Listen to a playlist of all our audio posts here.
Posts tagged with music.
Blind Lemon Jefferson - “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
Loveless Love | Jess Stacy (piano) and Johnny Lucas (trumpet, vocals)
recorded in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 23, 1953
The Dave Brubeck Quartet // Strange Meadow Lark
I feel like I could sit next to a fireside smoking a fat cigar with a fine glass of wine in my other hand.
Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith
Down by the Riverside
Creed Taylor matched two of his most famous artists, Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith, on this session (Montgomery’s last for Verve), and the results are incendiary — a near-ideal meeting of yin and yang.Smith comes at your throat with his big attacks and blues runs while Montgomery responds with rounder, smoother octaves and single notes that still convey much heat. They are an amazing pair, complementing each other, driving each other, using their bop and blues taproots to fuse together a sound. The romping, aggressive big band charts — Oliver Nelson at his best — on “Down by the Riverside”