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A Jazz Soundtrack For My AM Commute!

A Jazz Mix from My iPod becomes my morning soundtrack! This morning I decided that the soundtrack for my morning commute to Paulsboro to babysit my grandson Oliver was going to be a random mix of jazz tracks from my iPod! Here's the mix..... "Watch What Happens" - Wes Montgomery - A Day in the Life This album along with the two others Road Song and Down Here on the Ground, that Wes recorded on A&M records were my introduction to the incredible guitar of Wes Montgomery! While they  may not be his hottest jazz recordings, I have since heard...

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Jazz Soundtrack for a Busy Highway!!

November 11, 2015 Soundtrack a Random Mix of Jazz from My iPod! So this morning on the drive to Paulsboro, I decided that the soundtrack would be a random mix of jazz from my iPod. Typically, when I get done I write down the tracks that I listened to so that I can post them later on a post like this, duh!! Anyway, when I got to Andrew's to babysit Oliver, I didn't get to write down the songs before I gave the iPod to Oliver to carry around. Hey, it's less breakable than the iPhone! By the time I...

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Bosch and Art Pepper Perfect Together!

Watching Bosch leads to the Music of Art Pepper   Last night my wife and I finished watching the first season of Bosch on Amazon Prime. The series is based on the books of Michael Connelly featuring LA Detective Harry Bosch.  If you haven't seen it do, because it's really, really good. I have not read many of the Harry Bosch books, but what I have read I have enjoyed, and there are three of them on my TBR shelves! Michael Connelly is the executive producer of the show and I'm sure he has a lot of say over the way...

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Wajdi Cherif – Jazz Pianist

Wajdi Cherif - Tunisian Born Jazz Pianist - Born May 20, 1975   So May 20th is a holiday in several nations including, Cambodia, East Timor and Cameroon. It was also the birthday of a Tunisian jazz piano player, Wajdi Cherif!! Knowing nothing about his music, other than that he played piano, I went to Spotify and listened to his 2009 release Fuzzy Colours and I didn't have to listen long to become intrigued by and enjoy his music. Returning to All About Jazz, I discovered that at five years of age Wajdi was learning to play tunes he heard...

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Ambrose Akinmusire – a glistening trumpeter emerges!

  Ambrose Akinmusire - Trumpet - May 1, 1982   Ambrose Akinmusire (ah-kin-MOO-sir-ee) was born on May 1st, 1982 in Oakland California.  His latest release The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint  has been in my listening rotation and I have enjoyed it! This was not my first meeting with Mr. Akinmusire, winner of the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, two of the most prestigious jazz competitions in the world. No, I first listened to his trumpet back in August of last year when  I  spent A Night of Exploration – Contemporary Jazz Trumpeters!  Since then...

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Exploring Birthdays on October 14th leads to Jazz Guitarist Garrison Fewell and Blues Artist Chris Thomas King!

Over the last several years that I have written this  blog, I have used the lists of birthdays that I have found at several sites as a source to find new music. What I do is read down the lists, find names of musicians that I don't know then go to Spotify listen and if I like the music I go and read more about the artist,  then I write about them. Here is a post I wrote last year on October 14th, when I discovered Garrison Fewell, and Chris Thomas King....... This morning I was thinking about how reviewing...