Category Archives: Jazz

(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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(March 30, 2017): Milt Jackson – No Moon At All

From the 1964 album, In A New Setting.  Jackson is in a quintet here, with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Heath on tenor, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Connie Kay drums.  Nat King Cole and Doris Day both released the … Continue reading

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(March 3, 2017): Tina Brooks – The Blues and I

From the posthumous 1990 album, Back To The Tracks. This LP was cobbled together from September and October 1960 hard bop sessions with Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Jackie McLean, Kenny Drew and Blue Mitchell. Van Gelder did the recording. I … Continue reading

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(January 31, 2017): Lionel Hampton – Vibraphone Blues

From the 1965 album, You Better Know It!!!. One of the great things about practicing law in Idaho during the mid-late 1980s was the Annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held in Moscow, Idaho, at the University of Idaho’s Kibbie Dome.  … Continue reading

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(January 25, 2017): Art Pepper – Bernie’s Tune

From the 1959 album, Art Pepper + Eleven.  This album is a collection of classic covers. Pepper was a West Coaster who cut his teeth playing with Benny Carter’s band. Bernie’s Tune was written in 1953 by Bernie Miller (with … Continue reading

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