Soul Jazz Records is issuing the debut 1976 album from the legendary Steve Reid. As a radical jazz artist, Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists ' including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, and many more!
For Django, recorded for Pacific Jazz in 1964, has long been considered a classic by jazz guitarist Joe Pass. He pays tribute to Django Reinhardt without attempting to emulate him in any way. Rather, he honors him by using his own style.
This LP represents a stage in Monk's development in which his works were known to a limited audience. His alternative approach to the keyboard wasn't yet established and his reputation as the "grey-eminence genius of the bop era" was yet to emerge.