jazz

Bobby Timmons Trio: Dat Dere

Bobby Timmons was one of the best pianist that jazz has ever had. He created many standards such as “Moanin” and “This Here”. His greatness was cut short when he died at the age of 38. His music lives on especially for jazz enthusiasts and collectors. One of Timmons’ best songs is “Dat Dere” with […]

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John Coltrane: Summertime

I have listened to several different interpretations of “Summertime” by jazz musicians and many have been quite excellent including ┬áthose by Chris Botti, Miles Davis, Paul Desmond and Charlie Parker. Each one has their own different style and sound. I just re-discovered John Coltrane’s rendition of “Summertime” and I am amazed that I missed catching […]

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Tom Waits: It’s Over

It’s late at night and I am doing a little writing and just when I feel like I can’t find the perfect song to give me just the right amount of atmosphere I stumbled across this gem. Tom Waits has always and will continue to be an enigma to me. I just can’t figure the […]

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Herbie Hancock: Takin’ Off

For the first post of 2015 I wanted to share this stellar album by the jazz legend Herbie Hancock. “Takin’ Off” is one of Hancock’s best albums which includes the popular song “Watermelon Man”. From beginning to end the album displays Hancock’s versatile piano playing. Check it out.

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Chet Baker: You Don’t Know What Love Is

Chet Baker has always been a mysterious and intriguing musician to me. His music including his vocals can evoke feelings of late night reflection and melancholy ruminations. I always return to Baker when I am writing or reading. His quiet vocals never interrupt my train of thought. One of his best songs is “You Don’t […]

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Flying Lotus: Tiny Tortures

Flying Lotus first came to my attention last year when friends of mine kept telling me just how amazing his music is. I finally had a chance to check it out and I am really impressed by what he has done. His last album “Unit the Quiet Comes” is a diverse album which is hard […]

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Paul Desmond: Theme from Black Orpheus

I honestly believe that Paul Desmond was one of the best saxophonist on this planet. I am a recent admirer of Desmond after discovering that he was the saxophonist on Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five”. I did some research on Desmond after this discovery and have been listening to every song that I can find of […]

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Chris Botti- Miami Overnight (live)

I have never really been a fan of smooth jazz. It can be too mellow for my temperament and even a bit boring. But after discovering Chris Botti my opinion on the genre has changed. He makes music that is both romantic and sentimental; it is definitely music for couples. One of Botti’s best jazz […]

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Chet Baker- Born To Be Blue

I’ve been listening a lot to Chet Baker recently and discovered “Born to be Blue” which completely blew me away. The song is in the standard 12-bar blues ┬ábut played on a piano and has Baker singing in his well-know whispery and soft-voiced way. Baker’s voice is melancholy which only heightens the image of lost […]

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