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Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio – Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966) (2017)

Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio – Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966) (2017)

‘Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966)’ will quench the thirst of anyone wanting more of Wes Montgomery with Wynton Kelly.

Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson – Things Are Getting Better (1958; 2013 reissue)

Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson – Things Are Getting Better (1958; 2013 reissue)

For all the times that “all-star” dates have let us down, the fault of a basic incompatibility that transcends anyone’s inherent fame, Things Are Getting Better features a pairing that utterly works.

Miles Davis with Gil Evans – Miles Ahead (1957)

Miles Davis with Gil Evans – Miles Ahead (1957)

by Nick DeRiso Miles Ahead was initially billed by Columbia Records, in the flatly obvious tone of the day, as “Miles Davis plus 19, with Gil Evans.” Right. Still, it was that last guy, the 20th man, who was the important one. After a burst of creativity in the late 1940s — the clearest result being the very cool butRead More

Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues (1956)

by Nick DeRiso Billie Holiday’s voice, fragile and thin at the end, belied the strong-willed fighter she always was. This record, dotted with tunes she’d once owned two decades before as a bubbly bird in front of big bands, makes the argument for her. By the mid-1950s, the hard-living Holiday had lost some dexterity, but none of her gumption. FewRead More

Blue Mitchell – Blue Soul (1959)

Richard “Blue” Mitchell may not have been the best trumpeter in straight-ahead jazz but he’s among the best who didn’t become a household name. Mitchell didn’t display the the sharp timbre and fanciful trips up and down scales like contemporaries such as Freddie Hubbard or Booker Little. He never developed Miles Davis’ affecting, melancholy cadence. But as Orrin Keepnews putRead More

Miles Davis and John Coltrane – Green Dolphin Street (1960)

by Nick DeRiso The last time Miles Davis and John Coltrane played together, as best I can tell. Recorded in Holland in April 1960, the stirring song cycle was later issued stateside by the little-known Natasha Imports. One version, from the 9th, had just So What, ‘Round Midnight, On Green Dolphin Street (obviously), Walkin and The Theme. Later copies, IRead More

Gimme Five: Overlooked jazz woodwind recordings by Art Pepper, Paul Gonsalves, Roland Kirk, Eric Dolphy, Sonny Stitt

by S. Victor Aaron Some favorite jazz albums of mine that don’t come up at the top of anyone else’s top records list, but I thought were outstanding despite the lack of publicity about them. …

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