A sampling of some favorite reissues from the past year, including Stan Getz, Denny Zeitlin, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams.
Carla Bley is renowned today for her big-band writing, but it was small-group recordings of her work in the 1960s that introduced her to the jazz world.
Tony Williams was renowned as one of the great drummers of jazz. His late-1980s acoustic quintet highlights his compositional skills as well.
We'll hear a melding of 1950s bop sensibility with the new ideas and approaches so prevalent in the jazz world of the early 1960s.
In 1964 Miles Davis had an exciting new rhythm section in place, but he was still searching for a tenor saxophonist. Enter the multi-talented Sam Rivers.