Them Dirty Blues // Cannonball Adderley – Featuring Nat Adderley (Riverside RLP 12-322)

Periodically, I'm really into a particular artist and their music. A few months ago it was Shirley Scott (actually, it's still Shirley Scott). Before that, it was Cannonball Adderley. Now? Back to Cannonball. I don't have many of his albums, but the few that I do have are spending much of their time these days [...]

Spring Sequence // Ralph Burns (Jazztone J-1228)

The leaves are back on the trees, the sun is finally working again, and birds are building nests once again. Spring has sprang! I mean sprung. But also sprang. Keep reading to understand what I'm talking about. To the music! The Music The Tune: "Bijou"Recorded: 1955Personnel: Ralph Burns- PianoJimmy Raney- GuitarClyde Lombardi- BassOsie Johnson- Drums [...]

In Pursuit of The 27th Man // Horace Silver (Blue Note BN-LA054-F)

This is a special post for a couple of reasons. First, it's Horace Silver. Any Horace Silver album is special. The other reason? Keep on reading. To the music! The Music The Tune: "Gregory Is Here"Recorded: 10 November, 1972 at Englewood Cliffs, NJPersonnel: Randy Brecker- Trumpet & FluglehornMichael Brecker- Tenor SaxHorace Silver- PianoBob Cranshaw- Electric [...]

At The Pershing: But Not For Me // Ahmad Jamal (Argo LP 628)

Here's the record that caused me to re-examine why I buy jazz records. Here's the record that re-sparked my excitement and love towards records. And at the end of the day, here's an album that has some fantastic music on it. The Music The Tune: "Poinciana"Recorded: 16 January, 1958 at the Pershing Hotel, Chicago, ILPersonnel: [...]