art_blakey

Art Blakey: “Moanin'”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsJ3JjpZyoA Last week, I posted a video on the Steely Dan song "Deacon Blues by a fellow named Nerdwriter (hopefully, not his real name). He wrote that an element in the...
bing-crosby

Happy Birthday, Bing Crosby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b39ALX4neIk Bing Crosby was born on this day in 1903, according to This Day in Music.  Here he shares top billing with The Andrews Sisters in "Pistol Packin' Mama." What a...
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...