Tag Archives: jazz
The incomparable Louis Armstrong explaining just why it don’t mean a thing.
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Thank you, Orlia for sending the title of the black note camp thing. It’s called I Love Coffee I Love Tea – and here’s a video of it being performed in Carolyn Shaak’s Studio - with a couple “verses” that were … Continue reading
I’m in love. With 81-year-old French jazz pianist Michel Legrand. I can’t enough of his jazz piano stuff after having discovered him at Espace Musique’s jazz streaming site. Legrand is well-known as a film composer – probably best known for … Continue reading
“I live a life of primitivity with the mind of a child and an unquenchable thirst for sharps and flats … Living in a cave, I am almost a hermit, but there is a difference, for I have a mistress. … Continue reading
“Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.” ~Duke Ellington ______________________________________________________________ Image: Santango. This Tumblr blog includes an impressive playlist of tangos. Perfect Saturday music! Related post: Duke Ellington … Continue reading
“…only songs like these played in minor keys keep those memories holding on” Billy Joel and Ray Charles. This makes me smile. And ache.
Chris Botti – jazz trumpet. Smooth jazz. Warm, golden music that makes you want to curl up in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine and someone special. Add thick, softly falling snow and the anticipation of a … Continue reading
I had a bad night. Again. After lying awake for over an hour staring at the ceiling, I finally got up to read. I’m two-thirds through the book and it’s turning out not to be worth the time and effort, … Continue reading
Wow. An evening I didn’t want to end. Two trumpet superstars on the same stage at our world-class Jack Singer Concert Hall along with Calgary’s own Prime Time Big Band and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Jens Lindemann. Trumpet soloist extraordinaire from … Continue reading
Joey DeFrancesco is the greatest jazz organist on the planet, according to his website. And I don’t doubt it – though that seems to be something that someone else should be saying about him. Nevertheless, he is credited with almost … Continue reading