"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 almost forgotten to update the season. -- Now, here we go with the George Shearing Quintet and "November Seascape", as recorded on April 3, 1950.
The fabulous line-up features George Shearing (p) Marjorie Hyams (vib) Chuck Wayne (g) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (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."