Another gem from ECM Touchstone series
Blue Canvas – Brandi Disterheft with Harold Mabern & Joe Farnsworth – Justin Time JUST 255-2, 44:55 ****: A smart and expressive release. (Brandi Disterheft – acoustic bass, cello, vocals; Harold Mabern – piano; Joe Farnsworth – drums) Guy Dixon, writing for Canada’s Globe & Mail on July 20,2009, offered the following headline: “It’s 3 […]
It’s all good… The Three Sounds – Groovin’ Hard – Live at the Penthouse, 1964-1968 – Resonance, 51:30 (1/13/17) ****: (Gene Harris – piano/ Andy Simpkins – bass/ Bill Dowdy, Kalil Madi, or Carl Burnett – drums) It may come as a surprise to hardcore Blue Note Records fans that the Three Sounds were the […]
Shirley Horn – a unique vocal talent… Shirley Horn – Live at the 4 Queens – Resonance HCD-2015 (1988), 52:43 ***1/2: (Shirley Horn – piano and vocals; Charles Ables – bass; Steve Williams – drums) For far too long Shirley Horn’s fame was confined to the greater Washington, D.C, area, where she resided and raised […]
Houston Person & Ron Carter – Chemistry [TrackList follows] – HighNote HCD 7293 49:25 ****: An exuberant release from a definitive bassist and an earthy tenor saxophonist. (Houston Person – tenor saxophone; Ron Carter – bass) The word chemistry springs from the word alchemy which in its very early etymology was often seen as linked […]
Mike Jones Trio – Roaring – Capri 74142-2 61:54 ****: An effervescent take on some well-worn material. (Mike Jones – piano; Katie Thiroux – bass; Matt Witek – drums) Jazz and Las Vegas are words that are not necessarily synonymous. Although from the 50s through the 70s, many of the big bands such as Count […]
Benny Golson – Horizon Ahead – HighNote HCD7288 54:54 ***: Benny Golson is a tenor saxophonist in the hard bop tradition and always worthy of a listen. (Benny Golson – tenor sax; Mike LeDonne – piano; Buster Williams – bass; Carl Allen – drums) There is an old saying which runs along the following lines: […]
Houston Person – Something Personal – HighNote HCD7282, 63:16 ****: Stylishness and lyricism succeed in a mainstream scene. (Houston Person – tenor saxophone; Steve Nelson – vibraphone; John di Martino – piano; James Chirillo – guitar tracks 2,4,5,6; Ray Drummond – bass; Lewis Nash – drums) In the King James version of the Bible, Matthew […]
A pair of aces.
J.R. Monterose is a saxophonist with a bold sound and a probing style.
This is an excellent analog jazz piano recording.
Guitarist Chris Cortez: no secrets here, he’s an overt devotee of swinging jazz tradition.
Specs for Ultra HD Blu-ray; UHD Alliance Introduced at CES; Harman Acquires SM Pro Audio; Esa-Pekka Salonen Named NY Philharmonic Composer-in-Residence
Claire Martin’s excellent vocals and the superb arrangements make this perhaps her best record yet!
An imaginative showcase of big band music coupled with a master class in the tenor sax by Houston Person.
A 1957 prerecorded stereotape in hi-res of the great Joe Williams with Basie.
Early Roland Kirk highlights R & B influences…
Lookin’ Up with Joe…
More sublime music from Frank Wess…
“In my music I’m trying to play the truth of what I am.” – Charles Mingus.
Like a well-oiled luxury jazz vehicle….
A classic program of jazz trio standards, recorded in Vienna.