sábado, abril 30, 2011



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Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven
Wild man blues (1927)
Okeh 8474

Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven: Louis Armstrong (cnt) John Thomas (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Lil Armstrong (p) Johnny St. Cyr (bj) Pete Briggs (tu) Baby Dodds (d). Chicago, May 7, 1927

viernes, abril 29, 2011

Boda real

Royal wedding

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Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra
Cinderella's wedding day (1922)
Columbia 2897-D

Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra: Max Connett, Chink Rice (tp) Hal Matthews (tb) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel,as) Gale Stout, Malcolm Elstad (as) Harold Jones (ts) Herm Crone (p) Craig Leitch (g) Cedric Spring (g,vln,accor,arr) Cappy Kaplan (g,vln) Charles McConnell (b) LeRoy Buck(d) LeRoy Buck (vcl). Chicago, August 17, 1932

jueves, abril 28, 2011



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Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France
Hot lips (1937)
HMV (E)B8690

Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France: Stéphane Grappelly (vln) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt, Pierre "Baro" Ferret (g) Louis Vola (b). Paris, April 22, 1937

miércoles, abril 27, 2011


The rock

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Gid Tanner's Skillet Lickers
Rocky pallet (1929)
Columbia 15516 D

martes, abril 26, 2011

En el camino

On the road

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Neville Marcano a.k.a. Growling Tiger
Down the road (1930´s)
Decca 17359

lunes, abril 25, 2011

Miedo a la oscuridad

Fear of the dark

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Erroll Garner Trio
Gliss in the dark (1944)
Atlantic 677

Erroll Garner Trio: Erroll Garner (p) John Simmons (b) Harold "Doc" West (d). New York, December 18, 1944

domingo, abril 24, 2011

Au privave

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Charlie Parker and his Orchestra
Au privave (1951)
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

sábado, abril 23, 2011

Maldito tango

Damned tango

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Libertad Lamarque
Maldito tango (1945)

Video fragment from the movie "La cabalgata del circo", directed by Mario Soffici and Eduardo Boneo. Buenos Aires, 1945

viernes, abril 22, 2011



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Erroll Garner
Duke for dinner (1944)
Blue Note BLP5015

Erroll Garner (p). New York, December 23-25, 1944

jueves, abril 21, 2011



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Dick Justice
Old black dog (1929)
Brunswick 395

miércoles, abril 20, 2011



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Fanny Brice featuring Rosario Bourdon (dir)
I'm an indian (1922)
Victor 45303

Charles Harrison
Play that song of India again (1922)
Victor 18877

Benson Orchestra of Chicago
Dreams of India (1922)
Victor 19106

martes, abril 19, 2011


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King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators
Black snake blues (1927)
Brunswick 80079

King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators: King Oliver, Tick Gray (cnt) Kid Ory (tb) Omer Simeon (sop) Barney Bigard (ts) Luis Russell (p) unknown bj, Junie Cobb (tu) Paul Barbarin (d). St. Louis, Missouri, April 27, 1927

lunes, abril 18, 2011



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(The music of) Ornette Coleman
The sphinx (1958)
Contemporary M3551/C3551

(The music of) Ornette Coleman: Don Cherry (tp) Ornette Coleman (as) Walter Norris (p) Don Payne (b) Billy Higgins (d). Los Angeles, Ca., February 22, 1958

domingo, abril 17, 2011


Red sky

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Miles Davis Quintet
Trane's blues [**] (1956)http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
Prestige LP7166

Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d). Hackensack, N.J., May 11, 1956

[**] "Trane's Blues" (also known as "Vierd Blues", a tongue-in-cheek reference to Blue Note founder Francis Wolff's heavily-accented verdict on it), also credited to Davis, is in fact a John Coltrane composition (originally titled "John Paul Jones", and from an earlier session led by bassist Paul Chambers. [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]

sábado, abril 16, 2011



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Louisiana Rhythm Kings
There's Egypt in your dreamy eyes (1930)
Brunswick 4923

Louisiana Rhythm Kings: Red Nichols, Tommy Thunen (tp) Glenn Miller (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Babe Russin (ts) Adrian Rollini (bassax) Jack Russin (p) Wes Vaughan (bj,g) Gene Krupa (d). New York, January 20, 1930

viernes, abril 15, 2011



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Duke Ellington
Pitter panther patter (1940)
Victor 27221

Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Blanton (b). Chicago, Ill., October 1, 1940

jueves, abril 14, 2011


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Lennie Tristano
[I don't stand a] Ghost of a chance [with you] (1947)
Victor 27-0145

Lennie Tristano (p). New York, September 23, 1947

miércoles, abril 13, 2011



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The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Firebird Concert (suite for orchestra)
Parts 1 and 2 [*]
Igor Stravinsky (composer)
Victor 6492

[*] Part 1: Introduction—The Firebird and its dance—The Firebird's variation; Part 2: The Princesses’ Khorovod (rondo)

The Philadelphia Orchestra: Leopold Stokowski (conductor). Philadelphia, December 8, 1924

martes, abril 12, 2011



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Blind Lemon Jefferson
Black snake dream blues (1927)
Paramount 12510

Blind Lemon Jefferson (vcl) George Perkins (p). Chicago, c. June 1927

lunes, abril 11, 2011



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Charles Mingus Quintet
Lady bird (1955)
Fantasy 6009

Charles Mingus Quintet: Eddie Bert (tb) George Barrow (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Charles Mingus (b) Willie Jones (d). Live, "Café Bohemia", New York, December 18, 1955

domingo, abril 10, 2011



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George Olsen and his Orchestra
Night Owl (1933)
Columbia 2811 D

sábado, abril 09, 2011



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Pat Flowers and his Rhythm
Horizontal (1946)
Victor 20-1980

Pat Flowers and his Rhythm: Herman Autrey (tp) Gene Sedric (cl) Pat Flowers (p) Jimmy Shirley (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d) Bunty Pendleton (vcl). New York, July 15, 1946

viernes, abril 08, 2011



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Shelly Manne and His Men
Black Hawk blues (1959)
Contemporary C3577

Shelly Manne and His Men: Joe Gordon (tp) Richie Kamuca (ts) Victor Feldman (p) Monty Budwig (b) Shelly Manne (d). Live, "The Black Hawk", San Francisco, September 22, 1959

jueves, abril 07, 2011



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Club Royal Orchestra
Dancing fool (1922)
Victor 18923

miércoles, abril 06, 2011

5 o'clock mate

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Cliff Jackson
Tea for two (1945)
Disc 6009

Cliff Jackson (p). New York, December 9, 1945

martes, abril 05, 2011



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Blind Willie Johnson [*]
God moves on the water (1929)
Columbia 14520-D

Blind Willie Johnson (vcl,g). New Orleans, La., December 11, 1929

[*] From Wikipedia

"Blind" Willie Johnson (January 22, 1897 – September 18, 1945

Blind Willie Johnson, according to his death certificate, was born in 1897 near Brenham, Texas (before the discovery of his death certificate, Temple, Texas had been suggested as his birthplace). When he was five, he told his father he wanted to be a preacher, and then made himself a cigar box guitar. His mother died when he was young and his father remarried soon after her death.

Johnson was not born blind, and, although it is not known how he lost his sight, Angeline Johnson told Samuel Charters that when Willie was seven his father beat his stepmother after catching her going out with another man. The stepmother then picked up a handful of lye and threw it, not at Willie's father, but into the face of young Willie.

It is thought that Johnson was married twice, first to a woman with the same first name, Willie B Harris, and later to a young singer named Angeline. Johnson was also said to be married to a sister of blues artist, L.C. Robinson.[No marriage certificates have yet been discovered.[As Angeline Johnson often sang and performed with him, the first person to attempt to research his biography, Samuel Charters, made the mistake of assuming it was Angeline who had sung on several of Johnson's records. However, later research showed that it was Johnson's first wife.

Johnson remained poor until the end of his life, preaching and singing in the streets of Beaumont, Texas to anyone who would listen. A city directory shows that in 1945, a Rev W J Johnson, undoubtedly Blind Willie, operated the House of Prayer at 1440 Forrest Street, Beaumont, Texas. This is the same address listed on Blind Willie's death certificate. In 1945, his home burned to the ground. With nowhere else to go, Johnson lived in the burned ruins of his home, sleeping on a wet bed in the August/September Texas heat. He lived like this until he contracted malaria and died. (The death certificate reports the cause of death as malarial fever, with syphilis and blindness as contributing factors.) In a later interview his wife, Angeline, said she tried to take him to a hospital but they refused to admit him because he was black, while other sources report that, according to Johnson's wife, his refusal was due to his blindness. Although there is some dispute as to where his exact grave location is, in 2009, the Blanchette Cemetery was officially located by two researchers. Members of the Beaumont community and researchers are committed to preserving it.

Miserere Nobis


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Emergencia (del verbo emerger)

Este dibujo tiene que ver con una reciente falla del disco rígido en una PC de Oscar con la consiguiente pérdida de documentos y direcciones más el fuerte stress producido por éstos no poco frecuentes acontecimientos.

This picture has to do with a recent Oscar´s PC crash -hard disk failure- producing the loss of documents, addresses and further the tremendous stress caused by these events not uncommon at all.

Thelonious Monk Trio
I got it bad and that ain't good (1955)
Riverside RLP12-201

Thelonious Monk Trio: Thelonious Monk (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d). Hackensack, N.J., July 27, 1955

lunes, abril 04, 2011


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Billy Murray
Give my regards to Broadway (1905)
Columbia A-0447

domingo, abril 03, 2011

Natural phenomena

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Red Ingle and The Natural Seven and Karen Tedder
Serutan yob (a song for backward boys and girls under 40) [1948]
Capitol 15210

sábado, abril 02, 2011

Arrabal Galáctico

Galactic suburb

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Arrabal (Suburb)

Música (en video):
Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta
Arrabal (tango) [ver video]
en vivo en el Teatro Colón
Buenos Aires, Argentina. 26 de Diciembre de 1985

viernes, abril 01, 2011


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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers + Thelonious Monk
Evidence (1957)
Atlantic SD1278

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers + Thelonious Monk: Bill Hardman (tp) Johnny Griffin (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Spanky DeBrest (b) Art Blakey (d). New York, May 14, 1957