Man, I just dig me some Jazz Crusaders! It has been a long time since I spun them but hot damn are they fun! And that is the key word: fun; The Jazz Crusaders play with an exuberance that is rarely matched in jazz. 233 more words
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This month’s disparate binge listening, a brief list without individual reviews this time. Every one an excellent listen in their respective genres.
Most are readily available (check the included links for various formats and sound samples) except for Chick Corea’s… 721 more words
Selection: The Lion and the Wolff (tk.17)
No need to guess the dedication, Alfred and Francis, but it took a lot of takes to get it right, take seventeen. 788 more words
Selection: A Fickle Sonance (Mclean)
Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 26, 1961… 973 more words
Selection: Outburst (McLean)
Album recorded in two sessions over 1956/7, but not released until 1959, on Prestige’s New Jazz label..
December 14, 1956 session… 807 more words