All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Russell Moon

Results for "Russell Moon"

Advanced search options

197

Article: Album Review

Various Artists: The Contemporary Records Story

Read "The Contemporary Records Story" reviewed by Russell Moon


Lester Koenig (pronounced KAY-nig) was a Hollywood movie executive who was blacklisted for refusing to testify before the HUAC. Having founded the Good Time Jazz label in 1949 to record Dixieland jazz, he created the Contemporary imprint in 1952 for modern classical music and modern jazz to keep himself busy. With The Contemporary Records Story, Fantasy ...

226

Article: Album Review

Joe Lovano: I'm All For You

Read "I'm All For You" reviewed by Russell Moon


Joe Lovano's I'm All For You is subtitled Ballad Songbook. Every song is taken at a leisurely pace, and the recording reminds me of Charlie Haden's Quartet West album Haunted Heart. All of the renditions are indeed haunting and very soulful. Lovano has collected three of the best to join him—Hank Jones on piano, George Mraz ...

268

Article: Album Review

George Shearing: Lullabies of Birdland - A Musical Autobiography

Read "Lullabies of Birdland - A Musical Autobiography" reviewed by Russell Moon


George Shearing has written an autobiography entitled Lullaby of Birdland. To coincide with its release, Concord has issued a 2-CD set of the pianist's recordings, entitled Lullabies of Birdland. Most of the selections are from Shearing's 1980s Concord canon, but works from other labels are also here, including three early recordings from MGM and two 1990s ...

340

Article: Album Review

Cal Tjader: The Best of the Concord Years

Read "The Best of the Concord Years" reviewed by Russell Moon


From 1979 to his death in 1982, Cal Tjader recorded six albums for Concord. The record label created a new imprint, Concord Picante, for his Latin recordings. Concord has now released The Best Of The Concord Years, which is made up of two 55 minute CDs, comprising more than a third of Tjader's output for the ...

356

Article: Album Review

The Swingle Singers: Mood Swings

Read "Mood Swings" reviewed by Russell Moon


Ward Swingle is back. Swingle left The Double Six of Paris in 1963 to form his own vocal group, The Swingle Singers, which enjoyed success on both sides of the Atlantic. Forty years later, Swingle has assembled a group of eight (four women and four men) young and very talented singers to carry on. Mood Swings ...

298

Article: Album Review

Curtis Stigers: You Inspire Me

Read "You Inspire Me" reviewed by Russell Moon


Curtis Stigers, a former rock singer, is probably most famous for having a song on the soundtrack album of The Bodyguard. You Inspire Me is his third album since he got a haircut and joined the Concord label. Upon first listen the record doesn't stand out, but after repeated play it's become a favorite. Stigers' singing ...

124

Article: Album Review

Chuck Wayne: Morning Mist

Read "Morning Mist" reviewed by Russell Moon


What a find! Guitarist Chuck Wayne was a member of George Shearing's original quintet, and he played on Shearing's 1949 breakthrough hit “September in the Rain." For much of the '50s he was Tony Bennett's musical director. He later was a staff musician for CBS television and radio. 1964's Morning Mist was one of ...

373

Article: Album Review

Bill Evans: Getting Sentimental

Read "Getting Sentimental" reviewed by Russell Moon


Getting Sentimental is a bootleg tape released with the permission of the Evans estate. Like the recordings of The Secret Sessions box, it was recorded without Evans' knowledge by a fan who was a regular customer of the Village Vanguard, in this particular case on January 15, 1978. Bassist Eddie Gomez had recently left Evans after ...

171

Article: Album Review

The Blue Wisp Big Band: A Night At The Wisp

Read "A Night At The Wisp" reviewed by Russell Moon


The Blue Wisp Big Band is a 16 piece orchestra which has performed every Wednesday since 1980 at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, with few changes in personnel. A Night At The Wisp is the band's first recording of a performance at that venue. The band is led by saxophonists Larry Dickson and ...

266

Article: Album Review

Tom Harrell: Sail Away

Read "Sail Away" reviewed by Russell Moon


Recorded over two days in March of 1989, Sail Away is surely one of the youngest albums ever to be re-released as an OJC, and presumably the first from the CD era. Two songs from the sessions not on the original CD are included here, bringing the total time to a very generous 79 minutes. Although ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Sunnyside Records
Publisher's Desk
Get to Know Us (in 2021)
Read on.

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.