Hilarious! Always one to try to prove that he wasn't just a stodgy uptowner, Leonard Bernstein cut this album as a "guide to jazz" – featuring narration by Mr. B himself, plus playing by Miles Davis, Buck Clayton, Teo Macero, and Louis Armstrong. The record traces the evolution of ... (Jazz, Comedy/Spoken)read moreCD
A Lenny Bruce 2-fer – 2 classic albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Interviews Of Our Times – not necessarily a record of interviews – as the title might make you think – but one of Bruce's best records for Fantasy! The album's got some very edgey bits that ... read moreCD
A Lenny Bruce 2-fer – 2 classic albums back to back on a single CD! First up is the album Togetherness – classic early Lenny Bruce work on Fantasy – a groundbreaking set of tracks that features some great shorter snippets, plus a few of the longer, more drawn-out routines that ... read moreCD
Ken Nordine —
Colors ... CD Philips/Ashodel, Mid 60s. Used ...
This is Asphodel's wonderful reissue of "word jazz" maestro Ken Nordine's classic mid 60s ode to the sultry side of the common, the uncommon, and some seemingly made up colors. ("Muddy" anyone?) Billed as "A Sensuous Listening Experience" – and truly living up ... read moreCD
An incredible album from Arthur Prysock – an amazing set of mature love modes, set to beautiful backings by Mort Garson! The album's easily Prysock at the height of his 60s sophistication – a complete reworking of the This Is My Beloved modes away from more mainstream readings, in ways ... (Vocalists, Comedy/Spoken)read moreCD