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Peter Appleyard and the Jazz Giants – The Lost 1974 Sessions (2012)

A vibraphonist very much in the tradition of Lionel Hampton, Peter Appleyard — who’d, fittingly, worked with Benny Goodman in the period that these recordings were made — has issued 21 albums as a leader. Unfortunately, many (maybe most) of them have long been out of print

Best of January 2012: Reader picks include Paul McCartney, Van Halen, Dion and plenty of prog rock

January brought in-depth talks with progressive rock legends Greg Lake and Steve Hackett, new blues from Dion and sweet standards from Paul McCartney.

Charlie Haden and Hank Jones – Come Sunday (2012)

It’s a given that show tunes and Tin Pan Alley songs have provided plenty of fodder for jazz interpretations, especially in the decades before there were enough quality standards written specifically for jazz to fill up a fake book.

Jimmy Cobb on Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, others; Gimme Five

Jimmy Cobb on Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, others; Gimme Five

Jimmy Cobb, the primarily self-taught drummer who rose to prominence during a ’50s-era stint with Miles Davis, takes us inside the free-form sessions favored by his old boss.

Half Notes: Artie Shaw – More Last Recordings (1993)

Even if he wouldn’t have established so many jazz standards, Artie Shaw would have still been famous for his blaze-of-glory exit.

Hank Jones (1918-2010): An Appreciation

Hank Jones (1918-2010): An Appreciation

By Nick DeRiso One of three jazz-legend siblings, Hank Jones was perhaps as unassuming as his brother Elvin (nine years younger, famously of the John Coltrane group) was the outsized extrovert. Feathery light, then concisely powerful at the piano, Hank concluded an intellectual, often overlooked eight-decade career on Sunday when he died at age 91. It wasn’t just because heRead More

Julian "Cannonball" Adderley – Somethin' Else (1958)

by Nick DeRiso What an unmitigated triumph for all involved. And what a cast it is: There’s Miles and Cannon, course. (Adderley had left his own group in 1957 to join Miles.)

Lionel Hampton and Friends – Rare Recordings, Vol. 1 (1977)

by Nick DeRiso A line-up from jazzer nirvana is one thing. Wringing such ringing performances out of the guys is quite another. Call this cool vibes from vibrophonist Hampton, who certainly knows where to mail the invitations — a veritable who’s-who of jazz for the newbie: Pianist Hank Jones, trumpeter Thad Jones, pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines, bassist Charlie Mingus, trumpetRead More