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.

Well, have not posted long enough to forget my password...nice to see you all guys here on the same page again...

Rock, if that is not too much to ask, is it okay if you tell us the op's name?Perhaps a link to that obituary? I would just like to connect the words with a face...

On a perhaps brighter note...an album I've been listening the most few recent mornings and some nights too...Zoot Sims 'Nirvana'




If only his first name had not been ZOOT.  He could have been somebody, he could have been a contender!


I don't think I should give the OP's  name.  It would violate his privacy.  Which he has even if the worst is true.




This man is no blues singer!!   So why is this disc still in my rotation??