Jazz

Teddy Wilson, Eddie Heywood And Duke Ellington – New Years Eve 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat.

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: New Years Eve – 1957 – All Star Parade of Bands There was a time New Years Eve meant a world-wide sweep of all the notable Jazz dives, and a live session from each over network radio. This one, an hour’s...

Jimmy Smith – 1964 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jimmy Smith – baby, it’s cold outside Continuing our celebration of the season with a word from the immortal Jimmy Smith and a track from his 1964 album Christmas Cookin’. The venerable standard Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Cool Yule just keeps on...

Peggy Lee – 1965 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 15 Happy Holiday A word from Peggy Lee tonight. From her 1965 Happy Holiday album for Capitol Records, a track featuring the band of Sid Feller and a swinging rendition of, what else?  Happy Holiday. Couldn’t  have said it better myself. Jumping into...

Ramsey Lewis Trio – 1961 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Ramsey Lewis Trio – Merry Christmas Baby Continuing in our “Cool Yule” vein tonight with a contribution from The Ramsey Lewis Trio and a track from their 1961 album The Sounds Of Christmas. The immortal Merry Christmas Baby, as done in inimitable...

Vince Guaraldi – 1965 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Vince Guaraldi – Christmas Time Is Here Againn – 1965 It’s hard to imagine this cornerstone of American Popular Culture has been around for only 47 years. It’s A Charlie Brown Christmas feels like it’s been with us forever. With its simple, straight-ahead...

Dave Brubeck – 1996 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Dave Brubeck – The Christmas Song A nod to the late, great and much loved Dave Brubeck tonight and a cut from his 1996 A Dave Brubeck Christmas album. The perennial Christmas Song, as done in inimitable Dave Brubeck fashion. Nothin’ else needs...

Kenny Drew – 1996 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: kenny drew trio – season’s greetings – 05 – away in a manger I will go out on a limb tonight and say, even though there are no notes anywhere to claim otherwise, this album could not have been recorded in 1996, since...

Wynton Marsalis – 2009 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 06-wynton_marsalis-o_christmas_tree Jumping into the more swinging side of Christmas Music. This one features Wynton Marsalis from his 2009 Christmas  album, and a Traditional Jazz/Jam riff on O Christmas Tree. It jumps, and also goes good with Eggnog, especially if you’re having it with...

Art Pepper – Live in Nice, France – 1980 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Art Pepper – Live in Nice, France – 1980 Any one who is familiar with the story of Art Pepper knows what a brief and troubled career this brilliant musician had. Maybe not so much different than many others of his or subsequent...