Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jonathan Kreisberg - The South Of Everywhere

Mel Bay RecordsRelease date: September 18th 2007 Currently touring with the Joe Locke Quartet, this is Brooklyn based guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg's sixth album as leader. Featuring a tight band (Jonathan Kreisberg (guitar); Will Vinson (alto saxophone); Gary Versace (piano); Matt Penman (bass guitar); Mark Ferber (drums)), the album rewards repeated listening as the subtle straight ahead bop of

Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness

Original Jazz Classics

Release date May 1956


Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone);
John Coltrane (tenor saxophone, track 1 only);
Red Garland (piano)
Paul Chambers (bass);
Philly Joe Jones (drums).


Tenor Madness; When Your Lover Has Gone; Paul's Pal; My Reverie, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World


Employing the same rhythm section from the great

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Miles Davis Quintet - Live At The 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival

Concord / Monterey Jazz festival

Release date: August 21st 2007

Just when you thought there would be nothing new of quality to be released from the 'forgotten' Miles Davis Quintet (the one featuring George Coleman) along comes this live recording from the Monterey Jazz festival in 1963. Forget low fidelity near bootleg quality tapes of unreleased Miles Davis material; this is a beautifully

Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth


Re-release date : October 9th 2007

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April February 23rd, 1961

Original release date: 1961

"Stolen Moments", the opening track, is a modal masterpiece that stands comparison with anything on "Kind Of Blue". The band (Oliver Nelson (alto and tenor saxophone), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone and flute),