Friday, September 27, 2013

Yeah Baby

I've heard this a few times in the past week because of the Sound Of Cinema malarkey on the BBC.

And so have been reminded of its greatness.

'Look at me, what do ya see? You see a bad Mother'

James Brown - 'The Boss' (1973)

[There's a 'blaxploitation' soundtrack special on the Huey Show this Sunday].

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Foggy Day

We woke in a real pea-souper today, so this was the first thing that came to mind.

In the time it's taken me to get the software working and the vinyl computerised, the sun's come out, but that's OK because it does musically too, a minute in, thanks to Jimmy Rowles (piano) and Barney Kessel (guitar).

Incidentally, if you fancy hearing a version of this classic George & Ira Gershwin song 'narrated' by Dirk Bogarde (and why wouldn't you?) you can do so on Andy Weatherall's 'Selector After Dark' mix for the British Council (thanks Swiss Adam), which contains many other splendid things besides.

Billie Holiday - 'A Foggy Day' (1957)

a davyh vinyl rip

Friday, September 20, 2013

Yeah Baby

'When you speak, a symphony begins'.

5' 22 of  awesomeness. 

I shall require a beverage.

Donald Byrd - 'You And The Music' (1975)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Autumn Art

A davyh vinyl rip, for sure.

Art Pepper - 'Autumn Leaves' (1960)

[Art Pepper (as) Dolo Coker (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Frank Butler (d)]

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Out Of The Cool

More autumnal jazz, wistful for warmer places - this from the long-time Miles Davis collaborator, orchestrator and friend's 1960 big band album, one of the first four releases on the legendary Impulse! label.

The Gil Evans Orchestra - 'Where Flamingos Fly' (1960)

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Into The Cool

That last blast of heat gone, and in comes the cool; slanting sunlight through the trees, and sad jazz piano's now the thing, it really is.

Michael Garrick Trio - 'Prayer' (1972)

Sunday, September 01, 2013


David Sylvian - 'September' (1987)