Jazz

Tommy Dorsey - Having Wonderful Time

The Clambake Seven was a small Dixieland-oriented group taken out of Tommy Dorsey's big band. Its main period was between 1935 and 1939, although the leader-trombonist occasionally revived the concept in later years. This 16-song LP and has many o...

Muhal Richard Abrams / The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra - Rejoicing with the Light

Muhal Richard Abrams blended vintage and progressive sensibilities on this outstanding 1984 session. It was a large band outing, and Abrams assembled many of the finest active improvisers. His orchestra did not include just saxophones and trumpets...

Bruce Barth - Don't Blame Me

A rewarding trio session from Bruce Barth, one of the most underrated post-bop pianists.

Joined by bassist Ed Howard and drummer Billy Drummond, Barth splits the program evenly between standards and originals, the latter including a lovely ...

Sonny Rollins - The Complete RCA Victor Recordings

This six-CD set has all of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins' recordings for RCA, including the complete contents of The Bridge, What's New, Our Man in Jazz, Sonny Meets Hawk, Now's the Time, and The Standard Sonny Rollins, the three selections orig...

Duke Ellington - The Sophisticated Genius

This select compilation of 1930s and '40s Duke Ellington highlights his earlier dance band arrangements, as well as the work of talents like trumpeter Cootie Williams, heard here to best effect on "Concerto for Cootie," and saxophonist Ben Webster...

Oscar Peterson - Live at the Blue Note [Box Set]

This four-disc box set features the historic reunion of the Oscar Peterson Trio (Peterson, bassist Ray Brown, and guitarist Herb Ellis), who were playing together for all practical purposes for the first time in over 30 years at the Blue Note in M...

Arnett Cobb - Party Time

Tenor saxophonist Arnett Cobb, who was inactive between 1957 and 1958 due to a serious auto accident, recorded three strong albums for Prestige during the first half of 1959. This CD reissue is the only one of the trio that features Cobb as the on...

Joey Calderazzo - Simply Music

Joey Calderazzo is an excellent modern mainstream pianist who is a little reminiscent of early Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and McCoy Tyner, but essentially has found his own voice in the genre. For this release from the Montreal label Lost Chart, ...

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