I am not sure where the track titles come from, but I am guessing the problems the band had getting together under Covid must have something to do with them.
Manel Fortià’s album of his Spanish-tinged compositions is meant to wake us up to what the bassist can do.
This sizzling production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ is one of those one-of-a kind of experiences that we all long for in the theater.
Now that he’s 70, it’s only right that guitarist John Scofield takes a victory lap with his first solo album.
Even without the new takes, this Rhino reissue would be welcome: Mingus Three is to my mind one of the great trio albums.
If you’re a fan of the Great American Songbook, but have grown weary of the warhorses, Send For Me is a treat.
Live in Paris: The Radio France Recordings 1983-1984 is an example of solid, appealing late Chet Baker, doing what he did best with standards and the occasional original.
Ornette Coleman turned to me and said, “You know, you can never really be out of tune. You are always in tune with something.”
The centenary of bassist/composer Charles Mingus’ birthday is days away and I am listening to the beautifully packaged and processed and richly annotated 3 lps of Mingus’s Lost Album, recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s London club in 1972.
These performances on The Ed Sullivan Show occurred almost exclusively between 1957 and 1964 and that’s not happenstance. They coincide with the only slice of time when different styles of jazz ever got a significant airing on television.