's solos stand out among others; it seems to me that these are among his best.



          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0H2G_W-O0I


Can you find as good or better?

       
Today's Listen:

Lionel Hampton  --  THE LIONEL HAMPTON QUINTET
with / Buddy DeFranco(clarinet), Oscar Peterson(piano), Ray Brown(bass), Buddy Rich(drums).

Notes point out that Hampton is the only Major Jazz Instrumentalist to be active in nine(9) decades!!          Recorded 1954

flying home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnM7PR3l-jU   

don't be that way
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTi0IWPEb8Y  

je ne sais pas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBTSKpGbeYE  

it's only a paper moon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0h064Rr1C4  

Cheers
Questions to The Frogman:

Talk about what happens at 1:58, if anything did happen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HtHEgINHO0&list=RDMM9HtHEgINHO0&start_radio=1

Thanks

Cheers
Background vocals out of tune.  A good producer/engineer would have pulled the organ back in the mix at that point since the background singers are doubling what the organ is playing causing the rub. This would have lessened the “pain” ☹️.