Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

African Rhythms, KFAI 12/26/13

December 26, 2013

horace silver

Celebrating 50 years of Kenyan independence on today’s African Rhythms with a generous selection of Benga music and more, plus some of 2013’s notable releases and a tribute to African American jazz greats Yusuf Lateef, Chico Hamilton and Horace Silver. Listen now.

Horace Silver by Francis Wolff


Freddie Hubbard

December 30, 2008

Straight Life from 1975 by Freddie Hubbard. In addition to releasing many great records over the decades under his own name (including gem after gem on Blue Note), he appeared on some of the most pivotal jazz albums in history: Ascension by John Coltrane, Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman, Blues And The Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson, and Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy to name a few. And while the NYT obit claims his standing in the jazz world was diminished in the 70s, his recordings for CTI and Columbia in that decade are now rightfully revered.

Jazz Covers by Taschen

November 26, 2008

Taschen, purveyors of an endless stream of gorgeous design books, have just released a magnificent volume called Jazz Covers, an overview of great design (and not so great: some of the selected LPs have been featured on the Crap Album Covers blog – hey, it’s all a matter of taste) from the 50’s through the 80’s. Try before you buy: the entire edition of Jazz Covers can be browsed online. (related: Vintage Jazz Record Covers)

William Claxton

October 14, 2008

Chet Baker and Halema Baker, 1955, by William Claxton.

LP cover bonanza

September 5, 2008

No theme this time: some jazz, some Brazilian, some Bollywood, some uncategorizable. All great and/or mad design from the heyday of the LP. (Image sources: various points around the web including eBay auctions and great sites like Loronix, Music From The Third Floor, and the amazing LP Cover Lover. Cheers to all!)

(Related posts: Vintage Jazz Record Covers, Brazilian LP Covers, More Brazilian LP Covers, Reggae 45s, Reggae 45s Part 2)

Johnny Griffin

July 29, 2008

Johnny Griffin and the Art Taylor Quintet: My Little Suede Shoes

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

April 20, 2008

War by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Who wouldn’t love to stumble upon these guys busking away at some subway stop?

Vintage Jazz Record Covers

March 11, 2008

From the obsessive collector’s website Gokudo come these lovely images of jazz LPs and 10″ records from the 50’s and 60’s. (Related posts: More Vintage Jazz Record Covers, LP Cover Bonanza, Brazilian LP Covers, More Brazilian LP Covers, Reggae 45s, Reggae 45s Part 2, Jazz Covers by Taschen, Record Covers: Global Tour)

McCoy Tyner’s Today And Tomorrow

October 31, 2007

The music on this album was recorded in 1963 and 1964. It still sounds pretty on point today. Joined by John Gilmore and two of the great Jones brothers, Elvin and Thad, on side 1, McCoy Tyner makes jazz for the ages. This is a green label Impulse from the 70s.