Monday, September 26, 2011

Bud Powell - Ornithology (5/15/50)

Tomorrow (September 27, 1924) is Bud Powell's birthday! Thanks to saxophonist Nick Lyons for suggesting this one.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

John Coltrane - But Not For Me (10/26/60)

One of the most inspired tag-endings of all time! The momentum they have on this is incredible. Coltrane's birthday is this Friday (born September 23, 1926).

Monday, September 12, 2011

Charlie Christian - Benny's Bugle (11/7/40)

Our first guitar solo! Bill Frisell has been playing this solo a lot lately.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sonny Rollins/Elvin Jones - I've Got You Under My Skin (11/3/57)

Thanks to trumpeter Theo Padouvas for suggesting this. Sonny Rollins will turn 82 this Wednesday, and Elvin Jones would have been 85 this Friday. Check out the trading at the end!