Historic Collaboration This CD documents Monk at his height and Trane on the way up. It's fun to hear how each influenced the other. Good to hear more from the infrequently heard Malik and Wilson.
For a 50 year old live concert recording, the sound is great. Finally we get something for our tax dollars (originally a Voice of America broadcast) Submitted by a reviewer (Dallas, TX, USA) 10/11/2005
Baker is Good - Getit for Twardzik This contains the last recordings of Dick Twardzik before he died of a drug overdose in Europe while in his twenties. Chet Baker is classic Chet Baker (well conceived and flawless). Lars Gulin makes a cameo appearance. Twardzik is at the top of his crab-like form.
If you like this there is very little of other recordings by Twardzik. They are all worth pursuing Submitted by a reviewer (Dallas, TX) 9/22/2005
The Most of Herbie Nichols Herbie Nichols was an original voice in the 1950's who is finally getting some of his due. This is the easiest way to hear almost all of his recorded releases. The music is challenging and fun at the same time. Nichols had a true sense of humor.
If I had to categorize Nichols, I put him in the Thelonious Monk / Elmo Hope grouping.
The only reason the recording doesn't rate 5 stars is its scanty program notes. Most people need more information about Herbie Nichols. Submitted by a reviewer (Dallas, TX) 9/22/2005