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.
R.I.P. Curtis Fuller. 

R.I.P. Curtis Fuller - December 15, 1934 - May 8, 2021 - YouTube

I have far too many discs to count with Curtis playing the trombone. Especially in my extensive Jazz Messengers collection.

Soul Trombone!
The Clan - YouTube

While searching You Tube for Curtis Fuller clips I came across this album that I was never aware of. I listened to all 6 songs and went directly to Discogs and ordered it.

Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw.

Rythm section; Kenny Baron, Cecil McBee and Ben Riley.

Nuff said!!

HUBBARD/SHAW/GOLSON (Time Speaks) - YouTube
Thanks, I'll buy a copy of Time Speaks :)

Outstanding selections of "real jazz" (no noise) LOL

I really enjoyed the JALC slow take on Lenny Kravits' ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY!
Me Moved by Inside Moves! :--))