Monthly Archives: December 2015

(December 31, 2015): Freddie Hubbard – Take It To The Ozone

From the 1978 album, Super Blue.  What chops Freddie Hubbard had early on.  This outing saw him successfully rekindle the sort of creativity of the 1960s after some middling releases.  Here his is with Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Barron, Hubert Laws, … Continue reading

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(December 22, 2015): Jackie DeShannon – What The World Needs Now Is Love

From the 1965, 7″ 45rpm single, What The World Needs Now Is Love / I Remember The Boy.  DeShannon’s recording of this Bacharach and David song rose to number seven in the U.S. charts and is a tune I can still … Continue reading

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(December 21, 2015): Billy Bragg – I Keep Faith

From the 2008 single, I Keep Faith (Single Edit Version) / Like Soldiers Do (Acoustic Version). Off the album of the same year, Mr. Love and Justice.  The great Robert Wyatt on backing vocals.

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(December 20, 2015): Arthur Rubinstein – Schubert: Impromptu in G Flat Major, D899, No. 3

From the 1958 album, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17; Schubert: Impromptus D.899 Nos. 3 & 4.  This comes from one of ten long players that Rubinstein released in 1958.  In all he would release 144 albums over the course of … Continue reading

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(December 19, 2015 – bonus): Pat Martino – Mac Tough

From the 2001 album, Live at Yoshi’s.  As a side man, Martino has played with most of the Hammond greats including Charles Earland, Jack McDuff, Tony Monaco, Trudy Pitts, Jimmy Smith, Gene Ludwig, Don Patterson, Richard “Groove” Holmes.  Here his … Continue reading

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(December 19, 2015): Billy May and His Orchestra – Theme From ‘Mannix’

From the 1972 triple LP Time/Life compilation, As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals & Other Favorites: Volume 4. A Lalo Schifrin classic.  Remembering my Nonna this morning.  Joe Mannix used to be a feature of Saturday nights in the 1960s whenever … Continue reading

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(December 18, 2015): Love Unlimited Orchestra – Love’s Theme (Instrumental)

From the 1974 album, Rhapsody In White.  This is the longer album version of the 1973 single “Love’s Theme / Sweet Moments“.  It also was included on the 1973 Love Unlimited LP, Under The Influence Of Love Unlimited (a group that provided backing … Continue reading

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