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.

Dogs woke us up before the sun came up, so I’ve been listening to Bertha Hope for about five hours.  Mostly great piano trio and very pleasant to listen to with a dog on either side of me and a cup of coffee in my hand.

Hope you all are having a great day!

Found this on internet radio (Radio JRiver):


Good to play if you need a boost of energy!

Another find from internet radio:


More subdued...

These are like hidden treasures! Was totally unfamiliar with these musicians before the streaming encounters. Hope you enjoy!


@ho249  Believe it or not, saw Anat Cohen live in my hometown, even found the video on ytube from that event (not great, jus for information)