Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ellingtonia: The Past Is The Future…

I’m currently researching a Duke Ellington related post for my Reasons To Be Cheerful series, specifically focusing on the Billy Strayhorn tune, Take The A Train. I just love that tune! I thought I’d share a couple of videos I’ve … Continue reading

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Reasons To Be Cheerful Part II…

It has to be Tommy Flanagan’s solo on Scrapple From The Apple from the Ballads & Blues album. This was the first album of Tommy’s I ever bought and it’s been a firm favorite ever since. I just love it! … Continue reading

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Reasons To Be Cheerful Part I…

I’ve added an edited sample of Jarrett’s Bop-be above the transcription. This can’t be downloaded. It is for educational purposes only. Go and see live jazz and buy your music! ———————————————- I got this idea from DTM. Recently Ethan posted … Continue reading

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Throbbin’ Burton…

Any restaurant that has Gary Burton’s ‘Throb’ on the wall for decorative purposes is alwite by me…

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This Is What It’s All About…

Do you fancy reading the opinions of some blogging musicians on blogging? Well, thanks to one on the countries best/nicest jazz promoters you can… http://bit.ly/tmmbWy

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