Saturday, September 04, 2021

Zoot Sims - Rissy (Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel 1984 jazz vinyl LP)

 


Zoot Sims - Rissy (Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel 1984 jazz vinyl LP)

"God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit." - Johnny Cash


From the vinyl album  Zoot Sims Plays Johnny Mandel "Quietly There" (1984 recording)


Bass – Chuck Berghofer

Drums – Nick Ceroli

Engineer – Allen Sides

Percussion – Victor Feldman

Piano – Mike Wofford

Producer – Norman Granz

Tenor Saxophone – Zoot Sims


John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 – March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor but also alto (and, later, soprano) saxophone. He first gained attention in the "Four Brothers" sax section of Woody Herman's big band, afterward enjoying a long solo career, often in partnership with fellow saxmen Gerry Mulligan and Al Cohn.


Later in his career, Sims continued to evolve as a player. According to saxophonist and composer Bill Holman, Zoot's tone aged and became gruffer, and he expanded his repertoire thanks to the influence of pianist Jimmy Rowles. But he never gave up on what many consider his greatest asset: his incredible sense of swing. "No matter what he played, it was perfectly in time," said saxophonist Harry Allen. "If you were making your own perfect saxophone player up in your head, that's where you'd put the notes. And [Sims] managed to do that without fail."


By the early '80s, a weakened liver forced Sims to quit drinking. His health improved at first, but he soon learned that he had cancer. "If I can't play, then what can I do?" he asked bassist Red Mitchell in an interview only a few months before he died. Zoot Sims continued to perform up until his death in 1985, and he never lost touch with the swing that had always enlivened his playing. (source: https://www.npr.org/2008/03/19/88488393/zoot-sims-brother-of-swing )


I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from the vinyl album Zoot Sims Quartet.) 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 #jazzsax #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Friday, September 03, 2021

Testing the Sky Replacement Feature in Photoshop

This image did not have the dramatic sunrise in the original.

In the latest edition of Photoshop 2021, the folks in Adobe added a feature that can easily replace the sky of an image.  I believe this feature has been there for a while but I did not care to test it.  Until now.  It's very easy to use. Just a couple of clicks and the artificial intelligence built in PS does the masking and replacement.  There are a few cloud images to choose from.  From daylight clouds to sunrise to sunset to storm.  One can also download more cloud images available in Adobe iCloud.

Another image with the sky replaced in PS.

The entire process takes about a few seconds on the test images I used.  The images were all in jpeg format with the width at 2400 pixels, 300 ppi resolution.  I expect that the process will be slower on larger sized image files.

Here's Bob aka as former President Jimmy Carter checking the weather in his first generation smart phone.

Overall, I'll give this 9/10.  Well done, Adobe!  

Below are the images prior to sky replacement:





Hope your day is going well.



Thursday, September 02, 2021

Buddy Tate Al Grey - Blue Creek (1984 vinyl LP Just Jazz)

Buddy Tate Al Grey - Blue Creek (1984 vinyl LP Just Jazz)

"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought." - Percy Bysshe Shelley


Just Jazz, is an album by saxophonist Buddy Tate and trombonist Al Grey which was recorded in 1984 and released by the Uptown label. The album was reissued on CD with two alternate takes by Reservoir in 1989.  On AllMusic Scott Yanow states, "Tenor-saxophonist Buddy Tate (who also contributes a bit of clarinet) blends in perfectly with trombonist Al Grey on this swinging quintet session ... Both Tate and Grey were in their late prime at the time".


 • Buddy Tate – tenor saxophone, clarinet

 • Al Grey – trombone

 • Richard Wyands – piano

 • Major Holley – double bass

 • Al Harewood – drums

 • Don Sickler - arranger


Saxophonist Buddy Tate is a much finer soloist at age 72 than he was back then--capable of swinging you into bad health as he speaks through his horn with a rare, truthtelling soulfulness.  Trombonist Al Grey makes a fine partner for him. A brash, struttingly confident virtuoso who has a welcome sense of humor, Grey is best known for his plunger work.


I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image and video post appropriated from the original album and by MART PRODUCTION https://www.pexels.com/@mart-production. ) 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 #jazzsax #jazzclarinet #jazztrombone #quoteoftheday

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Taking a Short Break


My Wacom tablet does not work anymore, which means I can't edit images in PS.  So, for now I might have to rely on old images that may have been posted before.  Until I get a new one, I am taking a short break.  Hopefully not too long.  

Have a nice weekend.


"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. " - Helen Keller

Friday, August 27, 2021

Bernie Privin - I'm Going to Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (1956 Vinyl LP”)

 


Bernie Privin - I'm Going to Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (1956 Vinyl LP”)

“I haven’t mastered my instrument by far—but if I had a million dollars, I’d still play the trumpet. And I wish I had the million, incidentally! Or as I told someone—I’ll never marry poor again! But really, I’m very grateful for what I do. It’s been rewarding spiritually, monetarily, the people I’ve met, the places I’ve visited, all the beautiful things it has afforded me. And the friends I’ve made, and continue to make every day.”  Bernie Privin  


From the Vinyl LP "Brothers and Other Mothers Vol. 2”, 1956 recording 


Bernard Privin (February 12, 1919, New York City – October 8, 1999, New York City) was an American jazz trumpeter.  He was a lead and jazz trumpet player with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and the Glenn Miller Army bands. After his Army discharge, he joined the CBS staff orchestra, where he remained for 25 years.


Bernie Privin - trumpet

Toots Mondello - alto sax

Al Cohn - tenor sax

Romeo Penque - baritone sax

Berniw Leighton - piano, arranger

Clyde Lombardi - bass

Kenny Clarke - drums


I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image and video by cottonbro https://www.pexels.com/@cottonbro.)  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 also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music.


Hope you enjoy. 


INXDS. #bebop #jazzsax #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday


Thursday, August 26, 2021

Summer is Almost Over


An upcoming new novel by the gadfly Danish writer, musician and artist - Juzno Svrsen.  The characters are defined by the avatar Quov, who capriciously changes their names every night.  Monk Gus must find where the avatar is hiding in order to save Meor, where all the inhabitants have the same last name.  The book takes the reader to a compelling saga - from spiraling unknowns to convolutedly unresolved mysteries that nothing ever makes sense.  Well that's because there really isn't a novel.  No publisher in their right mind would put out such gibberish.  Sorry, Juzno.  Nice try but no cigar.

Hope your day is going well.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Bobby Hackett /Jack Teagarden - Sunday (1957 Jazz Ultimate Vinyl LP)


Bobby Hackett /Jack Teagarden - Sunday (1957 Jazz Ultimate Vinyl LP)

"I run six-to-eight miles a day, plus weights and aerobics in the lunch hour. I also lie a lot, which keeps me thin." - Hugh Laurie


From the vinyl LP "Bobby Hackett And Jack Teagarden – Jazz Ultimate Recorded in New York City, September, 1957. 

 

Bass – Jack Lesberg 

Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone – Ernie Caceres 

Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Peanuts Hucko 

Drums – Buzzy Drootin 

Guitar – Billy Bauer 

Piano – Gene Schroeder 

Trombone – Jack Teagarden 

Trumpet – Bobby Hackett 

 

Robert Leo Hackett (January 31, 1915– June 7, 1976) was an American jazz musician who played trumpet, cornet, and guitar with the bands of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Hackett was a featured soloist on some of the Jackie Gleason mood music albums during the 1950s. 

 

Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964) was an American jazz trombonist and singer. According to critic Scott Yannow of Allmusic, Teagarden was the preeminent American jazz trombone player before the bebop era of the 1940s and "one of the best jazz singers too". Teagarden's early career was as a sideman with the likes of Paul Whiteman and lifelong friend Louis Armstrong. 

 

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 also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS. #jazz #trumpet #jazztrombone #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The Midwife's Secret

 


My image appears in the Emily Gunnis's novel "The Midwife's Secret".  It was captured in Georgetown back in November 2019 - the dawning of the pandemic age.  The book is scheduled to go out on October 28, 2021. 

Excerpts from The Midwife's Secret : She shone the torch around and spotted some names written on the wall: Clara, Sara, Megan. Who were these girls and what had they been doing in there? She clicked open the old trunk and pulled out a leather-bound book, opening it on the first page: ‘Tessa James, Patient Notes’. She began to read…


1969 On New Year’s Eve, while the Hiltons of Yew Tree Manor prepare to host the party of the season, their little girl disappears. Suspicion falls on Bobby James, a young farmhand and the last person to see Alice before she vanished. Bobby protests his innocence, but he is sent away. Alice is never found.

Present day Architect Willow James is working on a development at Yew Tree when she discovers the land holds a secret. As she begins to dig deep into the past, she uncovers a web of injustice. And when another child goes missing, Willow knows the only way to stop history repeating itself is to right a terrible wrong.

For decades the fates of the Hilton and James families have been entwined in the grounds of Yew Tree Manor. It all began with a midwife’s secret, long buried but if uncovered could save them from the bitter tragedy that binds them. And prove the key that will free them all…




Monday, August 23, 2021

Bobby Hackett /Jack Teagarden - It's Wonderful (1957 Jazz Ultimate Vinyl LP)

 


Bobby Hackett /Jack Teagarden - It's Wonderful (1957 Jazz Ultimate Vinyl LP)

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein 

 

From the vinyl LP "Bobby Hackett And Jack Teagarden – Jazz Ultimate Recorded in New York City, September, 1957. 

 

Bass – Jack Lesberg 

Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone – Ernie Caceres 

Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Peanuts Hucko 

Drums – Buzzy Drootin 

Guitar – Billy Bauer 

Piano – Gene Schroeder 

Trombone – Jack Teagarden 

Trumpet – Bobby Hackett 

 

Robert Leo Hackett (January 31, 1915– June 7, 1976) was an American jazz musician who played trumpet, cornet, and guitar with the bands of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Hackett was a featured soloist on some of the Jackie Gleason mood music albums during the 1950s. 

 

Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964) was an American jazz trombonist and singer. According to critic Scott Yannow of Allmusic, Teagarden was the preeminent American jazz trombone player before the bebop era of the 1940s and "one of the best jazz singers too". Teagarden's early career was as a sideman with the likes of Paul Whiteman and lifelong friend Louis Armstrong. 

 

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 also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS. #jazz #trumpet #jazztrombone #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

An Empty Red Chair in Smithville

 


This one slipped through the crack.  Captured while we were at Smithville last April.  I love how this image came out.  An empty chair.  Abandoned.  Yet its red color is still intact. Perhaps they used lead paint on it.  It reminds me of resilience.  This chair has seen hard times and it still stands.  Didn't see any cracks.  It's as though it's calling one to take a second glance at it. 

 I saw this on our first day at Smithville. didn't think much of it.  And then I saw it again.  It appeared to be communicating to me.  What was it saying?  Who sat there?  An old Texan merchant?  Why was it left there?   


Friday, August 20, 2021

Zoot Sims - If I'm Lucky (1977 vinyl LP If I'm Lucky)

 

Zoot Sims - If I'm Lucky (1977 vinyl LP If I'm Lucky)

"Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

 

From the vinyl LP "If I'm Lucky" - an album by saxophonist Zoot Sims with pianist Jimmy Rowles, recorded in 1977 for the Pablo label. 

 

Zoot Sims - tenor saxophone Jimmy Rowles - piano George Mraz - bass Mousey Alexander - drums 

 

John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 – March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor but also alto (and, later, soprano) saxophone. He first gained attention in the "Four Brothers" sax section of Woody Herman's big band, afterward enjoying a long solo career, often in partnership with fellow saxmen Gerry Mulligan and Al Cohn. 

 

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 also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS. #jazzsax #jazzpiano #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

 


Thursday, August 19, 2021

Haka by Caryl Ferey



D’origine maorie, Jack Fitzgerald est entré dans la police après que sa fille et sa femme ont mystérieusement disparu sur une île de Nouvelle-Zélande. Pas la moindre trace. Juste la voiture vide et le souvenir d’un geste de la main, d’un sourire radieux... 

Vingt-cinq ans ont passé. Jack est devenu un solitaire rapide à la détente, un incorruptible ' en désespoir stationnaire '. La découverte sur une plage du cadavre d’une jeune fille au sexe scalpé ravive l’enfer des hypothèses exacerbées par le chagrin. Aidé par une brillante criminologue, Jack, devant les meurtres qui s’accumulent, mènera l’enquête jusqu’au chaos final…

Really, I have no clue what the above paragraphs say.  All I know is that my image in Sydney on 2010 made it to the cover of  Caryl Ferey's novel Haka.







Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Ramsey Lewis - I'll Wait for You (Goin' Latin 1967 jazz vinyl LP)

 


Ramsey Lewis - I'll Wait for You (Goin' Latin 1967 jazz vinyl LP)

"Better to fight for something than live for nothing." - George S. Patton 

 

From the album Goin' Latin, a studio jazz LP with Latin percussion and style by Ramsey Lewis which was released on Cadet Records in 1967. The album reached number 2 and number 16 on the Billboard Black and Jazz Albums Charts. 

 

Cleveland Eaton - Bass Ramsey Lewis - Piano, Keyboards Maurice White - Drums Doug Brand - Supervising Engineer Don Bronstein - Photography Brian Christian - Engineer Esmond Edwards - Producer, Adaptation, Supervisor Richard Evans - Arranger Tom Gorman - Cover Design Hollis King - Art Direction Erick Labson - Mastering Andy McKaie - Reissue Supervisor Shigeo Miyamoto - Mastering Cameron Mizell - Production Coordination Isabelle Wong - Design 

 

Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr. (born May 27, 1935) is an American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality. Lewis has recorded over 80 albums and has received five gold records and three Grammy Awards so far in his career. 

 

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 also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS. #latinjazz #jazzpiano #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Betty Boots

 


I saw Betty Boots while walking down on Broadway in Nashville.  I didn't know what the neon sign was about but I just thought it looked cool.  When I came back home, I researched the neon sign and found out that it was a  small locally owned retail company that has been operating for more than 40 years! Their website claims that their "mission is to specialize in current affordable fashion for the ladies that love the Nashville style."

Nice. 

Monday, August 16, 2021

Ben Webster - Work Song (At Work in Europe jazz vinyl LP)

 


Ben Webster - Work Song (At Work in Europe jazz vinyl LP)

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your lifel." - Winston Churchill 

 

From the compilation album At Work in Europe 

 

Ben Webster (tenor sax) 

Cees Slinger (piano) 

Jacques Schols (bass) 

John Engels (drums) 

Heemstede, Holland, May 26, 1969 

 

Ben Webster (tenor sax) 

Kenny Drew, Frans Wieringa (piano) 

Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) 

Makaya Ntshoko or Donald McKyre (drums) 

Copenhagen, Denmark, October 29, 1969 

 

During the course of a long and musically illustrious career, the late Ben Webster (born in Kansas City on February 27, 1909; died in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 20, 1973) earned a very high all-time ranking among tenor men. Certainly among “mainstream” performers he can be rated not at all far behind the Unquestioned Number One, Coleman Hawkins. However, as with many other jazz greats, public recognition and financial success were much less than his stature would seem to have warranted. Consequently, Webster spent the last decade of his life in Europe, where right up until the end he continued to create such rich, valid jazz as is heard here. (liner notes from the album) 

 

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 also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS #bebop #jazzsax #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Cosmos

 


How would like to own a universe?  Might not happen but you can always get Cosmos, the flowering plant.  

Cosmos are easy to propagate and grow even in the less than ideal soil condition, which we have here in Georgetown, Texas.  I just sowed the seed directly to the potting mix in a five-gallon container, water the surface.  Then, I covered it with saran food wrap to keep the moisture in the container.  Kind of like a miniature green house.  Placed the pot on a shaded area, and waited.  From time to time, I would inspect the soil condition for humidity.  

At first my other flowering plants like the Zinnias and the Sunflowers have began to blossom but no Cosmos flowers yet.  I kept an eye on the Cosmos almost everyday.  Then one day it bloomed.  I would call this plant a late bloomer, considering we are in the middle of summer already.

Hope your day is going well.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Gerry Mulligan - What is There to Say (1959 jazz vinyl LP)


"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." - Galileo Galilei

From the 1959 vinyl LP What is There to Say


Allmusic's Scott Yanow states about this album: "The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best", and observes that "Virtually every selection is memorable, with 'What Is There to Say,' 'Just in Time,' 'Festive Minor,' 'My Funny Valentine,' and 'Utter Chaos' being the high points".

• Gerry Mulligan - baritone saxophone • Art Farmer - trumpet • Bill Crow - bass • Dave Bailey - drums

Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996), also known as Jeru, was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists—playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz—Mulligan was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. His pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the best cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. Several of his compositions, such as "Walkin' Shoes" and "Five Brothers", have become standards.

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 #jazzsax #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Jack Daniel Chaser Jigger

 


No, this unusual glass is not a sand timer, or an egg cup.  The most popular story of the origin comes from Jack Daniel Distillery.  There, a traveling salesman wagered with Mr Daniel that he could make whiskey stand on water.  Mr Daniel accepted the challenge and offered his prized Tennessee whiskey.  The salesman pulled out this unusual glass, filled the bottom chamber with water and the top with whiskey, and won the bet.   Jack Daniel was so impressed that he bought the glass and named it Chaser Jigger.

The whiskey glass is real.  The whiskey on top is not Jack Daniel but Jamerson.  The young lady guitarist from Luke's 32 and the map of Tennessee were added in post for effect.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Tatum Group - I'll Never Be the Same (1955 vinyl LP)

 

Tatum Group - I'll Never Be the Same (1955 vinyl LP)

"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men." - Joseph Conrad 


From the jazz album Tatum / Hampton / Rich Trio 


The song was composed by Cole Porter. He claimed that “What Is This Thing Called Love?” with its innovative alternating major and minor key changes, was inspired by a Moroccan native dance. 


Drums – Buddy Rich Liner Notes – Benny Green Piano – Art Tatum Producer [Produced By] – Norman Granz Vibraphone [Vibes] – Lionel Hampton Recorded: Los Angeles, August 1, 1955. 


Arthur Tatum Jr. (/ˈteɪtəm/, October 13, 1909 – November 5, 1956) was an American jazz pianist who is widely regarded as one of the greatest in his field. From early in his career, Tatum's technical ability was regarded by fellow musicians as extraordinary. Many pianists attempted to copy him; others questioned their own skills after encountering him, and some even switched instruments in response. In addition to being acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, Tatum extended the vocabulary and boundaries of jazz piano, and established new ground in jazz through innovative use of reharmonization, voicing, and bitonality. Lionel 


Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, and bandleader. Hampton worked with jazz musicians from Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich, to Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and he was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1996. 


Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time. 


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 also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

Hope you enjoy. 


INXDS. #jazzvibes #jazzdrums #jazzpiano #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday #bebop

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Still Life with Italian Tomatoes

 

Fresh from our garden.

San Marzano tomatoes originate from the small town of San Marzano sul Sarno, near Naples, Italy, and were first grown in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. One story goes that the first seed of this tomato came to Campania in 1770, as a gift from the Viceroyalty of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples, and that it was planted in the area of San Marzano sul Sarno.

Compared to the Roma tomato, San Marzano tomatoes are thinner and more pointed. The flesh is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter, and less acidic.

According to Wikipedia, San Marzano vines are determinate, and have a somewhat longer season than other paste tomato varieties, making them particularly suitable for warmer climates. I will find out if this claim is true or not next year.



Monday, August 09, 2021

Bobby Hackett / Jack Teagarden - Indiana (1957 Jazz Ultimate Vinyl LP)

 


Bobby Hackett / Jack Teagarden - Indiana (1957 Jazz Ultimate Vinyl LP)

"It ain't over till it's over." - Yogi Berra 

 

From the vinyl LP "Bobby Hackett And Jack Teagarden – Jazz Ultimate Recorded in New York City, September, 1957. 

 

Bass – Jack Lesberg Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone – Ernie Caceres Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Peanuts Hucko Drums – Buzzy Drootin Guitar – Billy Bauer Piano – Gene Schroeder Trombone – Jack Teagarden Trumpet – Bobby Hackett 

 

Robert Leo Hackett (January 31, 1915– June 7, 1976) was an American jazz musician who played trumpet, cornet, and guitar with the bands of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Hackett was a featured soloist on some of the Jackie Gleason mood music albums during the 1950s. 

 

Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964) was an American jazz trombonist and singer. According to critic Scott Yannow of Allmusic, Teagarden was the preeminent American jazz trombone player before the bebop era of the 1940s and "one of the best jazz singers too". Teagarden's early career was as a sideman with the likes of Paul Whiteman and lifelong friend Louis Armstrong. 

 

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 also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS. #jazz #trumpet #jazztrombone #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

 

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Summer in Nashville City

 


Traffic on Third Avenue, Nashville.  If you find the traffic too congested, wait until dark and the sidewalks gets packed with tourists.  It can get incredibly disorienting.

If you continue and go north, you'll hit Lower Broadway otherwise known as the Honky Tonk Highway, where you can find a row of honky tonks pumping live music.  Still, Third Avenue is just as interesting,  One can go the Sun Diner.  Their menu compliments artists who recorded at Sun Records.  Think of Elvis, Jonny Cash, and Rolling Stones among others.  Next to it is the Johnny Cash Museum, which features the the world's largest collection of artifacts and memorabilia of the Man in Black himself.

Hope your day is going well.

Friday, August 06, 2021

Bobby Enriquez - Jeannine (Live in Tokyo jazz vinyl LP)


 

Bobby Enriquez - Jeannine (Live in Tokyo jazz vinyl LP)

"When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. I don't mind, but he has it in his back pocket." - Don Rickles 

 

Pianist Bobby Enriquez (1943-1996) became known to international audiences through his work with Richie Cole and through a series of recordings for GNP Crescendo. His idiosyncratic and energetic performance style earned him the epithet ‘Wild Man’. He was born in Bacolod on the island of Negros in the Philippines. He was performing professionally from the age of 12, much to the chagrin of his mother, who banned him from playing the piano, in order to focus his attentions on school. Following expulsions from a number of schools, Enriquez chose to run away from home, and he moved to Manila. where he played in local jazz groups and teamed up with the peripatetic clarinetist Tony Scott. 

 

Spells in Hong Kong, Taiwan and from 1964 in Japan, gave Enriquez the opportunity to work with acclaimed bandleaders like Tito Puente, Chico Hamilton and Lionel Hampton.  Richie Cole heard him performing and invited the pianist to join his band. They recorded The Wild Man Meets the Madman together in 1981 for GNP Crescendo. 


The same year, he released his debut album as a bandleader, made with musicians of the calibre of Mexican bassist Abraham Laboriel, Peruvian drummer Alex Acuña, and Americans Poncho Sanchez (conga), Harvey Mason (drums) and Chuck Domanico (bass). 


After becoming a born-again Christian in 1993, Enriquez largely restricted his performances to church settings. He died in 1996 of a pulmonary embolism. 

 

Source: World of Jazz


Bass – Isso Fukui 

Drums, Percussion – Shinji Mori 

Piano – Bobby Enriquez 

 

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As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. I also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

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