Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Pee Wee Russell / Oliver Nelson - Love is Just Around the Corner (restored 1967 jazz vinyl LP)

 


Pee Wee Russell / Oliver Nelson - Love is Just Around the Corner (restored 1967 jazz vinyl LP)


The Spirit of '67 is an album by American jazz clarinetist Pee Wee Russell and composer/arranger Oliver Nelson featuring performances recorded in 1967 for the Impulse! label. "Love Is Just Around the Corner" (Louis Gensler, Leo Robin) - 2:50 • Pee Wee Russell - clarinet • Oliver Nelson - arranger, conductor • Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Ed Williams, Snooky Young - trumpet • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Dick Hixson - trombone • Tony Studd - bass trombone • Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion - alto saxophone • Frank Wess, Bob Ashton - tenor saxophone • Danny Bank - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet • Hank Jones - piano • Howard Collins - guitar • George Duvivier - bass • Grady Tate - drums Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell (March 27, 1906 – February 15, 1969), was a jazz musician. Early in his career he played clarinet and saxophones, but he eventually focused solely on clarinet. Russell began his career playing Dixieland jazz, but throughout his career incorporated elements of newer developments such as swing, bebop and free jazz. In 1987, Pee Wee Russell was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame. Oliver Edward Nelson (June 4, 1932 – October 28, 1975) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, and bandleader. He also played on the West Coast briefly with the Louie Bellson big band in 1959, and in the same year began recording for Prestige Records as the leader of various small groups. From 1960 to 1961, he briefly played with Count Basie and Duke Ellington, and then joined the Quincy Jones big band playing tenor saxophone, both in the U.S. and on tour in Europe. I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the 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 #jazzclarintet #vinylrecord

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Hoy Americanos (ii)

 


Poor Mary.  She watches the kids while her husband Bob hangs out with his buddies.  The kids from right to left: Jeffrey thinks he will be like his dad.  Paul dreams of being a baseball pitcher.  Josh just wants to grow up fast so he can leave home.  Shy Violet is... well, she's shy.  Margaret doesn't know yet what she will be.  (The girls at the background are not Mary's.)

Originally appeared on previous post.  Hope your day is going well.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Johannes Ockeghem / Berkeley Chamber Singers – Missa Mi-Mi (restored 1966 vinyl LP)

 



The Missa Mi-mi is a musical setting of the Ordinary of the Mass by Johannes Ockeghem. It is a motto mass based on one of Ockeghem's own chansons, "Presque transi." The mass contains several motives and ideas from this chanson beyond just the head-motive. Earlier scholars generally assumed that 'Mi-mi' referred to the opening bass motive, which would involve the solmization syllables 'mi' and 'mi' in the normal and soft hexachord, respectively. Johannes Ockeghem (also Jean de, Jan; surname Okeghem, Ogkegum, Okchem, Hocquegam, Ockegham; 1410/1425 – 6 February 1497) was the most famous composer of the Franco-Flemish School in the last half of the 15th century. Ockeghem was born in the village of St. Ghislain (near Mons, Belgium) in the diocese of Cambrai. The first appearance of Johannes Ockeghem in the surviving records is the year (1443-1444) that he spent as a vicaire-chanteur (an adult singer in the cathedral choir) at Notre Dame in Antwerp. Two years later he was singing in the chapel of Charles I, duke of Bourbon The Berkeley Community Chamber Singers (BCCS) is an a cappella group of 16–32 singers that serves as the outreach arm for BCCO. BCCS sings a varied repertoire of madrigals, gospel, pop songs, and spirituals and performs at diverse venues, such as senior residences, hospitals, and homeless shelters. Choir – Berkeley Chamber Singers Composed By – Johannes Ockeghem Conductor – Tikey Zes Ensemble – Wollitz Recorder Group Recorder – Kenneth Wollitz I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. Image post and video art were appropriated from Cantakukuruz: Ockeghem with the singers of the royal chapel, miniature from 1523, in the manuscript of an award-winning poem (Ms. fr.1537 fol. 58v of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris), licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. 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. #classicalmusic #acapella #vinylrecord

Saturday, April 10, 2021

George Szell / Cleveland Orchestra - Bedřich Smetena Three Dances Bartered Bride (restored vinyl LP)

 


Bedřich Smetena - Three Dances Bartered Bride (restored vinyl LP)

"I'm crazy, but I'm not stupid." - Jackie Chan The Bartered Bride (Czech: Prodaná nevěsta, The Sold Bride) is a comic opera in three acts by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, to a libretto by Karel Sabina. The work is generally regarded as a major contribution towards the development of Czech music. It was composed during the period 1863 to 1866, and first performed at the Provisional Theatre, Prague, on 30 May 1866 in a two-act format with spoken dialogue. Set in a country village and with realistic characters, it tells the story of how, after a late surprise revelation, true love prevails over the combined efforts of ambitious parents and a scheming marriage broker. The opera was not immediately successful, and was revised and extended in the following four years. In its final version, premiered in 1870, it rapidly gained popularity and eventually became a worldwide success. Bedřich Smetana (/ˌbɛdərʒɪx ˈsmɛtənə/ BED-ər-zhikh SMET-ə-nə, Czech: [ˈbɛdr̝ɪx ˈsmɛtana] (About this soundlisten); 2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style that became closely identified with his people's aspirations to a cultural and political "revival." He has been regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music. Internationally he is best known for his opera The Bartered Bride and for the symphonic cycle Má vlast ("My Fatherland"), which portrays the history, legends and landscape of the composer's native Bohemia.

The music is performed by Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell conducting.

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the photo, which is in public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1926..) 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. #classicalmusic #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Friday, April 09, 2021

Jack Teagarden - Riverboat Shuffle (restored jazz vinyl LP)

 


Jack Teagarden - Riverboat Shuffle (restored jazz vinyl LP)

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh The music is from the vinyl album Meet Me Where They Play the Blues. Jack Teagarden, trombone, vocals Jimmy McPartland, trumpet Edmond Hall, clarinet Dick Cary, piano Walter Page, bass Jo Jones, drums Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden (August 20, 1905 – January 15, 1964) was an American jazz trombonist and singer. Teagarden's trombone style was largely self-taught, and he developed many unusual alternative positions and novel special effects on the instrument. He is usually considered the most innovative jazz trombone stylist of the pre-bebop era – Pee Wee Russell once called him "the best trombone player in the world". I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the album and https://jackteagarden.net ) 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 #jazztrombone #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Pinocchio and his bikes


And the world would be a better place if everyone told the truth and learn how to ride a bide.  Hope your day is going well.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Louis Nelson Big Four - My Josephine



"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food." - W. C. Fields Louis Nelson, trombone Joe Robichaux, piano George Lewis, clarinet Emanuel Sayles, banjo Louis Hall Nelson (September 17, 1902 – April 5, 1990) was a New Orleans jazz trombonist. In 1961, Barbara Reed went to Baton Rouge to get a charter for an organization named The Society for the Preservation of Traditional New Orleans Jazz. This charter gave them a nonprofit corporate license status as they could not afford the entertainment tax. Because of Preservation Hall, Nelson had permanent work, exposure to a new audience, and was provided numerous opportunities for travel abroad as both a soloist and band member of the Billie and De De Piece and Kid Thomas Valentine's bands. 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. #Ragtime #NewOrleansJazz #vinyl#quoteoftheday

Monday, April 05, 2021

Ray Anthony - The Bunny Hop

 


The Bunny Hop 

Put your right foot forward Put your left foot out Do the Bunny hop Hop, hop, hop Dance this new creation It's the new sensation Do the Bunny hop Hop, hop, hop All join in the fun Father, mother, son Do the Bunny hop Hop, hop, hop Put your right foot forward Put your left foot out Do the Bunny hop Hop, hop, hop Dance this new creation It's the new sensation Do the Bunny hop Hop, hop, hop All join in the fun Father, mother, son Do the Bunny hop Hop, hop, hop Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Ray Anthony / Leonard Auletti The Ray Anthony Orchestra became popular in the early 1950s with "The Bunny Hop" and "Hokey Pokey". Fast forward decades later, in the 80s, people would bar hop to find bars that would play the song "The Bunny Hop" so they can dance to it. Let me know if you were one of those who did this back then? Music was meticulously restored from original recording by Quality Audio. I remastered the restored audio on Cubabase. I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photo. The portrait is in the public domain. This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #jazzswing #bigband #jazz #jazztrumpet #vinyl

Saturday, April 03, 2021

If you like old school jazz, why should you listen to Juzno’s Jazz?

 


If you like old school jazz, why should you listen to Juzno’s Jazz? 1. Because you are cool and this is the place to listen to old school jazz. 2. Each post will educate you on the artist and background of the song. 3. All the music are from vinyl LPs. This is as close to hearing music production in analog, which in my opinion sounds better than those produced digitally. 4. A lot of the old school jazz albums are no longer in production. This channel will continue to post music from vinyl LPs no longer available. 5. All vinyl LPs will produce pops and crackles. The music here has been scrubbed of unwanted noise from the vinyl LP. Well mostly. 6. New uploads everyday except Sunday. 7. Because you are cool and you have good taste. Song is Variations of a Theme by Eric Satie, performed by Blood Sweat and Tears. I do not own the copyright to the music and the recording. This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. Hope you enjoy the video posts on this channel. INXDS. #audiorepair #noisereduction #vinylrecord

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Buddy Tate / Al Grey - Just Jazz (restored jazz vinyl LP)

 

Buddy Tate / Al Grey - Just Jazz (restored jazz vinyl LP)

"Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!" - B. B. King 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 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 #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

John, I'm Only Dancing

 


There’s a witty line in one of Pink Floyd’s songs: hanging on in a quite desperation is the English way. I wish at times that I was English.  So I can drink a pint each night and to mull over that every year is getting shorter, never seen to find the time; plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines.  Wonderful prose from the guys in Pink Floyd.  But then there's David Bowie.  And everything is ruined.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Willis Jackson - Good Bread Alley (restored jazz vinyl LP)

 


Willis Jackson - Good Bread Alley (restored jazz vinyl LP)

"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country." - Kurt Vonnegut The music is from the album Gatorade by saxophonist Willis Jackson. It was recorded in August 1971 and first released on the Prestige label. • Willis Jackson – tenor sax • Carl Wilson – organ • Boogaloo Joe Jones – guitar • Jerry Porter – drums • Buddy Caldwell – conga Willis "Gator" Jackson (April 25, 1932 – October 25, 1987) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Jackson joined Duke Ellington alumnus Cootie Williams's band in 1949 as a teenager, after being discovered by Eddie Vinson. During the 1950s Jackson participated in R&B and jazz recordings, primarily as a session musician. Jackson joined Prestige Records in 1959, making a string of jazz albums that proved to an influence on the burgeoning soul jazz movement. During this era, Jack McDuff and Pat Martino became famous through association with Jackson. Jackson's main influences were Lester Young and Illinois Jacquet. I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from WBSS Media.) 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 #jazzsaxophone #vinylrecord #qouteoftheday

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Faithful Stacey

 


I really wish that there was a story about this image.  But there isn't any.  At least nothing interesting.  A lot of times I would run out of subjects to shoot.  Must be the pandemic lockdown.  My go-to model is Stacey.  She has always been faithfully available.  No need to call for an appointment.  She is always there.  

Juzno: Lady, I have been traveling for a while.  Can I have a drink from your water jar?

Stacey:  Ah dear sir, I have no water in the jar. 

Juzno:  What do you have then?

Stacey:  Red wine.

Juzno:  Is that Pinot Noir?


Hope your day is going well.


Friday, March 26, 2021

Latin Jazz: Quietly There (Perkins)/Summer Samba (Lewis)/Samba Mom (Pepper)/Wall Street Rag (Alpert)

 


Latin Jazz: Quietly There (Perkins)/Summer Samba (Lewis)/Samba Mom (Pepper)/Wall Street Rag (Alpert)

Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr." (If you're not going to drink that water, let it flow.) - Mexican Saying Latin Jazz Samplers you can view on Juzno's Jazz: Bill Perkins - Quietly There (1966 jazz vinyl LP) Art Pepper - Samba Mom Mom (1981 recording jazz vinyl) Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - Wall Street Rag (1966 recording jazz vinyl LP) Ramsey Lewis - Summer Samba (1966 recording jazz vinyl LP) 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. #latinjazzz #vinylrecord #qouteoftheday

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Red At Work (ii)

 



Art usually reflects the worldview of the artist.  Sometimes it's not as obvious.  But there are times when it's undeniable.  I took this picture at the Chalk Walk Festival in Old Pasadena.  Care free posture, just taking her time.  From my perspective, I thought that the artist was creating a mirror image of herself.

Featured Comment by Kamilah Castro:  If you read into it, your photo could be a commentary on beauty or true art.  Maybe art, in her case, is that which she wishes to see in herself.  While she is imperfect, smudged with dirt, hair unkempt, through art, she can create something beautiful, and perfect, and untouched.  Note the way she caresses the woman's cheek with longing.  Wishing real life could be that beautiful, wishing she could be that beautiful.

On a technical note, the composition is great.  Love the angling, the use of reflection (not just the artist and the drawing but also the other pictures of women in the back).  Like you can't tell if she is a drawing herself.  The artist can't be separated from the art.



Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd - A Lot of Livin' To Do (restored 1965 vinyl LP)

 


Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd - A Lot of Livin' To Do (restored 1965 vinyl LP)

"When a thief kisses you, count your teeth." - Yiddish Saying From the 1965 album My Kind of Broadway. Based on the Broadway Bye Bye Birdie. Woody Herman, clarinet Andy McChee, tenor sax Don Radar, trumpet, arranger Bob Stroup, trombone Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. His group "The Herd" founded in 1944 was heavily influenced by Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Bye Bye Birdie is a 1960 stage production. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of singer Elvis Presley being drafted into the United States Army in 1957. Conrad Birdie, a popular rock and roll star, receives an Army draft notice. New York–based songwriter Albert Peterson finds himself in trouble upon discovering his client Birdie, is drafted into the Army, leaving his heavily indebted firm in jeopardy. Albert's secretary, Rose "Rosie" Alvarez, comes up with a last-ditch publicity stunt to have Birdie record and perform a song before he is sent overseas. 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 #broadway #vinylrecord #qouteoftheday

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Tres Residentes (ii)

 


It was world cup night.  Germany already lose to Spain.  Now it's them between The Netherlands. If Spain wins, the global economy will improve.  The Euro will go up.  And us living in First World countries will have more buying power.  This also means we could buy from stuff from China.  (Obviously, I'm being facetious.)

These three monks were on their way to watch the game.  Darling Harbour or whoever was sponsoring, was to air the game in the open.  It wont be aired until about 4am but people were already camping  at the harbor to see the championship game.  Yay, en espanol... ariba Espana!  

Darling Harbour is a nice place to hang out, grab a beer and chill out.  Just don't eat at the restaurants unless your ready to pay $30 a meal... I'm cheap so I try to avoid them.  Heh... There is one place, and I forgot what the place is called... it's on the harbor side... a bit closer to the zoo.  I tried to google it but can't find it... maybe I'll remember.  Everything is $10.  Great eats.  Steak sandwich, beef kabob, all kinds.  It's self-served but I don't care.  They also have great beers on tap.  I would recommend the James Squire and Tooheys. Speaking of beers, stay away from the Pure Blond beer, it's ditzy and diluted.  And don't ask for Foster's... the locals will laugh at you.  Cheers, mate.

Original Post August 17, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2021

King Pleasure - I'm in the Mood for Love (recorded 1952/restored 1972 vinyl LP)

 


"Excuse me while I kiss the sky." - Jimi Hendrix King Pleasure (March 24, 1922 – March 21, 1982) was a jazz vocalist and an early master of vocalese, where a singer sings words to a famous instrumental solo. Born as Clarence Beeks in Oakdale, Tennessee, he moved to New York City in the mid-1940s working as a bartender and became a fan of bebop music. King Pleasure first achieved popularity by singing the Eddie Jefferson "Moody's Mood For Love", based on a 1949 James Moody improvised saxophone solo to "I'm in the Mood For Love". Eddie Jefferson wrote the lyrics to this improvisation, a practice known as vocalese. This particular arrangement of the song did not come to be known by its now common title of "Moody's Mood for Love" until King Pleasure released a very popular vocal version in 1954. Following King Pleasure's successful hit version, Jimmy McHugh, who wrote the music for "I'm in the Mood for Love", sued for copyright infringement and won a partial victory in court. Pleasure and Moody eventually agreed to share the proceeds on sales of any versions of the tune. King Pleasure's version included vocals by Blossom Dearie as well as instrumental contributions from Teacho Wiltshire. The song here - King Pleasure's I'm in the Mood for Love - recorded February 19, 1952 appears on the album The Source. King Pleasure, Blossom Dearie - vocals Merril Stepter - trumpet Lem Davis - alto sax Ray Abrams - tenor sax Cecil Payne - baritone sax Teach Wiltshire - piano Leonard Gaskin - bass Teddy Lee -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 #vocalese #vinylrecord #qouteoftheday

Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Koo-lah-lah Bear

 


Somewhere  Down Under.  When KC was small, she used to call this cute fuzzball the Koo-lah-lah bear.  Captured around July 2010 using the infamous crappy Canon Rebel XT, 18-55 mm kit lens, 1/200 sec, f8, iso 400.  

Friday, March 19, 2021

Ella Fitzgerald Sings Duke Ellington - Cottontail (restored 1957 vinyl LP)

 


Ella Fitzgerald Sings Duke Ellington - Cottontail (restored 1957 vinyl LP)

"There are two rules in life: Number 1 - Never quit. Number 2 - Never forget rule number 1." - Duke Ellington "Cotton Tail" is a 1940 composition by Duke Ellington. It is based on the rhythm changes from George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm". The first Ellington recording (4 May 1940) is notable for the driving tenor saxophone solo by Ben Webster. Originally an instrumental, "Cotton Tail" later had lyrics written for it by Ellington. Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book is a 1957 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, focusing on Ellington's songs. Part of Fitzgerald's "Song Book" series, it is the only one where the composer is also featured as a performer and the first occasion Fitzgerald recorded with Ellington. It is also the entry in the Song Book series that provided her with the most opportunities to exhibit her skill at scat singing. • Ella Fitzgerald – vocals • William "Cat" Anderson, Clark Terry, Willie Cook – trumpet • Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet on "Take the "A" Train" • Frank Foster – tenor saxophone • Paul Gonsalves, Ben Webster – saxophone • Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone • Russell Procope – clarinet, alto saxophone • Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet, tenor saxophone • Harry Carney – clarinet, bass clarinet • John Sanders, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson – trombone • Ray Nance – trumpet, violin • Stuff Smith – violin • Oscar Peterson, Paul Smith – piano • Ray Brown, Joe Mondragon, Jimmy Woode – double bass • Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel – guitar • Sam Woodyard, Alvin Stoller – drums • Billy Strayhorn – piano, narrator • Duke Ellington – piano, narrator, arranger, conductor 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 #scatsinging #vinylrecord #qouteoftheday

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Sagada (ii)

 


A lot of things have been written about Sagada.  The most famous perhaps is the hanging coffin, the traditional way of burying the natives.  Nowadays, this once quiet town has been converted to a tourist attraction.  

I came back to Sagada in 2013.  It appeared smaller than what I can remember.  The last time I was there was in the early 80s.  I had just lost my job, denied a student visa to study in the States, and I wanted to re-evaluate the meaning of my life.  With a few change of wear and a Sony Walkman that I had packed, I boarded the bus one morning.  I remember standing inside the crowded bus all the way through.  The trip took like eight hours.  By the time I arrived in town, it was almost nighttime.  I managed to rent a small room for a few pesos.  My dinner consisted of fresh garden vegetable.  Jobless sort as I was, I thought things were ridiculously affordable.  

That night I wandered around the town and met some travelers.  They were all going to one of the caves the next morning.  I asked if I can tag along.  They were happy to have me.  Back then it was easy to make friends at this quaint little town.  The place was not yet known to the tourist world except for a few adventurers.  I suspected that we came to this place for different reasons.  But I thought we had a common bond.  We were all strangers looking for something to authenticate our lives.

Original post August 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

George Wallington Quintet - Strange Music (restored original 1959 recording vinyl LP)

 


George Wallington Quintet - Strange Music (restored original 1959 recording vinyl LP)

"When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines." - Samuel Rutherford George Wallington (October 27, 1924, – February 15, 1993) was an American jazz pianist and composer. "Wallington first heard jazz on New York radio and listened to great players like Count Basie, Teddy Wilson and Jess Stacy. 'But it was hearing Lester Young with Basie that got me interested in jazz and made me want to learn the style. I started playing little clubs and dates with friends. Then I started playing around Greenwich Village and got a job at a club called George's where I played for Billie Holiday.' As he spread his net wider in the search for work he found himself playing opposite Liberace in Philadelphia. "Wallington was there when Charlie Parker first arrived from Kansas City. The combination of Parker and Dizzy Gillespie at that time in New York drew many young musicians into the crucible of bebop which they fired up. Wallington was one of the gifted young white pianists - the others were Al Haig and Dodo Marmarosa - who were able to get a grip on what was essentially a black music." [Excerpt From the Vaults) Bass – Knobby Totah Drums – Nick Stabulas Piano – George Wallington Saxophone [Alto] – Phil Woods Trumpet – Donald Byrd 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 #jazzpiano #vinylrecord #qouteoftheday

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

While My Regal Dobro Guitar Gently Dreams

 


I'm more accustomed  to playing electric guitar.  But during the winter storm, power was down and the cell phone battery was low, so one of the ways I entertained the household was to go unplug.   This guitar is a Dobro style resonator that has a unique sound.  The roots of Dobro story can be traced to the 1920s when Slovak immigrant and instrument repairman/inventor John Dopyera and musician George Beauchamp were searching for more volume for his guitars. Dopyera built an ampliphonic (or "resonator") for Beauchamp.  Dobro is both a contraction of "Dopyera brothers" and a word meaning 'good' in their native Slovak.

Gibson currently owns the registered brand name Dobro.  So even though this guitar is usually referred to as a Dobro, it's actually manufactured by Regal.  This kind of model is no longer made - so in a sense it's unusual to see one play it in public.

Monday, March 15, 2021

George Lewis - Listen to the Mockingbird (restored original 1966 jazz vinyl LP)

 


George Lewis - Listen to the Mockingbird (restored original 1966 jazz vinyl LP)

"As long as we live, there is never enough singing." - Martin Luther From the 1966 album, Jazz at Preservation Hall 4: The George Lewis Band of New Orleans, Atlantic Recording Corporation Banjo – Emanuel Sayles Bass – Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageay), "Papa John" Joseph Clarinet – George Lewis Drums – Joe Watkins Piano – Snookum Russell Trombone – Jim Robinson Trumpet – Avery "Kid" Howard George Lewis (born Joseph Louis Francois Zenon, July 13, 1900 – December 31, 1968), an American jazz clarinetist who achieved his greatest fame and influence in the later decades of his life. In 1944 Lewis was injured while working on the docks. A heavy container nearly crushed his chest. He practiced while convalescing in bed at his St. Phillips Street home in the French Quarter. His friends, banjoist Lawrence Marrero and double bassist Alcide Pavageau, brought their instruments to his bedside. Bill Russell brought his portable recorder and they recorded "Burgundy Street Blues", improvised blues song that was to become the Lewis signature piece. I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from a photograph by Stanley Kubrick, published in "Look" Magazine, 6 June, 1950.) 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. #ragtime #NewOrleansjazz #vinylrecord #qouteoftheday

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Sunset in the Island She Loved

 

Jose, the fisherman, hasn't returned yet.  Luisa waits patiently for her husband.  "Shush, shush, Nene ... papa will return soon."  

Jose launched his fishing boat this morning but it looked like there might be no catch.  Probably because the Chinese sailors caught all the fish.  They believe that their country owns the Chinese Sea.  After all it's named after them.  Apparently, Vietnam and the Philippines don't think so.  They just want a small share so they can provide fish for their people.  But at the end of the day greed wins.  

For the Photo savvy:  Captured with a Crappy Canon Rebel XT, 8 mp, Nifty 50mm f1.8, 1/1250 sec, f/8, iso 800.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Art Pepper - Samba Mom Mom (restored original 1981 recording jazz vinyl)



Art Pepper - Samba Mom Mom (restored original 1981 recording jazz vinyl)

"My goal is to live the truly religious life, and express it in my music." - John Coltrane From the LP Art Lives, the music is from altoist Art Pepper's well-documented engagement at the Maiden Voyage club in Los Angeles in 1981. Pepper, pianist George Cables, bassist David Williams, and drummer Carl Burnett are heard at their best on "Allen's Alley" and "Samba Mom Mom." A special highlight is a passionate duet by Pepper and Cables on "But Beautiful." Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper Art Direction – Phil Carroll Bass – David Williams Design, Artwork By, Photography – Jamie Putnam Drums – Carl Burnett Engineer – Baker Bigsby Mastered By – George Horn Piano – George Cables Producer – Ed Michel 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 #qouteoftheday

Thursday, March 11, 2021

What Big Teeth You Got



Somewhere in Australia.

For the Photo Savy:  Crappy Canon Rebel XT, 8 mp, f5.6, 1/50 sec, iso 400, focal length 55 mm, captured 2010.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Bill Perkins - Quietly There (restored original 1966 jazz vinyl LP)


"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." - H. L. Mencken From the 1966 album Quietly There, it opens with the album’s title tune, “Quietly There,” from the film noir, HARPER, which starred Paul Newman as detective Lew Harper. Among the "coolest" of the West Coast tenor players of the 1950s, Bill Perkins in later years became a bit influenced by John Coltrane and modernized his style in a personal way. A flexible and versatile musician who also played baritone, alto, soprano, and flute, Perkins was best-known for his work on tenor. Born in San Francisco, he grew up in Chile, moved to Santa Barbara, and served in the military in World War II. After studying music and engineering, he played in the big bands of Jerry Wald, Woody Herman (1951-1953 and 1954), and Stan Kenton (1953-1954 and 1955-1958). "Perk" started recording as a leader in 1956 (most notably Grand Encounter with John Lewis), including sets with Art Pepper and Richie Kamuca. During the 1960s he had a dual career as a studio musician and a recording engineer, and during 1970-1992 he was a member of the Tonight Show Band. Since then, Perkins played baritone and tenor with the Lighthouse All-Stars and was a member of the Bud Shank Sextet, in addition to heading his own sessions for a variety of labels. (http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/artist/bill-perkins) 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 : #qouteoftheday

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Monday, March 08, 2021

Art Farmer - Soft Shoe (restored original 1956 jazz vinyl LP Farmer's Market)

Art Farmer - Soft Shoe (restored original 1956 jazz vinyl LP Farmer's Market)

“For I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand." - Anselm of Canterbury Arthur Stewart Farmer (August 21, 1928 – October 4, 1999) was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. He also played flumpet, a trumpet–flugelhorn combination especially designed for him. He and his identical twin brother, double bassist Addison Farmer, started playing professionally while in high school. Art gained greater attention after the release of a recording of his composition "Farmer's Market" in 1952. He subsequently moved from Los Angeles to New York, where he performed and recorded with musicians such as Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, and Gigi Gryce and became known principally as a bebop player. Farmer's Market is an album by trumpeter Art Farmer, featuring performances recorded in 1956 and released on the New Jazz label. • Art Farmer – trumpet • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone • Kenny Drew – piano • Addison Farmer – bass • Elvin Jones – drums The Allmusic review stated: "Considering this is early period Farmer, and that his work after leaving the U.S. for Europe led him to playing the softer toned flugelhorn and trumpet exclusively, it is an important document in his legacy, comparing favorably alongside peers Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, and an also emerging Donald Byrd." 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 #qouteoftheday

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Come to My Kitchen

 


Back in the days when electricity was exclusive only for the well-to-do, people would cook food on wood stoves.  In the Philippines where the humidity is high, the wood would be somewhat wet - enough to produce lots of smoke when burned.  As I was growing up, I still remember getting teary eyed from watching in amazement the smoke and the fire, and smelling the burning wet wood.  Nowadays, there are still people who would use wood fired stove.  

I have been revisiting old photos I've taken years ago.  This one was taken in 2010.  I used a Panasonic DMC-LX3 point and shoot to capture the image.  It's the same camera as the 10 mp Leica LX3 but a third of the price.  Leica probably wanted an affordable consumer camera that it subcontracted the manufacturing to Panasonic.  Panasonic wised up and marketed the same camera with their brand name but at a lesser price.

For the photo savy: focal length 5.10 mm, f/8, 1/15 sec, iso 400.

Friday, March 05, 2021

Dave Brubeck / Gerry Mulligan - Limehouse Blues (restored original jazz vinyl LP)

 


Dave Brubeck / Gerry Mulligan - Limehouse Blues (restored original jazz vinyl LP)

"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." - Thomas Aquinas From the vinyl album Live at the Berlin Philharmonic. Dave Brubeck - piano; Gerry Mulligan - baritone sax; Jack Six - bass; Alan Dawson - drums "In 1967, Dave Brubeck broke up his famous quartet (alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright, drummer Joe Morello) and the following year formed his New Quartet with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, bassist Jack Six, and drummer Alan Dawson. They recorded two albums in 1968 (Compadres and Blues Roots) and the following year appeared at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival. "This Saturday evening engagement on July 5th found Brubeck, Mulligan and the regal rhythm tandem of bassist Six and drummer Dawson to be truly on one accord in a stellar performance that wowed the Newport faithful at Freebody Park. They open with a soulful loping blues which eventually morphs into the Duke Ellington staple, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" (a tune that Brubeck had also played with his quartet at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, documented on a live Columbia recording). From the outset, Mulligan is in a laidback mood on top of Dawson's loose, interactive swing pulse. Brubeck comps forcefully behind Mulligan's solo before launching into a harmonically provocative solo of his own that introduces some edgier elements into the proceedings (his version of Cecil Taylor by way of Mary Lou Williams) while still remaining true to the spirit of Ellingtonia. Six also turns in a potent bass solo on this spirited opener. "They follow with a mellow rendition of the Johnny Green-Edward Heyman standard "Out of Nowhere," a tune introduced in 1931 by Bing Crosby and subsequently covered by such jazz stars as saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and guitarist Django Reinhardt, alto saxophonists Charlie Parker and Sonny Stitt, vocalists Lena Horne and Joe Williams. Next up is requiem-like "Blessed Are the Poor (The Sermon on the Mount,)" a mournful piece carried by Mulligan's resonant baritone horn. (The following year, Brubeck's new quartet with Mulligan, Six, and Dawson would record this spiritual number with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra). Mulligan's performance is especially moving while Brubeck again pushes the envelope on his solo, treading into the Cecil Taylor camp with his spiky chordal clusters and sparkling, dissonant runs on the keyboard. And they close their set with the propulsive 6/8 number, "Indian Song," which highlights Dawson on a brilliant extended drum solo." (Excerpt from Liner Notes - Milkowski) 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 #qouteoftheday :

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Big Boss Man

 


Don't mess with him.  Especially when he is eating his favorite Thai food.  Spicy.  Give him more hot sauce and maybe he'll indulge you.  Don't tell him he ain't so big.  Because he'll eat you.  Yeah, big boss man. You're the king.  Whatever you say, sir.

For the photo savvy:  this was shot with a low budget point and shoot Canon A590is, focal length 5.8mm, 1/60, f2.6, iso 80.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Ramsey Lewis - Free Again (restored original vinyl LP)

 



"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain From the vinyl album Goin' Latin. Ramsey Lewis, piano Cleveland Eaton, bass Maurice White, drums, Brian Christian, recording engineer Doug Brand, supervising engineer Richard Evans, arranger, conductor Don S. Bronstein, photos Tom Gorman, cover design Esmond Edwards, album production and supervision Recorded: December 21, 22, 23, 1966 RCA Studios, Chicago 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. #latinjazz #jazz #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Who's Afraid of Beatrice Lillie?

 


The recent storms in Texas have led people to take comfort in what most southerners do, drink.  One day Rose went to our local grocery to get some food and beer.  Not surprisingly, the shelves for the adult beverages were almost cleared up.  There were a few left but mostly expensive ones.  My go-to Sierra Nevada Torpedo Double IPA was out. So Rose texted me what I want instead.  I was at the dentist chair having my teeth cleaned so I couldn't text back.  So she bought the one that has the highest APV.  Nine percent!  Good choice.  She's a great woman.

The beer goes well with Mr Music after listening to Beatrice Lillie narrates about Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf.

Hope your day is going well.

Monday, March 01, 2021

The Bobby Darin Story - Beyond the Sea / Spoken intro by Mr Darin (restored original 1961 vinyl LP)


The Bobby Darin Story - Beyond the Sea / Spoken intro by Mr Darin (restored original 1961 vinyl LP)


"The blues - the sound of a sinner on revival day." - William Christopher (WC) Handy The Bobby Darin Story is a 1961 compilation album by American singer Bobby Darin, featuring narration by Darin himself. The master plates of several versions of this release contained Darin's autograph in the trail off section of the vinyl on side two. Darin's career took off with a songwriting partnership, formed in 1955 with Don Kirshner, whom he met at a candy store in Washington Heights. (Yes, the same Don Kirshner who was best known for managing songwriting talent as well as successful pop groups like Kansas.) 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 #qouteoftheday

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Molly and The Ghost of Charlie

 


Molly: "Hello ... entschuldigen Sie mich. I have been on hold for over an hour now. Hello! Hello! Can somebody hear me? Is this the number to report a stalker. I believe the ghost of Charlie Chaplin has been following me."

Robocall: "Hello, the number you dialed has been changed. Please hang up and call again."

Friday, February 26, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Dave Brubeck/Gerry Mulligan - Indian Song (original recording jazz vinyl)

 

"I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas." - Hillary Clinton From the vinyl album Live at the Berlin Philharmonic. Dave Brubeck - piano; Gerry Mulligan - baritone sax; Jack Six - bass; Alan Dawson - drums "In 1967, Dave Brubeck broke up his famous quartet (alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright, drummer Joe Morello) and the following year formed his New Quartet with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, bassist Jack Six, and drummer Alan Dawson. They recorded two albums in 1968 (Compadres and Blues Roots) and the following year appeared at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival. "This Saturday evening engagement on July 5th found Brubeck, Mulligan and the regal rhythm tandem of bassist Six and drummer Dawson to be truly on one accord in a stellar performance that wowed the Newport faithful at Freebody Park. They open with a soulful loping blues which eventually morphs into the Duke Ellington staple, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" (a tune that Brubeck had also played with his quartet at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, documented on a live Columbia recording). From the outset, Mulligan is in a laidback mood on top of Dawson's loose, interactive swing pulse. Brubeck comps forcefully behind Mulligan's solo before launching into a harmonically provocative solo of his own that introduces some edgier elements into the proceedings (his version of Cecil Taylor by way of Mary Lou Williams) while still remaining true to the spirit of Ellingtonia. Six also turns in a potent bass solo on this spirited opener. "They follow with a mellow rendition of the Johnny Green-Edward Heyman standard "Out of Nowhere," a tune introduced in 1931 by Bing Crosby and subsequently covered by such jazz stars as saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and guitarist Django Reinhardt, alto saxophonists Charlie Parker and Sonny Stitt, vocalists Lena Horne and Joe Williams. Next up is requiem-like "Blessed Are the Poor (The Sermon on the Mount,)" a mournful piece carried by Mulligan's resonant baritone horn. (The following year, Brubeck's new quartet with Mulligan, Six, and Dawson would record this spiritual number with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra). Mulligan's performance is especially moving while Brubeck again pushes the envelope on his solo, treading into the Cecil Taylor camp with his spiky chordal clusters and sparkling, dissonant runs on the keyboard. And they close their set with the propulsive 6/8 number, "Indian Song," which highlights Dawson on a brilliant extended drum solo." (Excerpt from Liner Notes - Milkowski) 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 #qouteoftheday :

Wednesday, February 24, 2021