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.

@frogman Thanks frogman listening to the Kenny Drew album Undercurrent right now and the first song, Undercurrent, has great interplay between Louis Hayes/Freddie Hubbard/Hank Mobley on drums/trumpet/sax....

(204) Kenny Drew - Undercurrent - YouTube

Trying to improve upon perfection??  Not possible.

Yes, hard to beat.

Wynton's brother Branford does a more admirable job of the 4 part suite but in the case of Coltrane's opus I dont think any rendering in the years since 1964 comes close and going forward you never know but in almost 60 years since it was released nobody came close (Branford is the closest) so I would say its safe to say @rok2id  and @acman3  that the perfection that was recorded at RVGs studio on June 10 1964 will stand above all others forever...​​​​​​

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