Classic Jazz Albums

Whilst the main focus of the Jazz Views site is to bring you the newest cutting edge jazz from around the world, we have a growing review archive of classic jazz albums which shine a light on some of the best release of yesteryear…

Thelonious Monk – Straight No Chaser

Thelonious Monk – Straight No Chaser

Columbia Legacy 64886 Recorded November 1966 / January 1967 Thelonious Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor), Larry Gales (bass), Ben Riley (drums) 1) Locomotive 6m 43s, 2) I Didn't Know About You (take 4) 6m 52s, 3) Straight No Chaser 11m 28s, 4) Japanese Folk Song...

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Duke Ellington – The Great Paris Concert

Duke Ellington – The Great Paris Concert

Atlantic Records SD 2-304 0698 (Double Album) Released 1973 Duke Ellington (pno), Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson & Roy Burrows (tpts) Ray Nance (cornet,vio), Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper & Chuck Connors (trom), Johnny Hodges (alt) Russell Procope alt, clt)...

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Charlie Haden – Liberation Music Orchestra

Charlie Haden – Liberation Music Orchestra

Impulse AS 9183 Perry Robinson — clarinet; Gato Barbieri — tenor saxophone, clarinet; Dewey Redman — alto saxophone, tenor saxophone; Don Cherry — cornet, flute, Indian wood & bamboo flutes (3,5); Michael Mantler — trumpet; Roswell Rudd — trombone; Bob Northern —...

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Lee Konitz – Motion

Lee Konitz – Motion

Verve UMV2563 - Recorded 29 August 1961 Lee Konitz (alto saxophone); Elvin Jones (drums); Sonny Dallas (bass)   I Remember You / All of Me / Foolin’ Myself / You’d be So Nice to Come Home To / I’ll Remember April There was considerable surprise when it was realised...

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​J.J. Johnson – Trombone Master

​J.J. Johnson – Trombone Master

Recorded 1957/1958/1960 Released 1989 J.J. Johnson (trom') on all tracks with, on Side 1, tracks 1, 2 and 4 and Side 2, tracks 1 and 4: Nat Adderley (corn'), Tommy Flanagan (pno), Wilber Little (bs), Albert Heath (drs). Side 1 track 3 and Side 2 track 2, Tommy...

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Steve Khan – Tightrope/The Blue Man/Arrows

Steve Khan – Tightrope/The Blue Man/Arrows

BGO Records BGOCD1178 Tightrope Steve Khan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Don Grolnick (piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet); Bob James (Fender Rhodes, synthesiser); Jeff Mironov (guitar); David Spinozza (guitar); Randy Brecker (trumpet); Michael Brecker (tenor sax);...

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Return To Forever – Romantic Warrior

Return To Forever – Romantic Warrior

RETURN TO FOREVER - Romantic Warrior Columbia CBS 81221 Released April 1976 Chick Corea Piano, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Mini Moog, Moog 15, Micromoog, Polymoog, ARP Odyssey, Yamaha YC45d Organ, Marimba, Percussion Al Di Meola Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Soprano...

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John Coltrane – Ascension: An Appreciation

John Coltrane – Ascension: An Appreciation

Impulse! John Coltrane: tenor saxophone McCoy Tyner: piano; Jimmy Garrison: bass; Elvin Jones: drums; Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders: tenor saxophone; John Tchicai, Marion Brown: alto saxophone; Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson: trumpets; Art Davis: bass Recorded: van...

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Charlie Parker – Jazz At Massey Hall

Charlie Parker – Jazz At Massey Hall

Charlie Parker (alto sax); Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Bud Powell (piano); Charles Mingus (bass); Max Roach (drums) Recorded 15 May 1953 Perdido / Salt Peanuts / All The Things You Are / Wee / Hot House / A Night In Tunisia In the spring of 1953, the enterprising...

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Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue

Kenny Burrell – Midnight Blue

Blue Note Records 84123 Recorded April 21st 1967 Stanley Turrentine (tnr), Kenny Burrell (gtr), Major Holley Jr (bs), Bill English (drs), Ray Barretto (conga) 1) Chitlins Con Carne 5m 25s, 2) Mule 6m 53s, 3) Soul Lament 2m 39s, 4) Midnight Blue 3m 59s, 5) Wavy Gravy...

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Jane Ira Bloom – Early Americans

Jane Ira Bloom – Early Americans

Outline OTL142 Jane Ira Bloom (soprano saxophone); Mark Helias (bass); Bobby Previte (drums) Recorded July 16 & 17, 2015 This is another remarkable set from soprano maestro, Jane Ira Bloom, and even a departure for the saxophonist herself being her first trio...

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BIilly Cobham – Magic / Alivemutherforya

BIilly Cobham – Magic / Alivemutherforya

BGO BGOCD1327 Magic: Billy Cobham (drums, vocals); Mark Soskin (piano, synthesiser); Joachim Kuhn (piano, electric piano, synthesiser); Peter Maunu (guitars); Randy Jackson (bass); Pete Escovedo (timbales); Sheila Escovedo (congas); Alvin Batiste (clarinet); Kathleen...

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Michel Petrucciani – Solo in Denmark

Michel Petrucciani – Solo in Denmark

A wonderful memory of a lost genius who had a blistering talent Storyville Records Michel Petrucciani (piano) Recorded on June 23, 1990, at the Silkeborg Riverboat Jazz Festival in Denmark Too often writers concentrate on the amazing back story of this pianist. ...

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