Photo by Matthias Groeneveld on Pexels.com Editor’s picks for this week: Scott Hamilton & Jeff Hamilton Trio While the recording is titled Live In Bern (2015), it is far from a ‘concert recording’ – it was recorded in a club , minus an audience. And Scott (tenor sax) and Jeff (drummer) are not brothers. One … Continue reading Essentials: 07/07/21 A trio of trios!
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Take it from me, when Artaska gave us a cup of Coffee (2018), it instantly qualified as an essential offering of our time. Her classical training often takes the spotlight, but her jazz compositions never fail to step to the forefront. And, she's not 'just another pretty tune', which … Continue reading Essentials 06/30/21: Coffee (Deluxe) by Artaska
Photo by Stas Knop on Pexels.com I've always been a huge fan of the saxophone, and saxophonist Dexter Gordon (Feb. 27, 1923-April 25, 1990) was one of my favorite artists. Can you imagine being the role model and inspiration to such greats as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins??!! That's as great a notch in one's … Continue reading Essentials: 06/23/21
Photo by Anton H on Pexels.com Editor's picks for this week: Moment To Moment by Cava Menzies and Nick Phillips Tequila Moon by Jessy J At The Blue Note by Keith Jarrett *** Jazz, jazz, and nothing but jazz. Mostly. *** Listen on TIDAL: Moment To Moment Tequila Moon At The Blue Note *** Listen … Continue reading Essentials: 06/18/21
Photo by Elviss Railijs Bitu0101ns on Pexels.com Editor's picks for this week: The Story of Jaz by Jazmin Ghent The New Cool by Bob James and Nathan East A Thousand Kisses Deep by Chris Botti **** Jazz, jazz, and nothing but jazz. Mostly. Listen on TIDAL: The Story of Jaz The New Cool A Thousand … Continue reading Essentials: 06/11/21