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Discovering Satchidananda.

I played alto and baritone saxophone in jazz bands through high school and into early college but rarely listened to jazz for enjoyment. ¬†Early in college, when I started listening to Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie for fun, I discovered the… 287 more words

Blathering

Christmas Clowns & Jazz

Just another reason to love Asagaya. There was a small troop of street performers enhancing the mood along the Pearl Shotengai. 8 more words

Asagaya

More and more Drums

Okay, here is another little post about drums, with a shot of me playing my drumset live recently (december 19) with my ban Parafulmini (Lightnin’ Rods). 10 more words

Marco Bigliazzi

NOLA Style

I sit quietly while the rice cooks. It is Monday, red beans day. (That is not my exact recipe, but pretty close.)

One of my personal holiday… 226 more words

Self Indulgence

My take on Jazz

Don’t get me wrong, I love jazz; but being completely honest, it has run it’s course and innovation is dead. It’s not due to any particular fad or musicians, but rather an eventual limit to how far the Jazz template can stretch. 170 more words

Essays

Christmas Music: Louis Armstrong

Here’s a daily Christmas Music post featuring Louis Armstrong.

“What a Wonderful Christmas” by Louis Armstrong & Friends (1997) – 14 songs, 40 min

I hope you enjoy the music, and it gets you in the holiday spirit.

Photo credit: Amazon album cover

Music