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  • Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli - Jattendrai Swing 1939 - LIVE!

    Coolest of the Cool...1939
  • Sonny Rollins Spent A Mythical 'Night at the Village Vanguard' 60 Years Ago Today

    11/03/2017 9:38:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | November 3, 2017 | Nat Chinen
    One of the greatest jazz albums ever made was recorded 60 years ago today. It's A Night at the Village Vanguard, a live date by saxophonist Sonny Rollins, featuring a muscular backdrop of bass and drums. It's not a carefully plotted concept album, nor a manifesto, but a document with the slangy nonchalance of a conversation overheard on the street, extemporaneous and unburdened. It's a slice of musical vérité that captures a true master of the form on a good day, in a generous and jocular mood. At 87, Rollins is an acknowledged eminence in American culture: Earlier this year...
  • Thelonious Monk Estate Sues North Coast Brewing Over Brother Thelonious Merchandise

    08/31/2017 4:31:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Jazz drummer T.S. Monk, the son of jazz great Thelonious Monk and administrator of the late pianist's estate, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Fort Bragg, Calif.-based North Coast Brewing Company over its popular abbey ale, Brother Thelonious. North Coast has been brewing Brother Thelonious for over ten years. The lawsuit states that the Monk estate had given verbal permission to North Coast to use Thelonious Monk's image in the sale of the beer in exchange for the brewery's agreement to donate some profits to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit jazz education program with locations in Washington D.C....
  • Waring's Pennsylvanians "I Heard" hot jazz song by Don Redman (May 13, 1932) Victor 24030

    08/03/2017 6:20:27 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1932 | Don Redman
    Waring's Pennsylvanians "I Heard"
  • Sarah Vaughan Finally Gets the Biography She Deserves

    07/25/2017 8:04:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24 | Farah Jasmine Griffin
    Along with Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan is part of the triumvirate of classic jazz vocalists. Together they laid the foundation of contemporary jazz singing and as such, helped to shape all of popular music. Holiday has been the subject of several significant biographies, and there is at least one authoritative tome devoted to Fitzgerald, with another long-awaited one soon to follow. But Vaughan has not inspired the same attention, which makes “Queen of Bebop,” by Elaine M. Hayes, all the more necessary and exciting. This comprehensive examination of Vaughan’s life and work benefits from Hayes’s technical knowledge...
  • Exclusive: New details emerge about Satchmo's arrest at 9

    04/30/2017 5:35:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | James Karst, | The Times-Picayune
    Six boys were arrested on an unseasonably warm day in New Orleans Chinatown in October 1910. The alleged ringleader of the group was Henry Smith, a 15-year-old from Lafayette Street who had been in trouble with the law before. Among his alleged accomplices was a 9-year-old who lived in the neighborhood where the crime occurred: Louis Armstrong. That incident was lost to history until I unearthed it several years ago. It was an episode perhaps alluded to in contemporary media coverage of Armstrong's more famous arrest for firing a gun on New Year's Eve in 1912; a crime brief about...
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night - April 15, 2017 (vintage jazz show)

    04/15/2017 5:08:21 PM PDT · by deks · 8 replies
    88.5 WAMU FM ^ | April 15, 2017 | Rob Bamberger
    CLICK "Listen Live" at the top of the page for live stream: From 8 until 11 p.m. EST, the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings from the '20s, '30s, and '40s
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘La La Land’ Sends A ‘Bigoted Message,’ ‘Misleads’ on Race and Jazz

    02/16/2017 5:34:13 PM PST · by drewh · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | feb 16 2017 ast | staff report
    NBA great and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes a column for the Hollywood Reporter in which he examines the critically-acclaimed hit film La La Land and how it “misleads” on issues of race, romance and jazz. As someone who finds La La Land bold and daring, I can also admit that there are a few elements that warrant closer examination, particularly regarding its portrayal of jazz, romance and people of color. In fact, the better a work of art is, the more we must dissect it, because now we’re not just measuring box office, we’re assessing its proper place in...
  • Grammy-Winning Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

    02/12/2017 10:30:23 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 55 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 10:20 AM, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 | KTLA
    Al Jarreau, a Grammy-winning jazz singer known as the “acrobat of scat,” has died, the Washington Post reported Sunday. He was 76.
  • "Mountain Dance" Astonishing Orchestral Version, Dave Grusin on Piano

    09/03/2016 1:38:22 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    This is simply the best piece of music I've heard in thirty years. Absolutely awesome. Note Mr. Grusin's quotation from In The Mood in his solo riff, at 3:12. Note also his (possible) mistake at the end of his closing arpeggio (at 6:04), which he then repeats, as if to say, "yeah, I made a mistake, and even my mistakes are terrific!"
  • “Toots” Thielemans, master of the jazz harmonica, dies at 94

    08/22/2016 6:02:49 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 20 replies ^ | August 22 2016 | T.R. Goldman
    ean-Baptiste “Toots” Thielemans, whose unrivaled mastery of the harmonica led to collaborations with jazz luminaries such as pianist Oscar Peterson and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and whose mellifluous sound graced soundtracks as varied as “Midnight Cowboy”(1969) and the television show “Sesame Street,” died Aug. 22 in Belgium. He was 94. The cause was complications from a fall, his agent, Veerle Van de Poel, told Belgian media.
  • Bobby Hutcherson, Vibraphonist With Coloristic Range of Sound, Dies at 75

    08/16/2016 2:16:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 16, 2016 | NATE CHINEN
    Bobby Hutcherson, one of the most admired and accomplished vibraphonists in jazz, died on Monday at his home in Montara, Calif. He was 75. Marshall Lamm, a spokesman for Mr. Hutcherson’s family, confirmed the death, saying Mr. Hutcherson had long been treated for emphysema. Mr. Hutcherson’s career took flight in the early 1960s, as jazz was slipping free of the complex harmonic and rhythmic designs of bebop. He was fluent in that language, but he was also one of the first to adapt his instrument to a freer postbop language, often playing chords with a pair of mallets in each...
  • Tiny Parham & His Musicians "Lucky '3-6-9'" Victor 38082 (recorded July 22, 1929)

    07/21/2016 11:55:32 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Tiny Parham
    Tiny Parham & His Musicians plays"Lucky '3-6-9'" on Victor 38082 (recorded July 22, 1929)
  • 'Tain't No Sin (To Dance Around in Your Bones) George Olsen and his Music

    05/06/2016 7:49:04 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Edgar Leslie--Walter Donaldson
    "Tain't No Sin (To Dance Around in Your Bones)" is played by George Olsen and His Music with vocalist Dick Gardner.
  • Kobe Bryant ends basketball career with incredible finale; Scores 60 Points in Final NBA Game

    04/14/2016 6:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    AP Via MSN ^ | 04/14/2016
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers' 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz. He scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, posting his first 50-point game since February 2009 and rallying the Lakers from a 15-point deficit to win the final game of the worst season in franchise history. The entire night was a tribute to Bryant, who is retiring after 20 seasons, five...
  • Modern Jazz Quartet - Django ( full CD Remastered )

    01/29/2016 8:30:01 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Modern Jazz Quartet
    Modern Jazz Quartet - Django TRACKLIST: "Django" (John Lewis) -- 0:07 "One Bass Hit" (Dizzy Gillespie) -- 7:11 "La Ronde Suite" (Lewis) -- 10:11 "The Queen's Fancy" (Lewis) -- 19:42 "Delauney's Dilemma" (Lewis) -- 22:56 "Autumn In New York" (Vernon Duke) -- 26:56 "But Not for Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) -- 30:38 "Milano" (Lewis) --
  • Freddy Hubbard: Super Blue

    01/17/2016 11:28:38 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | Freddy Hubbard
    Oh boy was he good. This is the whole album Freddy Hubbard: Super Blue
  • Monk's Dream - Thelonious Monk - Full Album

    01/17/2016 11:03:35 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1963 | Thelonious Monk
    Monk's Dream (released in 1963) is a stellar bop album from the Thelonious Monk quartet (consisting of Monk, Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Frankie Dunlop). *Tracklist below* Monk's Dream 00:00 Body And Soul 6:30 Bright Mississippi 10:58 Five Spot Blues 19:36 Bolivar Blues 22:52 Just A Gigolo 30:24 Bye-Ya 32:54 Sweet And Lovely 38:57
  • Natalie Cole LIVE - Unforgettable

    01/12/2016 5:33:54 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Natalie Cole
    Natalie Cole LIVE - Unforgettable
  • Lady sings The Blues - Billie Holiday [Full Album] (1956)

    01/04/2016 12:28:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Recorded: July 6, 1956 | Billie Holiday
    Lady Sings the Blues is an album by jazz vocalist Billie Holiday. It was Holiday's last album released on Clef Records; the following year, the label would be absorbed by Verve Records. Lady Sings the Blues was taken from sessions taped during 1954 and 1956. It was released simultaneously with her ghostwritten autobiography of the same name. The tunes are: 1.- Lady Sings The Blues 3:45 (Billie Holiday - Herbie Nichols) 2.- Trav'lin' Light 3:08 (James Mundy - Johny Mercer- James Oliver) 3.- I Must Have That Man 3:03 (Jimmy McHugh - Dorothy Fields) 4,. Some Other Spring 3:35 (Arthur...