Monday, July 25, 2011

Charlie Parker - Diverse (5/5/49)

A completely amazing alternate take solo from Bird. The long phrase he plays at the end turns me around every time.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Coleman Hawkins - Body and Soul (10/11/39)

For those of you that haven't heard this one I have just one question: what planet have you been living on? Thanks to blogger Fernando Ortiz de Urbina for this recommendation.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Warne Marsh - Loco 47 (5/14/77)

Big thanks to guitarist John Klopotowski for recommending this great solo on the changes of "This Can't Be Love." John studied and performed with Warne Marsh in the 80's and wrote a book that you can read for free here. Check it out!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Louis Armstrong - Stardust (11/4/31)

Today is the day that Louis Armstrong considered to be his birthday.