Jazz's Joe Castro is always in the groove and the other players in the pocket. There's a uniformity of taste on these records despite their different sources, styles, and periods from which they originally emerged.
With a backstory as exhilarating as the music itself, a Thelonious Monk concert recorded at a California high school in 1968 is a rare treat for jazz fans.
With Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings, 37 tracks from one of the most important phases of the late jazz great's career are presented in a gorgeous new deluxe package.
The musical conflict and explorations of these jazz legends made for a stunning series of concerts that remain sharp nearly 60 years later.