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Review by Lindsay Planer Kirk’s Work, Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s third long-player, teams him up with organist “Brother” Jack McDuff for Kirk’s most soulful post-bop set to date. His unorthodox performance style incorporates the polyphonies of a tenor sax, flute, manzello, and stritch. (The latter instrument is Kirk’s own modification of a second-generation B-flat soprano sax.) This contributes to the unique ...

Review by Zac Johnson An in-depth 18-track overview of the career of soul-jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, demonstrating his range from hard bop stylist to his later easy listening jazz interpretations. Tracklist: 1 The “In” Crowd     7:20 2 Limelight     2:24 3 Delilah     5:26 4 Black Eye Peas     2:42 5 Carmen     2:53 6 Sometimes I Feel Like ...

Review by Dave Nathan Before he threw in the towel and willingly walked away from the clutches of the recording industry in 1960, Johnny Smith recorded an impressive roster of albums for Teddy Reig’s Roost label. One of these, The New Johnny Smith Quartet, recorded in 1956, was billed as maiden set for Smith’s new, small group. That was almost ...

Review by Richard Mortifoglio This 1955 date is an intriguing opportunity to hear Milt Jackson accompanied by the MJQ rhythm section, but with hard bopper Horace Silver substituting for John Lewis. Not only that, it’s also a chance to hear a hitherto unknown, lushly romantic side of both Jackson and Silver, two blues-oriented players who rarely if ever recorded standards ...

Raphael Wressnig, based in Austria but frequently on the road, is not your ordinary B-3 organ player. He’s actually one of a kind: a young master of the imposing, large instrument who is expansive in his breadth of expertise. He’s technically fluent in the blues, in jazz, in soul, and in funk, and he concocts exciting mixed-genre music from his ...

01. The Shadow of Your Smile.mp3 02. Something for Audrey.mp3 03. Satin Doll.mp3 04. Peter Gunn.mp3 05. Something For Sophia.mp3 06. Over the Rainbow.mp3 07. Call Me Irresponsible.mp3 08. Arabesque.mp3 09. Two For The Road.mp3 10. In The Arms of Love.mp3 11. Tiny Bubbles.mp3 12. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars.mp3

Review by Scott Yanow Henry Mancini was a significant writer for films who used the flavor of jazz in some of his movie scores. Mancini gathered an impressive cast of top players consisting of trumpeter Pete Candoli, trombonist Dick Nash, Ted Nash on alto and flute, Art Pepper (sticking exclusively to clarinet), baritonist Ronnie Lang, pianist Johnny Williams (doubling on ...

Harold “Shorty” Baker (May 26, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA – November 8, 1966 in New York City) was a jazz trumpeter. Harold “Shorty” Baker had a mellow sound and a lyrical style that was the modern successor to Arthur Whetsol in the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Originally a drummer, Baker switched to trumpet as a teenager. A fine section ...

Tracklist: 1. Mission Impossible Theme 2. Pink Panther Theme 3. Soul Bossa Nova 4. The 3rd Man Theme 5. Blow Away 6. Stand By Me 7. Chariots Of Fire 8. Across 110th Street 9. God Father Release Date: March 14, 2006 Duration: 53:32 Genre: Jazz Styles: Jazz Instrument / Trombone Jazz Recording Date: May 10, 2005 mp3

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