If you like straight forward hard bop this 1957 album featuring a sextet of all star jazz Read more →
This is a very interesting album that all Jazz enthusiasts will love and most importantly, will help the curious beginning listeners who are interested in understanding the format behind Jazz music. In general, Jazz music is based on improvising but has a sort of order when it is delivered. A Jazz band usually starts off together as a group, in order to set forth and help the listener identify the actual song they will be playing. Then each member takes his/her turn leading the band, improvising as freely possible but not venturing away too far from the actual song. The song can be as time consuming as the band members wish but with the sole intent of spiritually allowing the listeners to expand their minds to wherever they like to take it, this is the beauty behind Jazz. After all these amazingly talented musicians are done with their contributions, then the whole band reunites, full-circlereverting back to the beginning theme they started with. This album here is a perfect example of the unique musical format Jazz offers and also the reason why I decided to feature it. The name of the album is “Best Coast Jazz” and will be featured on Jazz Con Class for a couple of weeks. Afterwords it will be released into the rotation and placed in the Hard Bop playlist. This particular album consists of only two song, both very long. Check the schedule link for play times, ENJOY!.
About this album:
Best Coast Jazz songs The music on this out-of-print Trip LP has been reissued on CD, most notably in a ten-CD set of Clifford Brown’s EmArcy recordings. Best Coast Jazz album This particular album features an all-star group with trumpeter Brown, the altos of Herb Geller and Joe Maini, Walter Benton on tenor, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Curtis Counce and drummer Max Roach. Best Coast Jazz CD music They perform two lengthy numbers, a medium-tempo blues “Coronado” and the ballad “You Go to My Head.”…..Read More