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.
2nd Note;

if you guys enjoy Shirley Horn, check out, Denise LaSalle (R&B singer that had the same Spirit). 

Happy Listening!
Perhaps you would like to discover  great Japanese Jazz, from the 70’s and on.
To give you a flavor you may want to stream from
While the recording quality of this episode is not optimal, the playlist includes some great Jazz players that deserve a wider audience. You will find them in Tidal or Qobuz
I hope you enjoy it
Regards, Joe

Black Americans is the answer. As their employment / career opportunities increased across the society, the number of them wanting to Box or be Jazz musicians decreased. There have probably been many potentially as good as Ali, Louis and  Marciano etc ... they are just working in cooperate America. Or maybe in the NBA, NFL or MLB.  All a lot easier than boxing or trying to earn a living in Jazz.

Other groups, Irish, Jews, Italians etc... traveled the same journey.
Thanks roc for an alternate yet just as true statement as the explanations I tried to bring forward

I disagree. Some folks ( ne'er-do-wells ), will ALWAYS be on the journey, no matter what the situation is.  Including a lot of white folks.

I agree true indeed. Always has, is , and will be the lazy ones.
Re , Cooperate US , Blacks are 

 , per capita , less than 1/10 .Sports less than 1/1000 .

In a bubble what ever the bubblist  wants .