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Claude Thornhill — Snowfall

You Tube thanks to Okmusix That was Gil Evans’s 1947 arrangement of the Thornhill’s majestic composition Snowfall.  Snowfall had been originally written and recorded in 1941.  It has been recorded by numerous Jazz and popular recording artists.  This summer, mostly … Continue reading

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Aretha Franklin, R.I.P.

Aretha Franklin, by far, was the most talented singer of the 1960’s  era and beyond.  Her talent and her music transcended all the categories.  She will not be forgotten.  R.I.P.

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James P. Johnson — Master of Harlem Stride Piano and Composer of Hit Songs

Thanks to Okmusix for the You Tube We hear  a solo piano version of one of his big hits of the 1920‘s and beyond, If I Could Be With you One Hour Tonight.  Vocal versions became hit records for Ruth … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Numb Fumbling

Thanks to Dominik Feri for the You Tube Numb Fumbling was one of two piano solos performed at the end of a group session on March 1, 1929. This was about the time that Fats started making more group and … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — The Reefer Song

Thanks to Mark Cranston for the You Tube This is perhaps an infamous song Fats wrote in 1927, his ode to marijuana. This recording took place in Hollywood, September 23, 1943. It was his final recording session before he got … Continue reading

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Art Tatum –September Song

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube. Art Tatum recorded September Song in 1953. I have it on Disc One cut 10 on the complete Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo. September Song was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — When Your Lover Has Gone

Thanks again to gullivior for the Youtube When Your Lover Has Gone was recorded in Hollywood on January 19, 1955. It is part of Norman Granz’s Art Tatum Complete Solo Masterpieces on Pablo Compact disc, Disc 6, Cut 18.  Art … Continue reading

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Art Tatum – I’ve Got The World On A String

I’ve Got The World On A String  is from the Norman Granz Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces Vol. 2, The song was written by Arlen and Koehler. This song was very popular, and has a great lyric. I associate this song … Continue reading

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Now, A 7.8 Earthquake in Ecuador… Developing

                            According to EarthSky, Ecuador was struck with a magnitude 7.8 Earthquake with deaths and massive destruction.  That’s as big as they get.  Both the Japan and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving that you can enjoy with family or friends.

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