Category Archives: Jazz

(July 23, 2017): Sean Jones – Prof

From the 2017 album, Live From Jazz at the Bistro.  The seven tracks on this LP were recorded in early December 2015 in St. Louis at Jazz at the Bistro. Three tracks  feature a quartet Jones brought together sometime back: … Continue reading

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(June 17, 2017): Bob James – Angels (Theme from “Taxi”)

From the 1978 album, Touchdown.  I saw a story in the NYT earlier this month about the new Tappen Zee bridge and was reminded of James’ old label named for the old bridge.  This tune is a bit of nostalgia … Continue reading

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First Listen: DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski & Scofield, ‘Hudson’

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/01/530600463/first-listen-dejohnette-grenadier-medeski-scofield-hudson

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(May 6, 2017): Bill Frisell – Baba Drame

From the 2003 album, The Intercontinentals. A Boubacar Traoré composition with his Mali percussionist compatriot, Sidiki Camara, on vocals. The LP was the first for the Frisell’s occasional sextet.

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(May 1, 2017): Abbe Lane (with Tito Puento & His Orchestra) – Whatever Lola Wants

From the 1957 album, Be Mine Tonight.  I remember Abbe Lane more for her cameos in TV shows of my youth (Flying Nun, Brady Bunch, Hart to Hart, etc) than singing easy listening samba.  I do remember this one, though. … Continue reading

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(April 25, 2017): Miles Davis – Dîner Au Motel

From the 1958 album, Ascenseur pour l’échafaud.  From the French soundtrack to the 1958 Louis Malle film.  It was not released as a soundtrack in the U.S. until 1974, but the songs did appear as the first 10 songs on … Continue reading

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(April 7, 2017): Chet Baker – The Thrill Is Gone

From the 1956 album reissue of the 1954 10″, Chet Baker Sings.  The 1954 10″ is side B on this album. Side A is new material that was recorded in July 1956 at the Forum Theatre in LA.  Baker’s pure … Continue reading

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