Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jimmy McGiff - Keep Loose (Live Video - late 60's)

France - late 1960's: Jimmy McGriff - org; Leo Johnson - tenor sax; Larry Frazier - guitar; Jesse Kilpatrick - drums.

Artie Shaw - The blues

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bill Evans & Stan Getz - But Beautiful (1974 Full Album)

But Beautiful is a jazz album by the Bill Evans Trio with Stan Getz, recorded live in Europe in 1974 and released in 1996.

Personel: Stan Getz (tsx) Bill Evans (p) Eddie Gómez (bs) Marty Morell (dr) 
Released: 1996
Recorded: August, 1974
Label: Milestone MCD 9249-2
Producer: Helen Keane

0:00 "Grandfather's Waltz" (Lasse Farnlof, Gene Lees) 
8:08 "Stan's Blues" (Gigi Gryce) 
13:56 "But Beautiful" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) 
19:38 "Emily" (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) 
25:18 "Lover Man" (James Davis, Roger Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman) 
33:21 "Funkallero" (Bill Evans)
39:57 "The Peacocks" (James G. Rowles) 
47:12 "You and the Night and the Music" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) 
54:50 "See-Saw" (Coleman) 
1:01:32 "The Two Lonely People" (Bill Evans, Carol Hall) 

Aside from a series of studio sessions a decade earlier for Verve, this LP represents the only other meeting featuring Stan Getz with pianist Bill Evans. Originally issued by the notorious bootleg label Jazzdoor with six selections from a Laren, Holland concert in 1974, Milestone acquired the masters for a legitimate release and added four bonus tunes from a concert in Antwerp, Belgium a week later. Getz meshes almost perfectly with Evans' trio (with bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Marty Morell), with only one sore spot: Getz ignored the pianist's request not to play the under-rehearsed "Stan's Blues," which provoked Evans into quickly dropping out and signaling his sidemen to avoid solos of their own. But the remaining tracks are all invigorating, particularly Evans' brisk "Funkallero" and the lush take of Jimmy Rowles' ballad "The Peacocks." It seems a shame that there were not additional opportunities for Getz and Evans to work together on other occasions, but it is possible that their strong personalities would have clashed. Highly recommended!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Woody Shaw - What Is This Thing Called Love

Woody Shaw - tp
Gary Bartz -as
Steve Turre - tb
Mulgrew Miller - p
Stafford James -b
Tony Reedus - d

Woody Shaw - If I Were A Bell

Woody Shaw (tp), Steve Turre (tb), Kirk Lightsey (p), Ray Drummond (b), Carl Allen (d)

Monday, May 15, 2017

I have not been well the last few days.  Sorry for not posting.  Will resume as soon as I feel well enough.  Tina

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bigly News

Pres Trump claims HE "invented" the phrase, "prime the pump" just a "few days ago".  The man is a delusional idiot.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Woody Herman - FOUR BROTHERS

Mead Lux Lewis plays "Honky Tonk Train Blues"

A jazz legend almost forgotten today.  Do some research folks.

pinetop's boogie woogie 1928

Pine top Smith  --  the original  --  1928!

Pinetop Perkins - Baby, what you want me to do

Stephanie Trick - Boogie Woogie Stomp

Horace Silver - The Jody Grind

* Horace Silver (piano) * Woody Shaw (trumpet) * James Spaulding (flute, alto sax) * Tyrone Washington (tenor sax) * Larry Ridley (bass) * Roger Humphries (drums)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Joe Pass & Paulinho da Costa - Corcovado

Joe Pass (guitar), Paulinho da Costa (percussions), Oscar Castro Neves (guitar), Octavio Bailly (bass), Don Grusin (keyboard), Claudio Slon (drums)

Joe Pass - Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Joe Pass (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Bobby Durham (drums)

Joe Pass - Limehouse Blues

Joe Pass (guitar), John Pisano (guitar), Jim Hughart (bass), Colin Bailey (drums)

Joe Pass & Herb Ellis - In A Mellow Tone (live)

Joe Pass (guitar), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Jake Hanna (drums)

First Bank Failure of 2017

Back when I first started this blog I focused on bank failures, as well as anti-right-wing commentary, and music.  Over the years, as the economy improved, I moved more and more to music.  Heck, in 2016 only 5 banks failed.  This last week we had the first of 2017 and it's a big one.


Five Billion Dollar Bank Failure – First NBC Bank, New Orleans, Closed by Regulators.



Could this be the first shot of a new round of Republican economic failures? We all seem to agree that Trump is not suited to be President. Even his supporters appear to be hell-bent on destroying The USA if it does not meet their strange, simplistic version of a past that never was.

Perhaps now the "Bernie-bros", the Hillary haters, and those who claim, "there's no difference" between the parties will stop and think (for once).  Why must we always seem to reject the better for some sort of fantasy "perfect" that will never be. We did it back in the day - leading to "Tricky Dick" Nixon and the beginning of our right-wing nightmare. 

Today what we call "liberal" would have been seen as right-wing back in the 50's and 60's.  The only place we seem to have made any progress WAS in the sphere of race relations  --  and that appears to have been an illusion.

We are fast trying to end any and all protections and regulations that control business and protect consumers.  At the same time, I hear people complain about the inability of the FDA to do their job.  Everyone seems to want services as long as some one else pays for it. 

If Trump is the total disaster I fear he is, perhaps we will actually elect someone competent, able to at least try to do the job, willing to listen to experienced advisors, and at least try to help ALL the CITIZENS of The United States of America  --  even Gays, Lesbians, and our Transgendered Americans.

Why don't we all read a little REAL history  ---  and not the false crap spewed by Barton and some of the right-wing anti-historians.  ---  maybe then we can rediscover the promise of America and work toward our future as CITIZENS once again.