• 10 by Miles Davis

    Some of my favorite recordings from Miles’ acoustic years: Bag’s Groove, My Funny Valentine, Generique, Milestones, Solea, Teo, Masqualero, etc.

  • 10 by Art Pepper

    Four new releases this year unearthed some of Art Pepper’s final live recordings. Seems like a good excuse to re-post this piece.

  • Songs of Worship

    A re-post, just in time for my own personal Sabbath (I have separate playlists for my Jewish and Wiccan friends)… Sunday morning – a time…

  • 10 by John Coltrane

    I don’t think I can shed any new light on the legacy of John Coltrane. But I can answer the question, how did a white,…

  • Soothe Me

    I don’t know about you, but I’m getting overwhelmed by all the dire news and violent images I’ve been digesting lately. Maybe it’s time to…

  • 10 by Art Pepper

    I’ve got a real weakness for West Coast jazz – that cool, seductive sound that didn’t exactly get a big thumbs up from Miles Davis…

  • 10 by Sonny Rollins

    Check it – RCR is now optimized for iPad and iPhone use. We’re also the only site I’m aware of that’s optimized for rotary phones. Just…

  • The Lost Quine Interview

    We’ve covered guitarist Robert Quine pretty well in this blog, especially here and here. But I had to throw this post together after my sister…

  • 10 by Miles Davis

    I’m a bit of a “completist,” but only with a few select artists. For example, I don’t need all 1,000 songs that Lightnin’ Hopkins recorded…

  • Songs of Worship

    Sunday morning – a time of worship. And for me, that worship involves a cup of joe, the Sunday Times, and a playlist of soul-soothing…

  • Discovering Grant Green

    So this guy sends me a couple of comments… How could you overlook this tune? Why didn’t you include this artist? And I tell him, write your own damn…

  • Junkie Jazz

    I grew up listening to a lot of jazz. Not the edgy stuff. My dad mostly liked straight-ahead piano players like Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner…