Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bare Necessities

I picked up Disney Songs the Satchmo Way at the library this week for the little guy to listen to. Okay,for me and the little guy to listen to. Bare Necessities is one of my favorite Disney songs to start with.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Senor Blues

There are one or two things I'd like to work on, but in the meantime, here's some classic Horace Silver, just in case you thought I was getting a little too comfortable with the West Coast jazz.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Moonlight in Vermont

From 1959, Gerry Mulligan with Art Farmer, Bill Crow and Dave Bailey. The sides with Chet Baker are better known, but there are plenty of folks who would take Farmer over Baker in a second (if jazz were like sports and there was a draft for that sort of thing, anyways).

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Blues Improvisation

The Shelly Manne Quartet with Hampton Hawes, Ray Brown and Bob Cooper at Shelly's Mann Hole in 1970. Hampton Hawes is rapidly becoming one of my favorite jazz artists.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

So What

This seems like a good place to start.