Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wynton Marsallis - Dipper Mouth Blues - Original Liberty Brass Jazz Band (Official)

Wynton Marsallis Salutes Louis Armstrong

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band - Dipper Mouth Blues (1923)

"Oliver, Joe "King" (Cornet, Leader) 
Armstrong, Louis (Cornet) 
Dutrey, Honore (Trombone) 
Dodds, Johnny (Clarinet) 
Hardin, Lil (Piano, Arranger) 
Scott, Bud (Banjo) 
Dodds, Baby (Drums) 
Johnson, Bill (Vocals on Dipper Mouth Blues?)"

Sidney Bechet - Blue Horizon

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

You took advantage of me - Wild Bill Davison in Bern 1985

Wild Bill Davison trumpet, Warren Vache cornet, Bob Wilber soprano sax, Bill Allred trombone, Bucky Pizzarelli guitar, Dick Wellstood piano, Milt Hinton bass, Jake Hanna drums.

Sidney Bechet - Tin Roof Blues (1949)


Sidney Bechet - soprano saxophone
Wild Bill Davison, cornet
Art Hodes, piano
Walter Page, bass
Fred Moore, drums

Sidney Bechet - Summertime

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Au Privave - Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker - "Confirmation"

Charlie Parker (alt. sax), 
Al Haig (piano), Percy Heath(bass), Max Roach (drums).

Friday, March 18, 2016

Belated St. Patricks Day

Sorry I missed St. Paddy's Day.  I grew up in Jackson Heights Queens N.Y.  All my neighborhood friends were Irish - or at least half Irish (if such a thing exists).  In my young adult years I drank enough Guinness to qualify as more than an honorary Irish person.  That, hanging around the Irish Arts Center in "Hells Kitchen", drinking at various and sundry REAL Irish Bars also helped cement my bonafides.

So, A belated Happy St. Paddy's Day.  Always remember how many brave souls gave their lives for Irish freedom.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


My mortality has never been clearer.  Losing use of my legs, just like that, has made it so.

Over the years I've hurt and been hurt by many.  The courage to live my own life was a long time coming.  Wishing something could be, when it's impossible, is no ones fault

To all those I've ever loved and lost, and those who loved me and lost, here's a song by Ella for everyone of us.

Monday, March 7, 2016


Since the fall I fell four more times  --  except those times I could not get up.  Legs didn't work.  In addition they tell me I was incoherent.  Since I had pain  pills for the ribs, it was assumed I had abused those pills.  Since I was incoherent, I was unable to speak for myself.  I had not exceeded recommended dosage but could not tell them.  I was now being treated like an elderly junkie.  Even after being in the hospital, hooked up to all sorts of monitors what I said made no difference.

Anyway, my legs almost work again.  I'm still rather weak, and posting will be sporadic for a whilr