Jazz

Dave Scott - Naivete

Veteran jazz educator and trumpeter Dave Scott has a lot to offer in his second Steeplechase CD, contributing seven demanding originals. With tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, pianist Gary Versace, bassist John Hebert and drummer Jeff Williams, all of whom work with Scott from time to time (while als...

Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay

This may be Freddie Hubbard's finest moment as a leader, in that it embodies and utilizes all of his strengths as a composer, soloist, and frontman. On Red Clay, Hubbard combines hard bop's glorious blues-out past with the soulful innovations of mainstream jazz in the 1960s, and reads them throug...

Stacy Dillard - One

ONE is saxophonist Stacy Dillard’s debut disc for the New York-based Smalls Records, wherein he leads a combo of electric guitar, electric piano, bass, and drums. ONE manages to cover a few distinct stylistic bases--hard bop, post bop, the early days of fusion (circa 1968/’69)--and yet is a solid...

Thomas Chapin - Night Bird Song

Recorded in 1992, Night Bird Song remained in the can for seven years before Knitting Factory released it in 1999. Thomas Chapin had met an untimely death from leukemia in February 1998 (he was only 40), and this posthumous release was greeted with great enthusiasm by those who were hip to the sa...

Marcus Miller - Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller followed his debut LP, Suddenly, with this self-titled PRA/Warner Bros. album released during summer 1984. His fusion of funk/R&B/jazz is well-balanced on this effort and better represents his formidable talents as a bassist/songwriter/producer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist. The hi...

Tom Browne - Browne Sugar

Straight fusion set by trumpeter Tom Browne, replete with double-tracked vocals and songs heavy on backbeats and light on solos. Everything is nicely played, and the album did do moderately well on charts and with Adult Contemporary audiences.

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Mytha - Horns 2

The first edition of Mytha's Swiss Alphorn recordings was an experiment in offering the sound of this primitive, very organic trumpet to the world. The Alphorn has many cousins in the world in Tibet, Australia, China, and elsewhere. It is limited in its pitch and tonal ranges since it can only be...

Bobby Caldwell - Perfect Island Nights

The veteran blue-eyed soul singer has been busy since 1995 (the year he released his last literal pop album, Soul Survivor), recording albums of standards along with his Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin-styled soundtrack work and counting the royalties from the 100 or so covers or samples of his bes...

Chet Baker - Peace

This one is a bit unusual since the trumpeter is accompanied by David Friedman (on vibes and marimba), bassist Buster Williams and drummer Joe Chambers. The music (which includes two takes of "3+1=5") is somewhat challenging ("The Song Is You" is the only standard) and it inspires Baker to come u...

Calvin Newborn - New Born

Guitarist Calvin Newborn will always be best known for being pianist Phineas Newborn's younger brother. A fine blues-oriented player who at various times hints at George Benson, Grant Green and B.B. King, Calvin has been obscure during much of his career but still plays quite well. His sidemen ar...

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