John McDonough

Here’s are my 10, not in order of quality but as I thought of them:

  • Sonny Rollins “Sonny Please” (Doxey)
  • Buddy Rich: Complete Argo, Verve Small Groups (Mosaic)
  • Gordon Goodwin Orch: The Phat Pack
  • Tony Bennett: Complete Improve recordings (Concord)
  • Charlie Mingus at UCLA
  • Lee Konnitz: New Nonet (Omnitone)
  • Scott Hamilton: Nocturne Serenade (IConcord)
  • Ornette Coleman: Sound Grammar
  • Hot Club of Detroit (Mack Ave)
  • Sonny Stitt: Stitt’s Bits 1949-52 (Prestige)

John McDonough
DownBeat, Wall Street Journal