Thursday, December 31, 2020

All that Jazz Orchestra - Ponte Vecchio / Bye Bye Love (original vinyl recording)

 


"It's showtime, folks!" - Joe Gideon The Plot: Joe Gideon is a theater director and choreographer trying to balance staging his latest Broadway musical, NY/LA, while editing a Hollywood film he has directed, The Stand-Up. He is a workaholic who chain-smokes cigarettes and a womanizer who constantly flirts and has sex with a stream of women. Each morning, to keep himself going, he plays a tape of Vivaldi and takes doses of Visine, Alka-Seltzer, and Dexedrine, always finishing by looking at himself in the mirror and telling himself "It's showtime, folks!". This is the plot of All That Jazz, a 1979 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay, by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse, is a semi-autobiographical fantasy based on aspects of Fosse's life and career as a dancer, choreographer and director. The music post here is Ponte Vecchio featuring saxophonist George Young. I interpolated the song Bye Bye Love at the end of the post to add drama - reminiscent of how the movie ended with Joe traveling down the hallway to meet Angelique, the Angel of Death. I highly recommend that you see the movie. Truly a classic. I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . I thought this might be a wonderful way to welcome the New Year. Hope you enjoy. And have a safe and prosperous New Year!  INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

My Wishlist for year 2021

 

 

      1. National peace
      2. World peace
      3. End of suffering
      4. End of death
      5. Make better music
      6. Play guitar more often
      7. Read more books
      8. Shoot more photos
      9. Make more people happy
      10. Grow a beard
What about you?

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Don Byas - Byas a Drink (original 1944 recording jazz vinyl )


"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music." - Gustav Mahler Don Byas, tenor sax Recorded July 28, 1944, The Savoy Sessions One of the greatest of all tenor players, Don Byas’ decision to move permanently to Europe in 1946 resulted in him being vastly underrated in jazz history books. Whenever American players were touring in Europe, they would ask for Byas, who had opportunities to perform with Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz at the Philharmonic (including a recorded tenor battle with Hawkins and Stan Getz), Art Blakey, and (on a 1968 recording) Ben Webster. Byas also recorded often in the 1950s, but was largely forgotten in the U.S. by the time of his death. Despite his bebop associations, Byas always remained deeply rooted in the sounds of swing. He started out by emulating Coleman Hawkins, but Byas always cited Art Tatum as his greater influence: “I haven’t got any style, I just blow like Art”. - (Excerpt Jazz Giants) : : I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Overlooking Lake Georgetown

 


Kamilah and Naps and their Bassador puppy named Hops visited us here in Georgetown for the holidays - so Rose and I took them to the lake.  We ourselves have never been there - even though it's been over a year since we moved here in Texas.  The water is calm and deep.  There were people fishing.  One person was kayaking.  And a stray dog was running straight to the deep water.  Fortunately, the dog was smart enough to realize what would have been fatal and stopped just in time.

Hope your day is going well.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Dexter Gordon - Hi Fly (original 1981 recording jazz vinyl )

 


Dexter Gordon - Hi Fly (original 1981 recording jazz vinyl )

"Multa paucis." ([Say] much in few [words]). - Latin phrase

Gotham City is a jazz album by saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded in 1980 and released by Columbia in 1981. Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone George Benson – electric guitar Cedar Walton – piano Percy Heath – bass Art Blakey – drums : : I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Phil Woods - Ow! (original 1961 recording jazz vinyl )

 


Phil Woods - Ow! (original 1961 recording jazz vinyl )


"Perfer et obdura, dolor hic tibi proderit olim." (Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.) - Ovid, 43 BC-17 AD, Roman poet

From the vinyl album Europa Jazz. Perhaps Phil Woods's best known recorded work as a sideman is Billy Joel's 1977 song "Just the Way You Are". He also played the alto sax solo on Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu" from their 1975 album Katy Lied, as well as Paul Simon's "Have a Good Time" from the 1975 album Still Crazy After All These Years. : : I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Friday, December 25, 2020

The Christmas Story (Waverly Consort)

 

I. Proloque

"The scepter will not depart from Judah,
    nor the ruler's staff from between his feet,
until he to whom it belongs shall come
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his" (Genesis 49:10).

II. The Nativity

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14).

III. The Journey of the Magi

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:1-2)




I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.


As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album .


Hope you enjoy. 

INXDS


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Have a Wonderful Christmas.


 

May y'all have a wonderful Christmas.


Black California Anthology vol 2 - Blow by Blow (original 1947 recording jazz vinyl )

 


Black California Anthology vol 2 - Blow by Blow (original 1947 recording jazz vinyl )

"Ingenio maximus, arte rudis." (Maximum ingenuity, raw technique.) - Ovid, 43 BC-17 AD, Roman poet

Black California Vol 2 Anthology (vinyl) Al Killian, trumpet Sonny Criss, alto sax Wardell Gray, tenor sax Russ Freeman, piano Harry Babison, bass Ken Kennedy, drums Blow by Blow recorded July 6, 1947 "Killian was interested in the modern sounds even though he was not capable of playing in that vein. He thought he would get the best people who weren't tied up. I wasn't doing anything anything and Wardell Gray was out of job too so he called us both to join him ... " (per Sonny Criss written on the Liner Notes by Bob Porter) : : I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A Night at Georgetown

 


Nathaniel Ratecliff: "Used to spend my nights out in a barroom... liquor was the only love I've known."

Merle Haggard:  "Step aside, sunny.  That's no way to sing here in Texas!"


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Canonball Adderley Quintet - Sticks/Hipadelphia (original 1966 recording jazz vinyl )

 

Canonball Adderley Quintet - Sticks/Hipadelphia (original 1966 recording jazz vinyl )

"Omne ignotum pro magnifico." (Everything unknown seems magnificent.) - Tacitus, 55-120 AD, Roman historian

From the vinyl album Canonball Adderley Quintet Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Canonball Adderley, saxophone : : I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album . Hope you enjoy. INXDS #bebop #jazz #vinylrecord

Monday, December 21, 2020

Oscar Peterson - Ali and Frazier (original 1977 jazz vinyl record restored)

 


Ali and Frazier

"Possunt, quia posse videntur." (They can because they think they can.) - Virgil, 70-19 BC, Roman poet

It was March 8, 1971 in New York. One of the greatest boxing match was to take place at Madison Square Garden. In one corner, the defending heavy weight world champion – “Smokin’” Joe Frazier. And in the other corner, the contender Muhammad Ali. It had been 3 ½ year since Ali fought - a long time to be away from the ring - due to his refusal to take part in the Vietnam War. By the 15th round, the fight was even. Then in one defining moment Frazier landed a left hook on Ali. Ali got knocked down and the fight was over. Frazier was able to defend his title by unanimous decision. Oscar Peterson wrote and recorded “Ali and Frazier” in a 1977 concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland Oscar Peterson - piano Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis - saxophone Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie - trumpet Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson - double bass Bobby Durham - drums. I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album and the promotional photo for the Ali-Frazier Fight.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl record. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #bebop #jazz #jam #vinyl #vinylrestored

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Broken Dreams

 


We were supposed to go back to Milan last spring, and then the pandemic hit the world.  Rose decided to buy Italian porcelain so we can at least have a taste of Italy.  Alas, they came broken.  At least, they make for good photo op.  Seems like a lot of things are getting broke this year.  Hoping that year 2021 would be a better year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Rust Never Sleeps

 


Indeed... but it makes good photo op.  Captured in Old Town Georgetown Square, Texas.  Hope your day is going well. INXDS.

Friday, December 04, 2020

One November in Salado Creek, Texas

 


Salado Creek was given its name in 1716 by Spanish explorer Domingo Ramón. It has been the site of two battles in Texas history, including the 1813 Battle of Rosillo and the 1842 Battle of Salado Creek following the Texas Revolution.


In 1859, the Salado College Joint Stock Company was created by Col. Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson, who donated 320 acres north and south of the springs to be broken into lots and form the village of Salado, with the proceeds of the sale going to form Salado College, perhaps one of the first coeducational colleges in the States.  The college operated from 1860-1885 and 1895-1913


From 1866 to 1885, the famous Chisholm Trail cattle drove passed through this area, with the Stagecoach Inn being one of the stops. The trail was used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle overland from ranches in Texas to Kansas. 


Along the creek is Barrow Brewery where Rose and I spent one afternoon in November to celebrate my birthday.


Hope your day is going well.

sDg.

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Kale Salad at Salado, Texas

 

Eat healthy.  Fresh Kale, radish, red onions, orange slices, goat cheese.  Bon appetit.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Cyril Scott - 1st Movement Allegro Maestoso (1914)

 


1st Movement Allegro Maestoso (1914)


Cyril Scott (27 September 1879 – 31 December 1970) was called the "Father of modern British music" by Eugene Goossens, British composer and conductor. His experiments in free rhythm, generated by expanding musical motifs, above all in his First Piano Sonata of 1909, appear to have exerted an influence on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (see The Cyril Scott Companion, pp. 45-47). Others would call him 'the English Debussy. The music here is from one of his orchestral compositions, the First Piano Concerto (1913–4). Performed by John Ogdon on the piano, Bernard Herrmann conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #classicalpiano #classicalpianomusic #pianoconcerto