After some correspondence with a reader, I opted to change the date for this recording. You can find the illuminating comments below this post in the comment section. To celebrate, I’ve included another track from the album. Enjoy!
This is a big one. The search for this album (as well as another rare Brubeck album) is the reason why I got into vinyl. This quite rare bootleg album is only available on vinyl, and as such the only way to hear it is by tracking down a copy. Continue reading
This is one of my favorite Miles albums. Tastefully recorded under electric circumstances, this live album comes from a 1964 benefit concert, and the material from this concert was put out on two records, this being one of them. Continue reading
Most people probably wouldn’t recognize the name Vince Guaraldi, but most people would immediately recognize his music that ran as the soundtrack to numerous Charlie Brown ‘Peanuts’ television specials. From the classic Charlie Brown theme ‘Linus and Lucy’ to the Christmas standard ‘Christmastime Is Here’, Vince’s music is loved by many, even if they don’t know it. Continue reading
West Coast jazz. Maybe it’s because I’m a Californian, but I think some of the most stimulating, consistently interesting jazz was made near the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading
A string orchestra in a jazz setting has always been an uneasy relationship, going back to the 1930’s. Many critics deride such Mozart-meets-jazz mashups, claiming the strings sound too sweet and syrupy, that they don’t swing, or that they overpower the music so that it’s not jazz anymore. Continue reading
Miles Davis. What’s there to be said about Miles that hasn’t been already said? He was a cool dude who played an even cooler trumpet. Continue reading