Brendan Young -> Christa Hughes
A rare and unseen outtake of Christa Hughes performing “St. Louis Blues” with the late Australian Jazz legend Graeme Bell on piano, who regrettably passed away in June this year. Graeme was 94 years old when we shot this unique jam session!! This is the last known footage [...]
With all my talk about Australian jazz history (I have to warn you: I’ve just been to the doctor, and am now on some SRS DRUGZ to combat another installment of the fucking sinus infection, so this post is probably less coherent than even the earlier ones. even.)…
So, as I was saying. With [...]
If you like ol timey music, you should check out Bellyache Ben and the Steamgrass Boys. They do a version of ‘Oh Death’ that I’d DJ at a blues dancing event fo SHO.
Lovely Doris sent me this as a belated birthday present. Doris is the best. She is my no.1 CD supplier, and she always sends the best bands, well before I’ve heard of them. EXCELLENT WORK DORIS.
It’s much easier to be pleased when you’re not a seething mass of anxiety. So today, I am far more easily pleased than I was last week. I’m not sure whether this moment of calm will last, but for now, I’m just going to enjoy it.
Earlier today I was pleased by Thomas McCarthy’s new [...]
One thing I don’t say to myself very often is “Gee, I wish I had another version of Jersey Bounce.”
I’ve really been enjoying the recent rash of smaller combos and knock-about street jazz type bands coming out of places like New Orleans and Seattle (bands like Smoking Time Jazz Club, and dancer-populated