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.

 Another great winning album by joey DeFrancesco ...

Amazing musician for me especially on the Hammond ..

The Champ · Joey DeFrancesco


Thanks for the suggestion ...

I put them in the waiting list ... I admire Sun Ra ...

Here are my two favorites from Sun Ra. I have both of these titles on a single CD.

Angels and Demons at Play


The Nubians of Plutonia



Daniel Humair: Cool Trading with Attila Zoller and Mike Formanek - YouTube

Wow -- this is great!!!!

Do you happen to know whether this group released any recordings?

Attila Zoller – Memories Of Pannonia

Attila Zoller – Overcome (Live At The Leverkusen Jazz Festival)

These two have the same members.  I think this is about it though.

Great indeed!

It seems there is many albums with Humair ...

I will look thanks stuartk ..

Daniel Humair: Cool Trading with Attila Zoller and Mike Formanek - YouTube

This one with Daniel Humair  is more than just good it seems ... Rava is one of my favorite trumpet player in europe ...