Unique Jazz From The Westchester Workshop // The Westchester Workshop (Unique Records LP-103)

It's been a wild couple of weeks for everyone, with uncertainty and anxiousness everywhere. During stressful times like these, my record library takes on the role of a refuge and safe space. It's a place where I can recharge, relax and unwind. Luckily, my record shelves are full of the best stress-reducing medicine I've found: [...]

The Chico Hamilton Special // Chico Hamilton (Columbia CL 1619)

Marching right along with the special Black History Month celebration, here's an album that I got early in my record-collecting career and one that shows how musically diverse black Americans could be, even in one style of music like jazz. In other words, here's an album from a fellow Californian and musical innovator, Chico Hamilton. [...]