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This is as smooth as it gets!

So, never realized that Wes Montgomery played guitar with his thumb as the pick. Amazing player. I’ve always loved his sound and despited the tired cliche of chord soloing, this is the real deal. 226 more words

The Hearty Artisan (2016)

Before Christmas, I visited The Hearty Artisan in Hardy, Kentucky. The Hearty Artisan features locally-crafted items of superior quality. Conveniently located on Highway 319 just outside of Williamson, WV, and situated in Hatfield-McCoy Feud country, the shop is a perfect destination for tourists seeking unique gift items. 74 more words

West Virginia

Favourite Jazz Albums listened to in 2016

10) Charlie Christian- The Genius of Electric Guitar

You’ve got to love the boldness of some jazz titles.  Albeit this doesn’t come close to Ornette Coleman’s cockiness, it does show the direction Charlie Christian wanted the genre to take in the late 30’s and early 40’s when it was still in the moulding process into bebop.   1,011 more words

Album Reviews

After Enlightenment, the Jazz

It’s been an interesting few days musically speaking, JazzBabies, what with Bob Dylan winning a Nobel prize and a symphony concert that rang a Santana bell and…but wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. 971 more words


Climate change could cross key threshold in a decade: scientists

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The planet could pass a key target on world temperature rise in about a decade, prompting accelerating loss of glaciers, steep declines in water availability, worsening land conflicts and deepening poverty, scientists said this week. 294 more words

Climate Change

Jazz Samba - Bill Evans & Jim Hall

A couple of weeks ago I posted an item about a classic recording of On Green Dolphin Street featuring the great pianist Bill Evans. At the weekend I was listening to some CDs from my collection and thought I’d post a track from one of them, an album called… 115 more words