Monday, August 27, 2012

Charlie Parker - Dizzy Atmosphere (2/28/45)

Gotta love Bird with a bouncy rhythm section: Sid Catlett (drums) and Slam Stewart (bass).

Monday, August 20, 2012

Charlie Christian - Swing to Bop (5/41)

Amazing "field recording" of the master performing live at the legendary Minton's Playhouse in 1941 with Kenny Clarke on drums and Thelonious Monk on piano. Thanks to Fernando Ortiz de Urbina for recommending this a long time ago.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dizzy Gillespie - U.M.M.G. (2/19/59)

Per Ethan Iverson's interview with Wynton Marsalis.