I picked the below superb classic jazz bargains at a church fete, could not believe my luck, $1 each! As new!
Stan Getz: Focus – The first track I’m Late, I’m Late is tops, but the other tunes have a little bit too many strings going on for my liking.
Eric Dolphy With Booker Little: Far Cry – Some piano tinkling and trumpet blowing as well as zippity zap background drumming with the dum de dum of a double bass.
Donald Byrd: Street Lady – From that vintage year 1973 this is kind of a jazz funk album. Six long tunes to groove out to.
Lou Donaldson: Lush Life – 1967, Lou gets all lush on us.
Cannonball Adderley & His Orchestra: African Waltz – This is fun, almost kind of big band style.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Such Sweet Thunder – 23 top tunes from Duke and his Orchestra, the title tune is aces. Released in 1957 it’s a twelve part suite based on the work of William Shakespeare.
Jack Montrose Sextet: Jack Montrose Sextet – This is brill, good classic jazz stuff.
Freddie Hubbard: The Body & the Soul – This gem is from 1963, and is well good stuff.
Ethiopiques Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale 1969-1974 – Great tunes on here, have heard most from a few other CDs but this compilation is a good place to start for this stuff.
Hubert Laws: In The Beginning – Cool stuff from 1974, 8 long tunes spread over an hour.
Lee Konitz: Alone Together – Great record cover on this album from 1996, 6 tunes spread over an hour on this one.
Modern Jazz Quartet: Longing for the Continent – These dudes are great! Zap zap.
Album count 2014: 152