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 .

001 Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours

In this premiere episode for 1001 album club we talk about if Frank Sinatra was just a beta cuck, drinking yourself to death, Rob walking around in a sad fedora and get off to an awkward start .