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.

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

@curiousjim , I guess you could find more good music posted here than on stream😎...here is another Don Friedman album, both posted here, I believe. On the other hand, since I do not stream, perhaps I am missing something, but after a while its becoming more difficult for me to find more music that I really like...often I buy some another album of artists that I already have.Aldo, I admit @acman3 often posts music that I never heard before, if only I like it all 😀



I just started streaming right at two years ago. After I realizes that I have a wall of CD’s and vinyl I’m barely touching anymore and the price of a month on any of the streaming services is less than purchasing an album, I turned to the dark side.😁