Archive | October, 2010

Weather Report: “Birdland”

30 Oct

Weather Report with its strongest lineup, if not its best dressed.

Happy Birthday Yusef Lateef: “Blues for the orient”

29 Oct
Yusef Lateef — doctor, professor, 90 years young this month. He’s been at it so long, he influenced Coltrane, rather than the other way around.

Ahmad Jamal Trio: Poinciana

21 Oct

Age 80, as good as ever.

Lucinda Williams: Drunken Angel

20 Oct

To the better angels of our nature, no matter their sobriety.

Paul Simon: American Tune

15 Oct
Paul Simon turned 69 this week. 69? Shouldn’t it be more like 49?

Horace Silver: Senor Blues

13 Oct
Once saw Horace (a little bit after after this clip) in a little club on the Pacific in Redondo Beach near where he lived. Don’t know if it would be possible to even find it these days without GPS or Mapquest.

Horace was muy bueno.

Madeleine Peyroux: Dance Me To The End of Love

12 Oct
Madeleine Peyroux singing Leonard Cohen with a Dylan Thomas dedication.
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