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John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1960)

John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1960)

The premise behind My Favorite Things is simple. Take a famous show tune, shift it a direction and stretch it to...

Grachan Moncur III – Evolution (1964)

Grachan Moncur III – Evolution (1964)

In the post-bop explosion of the early 60s, Blue Note was the home of countless innovations. With Andrew Hill, Eric...

Archie Shepp – Four For Trane (1964)

Tribute albums are an oddly common occurrence and all too often they’re complete failures. It takes a unique band or...

Cameron Graves – Planetary Prince (2017)

Cameron Graves – Planetary Prince (2017)

Despite a slight surge in popularity, modern jazz seems to have a poor reputation. Too often, it’s criticized for a...

Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out (1965)

Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out (1965)

Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out Most jazz fans will probably recognize Joe Henderson from his work as a sideman....

Jackie McLean – One Step Beyond (1964)

Jackie McLean – One Step Beyond (1964)

In my mind, one of the most intriguing stretches of American history is 60s and 70s. Looking back, it’s wild...

Pharoah Sanders – Karma (1969)

Pharoah Sanders – Karma (1969)

Following John Coltrane’s death in 1967, there was very obviously an un-fillable void in the jazz world. The spiritual brand of jazz...

Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage (1966)

Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage (1966)

During his time with the Miles Davis’ second great quintet, Herbie Hancock improved dramatically as a musician. While he was...

Miles Davis – E.S.P (1965)

Miles Davis – E.S.P (1965)

After pioneering cool jazz and releasing the best selling jazz album ever, Miles Davis slumped in the early 60s. Relatively speaking. 1961’s Steamin’...

Hank Mobley – No Room For Squares (1964)

Hank Mobley – No Room For Squares (1964)

  Popular opinion would have you think that Hank Mobley trailed off some time in the mid 60s. Never known...