"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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As with titles on January, there are also not too many jazz tunes dedicated to "February".
OK, the easiest for this month, the "Stormy February" (as we call it in Germany), would be to post one of the umpteen numbers, recorded in February; anyway, I've found one from the Benny Carter album that never lets you down:
Benny Carter (as, tp) Al Porcino, Stu Williamson, Ray Triscari, Joe Gordon (tp) Frank Rosolino, Tommy Pederson, Russ Brown (tb) Buddy Colette, Bill Green, Jewel Grant, Plas Johnson (sax) Gerald Wiggins (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Comfort (b) Shelly Manne (d) - 1958.
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."