Post Tagged with: "Louis Armstrong"

Gimme Five: Our Christmas favorites include Nat King Cole, Vince Guaraldi … and Henry Rollins?!?

[youtube] There are as many Christmas music traditions as there are stockings hung with with care. For some, the process of awaiting ole St. Nick requires a classic soundtrack, filled with old favorites. For others, something newer makes sense.

The Friday Morning Listen: Roy Eldridge – 1957 "Live" (1957)

So it’s late and TheWife™ has gone to bed early and, because I’m kinda tired, I decide it would be a good idea to watch a movie instead of read. It seemed like a good choice at the time. My eyes were more than a little burned out from work so maybe a little passive entertainment would be the thing.Read More

John Baumgardner – Fruitcake with Nuts (2011)

John Baumgardner’s Fruitcake with Nuts, which joins a teetering stack of Christmas-themed recordings, nevertheless finds a way to stand out in the crowd. Some of that is due to the pianist’s choice of material, which doesn’t always hew to conventions.

Gimme Five: Nicholas Payton on Dear Louis, Fingerpainting, Sonic Trance

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to the boundary-pushing Nicholas Payton

Something Else! Interview: Jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton may have begun his journey as part of the traditionalists in the early-1990s Young Lions movement, but he couldn’t have emerged any further afield.

The Friday Morning Listen: Ghost Train Orchestra – Hothouse Stomp (2011)

Before I get to the part of the article where I piss off the Ken Burns jazz fans, let me rant a little about something completely (well, almost) unrelated.

One Track Mind: Louis Armstrong – "When The Saints Go Marching In" (1938)

One Track Mind: Louis Armstrong – "When The Saints Go Marching In" (1938)

by Nick DeRiso A player of both strength and generosity, Louis Armstrong’s influence — as a soloist, as a pioneer who moved folk music into the realm of artistry, as a personality — remains incalcuable nearly four decades after his death. There are lines you could draw: No Armstrong, no Lester Young. No Lester Young, no Charlie Parker. No CharlieRead More

Quickies: Josh Nelson, Steve Allee, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Hunter/Bobby Previte

by S. Victor Aaron It’s been hard to get my head out of the jazz idiom lately. That hadn’t limited the variety in my listening that much, since “jazz” covers so much musical ground. For this go-around of Quickies, the first two selections aren’t all that dissimilar but then the style goes to way-back for the third one then way-forwardRead More

One Track Mind: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, "Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World" (1993)

by Pico I’ve never been much of a movie watcher, and less of a fan of movie soundtracks. But back in 2000 I rented the then-new release Finding Forrester, a movie that featured Sean Connery. And while the movie itself was good, I couldn’t help but to notice what an outstanding and adventurous collection of songs chosen to adorn theRead More