Anat Cohen and John Pizzarelli -- I Wanna Be Around
Anat Cohen & Howard Alden: Cry Me A River
- Herbie Mann was born Herbert Jay Solomon in 1930. He got his first saxophone when he was 9.
John Coltrane: My Favorite Things
- Note from a reader: They used to have what was called The Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, where, for $3, you could go any Sunday afternoon and see some
Lost and Found
In My Father's Voice
I'm weak on torch singe
Live East/West, Jacqui Naylor
As a kid, I heard --- and saw --- the greats of jazz. Miles Davis. Ornette Coleman. Dizzy Gillespie.
Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
- It astonishes me that I’ve been writing four pieces a week for six years and am only now getting to “Louis Armstrong Plays W.C.
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
- The biggest sellers in any category are often cringeworthy.
Top-selling music CD: “The Eagles Greatest Hits”.
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I Put a Spell on You
Here Comes the Sun
We were watching the preview of a movie --- an
- The pianist is smoking a cigarette --- unfiltered, at that. He wears a tuxedo, but he's got the face of a stevedore.