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"

Great Free Jazz Podcasts

Subscribe free to top jazz podcasts at iTunes:(No iPod needed; just download iTunes for free (Mac or PC) at "iTunes download") and use this to play the podcast via your computer.Conversations With Christian (McBride) podcastOne of Christian McBride's projects for 2009 is to have conversations with key jazz players and then produce a duo recording session with each. A Mack Avenue release of