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.

^^^^ Nice disk alright.... potter and trombone (robin) player are amazing how they work off each other...What a crew of musicians,worth having!


I was privileged to experience the D. Holland Quintet live 4 times.

Some of the best live music I’ve heard, ever.


Full video show by the Quintet (w/original drummer Billy Kilson): 








It’s probably the best part of retirement 😁

Yeah until recently, I’ve been listening to jazz just a very small amount.  YellowJackets, Weather Report, Earl Klugh, Bob James, Rippingtons.  But as far as the Rabbit Hole I’ve jumped into head first,  OMG,  so many names, so little time.  

I’m listening to Horace Parlan, Up & Down. A great album IMO. He has played with many, but I’ve only found a small number of albums where he’s the main man.