Ray Brown Archive
Monty Alexander Trio – Montreux Alexander – MPS Music 0210986MSW (2016) stereo vinyl, 45:40 ****1/2: Jamaican pianist wins over Montreux in 1976, and the performance gets a sonic upgrade. (Monty Alexander – piano; John Clayton – doublebass; Jeff Hamilton – drums) Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander emerged on the music scene as a teenager in Miami. […]
Oscar Peterson – Exclusively for My Friends [Album list & covers follows] – MPS-Jazz (6 vinyls box set)
Oscar Peterson in an audiophile vinyl box set to treasure…
Keep an eye out for Larry Fuller, a wonderful mainstream pianist…
Canadian jazz master delivers on West Side Story SACD.
The vinyl version has it over this SA reissue in the bass end.
Coleman Hawkins and His Confreres (with The Oscar Peterson Trio, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster) – Verve/APO
Three major horn players in mainstream jazz on one astounding session, in superb stereo.
A most hearable enhancement over the original Telarc CD of 1989, as good as that was.
Look and listen to that front line of saxes!
An interesting and worthwhile session.
A refreshing and engaging big band deserving of wider attention, from a different Ray Brown.
A remarkable presentation both in music and the skills of these talented musicians.
Music of this caliber is rarely captured in the moment.