miércoles, diciembre 31, 2008

Feliz año viejo

Happy Old Year

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Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra
A hundred years from today (1941)
Decca 4317

Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra: John Fallstich, Pokey Carriere, Truman Quigley (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl) Jose Gutierrez, Seymour Goldfinger, Joe Ferrall (tb) Danny Polo (cl,as) Tony Antonelli, Joe Ferdinando (as) Art Moore, Art Beck (ts) Ernie Hughes (p) Perry Botkin (g) Arnold Fishkind (b) Paul Collins (d) Joe Glover (arr). Hollywood, Ca., May 1941

martes, diciembre 30, 2008



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Este dibujo esta dedicado a las cinco hermanitas que murieron ayer en Gaza.

This drawing is dedicated to the five sisters who died yesterday in Gaza.

Sin música / No music

lunes, diciembre 29, 2008

On the rocks

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Art Tatum and his Band
Rock me mama (1941)
Decca 8577

Art Tatum and his Band: Joe Thomas (tp) Art Tatum (p) Oscar Moore (g) Billy Taylor (b) Yank Porter (d) Joe Turner (vcl). New York, June 13, 1941


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Fats Waller and his Rhythm
Georgia rockin' chair (1935)
Victor 25175

Fats Waller and his Rhythm: Herman Autrey (tp) Rudy Powell (cl) Fats Waller (p,vcl) James Smith (g) Charles Turner (b) Arnold Boling (d). New York, Auust 2, 1935

domingo, diciembre 28, 2008



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Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
You were there (1941)
Okeh 6376

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra: Roy Eldridge (tp) Norman Murphy, Torg Halten, Graham Young (tp) John Grassi, Jay Kelliher, Babe Wagner (tb) Mascagni "Musky" Ruffo (as) Sam Musiker (as,cl) Jimmy Migliori, Walter Bates (ts) Sam Listengart (bar) Milt Raskin (p) Ray Biondi (g,arr) Eddie Mihelich (b) Gene Krupa (d) Howard DuLaney (vcl) Elton Hill, James Mundy, Benny Carter (arr). Chicago, August 28, 1941

sábado, diciembre 27, 2008

Té con una estrella

Tea with star

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Charlie Parker and his Orchestra
Star eyes (1951)
Mercury/Clef 11087

Charlie Parker and his Orchestra: Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Walter Bishop (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Max Roach (d). New York, January 17, 1951

viernes, diciembre 26, 2008

San Jorge

St George

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Robert Hicks (Barbecue Bob)
When the saints go marching in (1927)
Columbia 14231-D

Robert Hicks (vcl,g). New York, June 16, 1927

jueves, diciembre 25, 2008

La Bella Lugosi

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Andrews Sisters
Bella Bella Marie (1948)
Decca 24499

miércoles, diciembre 24, 2008

Caracol del atardecer

Evening Snail

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Red Norvo and his Orchestra
Blue evening (1939)
Vocalion 4833

Red Norvo and his Orchestra: Jack Owens, Jack Palmer, Barney Zudecoff (tp) Andy Russo, Al George (tb) Hank d'Amico (cl) Frank Simeone (as) Maurice Kogan, George Berg (ts) Red Norvo (xyl) Bill Miller (p) Alan Hanlon (g) Pete Peterson (b) George Wettling (d) Terry Allen (vcl). New York, April 6, 1939

martes, diciembre 23, 2008



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Jean Goldkette and his Orchestra
Painting the clouds with sunshine (1929)
Victor 22027

Jean Goldkette and his Orchestra: Frank Munn (vcl) undisclosed 3 tp, 2 tb, cl/as/fl, cl/ts, 3 vln, p, bj, tu, d, + 1 extra tb-l added. New York, June 14, 1929

lunes, diciembre 22, 2008



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Artie Shaw and his Orchestra
Star dust (1940)
Victor 27230

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra: Billy Butterfield, Jack Cathcart, George Wendt (tp) Vernon Brown, Jack Jenney (tb) Artie Shaw (cl) Les Robinson, Neely Plumb (as) Bus Bassey, Jerry Jerome (ts) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Jud DeNaut (b) Nick Fatool (d) Truman Boardman, Ted Klages, Bill Brower, Bob Morrow, Alex Beller, Eugene Lamas (vln) Allan Harshman, Keith Collins (viola) Fred Goerner (cello) Artie Shaw & Lennie Hayton (arr). Hollywood, Ca, October 7, 1940

domingo, diciembre 21, 2008


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Oscar Grillo & El Editor wish you lots of happiness for these holidays

Charlie Parker's New All Stars
Cheers (1947)
Dial 1013

Charlie Parker's New All Stars : Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Wardell Gray (ts)`Dodo Marmarosa (p) Barney Kessel (g) George "Red" Callender (b) Don Lamond (d). Hollywood, Ca., February 26, 1947

sábado, diciembre 20, 2008

Cuarto Creciente


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Bobby Hackett and his Rhythm Kings
New Orleans (1944)
Commodore 622

Bobby Hackett and his Rhythm Kings: Bobby Hackett (tp) Lou McGarity (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Ernie Caceres (bar) Jess Stacy (p) Eddie Condon (g) Bob Casey (b) George Wettling (d). New York, September 23, 1944

viernes, diciembre 19, 2008


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Joe Venuti/Eddie Lang Blue Five
Pink elephants (1933)
Columbia (E)CB-601

Joe Venuti/Eddie Lang Blue Five: Jimmy Dorsey (tp,cl,as) Adrian Rollini (bassax,goofus,hfp,p,vib) Joe Venuti (vln) Phil Wall (p) Eddie Lang (g). New York, February 28, 1933

jueves, diciembre 18, 2008



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The Rounders (Harry Reser)
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? (1933)
Conqueror 8218

The Rounders: Harry Reser (bjo,g,ldr) Loretta Clemons (vcl). Rest unknown. New York, October 4, 1933

miércoles, diciembre 17, 2008



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Joe Mooney Quartet
Tea for two (1946)
Decca 23842

Joe Mooney Quartet: Joe Mooney (vcl, accor) Andy Fitzgerald (cl) Jack Hotop (g) Gate Frega (b). New York, December 30, 1946

martes, diciembre 16, 2008


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Gene Ammons
Harold the fox (1947)
Mercury 528

Gail Brockman (tp) Gene Ammons (ts) Ernest McDonald (as) Junior Mance (p) Gene Wright (b) Ellis Bartee (d). Chicago, October 23, 1947

lunes, diciembre 15, 2008



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Bob Crosby and his Bob Cats
March of the Bob Cats (1938)
Decca 1865

Bob Crosby and his Bob Cats: Yank Lawson (tp) Warren Smith (tb) Irving Fazola (cl) Matty Matlock (cl) Eddie Miller (ts) Bob Zurke (p) Nappy Lamare (g) Haig Stephens (b) Ray Bauduc (d). New York, March 14, 1938

domingo, diciembre 14, 2008


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Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris and his All-Stars
Mr. Blues jumped the rabbit (1946)
Aladdin 171

Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris and his All-Stars: Wynonie Harris (vcl) acc by Pat Jenkins, Joe Newman (tp) Tab Smith (as) Allen Eager (ts) Larry Belton (bar) Bill Doggett (p) Mary Osborne (g) A1 McKibbon (b) Walter Johnson (d). New York, November 30, 1946

sábado, diciembre 13, 2008

Vino y Soda

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Sticks McGhee and his Buddies
Drinkin' wine spo-dee-o-dee (1949)
Atlantic 873

Sticks McGhee and his Buddies: Sticks McGhee (vcl,g) Wilbert "Big Chief" Ellis (p) Brownie McGhee (g) Gene Ramey (b) unknown (d). New York, February 14, 1949

viernes, diciembre 12, 2008

Cerca de las pirámides

By the Pyramids

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Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Pyramid (1938)
(Tizol, Ellington, Mills)
Brunswick 8168

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Rex Stewart (cnt) Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Otto Hardwick (as) Harry Carney (bar,cl,as) Duke Ellington (p,ldr,tom-tom) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (d). New York, June 7, 1938

jueves, diciembre 11, 2008



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Cliff Jackson's Village Cats
Cliff's boogie blues (1944)
Black & White 1205

Cliff Jackson's Village Cats: Sidney DeParis (tp) Wilbur DeParis (tb) Sidney Bechet (sop,cl) Gene Sedric (ts, cl) Cliff Jackson (p) Everett Barksdale (g) Wellman Braud (b) Eddie Dougherty (d). New York, December 21, 1944

miércoles, diciembre 10, 2008



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Gene Ammons
Bless you (1949)
Chess 1425

Gene Ammons (ts) Christine Charman (p) Leo Blevins (g) Lowell Pointer (b) Ike Day (d). Chicago, February 28, 1949

martes, diciembre 09, 2008



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Willie Creager and his Orchestra
Cat's kittens (1928)
Challenge 951

Willie Creager and his Orchestra: 2 tp, tb, cl/as, as, ts, p, bj and tu, with Paul Romano (p), Harry Crane (vcl) and unknown d added. New York, December 17, 1928

lunes, diciembre 08, 2008



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Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
Smoke from a chimney (1938)
Victor 25763

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra: Pee Wee Erwin, Lee Castle, Andy Ferretti (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb,arr) Les Jenkins, Earle Hagen (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Fred Stulce (as,arr) Skeets Herfurt (as) Bud Freeman (ts) Howard Smith (p,arr) Carmen Mastren (g,arr) Gene Traxler (b) Maurice Purtill (d) Jack Leonard (vcl). New York, January 6, 1938

domingo, diciembre 07, 2008

Peace Lion

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Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra
Peace and love for all (Prayer for moderns) [1941]
Decca 3892A

Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra: Gerald Wilson (tp,arr) Snooky Young (tp) Paul Webster (tp) Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb) Trummy Young (tb) Willie Smith (cl,as,arr) Dan Grissom (cl, as) Jimmie Lunceford (as,arr) Ted Buckner (as) Joe Thomas (cl,ts) Earl Carruthers (cl,bar,as) Edwin Wilcox (p,arr) Al Norris (g,vln) Moses Allen (b) Jimmy Crawford (d) Sy Oliver, Billy Moore, Will Hudson, Chappie Willett, Eddie Durham, Roger Segure, Lonnie Wolfgang, Don Redman (arr). New York, April 22, 1941

sábado, diciembre 06, 2008


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Harry Reser and his Jazz Pilots
Pastafazoola (1927)
Odeon A189055

Harry Reser and his Jazz Pilots: Earl Oliver, Tommy Gott (tp) Sammy Lewis (tb) Larry Abbott (cl,as) Merle Johnston (as) Norman Yorke (ts) Jimmy Johnston (bassax) Bill Wirges (p) Harry Reser (bj) Joe Tarto (tu) Tom Stacks (d,vcl,effects). New York, September 27, 1927

viernes, diciembre 05, 2008



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Stan Getz Quartet
Running water (1946)
(Stan Getz)
Savoy 954

Stan Getz Quartet: The Be-Bop Boys: Stan Getz (ts) Hank Jones (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d). New York, July 31, 1946

jueves, diciembre 04, 2008



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John Trotter’s Frying Pan Five
(Bing Crosby with vocal chorus by The Foursome)
Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider (1939)

John Trotter’s Frying Pan Five: Bing Crosby (vcl)The Foursome (vcl chorus), no additional data. Los Angeles, March 10, 1939

miércoles, diciembre 03, 2008

Jinete II

Lion Ride

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Bud Powell Trio
Cherokee (1949)
(Ray Noble)
Mercury MG35012

Bud Powell Trio: Bud Powell (p) Ray Brown (b) Max Roach (d). New York, January-February 1949

martes, diciembre 02, 2008


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Charlie Parker's Reboppers
Now's the time (1945)
(Charles Parker)
Savoy 573

Charlie Parker's Reboppers: Miles Davis (tp) Dizzy Gillespie (p) Charlie Parker (as) Curley Russell (b) Max Roach (d). New York, November 26, 1945

lunes, diciembre 01, 2008



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Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby
Gone fishin' (1951)
Decca 27623

Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby: Bobby Guy, Red Nichols, Ziggy Elman (tp) Dick Taylor, Bill Atkinson, Wendell Mayhew (tb) Phil Sunkel, Matty Matlock, Babe Russin, Jack Chaney, Larry Wright, Warren Baker (saxes) Buddy Cole, Mel Henke (p) Perry Botkin (g) Phil Stephens (b) Nick Fatool (d) Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby (vcl) + unknown string section. Los Angeles, April 27, 1951

domingo, noviembre 30, 2008

Vuelto / Returned

Culs de Jatte

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Acabo de volver del festival de Castelli Animati en Genzano di Roma donde pasé unos días espléndidos!!!
Just returned from fom the festival of Castelli Animati in Genzano di Roma where I had a TERRIFIC TIME!!!

Willie Lewis and his Negro Band
Happy feet (1941)
Elite-Special (Switzerland) 4067

Willie Lewis and his Negro Band: Louis Bacon, Henry Mason (tp) Billy Burns (tb) Ernst Hollerhagen (cl,as) Johnny Russell (cl,ts) Willie Lewis (as,vcl) Denis Chappelet (ts) Alfred Siegrist (p) Peter Angst (g) June Cole (b,vcl) Tommy Benford (d). Zürich, June 19, 1941

jueves, noviembre 27, 2008



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Hoy salgo para Roma y volveré el domingo a la noche. El "servicio" se reanudará el próximo lunes.
Today I am going to Rome. I´ll be back on Sunday night. Normal service will be resumed on Monday.

Jay McShann Quartet
'Fore day rider (1941)
Decca 8635

Jay McShann Quartet: Jay McShann (p) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (d) Walter Brown (vcl). Chicago, November 18, 1941

miércoles, noviembre 26, 2008

Cat Hat

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Dixie Jazz Band (Billy James and his Orchestra)
Pa's old hat (1929)
Jewel 5576

Dixie Jazz Band (Pseudonym on Oriole, Challenge, Domino and Jewel labels for various items, in this case Billy James and his Orchestra):Tommy Gott (tp) Sam Lewis (tb) Larry Abbott (cl,as,vcl) unknown as, ts, prob Billy James (p) unknown bj, tu, d. New York, March 12, 1929

martes, noviembre 25, 2008

Cat in the dark

Gato en la obscuridad

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Blue Lu Barker & Danny Barker's Fly Cats
Scat skunk (1939)
Decca 8713

Blue Lu Barker (vcl) acc. by Danny Barker's Fly Cats: Henry "Red" Allen, Charlie Shavers (tp) Sam Price (p) Danny Barker (g) unknown (b) and (d). New York, April 20, 1939

lunes, noviembre 24, 2008

Gato sonriente

Smiling cat

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Un gato a quien no hay que tenerle confianza.
A not to be trusted cat.
Nat King Cole
Smile (1954)
(Charles Chaplin)
Capitol 2897
Nat King Cole (vcl) acc. by unknown orchestra with Nelson Riddle (arr & cond). Hollywood, Ca., July 27, 1954

domingo, noviembre 23, 2008

Another cat

Otro gato

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The Ink Spots
That cat is high (1938)
Decca 1789

The Ink Spots: Charles Fuqua (vcl,g,uke) Ivory Watson (vcl,g) Orville Jones (vcl,b) .New York, March 25, 1938

Blue Cat

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Jimmie Davis
Born To Be Blue (1939)
Decca 5726

Jimmie Davis (vcl). Unknown personnel, location and date of recording.

sábado, noviembre 22, 2008



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Blind Gary
Cross and evil woman blues (1935)
ARC 35-10-16

As Blind Gary: Gary Davis (vcl,g). New York, July 23, 1935

viernes, noviembre 21, 2008

Imagen reciclada


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Recyled picture

Sons of the Pioneers
Kilocycle Stomp (1935)
Decca 5178A

Sons of the Pioneers: No recording information. Data on group click here

jueves, noviembre 20, 2008

Malabarismo con Gardel

Moonfaced Clown

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La muchacha del circo / Juggling Gardel

Count Basie and his Orchestra
Circus in rhythm (1944)
V-Disc 289

Count Basie and his Orchestra: Harry Edison, Joe Newman, Ed Lewis, Al Killian (tp) Dickie Wells, Ted Donnelly, Eli Robinson, Louis Taylor (tb) Earl Warren, Jimmy Powell (as) Lester Young, Buddy Tate (ts) Rudy Rutherford (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddy Green (g) Rodney Richardson (b) Jo Jones (d) Jimmy Rushing (vcl). New York, May 27, 1944

miércoles, noviembre 19, 2008

Cuestion de equilibrio

Question of balance

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Cuestión de equilibrio (collage digital)
Question of balance (collage digital)

Bix and his Rhythm Jugglers
Davenport blues (1925)
(Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke)
Gennett 5654

Bix and his Rhythm Jugglers: Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Don Murray (cl) Paul Mertz (p) Howdy Quicksell (bj) Tom Gargano (d). Richmond, Ind., January 26, 1925

martes, noviembre 18, 2008

Tema y variaciones

Theme and variations

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En Grillomation podrás ver la nueva serie "Películas que nunca haré"
In Grillomation you could see the new series "Films I'll never make"

Bud Powell's Modernists
52nd Street theme (1949)
Blue Note BN1568

Bud Powell's Modernists: Fats Navarro (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Bud Powell (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d). New York, August 8, 1949

lunes, noviembre 17, 2008



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Benny Carter and his Orchestra
Fish fry (1940)
Vocalion 5458

Benny Carter and his Orchestra: Benny Carter (tp,as) Joe Thomas, Lincoln Mills, Russell Smith (tp) James Archey, Vic Dickenson (tb) Gene Simon (tb) James Powell, Carl Frye (as) Stanley Payne, Coleman Hawkins (ts) Eddie Heywood (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Hayes Alvis (b) William Purnell (d). New York, January 30, 1940

domingo, noviembre 16, 2008



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Anoche tuve un sueño inquietante. Una mujer tirada en el suelo era como una sábana o una servilleta. Me daba mucha pena verla así.
Last night I had a disturbing dream about a woman who was like a blanket or a napkin in the foor. I felt terribly sorry for her.

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
I guess I'll have to dream the rest (1941)
Victor 27526

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra: Ziggy Elman, Chuck Peterson, Shorty Sherock, Jimmy Blake (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) George Arus, Walter Mercurio, Dave Jacobs (tb) Fred Stulce (as,arr), Mannie Gershmann (cl, as) Heinie Beau, Don Lodice, Bruce Snyder (ts), Joe Bushkin (p) Clark Yocum (g) Sid Weiss (b) Buddy Rich (d) Frank Sinatra, Pied Pipers (vcl). New York, June 27, 1941

sábado, noviembre 15, 2008

Pierrot Lunaire

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Billie Holiday and her Orchestra
The moon looks down and laughs (1938)
Vocalion 4216

Billie Holiday and her Orchestra: Billie Holiday (vcl) Charlie Shavers (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Babe Russin (ts) Claude Thornhill (p) John Kirby (b) Cozy Cole (d). New York, May 11, 1938

viernes, noviembre 14, 2008

De ida y vuelta


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Bessie Smith
Ticket agent ease your window down (1924)
(Spencer Williams)
Columbia 14025-D

Bessie Smith (vcl) acc by Robert Robbins (vln) Irving Johns (p). New York, April 5, 1924

jueves, noviembre 13, 2008

Seis y cuarto


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Seis y cuarto... Dibujé esto como tarjeta de cumpleaños para nuestra nietita Saskia. (Que cumple cinco años).
Quarter Past Six... I drew this as a birthday card for our grandaughter Saskia.

Erroll Garner
Six P.M. (1951)
King 4479

Erroll Garner (p). Hollywood, February 7, 1951



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Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
Artistry in rhythm ( (1943)
Capitol 15190

Stan Kenton and his Orchestra: Ray Borden, John Carroll, Buddy Childers, Karl George, Dick Morse (tp) Harry Forbes, George Faye (tb) Bart Varsalona (b-tb) Eddie Meyers, Art Pepper (as) Red Dorris (ts,vcl) Maurice Beeson (ts) Bob Gioga (bar) Stan Kenton (p,arr) Bob Ahern (g) Clyde Singleton (b) Joe Vernon (d). Hollywood, Ca., November 19, 1943