Wednesday, December 31, 2008

January 2009: Tribute to Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard, one of the most creative and innovative trumpet players in jazz, died on December 29th 2008 age 70.It is remarkable just how many of the best jazz albums of the past fifty years have been informed by his great musical vision. As our own modest tribute to his great talent, here is a listing of the albums that he has featured on in our reviews: "Ready For Freddie" Here To

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Updated Jazz Gig Guide

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Jazz Albums of the Year 2009

Top 10 best jazz albums of the past year 1 Gonzalo Rubalcaba "Avatar" (Blue Note) Review 2 Pat Metheny "Day Trip" / "Tokyo Day Trip"(Nonesuch) Review 1 Review 2 3 Brad Mehldau Trio "Live At The Village Vanguard" (Nonesuch) Review 4 Aaron Parks "Invisible Cinema" (Blue Note) Review 5 Bennie Maupin Quartet "Early Reflections" (Cryptogramophone) Review 6

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life


Recording date: December 1975 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg

Release date 1976

Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes


Pat Metheny (6-string guitar and 12- sting electric guitar)
Jaco Pastorius (electric bass)
Bob Moses (drums)

Bright Size Life; Sirabhorn; Unity Village; Missouri Uncompromised; Midwestern Nights Dream; Unquity Road; Omaha Celebration; Round Trip

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sonny Rollins - Road Shows Vol. 1

Doxy / EmarcyRelease date: October 28th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes Being a saxophone legend at the forefront of jazz for over 50 years is good but not as good as having a vast archive of the hundreds of hours of great live performances that you have made during that time. That's the enviable position that Sonny Rollins finds himself in with a host of hitherto unreleased material

Saturday, December 6, 2008

December 2008: Focus on Lee Morgan

One of hard bop's greatest trumpeters, here is where Lee Morgan features on 100 Greatest Jazz Albums:"The Sidewinder""Peckin' Time""Delightfulee""Lee Morgan Volume 2""Lee Morgan Volume 3""City Lights"Earlier:September 2008: Focus on Hank MobleyOctober 2008: Focus on Miles DavisNovember 2008: Focus on John Coltrane var addthis_pub = 'kgw';

Eric Alexander Quartet - Prime Time

HighnoteRecorded Live at the Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville NC on April 22nd 2007Release date: March 4th 2008Availability: CD+DVD, MP3 Download, iTunes The Eric Alexander/ David Hazeltine / Joe Farnsworth collaboration has endured for over ten years, via the band One For All and numerous sessions with Eric Alexander or David Hazeltine as leader. So, remarkable then that this release - a CD and

Monday, December 1, 2008

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christian Scott -Live At Newport

ConcordRelease date: November 4th 2008Recorded live at the JVC Jazz Festival, Newport RI, August 9th, 2008 Availability: CD+DVD, MP3 Download, iTunesRecorded almost fifty years to the day that Miles Davis scored his Newport Jazz Festival triumph, Christian Scott should win almost equal acclaim for this fine live set at the August 2008 event.The core of the band is the same as that for the

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November 2008: Feature on John Coltrane

In the month that we add "Blue Train" to our listing of the 100 Greatest Jazz albums, it is a good time to round up the coverage of John Coltrane's music Four entries feature in our selection of the 100 greatest jazz albums of all time:"Blue Train""The Heavyweight Champion""The Classic Quartet""The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings""One Down One Up""Settin' The Pace"John Coltrane also

Saturday, November 8, 2008

John Coltrane - Blue Train

Blue Note

Recording date: September 15th, 1957 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs

RVG Remaster (with alternate takes): 1997

Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes, Vinyl LP


John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)
Lee Morgan (trumpet)
Curtis Fuller (trombone)
Kenny Drew (piano)
Paul Chambers (bass)
Philly Joe Jones (drums)

Blue Train; Moment's Notice; Locomotion; I'm

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dave Holland Quartet - Extensions

ECMRecorded at Power Station, New York, in September 1989Original release date: September 1989Re-release date: August 26th 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunesGerman label ECM has moved to embrace the digital culture with the repackaging and release (at budget price on disc and on MP3) of much of its back catalogue as the series ECM Touchtones. This should be a real opportunity to engage

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kenny Garrett - Sketches Of MD

Mack AvenueRelease date: September 23rd 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes Recorded live at New York's Iridium Club, one time Miles Davis band member Kenny Garrett teams up with John Coltrane collaborator Pharoah Saunders on five substantial tracks that are quite different in their take on keeping alive the spirit of Miles' music.The band – Kenny Garrett (alto sax, sax synth), Pharoah

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Feature on Miles Davis

Almost 50 years since the recording of "Kind Of Blue" - the best selling jazz album of all time - and Miles Davis' music is still as innovative and influential as ever.This month, October 2008, we highlight some of his finest work:Four of Miles' albums feature in our selection of the 100 greatest jazz albums of all time:"Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue""Miles Davis: The Complete Concert""Miles Davis:

Monday, September 15, 2008

Feature on Hank Mobley

Much listened to by hard bop fans but critically undervalued, Hank Mobley's music deserves more attention than it gets. This month, September 2008, we attempt to redress the balance a little:We select and review in detail Hank Mobley's "Soul Station" as one of the 100 greatest jazz albums of all time:"Hank Mobley: Soul Station"Blue Note release remastered versions of three albums featuring Hank

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hank Mobley - Soul Station

Blue NoteRecording date: February 7th, 1960 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs RVG Remaster: March 23rd 1999Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes Personnel: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)Wynton Kelly (piano)Paul Chambers (bass)Art Blakey (drums) Tracks: Remember, This I Dig Of You, Dig Dis, Split Feelin's, Soul Station, If I Should Lose You Review: Hank Mobley was extensively recorded by

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hank Mobley - The Missing Album

Blue NoteRecording date: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 7, 1963Release date: Not yet released as a single album As Hank Mobley's career stagnated in the 1970's, he looked back to the music he had made in the previous decade and could not understand why so much of it had remained unreleased in the Blue Note vaults. As he told John Litweiler in a rere interview in 1973, the

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Curtis Fuller - The Opener

Blue NoteRecording Date: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 16, 1957 Re-release date (RVG Edition): September 2nd 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunesCurtis Fuller burst onto the New York jazz scene in 1957 aged just 23 after starting out in Yusef Lateef's quintet. In June he played at Café Bohemia with Miles Davis and was signed by Alfred Lion who had joined the audience. "The

Hank Mobley / Lee Morgan -Peckin' Time

Blue NoteRecording Date: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 9, 1958Re-release date (RVG Edition): September 16th 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes"Peckin' Time", badged as a Hank Mobley-Lee Morgan joint effort, is really a Hank Mobley album; all the compositions (except for the Weil/Nash standard "Speak Low") are Hank Mobley originals. Not that Lee Morgan does not play with

Hank Mobley - Quintet

Blue NoteRecording Date: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957Re-release date (RVG Edition): September 2nd 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunesThe revival of interest in Hank Mobley's music gains pace with release in the same month of three remastered albums featuring the undervalued tenor sax player and composer."Quintet" essentially features the typical Art Blakey Jazz

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Roy Hargrove - Earfood

Earfood Roy HargroveEmarcyRelease date: June 2nd 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes "Earfood" features Roy Hargrove's working band - Roy Hargrove (trumpet, flugelhorn), Justin Robinson (alto sax and flute), Gerald Clayton (piano), Danton Boller (bass) and Montez Coleman (drums)."My goal in this project is to have a recording that is steeped in tradition and sophistication, while

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema

Blue NoteRelease date: August 19th 2008Recorded January 20th – 22nd at Brooklyn Recording, NYAvailability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes Following notable work in Terrence Blanchard's band, this is pianist Aaron Parks' debut for Blue Note. It is an original solution to the known challenge of voicing a piano/guitar quartet, this achieved by subtle use of synthesized effects on Mike Moreno's expressive

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Alex Sipiagin - Out of the Circle

Sunny SideRelease date: March 4th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes Following a very strong run of albums with Criss Cross (peaking, perhaps, with "Equilibrium"), Russian born trumpet and flugelhorn player Alex Sipiagin strikes out in new directions with this his first major label output. Those earlier Criss Cross releases had produced lucid, inventive jazz in the tradition of Art Farmer

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sonny Rollins - Freedom Suite

RiversideRecording Date: February 27th and March 7th, 1958Re-release date (Keepnews Collection): June 3rd 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes"Freedom Suite" shows all the virtues of Sonny Rollins' take on the pianoless trio approach that he had developed with "Way Out West" and "A Night At The Village Vanguard". Partnered just by Max Roach on drums and Oscar Pettiford on bass, there is

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wes Montgomery - Incredible Jazz Guitar

RiversideRecording Date: January 26th and 28th, 1960Re-release date (Keepnews Collection): June 3rd 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes Rated by many as even better than the two 'live' classics "Full House" and "Smokin' At The Half Note", Wes Montgomery's second studio album for Orrin Keepnews' Riverside label is a tour de force that fully lives up to its title - "incredible jazz guitar"

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wynton Kelly Trio with Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note

VerveOriginal Release Date: May 31st 1965Re-release date (with added tracks): February 15th 2005Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes Personnel: Wynton Kelly (piano), Wes Montgomery (guitar), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums). Tracks: No Blues, If You Could See Me Now, Unit 7, Four on Six, What's New?, Willow Weep for Me, Portrait of Jenny, Surrey With the Fringe on Top, Oh, You Crazy

Grant Green - Solid

Blue Note

Recording date: June 12, 1964 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs

Release date: 1979

RVG Remaster: March 9th 2004

Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes


Grant Green (guitar)
James Spaulding (alto saxophone)
Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone)
McCoy Tyner (piano)
Bob Cranshaw (bass)
Elvin Jones (drums)

Minor League, Ezz-Thetic, Grant's Tune, Solid, The

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Return To Forever - The Anthology

ConcordRelease date: May 27th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes The growth of interest in fusion (which increasingly dominates the jazz charts) is being further fuelled by the reformation of "Return To Forever" around a sell out 2008 world tour. The band (Chick Corea (keyboards), Al Di Meola (guitar), Stanley Clarke (bass) and Lenny White (drums)) were one of the five main offshoots of

Saturday, June 7, 2008

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Saxophone Summit - Seraphic Light

TelarcRelease date: June 3rd 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano came together in 2004 as "Saxophone Summit" to pay tribute to John Coltrane's late music, made in the last two years of his life (1965 – 1967). The resulting album "Gathering of Spirits" was a critical success which showed that the innovations being pioneered by John

Friday, June 6, 2008

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue



Miles Davis (trumpet)
Julian "Cannonball" Adderly (alto sax)
John Coltrane (tenor sax)
Bill Evans (piano)
Paul Chambers (bass)
James Cobb (drums)

(Wynton Kelly replaces Bill Evans on piano on “Freddie Freeloader”; Julian Addderly does not play on ‘Blue In Green”)

Recorded 3rd February and 22nd April 1959 in New York City

Availability: CD, iTunes



Sunday, June 1, 2008

Suggest the Next Greatest Jazz Album

Suggestions received so far:Wellington New Zealand: My choice: "Jazz at Massey Hall" - The Quintet Ther Quintet comprises Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charlie Mingus and Max Roach.Port Jervis NY: Wes Montgomery, Live At the Half Note/Verve RecordsAustin, TX:I would have to recommend the more recently discovered and released At Carnegie Hall featuring the Thelonious Monk Quartet

Monday, May 26, 2008

David Sanchez - Cultural Survival

Concord PicanteRelease date: May 20th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes David Sanchez arrives with his eigth album as leader at a point of new artistic authority in this inspirational album. Part of that authority lies in the enhanced soundscape of his tenor sax (aided by reeds from Francois Louis and superb recording by Don Murray at Sear Sound NY). This is a revelation compared

Louis Smith - Smithville

Blue NoteOriginal release date: March 30th 1958Re-release date (with added tracks): May 13th 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes The revaluation of Louis Smith continues after his 'rediscovery' on the Horace Silver album "Live At Newport '58' and the re-release of the "Here Comes Louis Smith" album in March 2008.Featuring Louis Smith (trumpet), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Sonny Clark (

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tokyo Day Trip – Live EP Pat MethenyNonesuchRelease date: May 13th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download Following the success of "Day Trip", this disc brings together for the first time five additional tracks recorded live in Tokyo in late 2004 featuring the same trio (Pat Metheny (guitars), Chrisitian McBride (bass) and Antonio Sanchez (drums)).At over 40 minutes playing time this is a

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bobby Hutcherson - Head On

Blue NoteRecording Date: July 1971Re-release date (with added tracks): May 13th 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes Centred on Bobby Hutcherson's collaboration with tenor sax player Harold Land, "Head On" is an almost forgotten major work of early 70's jazz that draws on the artistic freedom opened up by Miles Davis' breakthroughs with "In A Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew". Most of the

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Scott Hamilton and Friends - Across The Tracks

ConcordRelease date: May 6th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes Scott Hamilton and Duke Robillard first made each other's acquaintance in the late sixties when both were involved in blues bands. Forty years later they have been brought together at Rudy Van Gelder's Englewood Cliffs studio to record an album of blues based jazz. If Scott Hamilton pulls Duke Robillard in the

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Taylor Eigsti- Let It Come To You

ConcordRelease date: May 6th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes 23 year old Taylor Eigsti hits a new peak in an already remarkable career with "Let It Come To You". Based around his working band (Taylor Eigsti (piano), Julian Lage (guitar), Rueben Rogers (bass) and Eric Harland (drums)) there are really two concepts, both successfully worked through. The first, encompassing the first

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bennie Maupin Quartet - Early Reflections

CryptogramophoneRelease date: April 22nd 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes Bennie Maupin's rediscovery gathers pace with this fine follow up to his memorable 2006 album "Penumbra". It is no longer enough to talk about the talented multi-instrumentalist who featured on Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew", "Big Fun" and "Jack Johnson", appeared with Herbie Hancock in "Headhunters" and then

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bill Evans - Portrait In Jazz

Riverside/ConcordRecording date: December 28th 1959Re-release date (Keepnews Remaster): March 4th 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes Bill Evans refused producer Orrin Keepnews' invitation to record a follow up album to his 1956 debut "New Jazz Conceptions" for over two years, stating that he had nothing new to say. He joined the Miles Davis quintet, participating in "Kind Of Blue",

Sunday, April 13, 2008

John Coltrane - Settin' The Pace

Prestige/ConcordRelease date: March 1958Re-release date (RVG Remaster): April 1st 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes In one sense, "Settin' The Pace" is not much more than a throwaway session from 1958 in which John Coltrane delivered on his contract with Prestige, sufferring, as with most of their musicians at this time, from no paid time for rehearsals. The band - John Coltrane (tenor

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Brad Mehldau Trio - Live

NonesuchRelease date: March 25th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes The first album for three years with the reformed trio (Jeff Ballard having replaced Jorge Rossy on drums) follows Brad Mehldau's now well established pattern of alternating studio and 'live' albums. Returning to the Village Vanguard for four nights in October 2006 for his fourth 'live' recording there, he once again

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie

Blue Note

Recording date: August 21st 1961 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs

RVG Remaster: March 9th 2004


Freddie Hubbbard (trumpet)
Bernard McKinney (euphonium)
Wayne Shorter (tenor sax)
McCoy Tyner(piano)
Art Davis (bass)
Elvin Jones (drums)


Arietis, Weaver of Dreams, Marie Antoinette, Birdlike, Crisis. (Alternate takes of Arietis and Marie

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wayne Shorter - The Soothsayer

Blue NoteRecording date: March 4th 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood CliffsRe-release date (RVG remaster): March 25th 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes If back in 1965 Blue Note's Alfred Lion may have had a moment's thought that "The Soothsayer" was going to be another money-spinner like Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder", one listen would have told him that the music on this album was

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery - Bags Meets Wes!


Release date: December 18th 1961

Re-release date (Keepnews Edition): March 4th 2008

Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes

Backed by an excellent rhythm section (Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums), this 1961 session sparkles with straight ahead, blues based jazz at its best. The cool approach favoured in Milt Jackson's vibe playing (he

Joe Locke Quartet - Sticks and Strings

Jazz EyesRelease date: October 23rd 2007Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunesYou could be forgiven for thinking that vibes player Joe Locke had gone for a "Bird With Strings" approach but the good news is that the 'strings' in question are guitar from Jonathan Kreisberg and bass from Jay Anderson with added drums from Joe La Barbera – a tight quartet with not a symphonic instrument in sight.The

Sunday, March 2, 2008

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners

Riverside / ConcordRelease date: December 17th 1956Re-release date (Keepnews remaster): March 4th 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes "Brilliant Corners" is at one and the same time full of the idiosyncracy that typifies so much of Thelonious Monk's music and then again simply one of the greatest jazz albums ever produced. The band is essentially a quintet: Thelonious Monk (piano), Sonny

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Avatar

Blue NoteRelease date: February 5th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes Discovered by Charlie Haden on a tour of Cuba, Gonzalo Rubalcaba was pronounced a major undiscovered jazz talent at the 1990 Montreux Jazz festival. Signed by Blue Note and twelve albums later somehow his music has not succeeded in having quite the impact promised by that early breakthrough.This is surely set to

Horace Silver - Further Explorations By the Horace Silver Quintet

Blue Note (RVG)Release date: 1958Re-release date (RVG remaster): March 25th, 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes "Further Explorations" was released in 1958, the same year as Horace Silver's appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival. As on the Festival appearance, Louis Hayes is on drums. However, the front line here with Art Farmer (trumpet) and Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) is more

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Chick Corea and Gary Burton - The New Crystal Silence

ConcordRelease date: February 5th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes The original "Crystal Silence" was a landmark album in 1972 that crossed the traditional boundaries of jazz into a wider audience without sacrificing any integrity. It also signposted the remarkable understanding between Chick Corea (piano) and Gary Burton (vibraphone). As Pat Metheny remarks on his liner notes to the

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Horace Silver - Live At Newport '58

Blue NoteRelease date: February 5th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes This is not a re-release of previously known Horace Silver material but rather a re-discovery of a very strong set played at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 and released now for the first time (with the exception of one track "Tippin'" that had appeared on the long unavailable Newport Jazz Festival compilation album

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Pat Metheny - Day Trip

NonesuchRelease date: January 29th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes With the exception of two fine recent albums with Brad Mehldau, "Day Trip" is Pat Metheny's most accomplished straight ahead jazz outing since his emblematic debut, "Bright Size Life".As with that breakthrough album, the trio format (here with Christian McBride (bass) and Antonio Sanchez (drums)) allows the jazz to

Ron Blake - Shayari

Mack AvenueRelease date: January 29th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes"Shayari" is essentially a two hander from Ron Blake (saxophone) and Michael Cain (piano/ producer) with star support from Christian McBride (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), Regina Carter (violin) and Gilmar Gomes (perscussion) added sparingly and just where required. The overall feel is somewhat similar to the 'less

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Duke Ellington and John Coltrane - Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

Impulse!Release date: September 26th, 1962Re-release date: February 19th, 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes Bob Thiele (John Coltrane's producer at Impulse!) took seriously his project of arranging musical meetings between Duke Ellington and jazz greats and in addition to sessions with Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins he also produced this session with John Coltrane. As John Coltrane

Kenny Werner - Lawn Chair Society

Blue NoteRelease date: March 6th, 2007Availabilty: CD, MP3 download "Lawn Chair Society" with its Rene Magritte-like cover and challenging take on jazz appeared in early 2007 to deserved acclaim. It is now enjoying the kind of continued exposure via MP3 download and iTunes that it deserves.The band is mouthwateringly talented: Kenny Werner (piano), Chris Potter (tenor and soprano sax), Dave

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Weather Report - Live at Montreux 1976

Eagle Eye Media

Release date: April 17th, 2007

Recorded July 8th, 1976 at Montreux Casino, Montreux, Switzerland as part of the Montreux Jazz Festival


Joe Zawinul (Fender Rhodes, keyboards, synthesizers, piano)
Wayne Shorter (tenor and soprano saxophones)
Jaco Pastorius (bass)
Alex Acuña (drums)
Manolo Badrena (percussion)


Elegant People; Scarlet Woman; Barbary

Wes Montgomery - Wes Montgomery Live in '65

Jazz Icons

Release date: September 4th, 2007

Recorded in Holland, Belgium and UK in 1965


Holland 1965

Wes Montgomery (Guitar)
Pim Jacobs (Piano)
Ruud Jacobs (Bass)
Han Bennink (Drums)

Belgium 1965

Wes Montgomery (Guitar)
Arthur Harper (Bass)
Harold Mabern (Piano)
Jimmy Lovelace (Drums)

UK 1965

Wes Montgomery (Guitar)
Rick Laird (Bass)
Stan Tracey (Piano)
Jackie Dougan

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Dexter Gordon - Dexter Gordon Live in '63 & '64

Jazz Icons

Release date: September 4th, 2007

Recorded in Amersfoort, Holland, July 29th 1964, Lugano, Switzerland, September 20th 1963 and Belgium, January 8th 1964


Amersfoort, Holland, July 29th 1964

Dexter Gordon (tenor sax)
George Grunz (piano)
Guy Pedersen (bass)
Daniel Humair (drums)

Lugano, Switzerland, September 20th 1963

Dexter Gordon (tenor sax)
Kenny Drew (

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

Blue NoteRelease date: January 5th 1958 Personnel: Sonny Clark (piano), Art Farmer (trumpet), Jackie McLean (alto saxophone),Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums). Tracks: Cool Struttin', Blue Minor, Sippin' At Bells, Deep Night, Royal Flush, Lover (the last two tracks added to post 1987 CD releases) Review: With the single exception of "Kind of Blue", Sonny Clark's "Cool Struttin'''

Marty Ehrlich and Myra Melford - Spark!

Palmetto RecordsRelease date: September 4th 2007Availability: CD, iTunes Playing as a duo since 2000, Marty Ehrlich (bass clarinet) and Myra Melford (piano) have been proving for some years what a number of jazz musicians are just beginning to appreciate; given the right understanding and approach, less can be more. The paired down effect of just their two instruments playing off each other