Post Tagged with: "Rudy Van Gelder"

Something Else! sneak peek: Joey DeFrancesco, “I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Joey DeFrancesco, “I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed” (2013)

We love organ jazz around here, so it’s impossible for us to avoid the boss Hammond B3 of Joey DeFrancesco, widely regarded as being at or near the top of the heap amongst jazz organists. Who are we to argue?

One Track Mind: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Rip, Rig And Panic" (1965)

The history of jazz is a history of personalities; from the affable Satchmo, the showmanship of Diz, the gentlemanly ways of Ellington, to the intensely insular Miles. It seemed in most of these cases, the music reflected their personalities, too.

Sonny Rollins – Plus Four (1956, reissue)

by Mark Saleski Ever have a dream where the impossible has suddenly come true? No, I don’t mean something like you’ve won the lottery, or you finally hooked up with that special someone. No, I’m talking about the impossible. In my case, it was my guitar playing ability. For a brief moment, I could play whatever I wanted. At theRead More

Pat Martino – El Hombre (1967): Forgotten series

Given the fact that Pat Martino had played with some of the biggest B3 players in the business (including Jack McDuff and the great Jimmy Smith), it probably surprised no one that Martino’s first solo release

The Red Garland Trio – Groovy [Rudy Van Gelder Remaster] (1957)

The Red Garland Trio – Groovy [Rudy Van Gelder Remaster] (1957)

As we like to note here so many times, there’s a lot of Miles Davis sidemen who have gone on to have notable careers of their own. Just among keyboardists, you’ve got your Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea. There’s another fine piano player who belongs in that exalted group, too: a smooth character fromRead More

George Benson – The Other Side Of Abbey Road (1969)

by S. Victor Aaron I was trying to get mentally prepared to actually describe a Charlie Hunter record when on a whim I decided to cue up GB’s The Other Side Of Abbey Road. That got me to thinking about Nick’s piece on the best Beatle remakes (hey Nick, I forgot one: Stevie Wonder’s sizzling 1970 version of “We CanRead More

Gimme Five: Overlooked Miles Davis recordings

Another in a series of overlooked jazz classics. This time we look at diamonds in the rough by perhaps the single most influential figure in jazz since World War II: Miles Davis. A high profile artist whose work has been picked apart as much as Davis’ won’t have a lot of unturned stones despite some 45+ years of recording history.Read More