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.


I to have never heard of Depree Bolton.  I listened to a couple of cuts on YouTube and will stream some more in the morning after my wife is off to work.


Paul, here is another album featuring Carmell Jones...the ’others’  palying on it are not bad either...

Curtis Amy (Dupree Bolton played on his Katanga record) and Frank Butler ’Groovin Blue’


As for RVG remasters, I prefer to buy albums before that second remastering, not so because of higher freq, but more because of the gain level...previous BN remasters, usually done by Rob McMaster (nomen est omen?), are somewhat quieter and as a result more articulate, in a lack of better words, pardon my english

@acman3  You are of course welcome, I guess you posted much more (for me) unknown music...if only you would write their names under or above the links,ha....