Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk Deluxe Edition (rec. 1957) – London Jazz News

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk Deluxe Edition (Atlantic R2 670841/RHINO 603497842384, released May 20. Album review by Leonard Weinreich)When some empty head on TV exclaims “I’m going to raise my performance up to another level”, wave this album vigorously at the screen. More than any other, it defines the real meaning of ‘another … Read more

Charles Mingus – ‘Mingus Three’ (rec. 1957, expanded reissue) – London Jazz News

Charles Mingus – Mingus Three (expanded reissue) (Rhino 603497841035 – album review by Mark McKergow) Friday 22 April 2022 marks the centenary of the birth of Charles Mingus, Double bassist, composer, pianist, band leader, activist and one of the most important figures in jazz. He and his music are not only key in developing the … Read more