Jimmy Smith - Standards
This is much more laid-back than a typical Jimmy Smith set. Kenny Burrell is prominently featured, and he sounds great.
I think there are only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball. Gerald Early 1952–, American Author
Return to Forever - The Mothership Returns
This one superb live CD set. Peace and goodwill.
Dave Douglas - Stargazer
Chico Freeman - Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit
This is a helluva good record. I just picked it up earlier this year. Listened to it maybe three or four times. But it's hititing me over the noggin tonight. Wow.
The rhythm section on this one? Kenny Kirkland, Buster Williams, & Billy Hart. Damn.
I love finding "new to me" stuff like this!!! This record was released in 1980. And Chico Freeman is WAY underappreciated today. If you stumble across this one in the used vinyl bins, GET IT!
Montreux Alexander: The Monty Alexander Trio Live! at the Montreux Festival
Chico Freeman - The Pied Piper
The Leaders - Mudfoot
Herb Wong's Black Hawk label put out some superb records back in the 80's. Too bad it went belly-up so fast.
Tony Fruscella & Brew Moore Quintet:
The 1954 Unissued Atlantic Session
“ I’ve only ever had two labels. Either it’s good or it stinks."
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