Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday Overnight

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.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday Overnight

Return To Forever (Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Al Di Meola) plays Romantic Warrior, Old Grey Whistle Test, 1976.

Encore: Sorceress

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...'

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...


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Sunday Overnight

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.