Jazz

David Sills - Green

For his third solo affair on Seattle's Origin Records, SoCal sax player David Sills produces a classic sort of sound in combination with the rest of his sextet, formed for this album. The saxes ten...

Frankie Trumbauer - 1928-1929

Tracks one through 19 of this second volume in the complete works of Frankie Trumbauer represent the last recordings that "Tram" made in the company of his friend Bix Beiderbecke. For generations e...

Weather Report - This Is Jazz, Vol. 10

Because most diehard Weather Report enthusiasts already have everything included on this addition to Legacy/Sony's This Is Jazz series of compilations, the "best of" CD serves primarily as an intro...

Cecil Taylor - Melancholy

Cecil Taylor led his 11-piece "Workshop Ensemble" one evening as one of three concerts collectively called "Total Taylor Total." While there are lots of highlights throughout the three long pieces ...

Mario Pavone - Totem Blues

Bassist/composer Mario Pavone assembles a diverse and highly qualified team for this stunning octet disc: tenor saxophonists Jimmy Greene and George Sovak, alto and soprano saxophonist Mike DiRubbo...

Nicki Parrott - People Will Say We're in Love

Nicki Parrott and Rossano Sportiello form an intimate team on People Will Say We're in Love, delivering a long set list with no more than piano (Sportiello) and bass/vocals (Parrott). The set warms...

Don Ellis - The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground/Don Ellis at Fillmore

This BGO-issued two-fer from legendary jazz trumpeter, drummer, and bandleader Don Ellis includes digitally remastered versions of 1969's uneven New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground, which boasted a...

Count Basie - Farmer's Market Barbecue

This was an excellent outing by the Count Basie Orchestra during its later years. Actually, half of this album features a medium-sized group from Basie's big band, but his orchestra usually had the...

Jimmy Raney - Solo

This intriguing set features Jimmy Raney in a set of overdubbed guitar duets with himself. He put a lot of thought into the interpretations, which range from a couple of nearly free pieces ("New Si...

George Colligan - Unresolved

With this recording, pianist George Colligan establishes himself as part of the stable of young talent making music on the Spanish-based Fresh Sound New Talent label. He is joined by tenor saxophon...