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Jazz: Delicious Hot, Disgusting Cold (Part 1)

Boris Bergman
 
April In Paris
April In Paris
"Such a wonderful record! I want the title tune played at my funeral... "One more time!""
Further Definitions
Further Definitions
"A smooth, accomplished and enjoyable classic from an underrated player. Check 'Crazy Rhythm'."
Complete Communion
Complete Communion
"Two long pieces from Ornette's sideman with plenty of action within. Never a dull moment!"
New York Is Now
New York Is Now
"Not an obvious choice, but try and listen to 'Broad Way Blues' without smiling! Proof that Ornette was fun too."
Coltrane Live At Birdland
Coltrane Live At Birdland
"Essential jazz, listen to Coltrane and his group just go for it! 'Afro Blue' is passionate, 'Alabama' is moving. You 'Must Buy'."
Miles Ahead
Miles Ahead
"He was generally Ahead, and this album is bursting with vitality. Dizzy Gillespie told Miles 'it was the greatest'. Enough said!"
Duke Ellington's Far East Suite
Duke Ellington's Far East Suite
"Later Duke masterpiece (of many), it's all amazing, try 'Isfahan' and the driving 'Black Pepper'."
Electric Bath
Electric Bath
"Big band shenanigans from trumpeter Ellis and co. Listen to the exciting 'Indian Lady' and 'Turkish Bath' and pat yourself on the back for buying a bargain!"
Out Of The Cool
Out Of The Cool
"A superb album from Miles' buddy, sophisticated, certainly Cool and deserving your attention."
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
"A very wonderful record, it swings ('O Tannenbaum') and soothes ('Skating'). Along with Phil Spector's, my essential Christmas record!"
Desafinado         /Imp
Desafinado /Imp
"Bean does Bossanova and his sound goes well with the sound of the day, try the title track and 'O Pato (The Duck)'."
Out of the Afternoon
Out of the Afternoon
"Drummer Roy Haynes with superb sidemen including Roland Kirk. Listen to 'Moon Ray' and be glad."
Judgment! (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Judgment! (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
"The late genius piano player, I would recommend all the Blue Note albums without hesitation. Try this hornless quartet and enjoy the top-notch interplay."
Conference of the Birds
Conference of the Birds
"Formidable talent = superb album. Simple, really."
Trio & Quintet
Trio & Quintet
"When I hear 'It's a Lovely Day Today', I tend to agree. Elmo Hope was an underrated pianist who is just beginning to get his dues."
Happenings (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Happenings (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
"Vibraphonist's Hutcherson's 'Happenings' are still very much so. Check 'Bouquet' and 'Aquarian Moon'."
The Awakening
The Awakening
"The title track by this influential piano player is wonderful, the rest of the album's not bad either."
Wave
Wave
"Hard to praise this album enough, the title track is a jazz standard and the rest of the record is equally sublime. Buy it!"
The Eminent J. J. Johnson - Volume 1 (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
The Eminent J. J. Johnson - Volume 1 (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
"J.J. was THE bop trombonist, this album (and vol.2) is the proof. 'Capri' and 'Turnpike' are two good tasters."
Blowing In From Chicago (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Blowing In From Chicago (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
"Double sax assault with Sun Ra's sideman Gilmore. Hot jazz, essential!"
Volunteered Slavery (International Release)
Volunteered Slavery (International Release)
"Exciting live album from Kirk, with two pop covers ('My Cherie Amour' and 'Say a Little Prayer') for all you DJs."
Eastern Sounds
Eastern Sounds
"Multi-instrumentalist Lateef deserves more fans. This album is charming, housing 'Love Theme from Spartacus' and 'Plum Blossom'."
Demon's Dance
Demon's Dance
"All of saxophonist McLean's Blue Notes are worth getting. This is at the end of his run and is still vital, check the title track."
Monk's Music
Monk's Music
"This album has Monk with Coltrane and Hawkins on sax. If that isn't enough reason to buy it, listen to 'Well You Needn't' and then realise, Well, You Need!"
Search For The New Land
Search For The New Land
"Trumpeter Morgan moves away from dancefloor jazz and the result is this great record with stellar sidemen. Classic."