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.

Just so frogman !

For years my late wife and I "did" Christmas in Sweden for the simple reason they do it better than anyone and without this song from Sweden’s greatest singer ............with it my soul is close to her , the ultimate reason for music .

It will be here soon .
Hi Frogman - I have never really been away, but I am only on the site maybe once a week or so nowadays, sometimes less. I have been tempted to chime in many times but refrained. I am always amused to see the large number of deleted posts when I check in, lol!  I couldn't resist chiming in about Gunther Schuller and Julius Watkins, though.  I know of Chris Comer, but haven't met him.  
acman3 , I don’t doubt your North Texas story . Seems to me they have one of best music schools in the country .
As Jazz is more about the Player(s) and Classical more about the Composer, seems that is as it should be .

Thanks for the Zoltan Kodaly frogman , a great who is grossly underplayed .
. The lovely "Dances from Galanta" is all I all I ever heard live in USA .And Hungary the only place I’ve ever seen where young people are in a majority in the audience .
Anybody looking for an interesting European vacation that is not too expensive , Budapest is it .