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.

Weather Report,  The Legendary Live Tapes - 1978-1981.

Tasty stuff 

RIP Wayne Shorter.


Hello Frog hope all is well. Duke Pearson was a lot more then just a great piano player. To state the obvious see Wiki article. Lol. I tried to imbed the following videos but JFA not responding. Back to posting links again!


Duke wrote this song, Tribute to Brownie, and the Cannonball Adderly Quintet recorded it on their Sophisticated Swing LP. Junior Mance on piano

(148) Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Tribute to Brownie - YouTube

Duke also wrote one of Grant Greens great recordings, the title track for the album Idle Moments and also played piano on the album session.

(148) Idle Moments (Rudy Van Gelder Edition / Remastered 1999) - YouTube