Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It don't mean a thing - Ella & JATP 1958

"It Don't mean a Thing Fitzgerald Ella/Peterson 1958 

Jazz at the Philharmonic in Holland. Of course, jazz musicians were always welcomed and when the top musicians with Norman Granz's JATP wanted to come to the Netherlands the famous Amsterdam concertgebouw was offered for their concerts. 
This clip is from a 1958 concert. We see and hear the Oscar Peterson trio with Ray Brown on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar. They perform together with Ella Fitzgerald, with solos of violinist Stuff Smith and trumpetplayer Roy Eldridge. 
Quality filming and very good sound recording by the Dutch engineers. 
This clip was found in Dutch film archives and recently broadcasted on TV. A friend was able to get me a copy and it is such a pleasure to be able to share it with so many"

I can't seem to find the rest of it  --  I think this excerpt is just wonderful - please listen and enjoy

The PIZZARELLIS - Sweet Georgia Brown

"Blues for Charlie Parker" TONY SCOTT & BUCKY PIZZARELLI


with Giorgio Cuscito (piano), Lino Patruno (guitar), Carlo Loffredo (bass), Charly Antolini (drums).
San Marino 1996

"Moonlight in Vermont" - Joey DeFrancesco feat. Houston Person

'Tis Autumn - Red Garland


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond - Blues In Time

Gerry Mulligan (bs), Paul Desmond (as), Joe Benjamin (b), Dave Bailey (ds)
recorded August 2, 1957 NYC

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

Gerry Mulligan (bs), Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb), Bill Crow (b), Gus Johnson (ds)
recorded May, 1962 NYC

Friday, June 19, 2015

Red Garland Trio 1957 ~ C Jam Blues

Red Garland - Piano
Paul Chambers - Bass
Arthur Taylor - Drums

Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet Live 1947 ~ Koko

Recorded: Live "Carnegie Hall", New York City, NY Sept 29, 1947
Charlie Parker - Alto Sax
J.B. "Dizzy" Gillespie - Trumpet 
John Lewis - Piano
Al McKibbon - Bass
Joe Harris - Drums

Charlie Parker Quintet 1947 ~ Dexterity (Master - Take 2)

Charlie Parker - Alto Sax
Miles Davis - Trumpet
Irving "Duke" Jordan - Piano
Tommy Potter - Bass
Max Roach - Drums

Charlie Parker - Red Cross

Thursday, June 18, 2015


So, this 21 year old took his 1911 45ACP, with a seven round capacity magazine, to a Church - a predominantly African-American Church - and killed 9 people, RELOADING SEVEN TIMES.

I guess that means you do not need a 17 round magazine to be a horrible mass murderer.

Perhaps if one of the Deacons was trained, and carrying, there would have been less carnage.

I know that goes against the "left wing", anti-gun rhetoric, but it seems like common sense to me. 

There are people preaching all sorts of anti-damn-near-everything stuff these days.  "Kill the gays", "kill the Muslims", "kill the whites", "kill the blacks", "get rid of the Mexicans", etc., etc., etc.

It was not an "anti-Christian" attack simply because the young man said, "you rape our women, and are taking over" (or words to that effect)  --  that's anti-Black, not anti-Christian.

I do not understand why any member of ANY threatened minority would not get their permit and legally carry a weapon.  The rhetoric is so over the top, those who PREACH this hatred never get prosecuted for inciting violence, and our society becomes that much more dangerous.

Perhaps that's why I've concentrated on putting up music lately.  There's so much stupidity going on that our "real" headlines look like they come from "The Onion".  It's just too much crazy.

"Have A Nice Day" 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Billy Butterfield - Stardust (Original Stereo Recording)

Dutch Swing College Band - Meets Billy Butterfield - 02 - West End Blues

Peter Schilperoort - Clarinet, Sax...
Dick Kaart - Trombone...
Bert de Kort - Cornet...
Bob Kaper - Clarinet, Sax...
Henk Bosch van Drakenstein - Bass...
Huub Janssen - Drums...
Arie Ligthart - Banjo Guitar...
Special Guest - Billy Butterfield - Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Singin The Blues - Bix Beiderbecke

Oh Baby -Billy Butterfield, 1982

Billy Butterfield, Trumpet - Johnny Mince, Clarinet- Bill Allred, Trombone -
Larry Eanet, Piano - Johnny Haynes, Bass-
Barrett Deems, Drums

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Perdido

Charlie Parker from the album "Complete Jazz at Massey Hall" (1953)
Featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus & Max Roach

Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 1950 ~ Leap Frog

Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet
Charlie Parker - Alto Sax
Thelonious Monk - Piano 
Curly Russell - Bass
Buddy Rich - Drums

Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie - My Melancholy Baby

Charlie Parker - Tiny Grimes Quintet 1944 ~ Romance Without Finance (Take 5)

Monday, June 15, 2015

no comment on my part needed

Jackie Cain (Jackie and Roy) - Lazy Afternoon

Jackie Cain, singing "Lazy Afternoon," from the album Jackie and Roy on Storyville Records, recorded and released in 1955. Tune is from the 1954 musical, "The Golden Apple."

LULLABY IN RHYTHM by Charlie Ventura with Jackie Cain vocals BeBop

East Of Suez by Charlie Ventura & Kai Winding from 1947, taken off Emarcy 1956 LP.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Tal Farlow Trio - Bayside Blues

Personnel: Tal Farlow (guitar), Hank Jones (piano), Ray Brown (bass)

Bird & Pres Live - Jazz At The Philharmonic 1949 ~ Lester Leaps In

Charlie Parker - Alto Sax (3rd Solo)
Roy Eldridge - Trumpet (4th Solo)
Tommy Turk - Trombone (2nd Solo)
Lester Young - Tenor Sax (1st Solo)
Flip Phillips - Tenor Sax (5th Solo)
Hank Jones - Piano
Ray Brown - Bass
Buddy Rich - Drums

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I'll Be Here In The Morning (Townes Van Zandt)

Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You

Guitar Slim "The Things That I Used to Do"

The "5" Royales - Baby Don't Do It 1953

Dedicated To The One I Love -- The 5 Royales 1957

New Inductees in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Woody Herman & his Thundering Herd - Golden Wedding - Davey Tough on Drums


Joe Thomas - trumpet, Bernie Leighton - piano, Ted Nash - tenor sax, Jack Lesburg - bass and Dave Tough - drums. Recorded Jan. 9, 1946.

Charlie Christian - Airmail Special

J.J. Cale/ Eric Clapton- After Midnight Live From Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004

Ella Fitzgerald - Blue Skies (High Quality - Remastered)

ROSE ROOM (1939) by the Benny Goodman Sextet featuring Charlie Christian on guitar

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Joe Morello Quartet featuring Art Pepper - Yardbird Suite

Personnel: Art Pepper (alto sax), Gerald Wiggins (piano), Ben Tucker (bass), Joe Morello (drums)

Jackie McLean Sextet - A Long Drink of the Blues

Personnel: Webster Young (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Jackie McLean (alto sax, tenor sax), Gil Coggins (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Louis Hayes (drums)

Bye Bye Blackbird - Woody Shaw

Woody Shaw - trumpet
Steve Turre - trombone
Larry Willis - piano
Stafford James - bass
Victor Lewis - drums

John Pisano whit Chico Hamilton Quintet on Newport Jazz Festival, 1958