Saturday, March 31, 2012

For whatever reason...

...getting older makes me think about my dad, and thinking about my dad makes me think about jazz.  For that reason, a dip into the jazz directory for this week's random ten...

Thelonious Monk - Off Minor
Jack Constanzo - Sax Con Ritmo
Stephane Grapelli - S-H-I-N-E
Sarah Vaughn - Body And Soul
Slim Gaillard - How High The Moon
Red Saunders & His Orchestra - Riverboat
Blossom Dearie - Manhattan
Erroll Garner - I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter
Dinah Washington - After You've Gone
Wes Montgomery - Bumpin'
Red Saunders' Chicago outfit employed the services of a young arranger named Sonny Blount who later revealed himself to Earthlings as Sun Ra.  For those who mainly know Sun Ra for makeshift space suits and mystic chants, hearing his straight ahead arrangements is something of a revelation, and can change the way you hear his later work.

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Anonymous Terry Parkhurst said...

Mose Allison - Your Mind is on Vacation

11:51 PM  

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