Jazz Original recordings from the hey-day of the Brit jazz scene.
Don Byas was a sideman
extrordinare, Max catches him in Paris.
The New Orleans
Ragamuffins rip it up in Barcelona... ¿Qué? JBP
Mal Waldron & Steve
Lacy Max reviews their careers and their 1972 collaboration.
Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band with Sammy Rimington and Fred
Vigorito rip it up. JBP.
The James Spaulding
Interview. Max gets to know this jazz pioneer.
B - Sides. A few titbits
that didn't fir anywhere else. MC.
Dana Leong and the Loft and Nu
Jazz scene. Max listens to an amazingly talented
Dream of The Red Door; The
Transhumans. Max goes where others fear to tread.
was "thrawn, quarrelsome and drank too much" but produced some great music in
the mid 40s. JBP.
The Midnight Serenaders'
new album "Magnolia" is an enjoyable take on the New Orleans sound with a
modern twist. MC.
O'Maniacs do a pretty good job of re-creating that New Orleans sound...
in Germany! JBP.
That Develin' Tune. Max
has listened though this 9 CD box set just for us.. (I think he quite enjoyed
The Mix. Maxwell (our man
in Paris) traces the development of cabaret and follows it through to a new
project by Linda Kosut.
Infinite Search Max
checks out Max's new album (Chandler and Perkoff are the Max's
The Original Salty
Dogs. A post-war revivalist outfit who know their stuff. JBP.
Herbie Nichols. There's a
complete Blue-Note CD out. Max gives us the lowdown.
Rare Cuts - Well
Done from Kid Ory, Preston Jackson and the Missourians. JBP.
Lionel Hampton and Stan
Getz Max checks out the vibraphone kings.
Mal Waldron. This often
overlooked talented pianist died in 2002. MC.
Sweet Emma Barrett and
her Bell Boys. Haphazard but enjoyable. JBP.
Wayne Shorter-The All Seeing
Eye. Maxwell takes a peek.
Shake It and Break It:
Lanin's Southern Serenaders 1921-22. Not so hot. JBP.
Barry Martyn's Orchestra:
Everybody's Talkin' 'bout .. Sammy Morgan and The Piron Band revisited.
New Orleans Reborn -
Jazz, Blues, Hymns. Big Bill keeps the music alive. JBP.
The New King. Already
Dead. Who could take on the mantle of Charlie Parker? MC.
Hope. Maxwell unearths another remastered gem.
JBP tries some Italian Trad
Jazz and some "Old Time Black Southern string Music"
Joyride / Stanley
Turrentine. The Sugar Man - MC.
Settin' the World on Fire
/ The Firehouse Five - Plus 2. A collection from 1949-71 of the work of
the "Disney Jazz-men". JBP.
Afro Cuban / Kenny
Dorham Although often the side-man to the big names, here we find
trumpeter Kenny Dorham playing mostly his own compositions in good company with
Hank Mobley and Art Blakey and a latin groove. MC.
The Definitive Charley
Patton. Max gives us the lowdown on this under-appreciated
The Unissued Yancey Wire
Recordings. Made in 1951, shortly before his death these informal
recordings find the great man at home with his friends. JBP.
Joseph Robichaux and
His New Orleans Rhythm Boys. Their complete recordings, now available
on Document. JBP.
The Night of the
Cookers / Freddie Hubbard. Join Max at Club La Marchal for this
re-mastered and repackaged 2-disk set.
Senior Moments /
Harlem Hot Stompers. They're old and they stomp! JBP.
Sonny's Crib / Sonny
Clark. A great pianist who died too young. MC.
JBP reminds us of the predicament of the New Orleans jazz men.
Fuego / Donald
Byrd. A gem from 1959, remastered. MC.
The Complete Blue Note
and Capitol Recordings / Fats Navarro and Tadd Dameron. The title says
it all really. Max urges us not to forget Fats.
Skies of America / Ornette
Coleman & The London Symphony Orchestra. Quite a lineup, quite an
Laughin to Keep From Cryin
/ Lester Young. His last album, full of melancholy. MC.
True / Brian Carrick's
Algiers Stompers. No melancholy here! JBP.
Sonny's Dream / Sonny
Criss Orchestra. Sonny teams up with Horace Tapscott in this Birth
of the New Cool. MC.
Workout / Hank
Mobley. Mobley collaborated and/or fell-out with the best. MC.
Western Swing /
Various. A kind of mixture of jazz, blues, country and folk, with
Champagne / Spicy
Advice Ragtime Band. They're from Scandinavia you know... JBP.
Satchidananda / Alice Coltrane. Alice plays harp on this unusual
New Orleans Jazz. JBP
suggests some uplifting listening.
Filles De Kilimanjaro /
Miles Davis. This album divides opinion. Recorded in '68, it finds
Miles Davis at a stylistic crossroads. MC.
Piano in the Foreground
/ Duke Ellington. Remastered and with bonus tracks here is a fine
Ellington trio; " rich and moody - cool blues and limpid greens".
Mingus Dynasty /
Charles Mingus. Re-mastered Mingus classic. MC.
Mode For Joe / Joe
Henderson. Sixties sax re-mastered. MC.
Night Lights / Gerry
Mulligan. Essential "Cool Jazz". MC.
Cool Blues / Jimmy
Smith. Max thought he didn't like organ music until a friend turned him
on to Jimmy.
The Crescent / John
Coltrane. Coltrane's oft-forgotten masterpiece. Max checks it
Grass Roots / Andrew
Hill. Max checks out a remastered treasure from 1968.
Thelonious in Action /
Thelonious Monk. Monk at his best, recorded live in 1958. MC.
Far East Suite / Duke
Ellington. You want a Duke Ellington album, but which one? Maxwell
Chandler gives this one "classic" status.
Right Now! / Jackie
McLean. Great sixties Jazz, re-mastered. MC.
The Procrastinator /
Lee Morgan. Classic Jazz. MC.
Note: MC. = Maxwell Chandler. JBP. = JBP!