Tagged Pete Recommends

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Pete Recommends…Stan Getz – Tempus Fugit

Each month Peter Batten recommends a recording that jazz fans may wish to add to their personal library.   Stan Getz Tempus Fugit       While I was a university student, in the 1950s, my jazz education progressed very rapidly. I arrived with a record collection dominated by Jelly Roll Morton and Bunk Johnson. My…

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Pete Recommends…Buddy de Franco and Sonny Clark

Each month Peter Batten recommends a recording that jazz fans may wish to add to their personal library.   Buddy de Franco and Sonny Clark       Anybody remember these recordings? Are there any young players working hard on the clarinet these days? Buddy De Franco could be a great inspiration.     Over 60 years, from…

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Pete Recommends…Chick Corea – Expressions

Each month Peter Batten recommends a recording that jazz fans may wish to add to their personal library. Expressions Chick Corea     This month it’s one for the pianists. Playing solo jazz piano is a difficult art. Rhythm, harmony and improvisation must all be sustained. I was lucky enough to watch and hear close-up our…