Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Jimmy Giuffre (R.I.P.), Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Hall - Train & The River, from Jazz On A Summer's Day, Newport Jazz Festival, 1958.
Friday, April 25, 2008
CanCon Friday - Lee Aaron
Uber-Rocker Girl turned torch song chanteuse, ladies and gentlemen...the delightful Lee Aaron for your Friday Canuckifizifization.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
A belated remembrance...
...To 'Mr. P.C.' - Paul Chambers, who would have been 73 on Tuesday...A most innovative upright bassist.
Here he is playing C Jam Blues with Red Garland and Art Taylor, 1957.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Return To Forever (Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Al Di Meola) plays Romantic Warrior, Old Grey Whistle Test, 1976.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
CanCon Friday - Roberta Joan Anderson
Better known as my homegirl Joni Mitchell.
Two videos can't do justice to a multifaceted career spanning almost 5 decades...So sue me.
Drop by her website and congratulate her on her latest Juno award, won't you?
R.I.P. Jaco, Michael Brecker, and Don Alias.
'Time goes...Where does the time go...I wonder where the time goes...'
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Johnny Coles, Clifford Jordan, Jaki Byard and Dannie Richmond - Take The A Train, Oslo, 1964.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
CanCon Friday - Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd
Dedicated to all my female readers...
Although the initial success of the Sweeneys was with a little tune called Roxy Roller (rendered stalwartly here by the Men Without Shame), and one that precipitated many a roller rink romance, singer Nick Gilder and lead guitarist James McCulloch cracked the U.S. big time with the above song, and since those heady days Nick has gone on to other career high spots (such as co-writing with Holly Knight the Number One single The Warrior for Scandal with Patty Smyth), totalling ten Top 20 hits in the US.
Trivia: A very young Bryan Adams (avec purple hair) was one of Nick's replacements in the band during the late '70's.
Ah, the days of dandelion wine and bubblegum on the knees...
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan, with Jack Six & Alan Dawson at the Berlin Philharmonie, 1970.
A Message From Albert Ayler
'Music is the Healing Force of the Universe'
Remember his name.