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
Actually it also caught my ear, and I had it posted, but decided, since it was only 1:18 in length, to replace it with Isora.

Cheers


That clarinet piece by Paquito is a pure delight.  Thanks!  1:24 of heaven.
Today’s Listen:

Thelonious Monk -- THELONIOUS MONK PLAYS DUKE ELLINGTON
with / Oscar Pettiford(bass), Kenny Clarke(drums)

Notes are the original ones that appeared on the Riverside LP. Tiny print, but excellent details on the genesis of this album. Also points out that Monk’s audience was growing. :) Recorded 1955.

caravan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nMfi6ai0nQ

it don’t mean a thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJanxLycKCk

black and tan fantasy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRF1taZ8xqY

solitude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Kx6lifjj4

Btw,
The cover art is a reproduction of "The Repast of the Lion" by the French "primitive" modernist Henri Rousseau.   Not the usual Jazz thing.

Cheers
Back to jazz. I like Today's Listen. In time for good night sleep. My earbuds are on. 

Good night@

Don't you make too much noise guys, I am light sleeper!