Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Wish You Were Here" Eddie Fisher

Jimmy Smith & Jimmy McGriff, "Ridin' On It" & "Honky Tonk"



"Ridin' On It" & "Honky Tonk", complete versions. Herman Riley (sax), Carl Lockett (guitar), James Levy (drums). Montreux Jazz Festival. July 16, 1992

Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Eric Clapton - Medley - 9/9/1985 - Capitol Theatre


Friday, January 4, 2019

Vic Damone - Nina Never Knew

Forget about "Baby It's Cold Outside"


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956 - England's Carol #1



Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (ds) Album:"The Modern Jazz Quartet / At Music Inn" Recorded:Live at "Music Inn"Lenox, Massachusetts, August 28, 195

Charlie Parker - White Christmas (Live jazz, 1948), XR remastered


Friday, November 23, 2018

Charlie Parker with Miles Davis- December 11, 1948 Royal Roost, New York City



December 11, 1948 Royal Roost, New York City, New York Charlie Parker Quintet: Miles Davis (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (d); with Symphony Sid Torin (ann) Groovin' High (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) Big Foot (C. Parker) Ornithology (C. Parker-B. Harris) Slow Boat to China (F. Loesser)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dave Brubeck Quartet - St Louis Blues- Belgium 1964



Dave Brubeck - piano Paul Desmond - alto saxophone Eugene Wright - bass Joe Morello - drums

Louis Jordan - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)



" Ernie Royal (tp) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Louis Jordan (as, vo) Sam "The Man" Taylor (ts) Budd Johnson (ts, bars) Ernie Hayes (p) Mickey Baker (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Charlie Persip (d) Quincy Jones (arr, dir) NYC, October 22, 1956"

Monday, November 19, 2018

ELVIN JONES: It Don't Mean A Thing..



Festival à Vienne - France - 2000 Elvin Jones - drums - Eric Lewis - piano - Steve Kirby - bass - Darren Barrett - trumpet - Antoine Roney - tenor saxophone

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

George Shearing Quintet - Lullaby of Birdland



Personnel: George Shearing (piano), Marjorie Hyams (vibraphone), Chuck Wayne (guitar), John Levy (bass), Denzil Best (drums)

George Shearing East of the Sun West of the moon


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Roy Hargrove / You Go To My Head

Roy Hargrove  --  RIP  --  We,re losing too many great musicians.  --  DAMN!


Sonny Fortune ~ In A Sentimental Mood

RIP: Sonny Fortune


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Clifford Brown & Max Roach - Study In Brown ( Full Album )

Yesterday would have been Clifford Brown's 88th birthday. 



Clifford Brown - trumpet.... Harold Land - tenor saxophone.... Richie Powell - piano.... George Morrow - Bass.... Max Roach - drums.... ................................................................. "Cherokee" - 5:44 "Jacqui" - 5:11 "Swingin'" - 2:52 "Lands End" - 4:57 "George's Dilemma" - 5:36 "Sandu" - 4:57 "Gerkin for Perkin" - 2:56 "If I Love Again" - 3:24 "Take the 'A' Train" - 4:16

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Heartland

Ever notice how they started calling it "The Heartland" not long after its industrial might was gutted, not long after they moved all the jobs out of the country, or out of town?  It's as if getting a title was the consolation prize.  After they left a bunch of polluted industrial sites, no longer fit for man or beast - "The Heartland".  Now there's an "opioid crisis" in the former Midwest ( IE: "The Heartland")  --  broken bodies, broken minds, people thrown away with no place to go. 

Rather than deal with the fallout of greed, of jobs being moved for 1% more profit, we discard the workers, the people, then start another "War On Drugs" so those no longer warring against pot can still have jobs. 

All this will make the "crisis" WORSE simply because those who actually NEED painkillers to function will get them wherever they can  --  legal or not.  A nation of 60, 70, 80 year old junkies. 

Then what's left of our once strong middle class can go tsk, tsk, and continue along their merry way blaming those "weak people", those "losers", for being human, for being broken, for trying to keep body and soul together any way they can.  It must be really tough to live in a place where your father and grandfather managed to make a good living  --  and you can't even feed your family decently. 

By the way   ----   so far Trump is not the answer.  Perhaps some REAL Democrats might be.