Out thirty-sixth feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 is a late-period Lee Morgan album, Charisma, a record that finds the trumpeter in fine company despite semi-difficult circumstances. 226 more words
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“A Foggy Day” by Jackie Mclean.
Music written by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. From Lights Out! (Prestige released July, 1956).
Yet another Gershwin wonder, rendered this time in an early hard bop style by a talented young alto saxophonist Jackie Mclean and band. 424 more words
Here’s the idea, hope you like it. Often, posts have been about this record or that artist or that label. But if we dice and slice things differently, hold the tune fixed, vary the players, instruments and timeframe, crystallise the different approach of different artists, and different fluency in the performance, may be we learn something different and extra along the way. 1,151 more words
Our twenty-ninth feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 is a personal favorite: Kenny Dorham’s Una Mas. Dig the exuberance of the title track, a stunningly funky and gracious bossa-nova number that grooves like a mofo: 192 more words
Our twenty-eighth feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 is Sonny Clark’s timeless masterpiece, Cool Struttin’:
What a magnificent tune: coolly hip and catchy with great soloing by everyone (ie. 180 more words