One of my faves, especially on wet, rainy mornings such as this, enjoy!
just btw...Joshua Redman will be playing Taipei September 3...a chance to see one of the great modern jazz saxophonists.
Django Reinhardt, "Honeysuckle Rose"
Love the latin groove of Poncho's version of Cantaloupe Island.
I get to post this before somebody else does.
An eccentric American, described as a musician and a recording genius, traipses all over mid-century Harlem, recording jazz musicians. A secretive crank, he allows only a handful of people to hear his recordings over the years. In 2004 he dies, and his son recovers a treasure chest of aluminum and acetate discs moldering in an attic. The son sells them to the National Jazz Museum. We may get to hear them soon.
I can't wait.
Thanks for the link, flike.
A few audio excerpts from those recordings, including ones featuring Coleman Hawkins; Lester Young; Cab Calloway; Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson; Bunny Berigan; Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, and Lionel Hampton; and Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, and Jack Teagarden.
Holy crap! Just. HOLY CRAP!
Thank you for the new tunes and for the old great ones (Moanin' in particular, Wookie).
On another note, I'll be moving house pretty soon and won't have room for about 5,000 jazz CDs. I'll no doubt be keeping as many as I can, but you know, 5,000 is a lot of space. They'll be free to a good home. Some absolutely killer tunes and I bet a whole bunch you never even heard of before.
You should make the collection the "sandman memorial mobile jazz museum" where everyone can swap them around.
Can I get dibs on the lot?
Please, please, please!
I'll try to recip. by getting a copy of the Ken Burns Jazz Docu.
Sure. You're first. I'll let you know in the fullness of time when the move is taking place, but you REALLY want every single note ever recorded by, say, Trane? Because I believe I got 'em ALL!
Blimey, going through copious amounts of black music you've never heard of.. damn that takes me back