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.
orpheus10
Amen , Don’t think there was much talk who was the head "bone when J.J
was around .
Never thought these 2 were in same time , ain’t easy being dumb .
IMO , judging by the one clip , Bernstein is an elegant player , always room for that !
Bobby Broom is another great guitarist from the newer generations. I think he and Bernstein started recording professionally around the same time in the 80's. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65SVAvRgfcQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZflF4c7Mdk
What are your thoughts on the legendary Pat Metheny ?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIu-04SKFMk

I have his first recording Bright Size Life with Jaco on bass.