November 23, 2015
And this is just the start.
I try to put up at least one post a day, even if it’s just a “Hey, look at this” post, but changes in the real world are going to make even that a difficult schedule to hold to. The changes are, in the main, good ones, but nonetheless they’ll eat into my time for reading the news and looking for the interesting bits.
Hopefully things will eventually stabilize and allow more time for posting, but, until then, do check out the sites listed in the sidebar to the right: they’re all good ones.
Though I do need to update that list…
In the meantime, let me leave you with some hot hard-bop jazz: the great Lee Morgan playing “Cornbread.”
And if I don’t post before Turkey Day, have a wonderful Thanksgiving one and all!
March 18, 2015
Another one of *those* days. As an apology to make up for the lack of foaming-at-the-mouth right-wing rantiness, I offer one of my favorite electric Blues instrumentals, Kid Ramos’ “Devil’s Foot.”
If this doesn’t have you at least foot-stompin’ in rhythm in a few seconds, check your pulse.
Rants (hopefully) resume tomorrow.
March 11, 2015
Sigh. Another one of those days when work is determined to interfere with my blogging. If the federal government is so anxious to ban everything, couldn’t they ban demanding bosses?
Anyway, whilst I unwind with a martini, let me make it up to you with one of my favorite Lee Morgan tunes, “Search for the New Land.”
It’s a shame Morgan died so young.
February 27, 2015
Another day in which work actually made me do work and left no time for blogging… How dare they??
While you contemplate that violation of my civil and human rights, enjoy Freddie Hubbard’s classic “Open Sesame:”
Not up there with a Lee Morgan/Art Blakey-led combo, but Hubbard and McCoy Tyner made a pretty darned good team on their own.
February 11, 2015
Busy day today left no time for posting, so here’s one of the greats of the Hard Bop era, trumpeter Lee Morgan, with a classic — “The Sidewinder”
Needs good bourbon and a smokey dive club…
January 15, 2015
“I got nothing.”
Been busy all day with meetings. Sadly, not the plotting to take over the world kind. Maybe something later. In the meantime, enjoy this clip of the great Wayne Shorter playing one of my favorites, “Adam’s Apple:”
Yeah, he could kind of play sax….
October 15, 2014
It’s not that there’s no news today, but plenty of other people are covering it quite well, and, well, it’s been another hectic day (no rat sightings, though) that doesn’t leave me with time to string three coherent words together. So, maybe something later, but, for now, enjoy one of the great Jazz albums of all time, Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue.”
I still think the Hard Bop/Cool periods of Jazz, late 40s to early 60s, were its greatest days. And this, along with Coltrane’s “Giant Steps,” its greatest album.