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Hot Rhythm.

Hot Rhythm Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inc ©1961 Archibald J. Motley Courtesy: Chicago History Museum. Love this rousing masterpiece!   _________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved. Advertisements

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Ugly Beauty.

Album:  Underground (1968) Label:  Columbia Piano:  Thelonious Monk Tenor Saxophone:  Charlie Rouse Bass:  Larry Gales Drums:  Ben Riley.   Because every day is a Thelonious Monk day! This brings back such sweet lazy memories of raining days – more like … Continue reading

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What Beautiful Magic This! Make Some Noise!

                                           Oscar Peterson 15/8/1925, Montréal! ______________________________ C Jam Blues. 1964.  Live Denmark Piano: Oscar Peterson Bass: Ray Brown Drums: Ed … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday Billie Holiday!

Billie Holiday. 07.04.191517.07.1959 God Bless The Child Voice: Billie Holiday Composition: Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr. c. 1939 ________________ Fine and Mellow Written: Billie Holiday c. 1939 Live TV recording 1957. Voice: Billie Holiday Piano: Mal Waldon Double Bass: Milt … Continue reading

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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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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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