japan

Guitar Jazz From Japan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BkztuSmSE8 I couldn't find much on these players. They are tremendous. Above, Kounosuke Saijo plays "Meniana Moca," which seems to be a Stan Getz song that translates to...
chick_webb

Happy Birthday, Chick Webb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPMVO--zga4 Drummer William Henry (Chick) Webb, who died in 1939 -- at only 34 -- would be celebrating his 111th birthday today. Here is more on Webb, who was instrumental in...
ernie_henry

Ernie Henry: “Melba’s Tune”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOcT9iooEpo I heard this pretty song -- "Melba's Tune" -- while driving the other night. I'm reasonably well acquainted with jazz, but never heard of Ernie Henry. My loss. He...
blue_mitchell

Blue Mitchell: “I’ll Close My Eyes”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMgjS_HkCKM Very pretty stuff. Blue Mitchell is on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on bass. Here is more on Mitchell: Richard Allen...