"Aha! -- In the year fourteen-ninety-two Columbus sailed 'ver the ocean, blue. -- What'd I say?"
A JAZZ SUMMIT MEETING IN COLOGNE
On the way to the next gig...
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SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
Since This Joint Is So Jumpin’ … (click on the pic!)
Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (1904-1943)
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Holy crap! -- I'd forgotten to update the season. -- Now, here we go - pre-dating now! - with the Art Farmer/ Benny Golson Sextet and their "(A) November Afternoon", as recorded 'live' at “Birdhouse” on May 15, 1961.
The fabulous line-up features Art Farmer (tp) Tom McIntosh (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Tommy Williams (b) & Albert “Tootie” Heath (d).
Quote Of The Day
"Many jazz musicians prefer recording their own original songs and rarely want to feature a song by anyone outside of their band—unless the composer is dead and gone.
A few major jazz musicians are bucking this trend, and I applaud them. I just wish more improvisers would follow their lead."