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.

Okay, I’ve been locked into Eddie Fisher for the past hour. Any tips you can give me on buying his music on cd? I’d even go for some downloads.

I agree that the scratchy version is sublime.  The music is so good the scratches disappear.



Jzzmusician, I must first commend you on your keen sense of hearing and good taste.

Vintage vinyl is a good place to start for a scratchy record. That's what I started with, and had my computer program clean it up. Now it sounds silky smooth on playback.

Here's where to start, Vintage Vinyl; I've been doing business with these guys since way before CD's were invented.


I'm sure they will be able to help you.

Enjoy the music.
I had not heard that Eddie Fisher "Third cup" in many years.The fact that it was on Cadet records out of Chicago was enough to buy it when it came out.I bought all the Blues on Chess/Cadet,or as much as i could afford at that time.The Fisher record was a little mysterious as there was little that fell into this category and grooved in a "Cristo Redemptor" kind of way.,only with guitar and this presaged the entire 70's Soul/Jazz thing.His second record was gawdawful with extreme wah wah on most tracks,that also presaged the worst part of the next decade.
    I was surprised to see the performance video and as i recall he passed in 1994? Had no idea who,what or where on this guy.
    OK...Listen up...You want a copy of "Third Cup" go to DISCOGS.COM and put it in the search and you will find there are many for sale and a decent copy looks to be had for about 12.00 new unplayed recent reissue.
You take a look and decide what works for you.Duscogs is a good site full of reputable sellers,i buy there all the time.
     Eddie Fisher,you had a good five minutes of fame,rest easy.
Today's Listen:


My CD is the mono version.  I hope the RvG version is better sound quality.  I get the impression this guy is messin' with us.



Not a big fan of the soul guitar thing.  I like Eddie Fisher's sound and feel, just not his choice of "bag" so much; a little too "smooth" for me.  Also, some serious tuning issues in "The Third Cup"; very flat to the organ.  Surprised they let that slip by.  I kinda like him, though.  Alex introduced me to this guy and I would prefer to listen to this which leans more to the funk farm than the soul farm; just my preference.