Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thelonious Monk

"Anybody can play a composition and use far-out chords and make it sound wrong.It's making it sound right that's not easy." - Thelonious Monk

And he certainly did make it sound right.A genius on the piano with his first recording in 1944.Check out his albums on e-music,there are 46 of them there.As well as some live recordings and various compilations.
go to e-music and check out Monk

Here's the genius at work;

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Here's another guy that digs Monk's sound;

Check out go to e-music and check out Bobby Broom
An excellent album from Bobby Broom.

Enjoy Jazz from two totally different "Brilliant Corners"

Monday, September 7, 2009

For Those That Hear The Music.

There are two types of people according to Trevor Chaplin, a charater in a book by Alan Plater, those that hear the music and those who don't. To hear the music you have to listen. This quality is found in most jazz fans. I have been listening to the music, jazz I meen, for more than fifty years. I have found it has inhanced my life considerably. Around the age of sixteen I started going to jazz clubs in and around London where I lived. Clubs like Ronnie Scotts (the old place in Gerrard St), the Marquee and The Bulls Head at Barnes. I have seen many great jazz players that we think of as jazz legends now, I have heard them when they were work in progress. This is still happening today. Go out and listen to our jazz musicians, experience the music live, let it wrap itself around your heart and have an affair that will last a lifetime.
The Jazz Rep.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sample Show

Here's a sample show,let me know if you like it!

Here's the playlist

love on the sudan - billy harper
ambrosia / nite crawler -bob james trio
east of the sun and west of the moon - dianne krall
jazz! - bobby hutcherson
a day in the life - brian auger
the next time we love - alphonse mouzon
gonzalez - gonzalez
the preacher - eddie jefferson
crazy he calls me - etta jones

horace silver shoutin' out / summer in central park / nobody knows

on green dolphin st - grant green
red,green and black blues - charles earland
the melting pot - freddie hubbard
i want to be loved - lou rawls
cathy the cooker - jazz crusaders
soul talk - johnny hammond & bernard purdie
the black disciples - ernest ranglin
moneys too tight to mention - the valentine brothers

First Post!

Hi,As the title suggests this is a Jazz site,run by two former contributors to George Jazz.Andy and Ray.This blog will be the place to visit to obtain links to our shows.It's all new to me ,so visit frequently and enjoy.I will be adding links,jazz news,album releases,images and details of sites you might like.Feel free to leave comments (once I've worked it out!)

Cheers Andy (Head 1)