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.


Cookin’, Walkin’, Workin’ , Relaxin’, Steamin’, Gotta be the Coolest Cat in Jazz!!!



Dats' it bro!

@rok2id, every language in every culture does this. Always cutting off words. ’Bro’ was originally pronounced ’bruh’ as in brother and not brō, which I hate!

For some reason those cut off or slang words make us feel more comfortable. Like a secong language of sorts. Only spoken by the ’Hip’ few. Although I never did quite understand what a ’Hep Cat’ was? Lol! (Yes I did!)

If you think about it, a lot of American slang or cut off words coming from the black jazz musicians were originally from slang words developed in the black south. Chittl(in) circuit anyone?

But I know you already knew this being a member of the Black Pack 2nd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division. We honor you! (In) ’22!