Monthly Archives: February 2015

Night In Tunisia.

© 1953 Live The Quintet At Massey Hall, Toronto. Night in Tunisia composed: Dizzy Gillespie & Chano Pozo. Trumpet: Dizzy Gillespie Alto Saxophone: Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker Bass: Charles Mingus Piano: Bud Powell Drums: Max Roach. It begins and ends with … Continue reading

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Mood Indigo.

Duke Ellington and Orchestra. Nothing like some Ellington after a truly sublime dream.  These are our high-priests.  Happy Black History Month! __________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Corner Pocket.

© 1962 Corner Pocket, Count Basie Orchestra Live Performance. Various artists.  I dare you listen to this without hitting the repeat button at least twice.  Music is life – what in the hell do you know about living talking jive … Continue reading

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Butterfly.

© 1974 Herbie Hancock, Butterfly, Thrust.  Columbia Records. Fender Rhodes/Clavinet/Arp Synths: Herbie Hancock Bass: Paul Jackson Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute: Benny Maupin Drums: Mike Clark Percussion: Bill Summers A brief lover of mine, in Vancouver, always played this album when he was in … Continue reading

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Groovin’ High.

© 1953.  Groovin’ High, Live Performance, Verve Records Alto Saxophone: Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker Trumpet: Herbie Williams Bass: Jimmy Woode Piano: Rollins Griffith Drums: Marquis Foster Bebop is where it is at.  Bird knows how to fly-without-moving. _____________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Rag.

1899 Maple Leaf Rag, Scott Joplin Piano: Scott Joplin. This is such a favourite of mine.  I include here as it is not traditional Jazz; however, as Scott Joplin would be reincarnated and be even more famous, I have chosen … Continue reading

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Impressions.

© 1963 Impressions, John Coltrane Quartet, Impulse Records Tenor Saxophone: John Coltrane Piano: McCoy Tyner Bass: Jimmy Garrison Drums: Elvin Jones Nothing beats ‘Trane’s focus! ____________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Soulful.

© 2009, Roy Hargrove Quintet. Trumpet: Roy Hargrove Piano: Jonathan Baptiste Bass: Ameen Saleem Saxophone: Justin Robinson Drums: Montez Coleman Pushing Black High Art forward! ______________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Night Train.

1940 Happy-Go-Lucky Local, Duke Ellington © 1963 Oscar Peterson Trio, Night Train, Verve Records Piano: Oscar Peterson Bass: Ray Brown Drums: Ed Thigpen Take me higher! ______________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Autumn Leaves.

Autumn Leaves: Kosma, Mercer, Prevent. © 1950-1958, Ballards and Blues, Blue Note Records Miles Davis and various artists _________________________________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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