Alvin “Red” Tyler, New Orleans Jazz Master Series (Musicblok)


Tyler, an icon of New Orleans R&B, was also a great jazz saxophonist, although he didn’t get many opportunities to demonstrate it on record. Here’s an ample helping of Tyler’s big-voiced tenor fronting a quartet on titles ranging from Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter compositions to a few standards, his own “Pinky” and a memorable take on “Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?”