I know I don’t have to say it, but I will: there’s no jazz without the blues.
An extremely awesome performance by some extremely awesome blues musicians:
Helen Humes : vocal
Sonny Terry : harmonica
Brownie ‘Kazoo’ McGhee : vocal, guitar
Willie Dixon : vocal, bass
T-Bone Walker [...]
Jimmy Giuffre Three playing ‘the River and the Train’ over the opening credits of ‘Jazz On A Summer’s Day’, which was filmed at the Newport Jazz Festival.
I overuse this song, but I love it. Love it. Nothing danceable here at all. The film, of course is excellent stuff, and the history [...]
Am I nuts? Why, yes, I probably am. Ryan Swift has drawn my attention to the fact that it’s Jazz Appreciation Month over at the Smithsonian. So I’m going to see if I can come up with a different song or artist every day of this month. I struggled with the Women’s History [...]