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Charles Mingus: Mingus At Antibes
Atlantic SD 2-3001
Release Date: 2019-10-16
You can be sure that jazz fans in the year 1960 were unfamiliar with Charles Mingus’s LPs "Blues And Roots" or "Mingus Ah-Um" when they poured into the Pinède Gould Arena at the Antibes Jazz Festival held in Juan-les-Pins, France on 13 July. At any ...
Boz Scaggs: s/t
Atlantic SD 19166
Release Date: 2019-10-06
"Boz Scaggs" – not to be confused with the early Polydor recording entitled "Boz" from 1965 – is the first album in which the producers did everything right. Perhaps the most important participant of all is the legendary guitar Duane Allman, who pav...
The Charles Lloyd Quartet: The Flowering
Atlantic SD 1586
Release Date: 2019-10-02
It might be hard to believe but there was once a jazz musician who was well known and well loved even in the global flower-power pop scene – and not just in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury. The name was and is Charles Lloyd. He appeared in the great ...
Elvin Jones: Midnight Walk
Atlantic SD 1485
Release Date: 2019-09-17
It was certainly a motley crew that came together with Elvin Jones, the legendary ex-Coltrane drummer, in the New York Atlantic Studio in March 1966. His trumpeter brother Thad was first class, but Dollar Brand on the piano, Don Moore on the bass an...
Strauss: Symphonia Domestica
Columbia MS 6627
Release Date: 2019-07-03
Convinced of his own historical importance, Richard Strauss introduced himself to American soldiers as the »Composer of the Rosenkavalier« when they knocked on the door of his villa in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the end of the Second World War. Alrea...
Donny Hathaway: Everything Is Everything
ATCO SD 33-332
Release Date: 2019-05-16
Many a musical career began in the gospel church choirs of the black communities, but that of Donny Hathaway must certainly be one of the most meteoric. Rolling Stone magazine named him the 49th greatest singer (of 100) of all time, though this migh...
Ray Charles Presents David Newman
Atlantic SD 1304
Release Date: 2019-05-07
It is easy to believe that both jazz and rhythm ’n’ blues fans waited longingly for this Atlantic LP. For Ray Charles, later called the ‘King of Soul’, the Ertegun brothers, highly acclaimed producers in the early days of LPs in these particular gen...
The Max Roach Trio Feat. The Legendary Hasaan
Atlantic SD 1435
Release Date: 2019-04-30
Hardly any other musician has released so little as Hasaan Ibn Ali, born William Henry Langford Jr., in 1931, who died in 1980. Just seven titles in all are his complete output, all of which he composed himself, all of them on the present Atlantic L...