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Tres Songs - This Is Your Big Debut

This is your big debut
It’s like a dream come true.

—-“Peg.” Steely Dan.

More than a few cycles of the moon ago, I yearned to play onstage in a rock or blues band. 1,553 more words


THROWBACK: John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" -- Or Some Thoughts on Jazz, My Father and The Events of 9/11

John Coltrane‘s A Love Supreme has been an annual tradition since this site’s inception, and while it may arguably be among one of the most beautiful album s ever written and recorded, it’s also an album that has a deeply personal meaning to me; in fact, the tradition goes back to about roughly 2005. 786 more words

Oliver Nelson "Rhubarb"

Oliver Nelson crushes his latest single, and the vibe is just unreal. For those of you who think disco is dead, think again!


On Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch!

The avant-garde reedist’s iconic outing for Blue Note Records was recorded on this day in 1964

On this day in 1964, Eric Dolphy entered Rudy Van Gelder… 436 more words

365 Days of Album Recommendations - Jan 17

Oliver Nelson – The Blues and The Abstract Truth

The blues can be so much, mean so much, do so much. The blues of Charley Patton and Sleepy John Estes. 372 more words

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The Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(3)

January 18.2017

Not only Tadd Dameron composed “If You Could See Me Now” for Sarah Vaughan, but he also did the orchestral arrangement.

Sarah Vaughan’s 1946 original recording was released through Musicraft Records. 230 more words