Moody, Mumbles, Cuba and Free Gifts from JazzCorner.com After a 10 month challenge with pancreatic cancer, James Moody died on December 9th. I first met Moody in the early 80s, when I was "assigned" to interview him for an NPR New Year's Eve broadcast. It was for me, love at first sight. He was so concerned that I was at ease, and told me a silly joke just to relax. I've long forgotten the joke, but I will never forget his easy going manner, wry humor and musical versatility that served him well in a career in which he moved deftly from alto and tenor saxophones to clarinet and flute.
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The following article was written exactly one year ago. Out of the many jazz posts I’ve done, this one is my favorite. Twenty two years after his tragic death, Jaco Pastorius’ extraordinary talent continues to generate a sentimental spot, and is a source of inspiration for musicians and fans the world over.… I hope you enjoy the variation in genre this time around. ~TBB
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At Carnegie Hall is a critically acclaimed live album by The Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane . [ edit ] Album information It was recorded on 29 November 1957 at "Thanksgiving Jazz", a benefit concert produced by Kenneth Lee Karpe for the Morningside Community Center in Harlem .
Musicians : John Hollenbeck - drums Ben Kono - flute, alto saxophone Jeremy Viner - clarinet, tenor saxophone Tony Malaby - tenor saxophone Dan Willis - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, english horn Bohdan Hilash - clarinet, contralto Ellery Eskelin - tenor saxophone Rob Hudson - trombone Mike Christianson - trombone Jacob Garchik - trombone Alan Ferber - trombone Tony Kadleck - trumpet / Fluegelhorn Jon Owens - trumpet / Fluegelhorn Dave Ballou - trumpet / Fluegelhorn Laurie Frink - trumpet / Fluegelhorn Kermit Driscoll - Acoustic / Electric Bass Gary Versace - piano, organ, keyboard Matt Moran - mallet percussion John Ferrari - mallet percussion Theo Bleckmann - vocals Jc Sanford - conductor This really isn’t a jazz recording, nor a classical one, either. The instrumentation reminds one of the jazz big bands of old, which have long since disappeared, but this group lives in a world without classification.
(This list is expanded from a similar list published in the Village Voice and Las Vegas City Life ). 1. Allen Toussaint , The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch) – The old-school R&B hitmaker digs deep into jazz roots, applying elegant piano to New Orleans chestnuts and pieces by Monk and Ellington.
Here is another 20 to add to the list. Remember that there is no ranking system here, and if you don’t see your favorite jazz album yet, it doesn’t mean it won’t show up. Every week I will offer up twenty more, in no particular order and with no ranking system or common theme (other than jazz of course). Hopefully these lists will inspire you to seek some of these albums out that perhaps you haven’t heard before, or revisit an old favorite.
Blondie Chaplin (Guitar, Vocals) The greatest success for South Africa-born multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Blondie Chaplin has come as a sideman for such groups as the Beach Boys, the Band, and the Rolling Stones. His hook-laden melodies have enhanced albums by Jennifer Warnes, Bonnie Raitt, David Johansen, Elliott Murphy, and the Band's Rick Danko. Chaplin initially attracted attention as a member of the Flames, a soul cover band that became the first non-white group to reach the top slot on South Africa's music charts with their 1968 single, "For Your Precious Love." The following year, the band's performance in a London club was overheard by Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys.