Shirley Scott Plays Horace Silver // Shirley Scott (Prestige PR 7240)

There's a ton of jazz albums with titles like '____Plays Cole Porter', or '____ Does The Gershwin Songbook'. How many albums are dedicated to jazz musicians NOT named Duke Ellington? Not many. How many are dedicated to Horace Silver? Like two. This album is one of those two. The Music The Tune: "Moon Ray"Recorded: 17 [...]

Bags Groove //Miles Davis (Prestige 7109)

Look out world.  After having written a post about an original Blue Note album, here comes my first post about an original Prestige album.  Mama I made it. The Music The Tune:  "Airegin" Recorded:  29 June, 1954 in Hackensack, NJ Personnel: Miles Davis-  Trumpet Sonny Rollins-  Tenor Sax Horace Silver-  Piano Percy Heath-  Bass Kenny [...]

Clifford Brown Memorial Album // Clifford Brown (Prestige PR 16008)

Another Clifford Brown album?  There's a method to my madness.  The method?  Jazz is connected!  Continuing with the theme of 'arranger jazz', here's another album that features a small group of musicians playing material specially written and arranged for them, this time featuring an arranger that has been making headlines recently.  To the music! The [...]