Big thanks to vocalist Lorin Benedict for sending this along. Dennis Chambers' drumming on this is crazy!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Big thanks to alto saxophonist Nick Lyons for suggesting this amazing solo on the changes to "All Of Me." In Nick's words: "Intense! He abandons the form of the tune - the solo creates its own form. The melodic line is beautiful with a gorgeous density." I wish there were more recordings of Lennie playing this way.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thanks again to guitarist John Klopotowski for recommending this beautiful Charlie Parker solo.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Thanks to our German friend Maurice Kühn for sending this solo by trumpet player Tony Fruscella. According to Maurice "since he died young and only made one recording [as a leader] (due to his drug addiction) he´s almost unknown to most jazz musicians." In the 80s bassist Red Mitchell wrote lyrics to the solo and overdubbed himself singing with the record.