viernes, febrero 24, 2017

Preludio a un beso

Prelude for a kiss
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Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Prelude to a kiss   (1957)
Columbia CL1085

Lily Pons [*] on alto sax.
[*]  In an interview (“Blinfold Test”) with Leonard Feather for Metronome in 1948, Charlie Parker refers to Hodges as Johnny “Lily Pons” Hodges. (Lily Pons (April 12, 1898 – February 13, 1976) was a French-American operatic soprano and actress who had an active career from the late 1920s through the early 1970s)
El editor

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman (trb) John Sanders (bass trb) Johnny Hodges (as,solo) Russell Procope (as) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Duke Ellington (p,ldr,comp) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr). New York, October 1, 1957

lunes, febrero 20, 2017

Noche en la jungla

Night in the jungle
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Herbie Mann
Jungle fantasy  (1965)
Columbia CL2388

Herbie Mann (fl) Charlie Palmieri (p) Bob Rodríguez (b) Rafael Da Vila, Carlos Díaz, Raymond Sardinis (perc). New York, June 24, 1965

viernes, febrero 17, 2017


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The Cats  (full album 1957)
Minor mishap
How long has this been going on [*]
Tommy´s time
New Jazz 8217

The Cats: Idrees Sulieman (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (d). Sulieman, Coltrane and Burrell out in [*]. New York, April 18, 1957

domingo, febrero 12, 2017

Sadima Muebles (Eronel)

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Thelonious Monk
Eronel  (1954)
Jazz Legacy (F)500104

Thelonious Monk (p). Paris, June 7, 1954

viernes, febrero 10, 2017


Hand cart
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Jack McDuff Orchestra
Come and carry me home  (1970)
Blue Note BST84348

Jack McDuff Orchestra: Martin Drover, Terry Noonan, Bud Parks (tp) John Bennett, Adrian Drover (tb) David Statham, Willie Watson (fhr) Norman Leppard, Dick Morrissey, Jack Whitford, Dave Willis (fl,saxes) Jack McDuff (org) J.J. Jackson (p,perc) Typhena Partridge (harp) Terry Smith (g)
Larry Steele (el-b) Trevor Armstrong (d). London, March 23, 1970

miércoles, febrero 08, 2017

Solos y juntos

Alone together
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Música: (video)
Toshiyuki Tanaka
Alone together   (2012)

“Un caballero es un hombre que puede tocar el acordeón pero no lo hace” (Al Cohn, saxofonista americano)
“A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion, but doesn't” (Al Cohn )

Toshiyuki Tanaka (accordion). Probably Niigata-shi, Niigata, Japan ca. 2012

martes, febrero 07, 2017

El que quiera pescado que se moje

If you want fish you should get wet
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Tony Bennett and Bill Evans
The touch of your lips   (1975)
Fantasy F9489

Tony Bennett (vcl) Bill Evans (p). Berkeley, Ca., June 10-13, 1975

lunes, febrero 06, 2017

Just a Gigolo

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Música:  (video)
Irène Bordoni
Just a Gigolo   (1932)
Fleischer Studios

Irene Bordoni sings with the Bouncing Ball; plus cartoon segments from the Dave Fleischer's short (comedy and animation) film "Just a Gigolo" (1932).

domingo, febrero 05, 2017


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Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra
Unicorn   (1977)
Pablo 231O-794

Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra: Dizzy Gillespie (tp,ldr) Oscar Brashear, Jack H. Laubach (tp) Lew McCreary (tb) James Horn (sax,fl) Ernie Watts (sax) Jerome Richardson (fl) Lalo Schifrin (keyboards,arr,comp,cond) Sonny Burke (p,el-p) Charles E. Spangler (synt) Ray Parker Jr.,Lee Ritenour, Wa Wa Watson (el-g) Wilton L. Felder (b) Edward Greene (d) Paulinho Da Costa (perc)
Hollywood, Ca., January 31 & February 1-2, 1977

sábado, febrero 04, 2017


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Dave Brubeck Quartet
(from the album "Red, Hot and Cool")
Lover    (1955)
(and following the rest of the album's songs)
Columbia CL699

Dave Brubeck Quartet : Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Bob Bates (b) Joe Dodge (d). Live, "Basin Street Club", New York, July 9, 1955