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