If I had been aware of this song, and I probably was, I don’t remember being really aware of it until I heard it in a really odd setting: some guy – sorry, no idea of his name – who ‘opened’ for Ralph McTell at a concert in the 1980s (St David’s Hall, Cardiff) included this song in his small set. 647 more words
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Never underestimate those local high school jazz programs. They often lead to scorching musical careers.
Devan Kortan (second from left in top photo) is one of those fortunate young people to come up through a local jazz program in the Sacramento school system that paired up-and-comers with the coolest mentors, then gave them the chance to get out and be heard. 843 more words
For the third entry in this “Obscure but Worthy” song series I present “Early Autumn” which is, thanks to the Stan Getz memorable recording, perhaps not too obscure among jazz fans. 424 more words
A piano bar (not many of those anymore), a few booths and some concealing drapes between plaster pillars with a big white piano in the center. 624 more words