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.

Dont be envious!

I exagerated the numbers as i wish them to be ... 😉

And anyway listen to frogman advices, he is a musician and he knows what he talk about ...

Me i just begun to understand jazz a bit...

i am retired and i had anything else to do...😁



I’m envious -- if I find one unfamiliar recording per month to enjoy, I’m consider myself lucky!

Can we clone your ears and transplant them onto my head? ;o)


Carla Bley, RIP 10-17-2023

I know some of you folks here are fans. Had my hopes up for another trio album.

Amazing good jazz :

"The truth" with Elvin Jones and Michael Brecker and Eubanks on trombone ,Darren Barrett trumpet and another sax with Brecker...


A sax god exactly as frogman said...

It is not a Brecker album mostly  even if he plays a part but the album is more than just interesting... So.... I am doubly amazed by Brecker and  this Jones album...





Fabulous! Can’t thank you enough, mahgister, as I was not aware of this recording. My favorite drummer (well, maybe Tony Williams…maybe not). Darnett Garrett!!!! No point in commenting on Brecker,

Gene Perla on bass caused me to think of the recordings of the great Elvin Jones, Gene Perla, piano-less band with a front line of two tenor players. Two great post-Coltrane tenor players, Dave Liebman and Steve Grossman. Not always “easy” stuff to listen to, but very earthy, raw and soulful.