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Green Dolphin

Green Dolphin from Tony Tate on Vimeo.

I am still learning slowly. As I’ve said many times before, there are a lot of tunes I used to think I knew. 181 more words


Who said what …

Who said the words that have stuck in your head throughout your life ?

I was 8, I think, when a school inspector crept up to my desk, accompanied by a self-important teacher, and stared at my drawing of a puffin. 351 more words

The Cork Board

Joe Piscopo, SNL's Frank Sinatra impersonator, plays his favorite Sinatra songs

Comedian Joe Piscopo, a mainstay of Saturday Night Live in the 1980s, used to impersonate the legendary Frank Sinatra on the show. However, he was reluctant to take on the role initially because he revered Sinatra and did not want to offend him. 144 more words


All Of Me

Fishing for comments dammit!

All of Me is one of my favorite songs. I first heard it in high school. It’s a relatively easy song to play and was one of the first songs I ever learned to improvise on. 109 more words


Great American Songbook

The musical canon of important and influential popular and jazz standards from early to mid-20th century is known as either the Great American Songbook or alternatively simply the ‘American Standards’.  202 more words

Thought For The Day

Mickey James Trio/Quartet

Mickey James Trio / Quartet is a talented 3-4 piece group specializing in Jazz, Standards, and many other genres.  The band can be very flexible with song choice / instrumentation depending on the venue, sound requirements, or desired feel.