Horace Silver: The Tokyo Blues

Petere 28/01/2012

Tokyo Blues, a quintessential mid-’60s Blue Note session, is Horace Silver’s tribute to the Japanese people who have long supported his funky, Latin-flavored modern jazz. American jazz has always been wildly popular in Japan, and this album…

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Jackie McLean: Jackies Bag

Petere 28/01/2012

In terms of composition, leadership and playing, this is probably Jackie McLean’s greatest album, culled from two different sessions, separated by 20 months. A sextet session with Tina Brooks and Blue Mitchell. Tina Brooks, sax (tenor) Donald Byrd, trumpet…

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Jackie McLean: Capuchin Swing

Petere 28/01/2012

This is pure exceptional hard bop by Jackie McLean with Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop, Jr., Paul Chambers and Art Taylor with all the wonderful elements of any classic Blue Note album: memorable compositions, strong solos and great feeling. But Capuchin…

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