Monday, June 19, 2006

Hoppin' horns, groovin' guitars

Recent additions to the Poolside Jazz playlist include:

Bix Beiderbecke/Frankie Trumbauer
"Bix & Tram" (2002, box set)

An all-encompassing collection of their work together from 1924-1934. Wide-ranging and even occasionally off-color--but interesting, if not essential, listening nevertheless.

Grant Green
"Idle Moments" (1964)

Backed by a star-studded sextet (including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Joe Henderson on tenor sax, and Duke Pearson on piano), this rich, warm collection is considered one of Green's best bop sets.