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.


good to see you around. :--)

But video that you posted for me is not available. Again those Russians! :--)

Will check your thread...

I was surprised that no one mentioned here Gypsy Jazz artists Certainly starting from Django Reinhardt, but today's lineup of such is also impressive such as Bireli Lagrene, Angelo DeBarre, Stochelo Rosenberg (Rosenberg trio), Jimmy Rosenberg and finally the universal player classical/jazz Antoine Boyer.

Angelo DeBarre, I think is the closest to the style of Django. Enjoy this B&W video so he indeed would seem like the one!


The Don Friedman Trio, Circle Waltz came up as a suggestion on Amazon Music and it is playing now.