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.

@mahgister , welcome back, here is one or two nordic albums for you...Jan Johansson




@curiousjim here is one Red Garland album that I posted before, should not be overlooked., The line up is stellar, they only made one record together




Wow! thanks...



I did not know him at all and it seems more than just good to my ears ... I will investigate.... My best to you...


@mahgister , welcome back, here is one or two nordic albums for you...Jan Johansson





This Jan Johansson is a genius, i suffer because there is no way to buy a cd files ... I listened to him on Youtube and his way of playing is addictive... he die very young and make many albums now impossible to get our hand on... It was a genius then difficult to forget and difficult to replace him by  anyone else...


In music each and everyone great musician is UNIQUE and a necessary world in itself then knowing one without having it at our command is like missing an entire new unique world after seeing it.... No great musician can replace another great musician ever... No more than tomatoes can replace berries... Music  is a drug more powerful than any drug known to man... And those non addicted to music are the unlucky one...

Thanks really for this marvellous unique hypnotizing jazz pianist ...

@mahgister , You are welcome, but no need to thank me, I am happy to share especially the 'obscure' ones despite the Frogman's 'rule' (smile). But, except for half a dozen people posting here, it seems that many of them might remain in 'obscurity'...

By the way, just checked, you may find his cd's on Amazon...not expensieve