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.



@mary_jo According to Larry David you're already 8 days past the appropriate cutoff date! 😂

It is never too late to speak nicely...:--)


Happy new year mary_jo

The right cut-off is just before 21 of June for ladies ... Then you are spot on in my book ...

:--))) I would not wish to be just a spot. Not enough space for me there.

Happy new year mahgister!



Mary Jo, 

I am still hanging around and fighting the good fight.

Hope you are well.  I have a thread called 'The Good Stuff'.  Check it out.

For you:



I take a break between two Tete Montoliu albums ...

The more i listen the more i like him...


I listen to the spiritual jazz series 12 albums , this one is the 7th  :



There’s a bunch of them.  Some louder than others, but.  Just yesterday, I was listening to Bud Powell and my wife walked into the room and asked if that noise was the audience and I responded with, I wish.  I don’t understand it, you’d think they’d edit it out before the record gets released.