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.
Holy **** rok, these OPs (Oscar Peterson, not Original Poster) are the real deal, the essence.  Thanks!
Since I've only been a frequent GFA participant for the last few months (over the winter), I'm wondering if this relative silence from other members is typical when Spring and Summer come around?

I ask again, where the heck is everyone?
I haven't read the last 500 odd posts on this thread, in part, because I do not know who likes jazz and does not consider themselves an aficionado. But in any event, I'll throw a few recent ones out there in memory of the great Chick Corea, who apparently had won more grammy awards in jazz than anyone else, whatever that means.
1. Trilogy 2 with Christian McBride and Brian Blade - love the sound of this live 2 disc set;
2. Chinese Butterfly with Steve Gadd and many others - interesting vocals on this version of "Return to Forever";
3. all of his duets with Gary Burton on vibes;
4. "Song to the Pharaoh Kings" on "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy" - crank it up and listen to some very lovely minor chord progressions;
5. "No Mystery" on "Romantic Warrior";
6. "Antidote" with The Spanish Heart Band)
I ask again, where the heck is everyone?

Everyone is here, except the folks from Croatia and the OP. It’s not a large group during the best of times. The Frogman is a working musician, so sometimes I assume that affects his presence.
The OP is probably just pouting. He shall return. Tomorrow I’ll slam Grant Green and Bobby Timmons. That should get him back. If that fails, I can always post some Saudi Arabian Hard Bop. If only they allowed music. Dang!


*** Saudi Arabian Hard Bop ***

I don't care who you are... that's funny!  I've been to the Kingdom several times.  As I tell everyone: there are many reasons it never appears in vacation travel brochures.