Wednesday, December 23, 2009
They call it stormy Moday, but Tuesday's just as bad
Wednesday's worse, and Thursday's also sad
Yes the eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play
Sunday I go to church, then I kneel down and pray
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me
Lord have mercy, my heart's in misery
Crazy about my baby, yes, send her back to me
Monday, December 07, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Saw Hamburger at guitar show in Boston couple of years ago, and he left a lasting impression. His "New School" finger style blues is sort of a jazzed blues style, from what I have seen. Regardless of what you call it, very nice stuff, and he has a pleasant, clear teaching style that is well produced.
Click on the "New School" tab at bottom of the video screen.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
The kid shows up. He's sixteen, and here's how he plays, with his friend Philip Catherine.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Short but good, with some excellent videos embedded. Here's the ToC with links:
- The Beginnings: Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Eddie Lang / Eddie Durham / Lonnie Johnson
- Django Reinhardt / Charlie Christian / Tiny Grimes
- Herb Ellis / Barney Kessel / Charlie Byrd
- Wes Montgomery / Kenny Burrell / Joe Pass / Jim Hall
- George Benson
- John McLaughlin / John Scofield / Mike Stern
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Gonzalo Rubalcaba: "Avatar"
Jason Moran: "Modernistic"
Guillermo Klein: "Filtros"
Maria Schneider: "Cerulean Skies"
Wayne Shorter Quartet: "Beyond the Sound Barrier"
Rudresh Mahanthappa: "Kinsmen"
Ravi Coltrane: "In Flux"
Miguel Zenón: "Jibaro"
Branford Marsalis: "Braggtown"
Link to article on nyt.com (subscription likely to be required).
Link to Ratliff's book, The New York Times Essential Library: Jazz: A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
The New Yorker Fred Hersch is one of the best pianists and composers of contemporary Jazz. His musical work is remarkable, and so is his way of life.
Hersch, now 53 years old, has been HIV positive for twenty years. His disease progressed to AIDS only a few years ago. He was one of the first Jazz musicians who 1994 publicly came out as gay and HIV-positive.
Openly and well-humoured, he speaks on this DVD about his life, his career with all its ups and downs and about his music - the vital force that empowers him to live with his illness.
Filmmaker Katja Duregger has followed Fred Hersch over a period of two years. She shot much of the material by herself, which enabled her to produce a very intimate and moving portrait of this exceptional musician.Continue reading ...
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Azymuth - Butterfly
Brian Blade Fellowship - Season of Changes
Anthony Braxton - Beyond Quantum
James Carter - Present Tense
Francisco Mora Catlett - Outerzone
Gerald Cleaver - Gerald Cleaver’s Detroit
Bill Dixon/Exploding Star Orchestra - Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra
Dave Douglas & Keystone - Moonshine
Lisle Ellis - Sucker Punch Requiem
Kenny Garrett - Sketches of MD