• Jazz

    Piano Man: Now That’s a Wet Suit

    Reading the story today about the “Piano Man” inspired me to showcase some quality piano work tonight. Did you all see this? A man shows up in a suit, soaking wet, on the Isle of Sheppey in the UK. He…

  • Funk,  Jazz

    Mo’ Madhouse

    when a Google image search on “Madhouse” brings back a cartoon toilet bowl with an alien eye sticking out of it, you must post it. oh yes, you must. This tune starts with a young lady’s moans of erotic pleasure.…

  • Jazz

    The Genius of Miles

    I listened to sides 3/4 of Miles Davis‘ ‘Bitches Brew’ on the way home from work today. Windows down, volume way up… it had been a while since I took a listen to this groundbreaking album, and I felt compelled…

  • Funk,  Jazz

    Charlie Hunter’s 8 String Funk

    Every time I listen to this live track, or any Charlie Hunter song in general, I’m amazed that all of the sounds are emanating from one guitar. Charlie is a Bay Area master of his custom-made 8-string guitar. He plays…

  • Indie,  Jazz

    Nels Cline Article and Interview

    I posted about the amazing Nels Cline a while back, and just came across this short but great article / interview on Guitar Player magazine’s web site. It has two excellent mp3’s available for download. Here’s a quick quote from…

  • Funk,  Jazz

    We’re Gettin’ Root Down

    Since I just took off the Jimmy Smith track from last week, I feel obligated to include another JS gem. As I mentioned before, I didn’t find out about the greatness of Jimmy Smith until last year. Little did I…

  • Funk,  Jazz

    It’s a Madhouse In Here

    It was fun being a Prince fanatic in the 80’s. You’d get a great new album every year, and interspersed in there would be his 12″ maxi-single releases. Most would have an extended version of the album track, as well…

  • Jazz

    RIP Jimmy Smith

    I didn’t discover Jimmy Smith until within the past year when I pulled out an old Blue Note Jazz Sampler that I had stashed away for years. Jimmy was a master of the Hammond B3 organ, and a pioneer of…

  • Indie,  Jazz

    Mas Sangria, por favor!

    In keeping in line with music that involves one of my favorite cocktails, sangria, I give you the long intoxicating journey that is “Sangria for Three”, as performed by Nels Cline, Wayne Peet, and Alex Cline, live at the Alligator…