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.
****" When Mutter puts out yet one more version of the Beethoven concerto, it does nothing to shape the direction of the music "*****

You are correct, but,

When I used a similar argument when we fought about errr.... I mean discussed, the 'influence' of various cultures on Jazz. You dissed it then.

BTW, Your post was excellent.


****You dissed it then****

I will have to search the archives :-) and get back to you. I am 100% consistent; you should know that :-) :-)
Hmmm... The Mingus in Europe recordings i have were made in 64' (the same year Dolphy died).
Pnmeyer, Miles was lucky, smart, and bold. He also had something many other African Americans didn't have, he had a relatively rich background. His father was a well respected dentist in a small town, this gave Miles "Chutzpah".