Category Archives: Jazz

(March 3, 2017): Tina Brooks – The Blues and I

From the posthumous 1990 album, Back To The Tracks. This LP was cobbled together from September and October 1960 hard bop sessions with Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Jackie McLean, Kenny Drew and Blue Mitchell. Van Gelder did the recording. I … Continue reading

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(January 31, 2017): Lionel Hampton – Vibraphone Blues

From the 1965 album, You Better Know It!!!. One of the great things about practicing law in Idaho during the mid-late 1980s was the Annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held in Moscow, Idaho, at the University of Idaho’s Kibbie Dome.  … Continue reading

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(January 25, 2017): Art Pepper – Bernie’s Tune

From the 1959 album, Art Pepper + Eleven.  This album is a collection of classic covers. Pepper was a West Coaster who cut his teeth playing with Benny Carter’s band. Bernie’s Tune was written in 1953 by Bernie Miller (with … Continue reading

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(January 3, 2017): Eddie Palmieri – Listen Here!

From the 2005 album of the same name, Listen Here!  Palmieri and his late brother Charlie were part of the group instrumental in popularizing latin jazz and and salsa, starting with his 1964 debut Lo Que Traigo Es Sabroso.   This … Continue reading

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(December 28, 2016): Red Garland – Castle Rock

From the 1963 album, Can’t See For Lookin’.  Paul Chambers and Art Taylor make up the rest of the trio on this Garland outing – four long jams recorded and mastered by Rudy Van Gelder. This is an Al Sears tune … Continue reading

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(December 8, 2016): George Shearing – It Never Entered My Mind

From the 1978 album, The Many Facets of George Shearing.  This song started out as a Rogers and Hart show tune in 1940 and was popularized by Frank Sinatra in 1955 with its inclusion on the classic LP, In The Wee … Continue reading

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(August 6, 2016): Niacin – Prelude and Funky Opus

From the 2012 album, Krush.  A jazz fusion trio (Billy Sheehan, John Novello, and Dennis Chambers)  that takes its name from vitamin B3, which is also reflected in the name of the B3 Hammond organ that Novello plays.  Fans of … Continue reading

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