026 Miriam Makeba – Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba is one for the ages, amazing life story, great singer, and all around wonderful person. The group loves this album .

024 Joan Baez – Joan Baez

We all find Joan Baez a bit irritating, but we love talking about her debut album .

021 Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

On this revolutionary album of modal blue Jazz episode we try and get to the root of Rob’s distaste for this album .

018 Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan at Mister Kelly’s

We discuss Scat singing and how we can never go back to when it was new and the fact that Sarah Vaughan can’t remember the words for her own live album. Also Rob thinks the song “Honeysuckle Rose” is filthy.

015 Tito Puente – Dance Mania

Tito brings Afro-Cuban and Caribbean sounds like mambo, son cubano, and cha-cha-chá to the mainstream and we are glad he did !

013 Machito – Kenya

We talk about the afro cuban jazz big band sound that seems to be in perfect sync. Oddly Machito’s singing isn’t featured on the album at all .

012 Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool

We talk about this seminal jazz album that was before it’s time and was recorded 7 years before it was before it’s time. Also Grady and I muse about the song “Moon Dreams” .

011 Sabu – Palo Congo

Some of us struggle to find the rhythm in Palo Congo’s trance like drumming .

09 Count Basie – The Atomic Mr Basie

In what has been called his “last great album” Count Basie shows the power of the young players in an old style. We also take about jazz royalty names and the meaning of “Splanky” .

05 Fats Domino – This Is Fats

Fats Domino teaches us the “Roll” in Rock N’ Roll and can’t remember the words to his most famous song .