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Billie Holiday: When You're Smiling

Amazing to think this was recorded 80 years ago:

… with an absolutely fantastic band: Buck Clayton (trumpet), Lester Young (tenor), Benny Morton (trombone), Teddy Wilson (piano), Freddie Green (guitar), Walter Page (bass), Jo Jones (drums). 37 more words

Jean-Luc Ponty

This started out as a post about three different songs by three different artists. But I found Ponty’s music so compelling and I’ve written about him so little (i.e., not at all) that I figured it was about time I gave him some space.  849 more words


MANA Vājība

Steps Ahead … Tas viss par un ap intīmu domāšanu


* East Meets West mixtape *

Inspiriert von der 1959 erschienenen lp “East Meets West” von Ahmed Abdul Malik in der er meisterhaft westlichen Jazz mit östlichen Harmonien vereint, ist hier ein mixtape aus britischem, französischem und amerikanischem folk, psychedelic, postpunk und jazz, “eastern” tracks aus Marokko, Ägypten und Armenien und japanischem psych – folk von (zumeist) aktuellen LPs´s und reissues. 116 more words

Toons and Tunes, Music and MazeToons

Today would mark the 100th birthday of musical genius Esquivel! I like celebrating 100th birthdays and other milestones in MazeToons. I’ve featured a few musical legends in my feature, from Fred Rogers to Dean Martin. 36 more words


the Sea and Cake, Any Day

Windy City faves of mine, The Sea and Cake, are releasing their eleventh album, Any Day, in May on Chicago-based label Thrill Jockey. Its their first album since… 110 more words

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