Rolling right along with the musical celebration of April, the first full month of spring, here’s an interesting album from the late flutist Herbie Mann. Mann was a dedicated bebopper, but in the late 1950’s and into the 1960’s, he delved into world music, particularly Afro-Cuban and Latin music, and created some intriguing music in process.
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A string orchestra in a jazz setting has always been an uneasy relationship, going back to the 1930’s. Many critics deride such Mozart-meets-jazz mashups, claiming the strings sound too sweet and syrupy, that they don’t swing, or that they overpower the music so that it’s not jazz anymore. Continue reading
Miles Davis. What’s there to be said about Miles that hasn’t been already said? He was a cool dude who played an even cooler trumpet. Continue reading
To start off this journey as College Jazz Collector, I figured I should start off with this Brubeck album, for a few reasons. First (and most importantly), it’s the Dave Brubeck Quartet; I almost HAD to. Secondly, this is probably my all-time favorite jazz album. And thirdly, this album was recorded exactly 60 years ago in 1957, which is a neat coincidence. Continue reading
While I’ve been a jazz fan since around 4th grade and a voracious consumer of jazz on CD and even cassette tape (yes, young people do in fact know what those things are), I recently began collecting jazz vinyl in earnest about 3 years ago. A hipster/hippie friend of mine told me about a record shop in town Continue reading