Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Overnight

Charles Mingus, with Jimmy Knepper, Bill Evans, Shafi Hadi, Clarence Shaw, and Danny Richmond, Celia, 1957.

McCoy Tyner, with Sonny Fortune, Calvin Hill and Alphonse Mouzon, Rebirth, 1972.

Nat Adderly with Joe Zawinul, Rise Sally Rise , 1968.

Richard Tee and Steve Gadd, Rhapsody In Blue, 1990.

Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond, Stardust, 1953.


Laura said...

The second and 4th songs were my favourites.
The 4th one soley because of the piano players teeth. ;p

Good stuff! All of them actually..
I love it when I'm on the computer and my kids yell out "MOM! What are you listening to?"... then they say.. "Mom! You don't even like this. You're just listening to it and trying to be smart!"...

Want some kids? I'll give them to ya! :)


darkblack said...

Oh, they're such children, Laura - and no, I don't want any as I'm not in possession of a big enough pot to cook them in.


The best Jazz isn't necessarily cerebral. IMO, over-intellectualizing the improvisational process was part of what took the form from mainstream to cult status, with a timely shove from Rock & Roll.

As Charlie Parker once said, 'You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.'

Now tell those impertinent tots to go sit on their Justin Bieber discs and leave Mama alone.


Laura said...

Humph! You're right. They *are* children.
I just told them to shut up. Hope that was okay. ;p
Little bastards......

T_P_K said...

Huh; You still use a pot?

Just grill'em.