Posts Tagged ‘jazz

01
Jun
14

Night owl chat – The incredible Bill Evans

In last night’s Night Owl Chat, I included a clip of the genius that was Bill Evans. As I am wont to do, I then went and viewed some more videos, and came across this one, comprised of two sessions he did for the BBC program “Jazz 625″ in the 1960s. I think that after the ugliness which has spewed forth these past two days, a bit of beauty is in order.

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Stay frosty, night owls.

31
May
14

Night owl chat – Time to relax

Welp, it’s been a hell of a good day. Time to send you off with some good vibes.

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Bill Evans – My Foolish Heart

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Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz – The Girl From Ipanema

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22
Dec
13

Chat Away – Ho Ho Ho with Jazzy Xmas Tunes

For our redoubtable isonprize, a bit of jazzy Christmas, in my third of my series of Christmas music.

Ella Fitzgerald – The Christmas Song

Duke Ellington – Jingle Bells

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27
Nov
13

Some cool jazz to start a warm Thanksgiving

And the holidays have begun! Some music to get them started.

Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins – Improvisation

Dizzy Gillespie with Arturo Sandoval – Night in Tunisia

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14
Apr
13

Chat away – jazz version

I was fortunate enough to grow up with a brother who was/is a jazz fanatic. Although I resisted for many years, I’ve come to embrace what some people have called “America’s classical music.”

First, the inestimable Keith Jarrett…


Now, one of the great jazz bassists: Charlie Haden…


Dizzy Gillespie, the one and only…


And my lodestar, John Coltrane…


This is your late night open thread.

26
Jan
13

Busting An Inauguration Groove

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