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.
mary_jo, you’re exactly right; over 200 bpm. Most metronomes max out at around 208 or so and the Carnegie “Take Five” is played at a click or two even faster; probably 210. That’s fast! especially for music in 5/4.

AlexThat Burrell, Green, Kessel clip seemed to be taped from a tv show.Nice to see them all together. Doubt it was issued to the public .I'm also interested in that Kenny Dorham Flamboyan live 1963 date but i looked it up on amazon and it's pricey, cheapest offer was$24 dollars.
pjw & prysoCan't believe I found 2 Soft Machine fans in the same day.Pjw that box set is a good find it gives you all the significant discs from the 1st incarnation. SM discs before Third are not significant. Bundles and Softs have guitar players and lean a little more towards rock than jazz. I have other SM live discs from this period if your interested let m e know.
I also have discs of Soft Machine Legacy band recorded 10-15 years ago and some live Hugh Hopper discs.BTW-was listening to King Crimson's Discipline last night.
I was a TYA fan but had forgotten about him after the band broke up. Nice cut you posted. Sadly i heard he passed away recently?