Concorde // The Modern Jazz Quartet (Prestige 7005)

Over here in the United States, the month of February is Black History Month. The month of February is also the shortest month of the year. As a result of both of these facts, the staff of Raggy Waltz decided to celebrate Black History Month by spotlighting jazz albums made by black artists. Beginning now. [...]

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 [...]