Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Overnight

Jaco Pastorius and Toots Thielemans, Sophisticated Lady, 1982.

Stéphane Grappelli, Stardust, 1973.

The Oscar Peterson trio (Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen), with Herb Ellis and Roy Eldridge, Soft Winds, 1961.

The Charles Mingus quintet, with Don Pullen, Hamiet Bluiett, George Adams and Dannie Richmond, Flowers For A Lady, 1974.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Overnight

Django Reinhardt, with André Eykan, Francois Vermeille, Jean Bouchety, and Gaston Léonard, Nuages, 1949.

Chick Corea & Gary Burton, Bud Powell, 1979.

Wes Montgomery, with Harold Mabern, Arthur Harper, and Jimmy Lovelace, 'Round Midnight, 1965.

Lester Young, with Johnny Guarnieri, Slam Stewart, and Sid Catlett, Just You, Just Me, 1943.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Overnight

The Max Roach quartet (Clifford Jordan, Coleridge Perkinson,Eddie Khan) with Abbey Lincoln, Triptych: (Prayer/Protest/Peace), 1964.

Miles Davis, with Marcus Miller, Mike Stern, Bill Evans, Al Foster and Mino Cinelu, My Man's Gone Now, 1982.

The Benny Goodman quintet (Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, and George Duvivier), Moonglow ~ I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas, 1972.

Billy Cobham, George Duke, John Scofield and Alphonso Johnson, Red Baron, 1976.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Cuz I Hear They Got Swagger

Congratulations are in order for my pal Max Bernstein (noted agitpop auteur of Max and The Marginalized fame), having recently completed a tour of duty in the Ke$ha army on their way to death or glory bestriding the Number One Express.

Enjoy the rocket ride, kids.


I Overcame The Fear

HSAS, Top Of The Rock, 1984.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Liebertross


'Ah ! well a-day ! what evil looks
Had I from old and young !
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.'

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge, 1797-98.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sunday Overnight - 1000th post edition

...Technically 1001 posts on this blog from your humble scribe, dear reader - but as with so much else in these environs, artistic license is available for viewing upon request.

At this time, I would like to thank those who come here to peruse the gems produced from an ethos long ago and far away - May those days of quality and craftsmanship, the product of many disciplined hours spent at the expense of other matters, be soon in returning and long in remaining.


Chano Pozo with the Perez Prado orchestra and the Miguelito Valdes sextet, Memoria A Chano / Placetas / Tambombarana / El Cajon, 1946-47.

Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Kenny Barron, Joe Henderson and Ron Carter, You Don't Know What Love Is, 1982.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (featuring Phil Seamen on drums) and John Cage, excerpt from the short film Sound, 1966-67.

Weather Report, Volcano For Hire, 1982.

Yeah, that always works.

from Media Matters:

Hardly a moment goes by without some well-meaning prat inappropriately offering up their disembodied force in the clouds as a temporal band-aid for some earthly woe...But Brit Hume takes the mumbo-pocus to a whole new level of officious presumption.

'Once the news value dies out of this scandal...' - Of course, the perception that there was any news value in a celebrity's domestic squabble being highly subjective - "The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith," Hume said.
"He is said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. My message to Tiger would, 'Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."

My message to Brit Hume would be stop pushing your personal (and highly uninformed) experience of faith into places where it doesn't belong, like other people's private lives that are no business of yours...And stick to propagandizing for failed political ideologies that bring the world to the brink of chaos and keep the Dow Jones high for your investor-class bourbon fancier friends, you publicly pious gasbag you.


Friday, January 01, 2010

Merry New Year!

Pour a Party

"...let's move to the Czech Republic, my love."


'I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.'

~ Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist (1939 - 2005)