Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

Why Try to Change Me Now

May 15, 2022

“Why Try to Change Me Now,” written by Cy Coleman and Joseph McCarthy Jr., recorded by Loston Harris, 2010.

Loston Harris website

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Bird vs YouTube

April 13, 2022

YouTube’s frame rate tries to keep up with jazz great Charlie Parker‘s alto saxophone on “Bloomdido.” Video by Dan Cohen; transcription from Jamey Aebersold and Ken Slone’s Omnibook.

Related:

“Bird House,” NotionsCapital

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Bette Davis Eyes

April 3, 2022

“Bette Davis Eyes,” written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, recorded by Maureen Washington in 2016.

Maureen Washington website

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All Things Must Pass

March 20, 2022

“All Things Must Pass,” written by George Harrison, recorded by Joel Harrison et. al., 2005. Jen Chapin (vocal), Joel Harrison (guitar), David Liebman (soprano and tenor sax), David Binney  (alto sax), Uri Caine (piano), Stephan Crump (bass), Dan Weiss (drums), Todd Isler (percussion).

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Blue Christmas

December 21, 2021

“Blue Christmas,” written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson, recorded by Joey DeFrancesco, 2014.

Joey DeFrancesco website

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Dave Frishberg (1933 — 2021)

December 3, 2021

“My Attorney Bernie,” written and recorded by Dave Frishberg, 1983. Dave Frishberg (vocal, piano), Steve Gilmore (bass), Bill Goodwin (drums).

“Dave Frishberg, songwriter with a gimlet eye and a tender heart, has died at 88,” James Gavin, WBGO

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Betcha Nickel

May 29, 2021

“Betcha Nickel,” written by Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb, recorded by Ella Fitzgerald and Her Famous Orchestra, 1939.

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Comes Love

May 15, 2021

“Comes Love,” written by Sam H. Stept, with lyrics by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias, recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, 1957. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Louie Bellson (drums).

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Without Your Love

May 8, 2021

“Without Your Love,” written by Johnny Lange and Fred Stryker, recorded by Billie Holiday, 1937. Billie Holiday (vocal), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Edmond Hall (clarinet), Lester Young (tenor sax), James Sherman (piano), Freddie Green (guitar), Walter Page (bass), Jo Jones (drums).

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Wayfaring Stranger

May 8, 2021

“Wayfaring Stranger,” a traditional song in an unconventional setting, recorded by Eva Cassidy. Released in 1997, a year after her death. Keith Grimes on guitar.

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