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.

@curiousjim It definitely didn't sound that way to my ears, I made it through most of the album that night as well!

Acman, this is my third Burmester player, I really like their sound, had 001, than 061 for a while, bought another 001 and now 089. Also had a Dcs Puccini with clock and Metronome 2s. Dcs is terrific machine, but as I listen almost only jazz, older production, it was ’too much’ on many albums, It showed all imperfections in production and that bothered me when I was listening, Burmester is ’better’, very revealing, but somehow menages to extract music only (if that makes sense) and leaves the imperfections of production a bit more hidden than Dcs. Still, If i could afford it, would like to have all my music on vinyl and some very good turntable...but, yesterday bought 8 albums for a total price of 50usd with shipping....thats impossible with records....anyway, enough of this ’audiophile’ talk...

A little " audiophile talk" is sometimes useful from people you know a little about and whose opinion you value. 

Stanley Turrentine with his then wife, Shirley Scott. Album "Let it Roll" . Swings like crazy. Digital has 4 more tunes. Hmm.

And for Rok, Ron Carter on Bass and Mack Simpson on drums. Great pocket!