Wonderful footage of one of the last performances from “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans ever produced.”
This obscure, highly sought after album of proto-Worldbeat sounds gets its first official reissue in 43 years, and is an album of highly infectious and danceable songs that blend Senegalese music with American jazz.
We remember the late pianist Mose Allison, who passed away yesterday at the age of 89.
This collection of outtakes from jazz pianist Erroll Garner’s archives captures the magic of a first take, as well as the joy of a recording session.
This unreleased live performance from legendary pianist Professor Longhair may be brief, but boy, is it potent!
Johnny Mann was a masterful orchestra and choral arranger, who with his Johnny Mann Singers made some fine easy listening music. These three albums highlight the group’s masterful handling of American Popular Song.
French-born jazz composer’s 1956 album, Bonjour Paris, was a stunning declaration of intent by a young composer who would go on to great heights. Sixty years later, it’s still a helluva record.
Scottish jazz/pop vocalist Julia Fordham’s debut album was a strong, promising start to what has been a fruitful career. This deluxe version proves the point.
This live set, taken from 1959, finds Montgomery performing with pianist Eddie Higgins, and is an enjoyable recording of a master at play.
A masterful jazz pianist offers up a lush take of a song from a 1920s-era musical. Just don’t call it ‘easy listening’ unless you mean it nicely….