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...
Dr._John_Dali_Lama

The Great Dr. John

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33IujcZcurs We are very lucky that there is a tremendous amount of video of Dr. John on YouTube, and I encourage everyone to check it all out. Most of it is very good...

Jabbo Smith: The Other Great Trumpet Pioneer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e21_psaMzvQ Phil Schaap, the jazz historian and host of "Traditions in Swing" on Columbia University's WKCR, dedicates a late December edition of the show each year to...
ben_webster

Ben Webster: “Chelsea Bridge”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQJybhk47xU Nothing much to say about Ben Webster. The only thing to do is listen. The other players above, according to the notes at YouTube, are Stan Tracy on piano, Rick...