miércoles, julio 31, 2013


Landscape artist
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Música: (video)
Esperanza Spalding with Gretchen Parlato
Inútil paisagem  (2010)
(comp. by Tom Jobim, lyrics by Aloysio de Oliveira)

Esperanza Spalding (b,vcl) Gretchen Parlato (vcl). Captured live, in one take, during the recording sessions of Esperanza Spalding's "Chamber Music Society". Directed by Steve Lippman aka FLIP.

martes, julio 30, 2013


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Todo ha sido descubierto, excepto cómo vivir. Jean-Paul Sartre
Tout a été compris, sauf la façon de vivre. Jean-Paul Sartre

Charlie Parker Quintet
Bongo bop  (1947)
Dial 1024

Charlie Parker Quintet: Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d). New York, October 28, 1947

domingo, julio 28, 2013

Patito de goma

Rubber duckie
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Jim Henson (from TV show "Sesame Street")
Rubber duckie  (1970)
Columbia CS 1069

Jim Henson (vcl). “Rubber duckie,” Ernie’s classic ode to bath time toys.  Written by Jeff Moss, the song debuted on February 25, 1970 during Sesame Street’s first season. In the skit, Ernie, performed by Jim Henson, soaks in a bath and sings the song to his very favorite little pal. When the Workshop began releasing musical content from the show on records in the summer of 1970, “Rubber Duckie” was included on the very first album. The song went on to sell more than 1 million copies as a single and reached number 11 on the Billboard chart in 1971. It was nominated for The Best Recording for Children Grammy in 1970, losing out to The Sesame Street Book and Record, which itself contained the song. Since then, the song has been included on 21 different albums released by the Workshop.

viernes, julio 26, 2013


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Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin] (*)
Organ rounds  (1956/57)
Prestige  PRLP7099

Moondog. Played miscellaneous primitive and homemade instruments utsu, oo, uni, samisen, composer.
(*) Real name Louis Thomas Hardin. Born in Marysville, Kansas, May 24, 1916. Raised in Wyoming. Not a jazz musician in the real sense of the word. His music is rather a product of a personal phenomenon and therefore his recordings made for various record firms belong to the fringe of jazz.

jueves, julio 25, 2013

Vaqueros versus pueblos originarios

Cowboys vs originary peoples
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Johnny Griffin Quartet
Cherokee  (1956)
Blue Note 74218

Johnny Griffin Quartet: Johnny Griffin (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d). Hackensack, N.J., April 17, 1956

miércoles, julio 24, 2013

Mejor no hablemos de eso

We better don't talk about it
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John Coltrane with Red Garland Trio
I want to talk about you (1958)
Prestige LP7142

John Coltrane with Red Garland Trio: John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d). New York, February 7, 1958

martes, julio 23, 2013

Antonio "The Ripper" rides again

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Bertolt Brecht
Die Moritat von Mackie Messer  [*] (1928/29)
(music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Bertolt Brecht from their music drama "Die Dreigroschenoper", in English, "The Threepenny Opera")

Bertolt Brecht (vcl) unidentified (street organ). [*] Universally know as "Moritat" or "Mack the knife"

lunes, julio 22, 2013

La lapicera roja del período azul

The red pen OF the blue period
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Crimson Jazz Trio
Red (2005)
Voiceprint VP373CD

Crimson Jazz Trio: Jody Nardone (p) Tim Landers (b) Ian Wallace (d). Woodland Hills, CA, 2005.

domingo, julio 21, 2013


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Jackie & Roy
Samba triste  (1966)
Verve MGV868

Jackie & Roy: Jackie Cain (vcl) Roy Kral (p,vcl) Don Payne (el-b) Don McDonald (d). Englewood Cliffs, N.J., December 9, 1966

viernes, julio 19, 2013

El tiro por la culata

Backfired shot
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Música: (video)
Charlie Shavers, J C Higginbotham, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Pee Wee Russell
Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid (1958)
From the 1958 TV series "Art Ford's Jazz Party" on New York City WNTA-TV, aired on Thursdays at 9pm ET from May 8, 1958 to December 25, 1958.

Charlie Shavers (tp) J C Higginbotham (tb) Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (ts) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Harry Sheppard (vib) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p) Dickie Thompson (g) Vinnie Burke (b) Sonny Greer (d). Filmed at Mosque Theater, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Aired on September 25, 1958

jueves, julio 18, 2013


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Serenade, Les Millions D'Arlequin
by R. Drigo
Aeolian piano roll number A661D
played by Felix Arndt and performed on Weber Pianola Piano.

Cavando un pozo

Diggin' a hole
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The Beatles
Fixing a hole (1967)
Parlophone PMC 7027

lunes, julio 15, 2013

Injun and Cowboy

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Injun and Cowboy (A golden oldie)

Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet
Cherokee  (1955)
EmArcy EP1-6136

Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet : Clifford Brown (tp) Harold Land (ts) Richie Powell (p,arr) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d). New York, February 25, 1955

sábado, julio 13, 2013

Hombre enmascarado y mujer iracunda

Masked man and angry woman
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Orquesta Miguel Caló con Raúl Berón
Cuatro compases (1942)
Reliquias 837413

Bailarín enmascarado y primate

Masked dancer and ape
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Aníbal Troilo y su Orquesta
Milongueando en el 40 (1941)
RCA Victor 39318

El bailarín enmascarado

The masked dancer
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Música:  (video)
Juan D'Arienzo y su Orquesta
Milonga de mis amores  (1970)
del film dirigido por Sally Potter "La lección de tango" (ella es la bailarina) 
from the 1997 Sally Potter's film "The tango lesson" (she's the dancing lady)

viernes, julio 12, 2013


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Miles Davis Quintet
My funny Valentine  (1956)
Prestige 45-353

Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (out in this tune) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d). Hackensack, N.J., October 26, 1956

jueves, julio 11, 2013

Vieja juventud

Old youth
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Música:  (video)
Nelson Riddle Orchestra
Original music of the 1966 Batman TV series
Batman theme  (1966)
(composed by Neal Hefti)

miércoles, julio 10, 2013

Cave canem!

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Big Mama Thornton
Hound dog  (1965)
Fonit Cetra 885422TY

Big Mama Thornton (vcl) acc by Eddie Boyd (p) Buddy Guy (g) Jimmy Lee Robinson (el-b) Fred Below (d). Hamburg, October 7, 1965

Bonus track:
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Doctor Jazz  (1969)
Liberty Records (UK) LBS 83257

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band: for details click here

martes, julio 09, 2013

Blowin' in the wind

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Bob Dylan
Blowin in the wind  (1963)
Columbia CS 8786

lunes, julio 08, 2013

Vigilia de muerte

Death watch
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The Beatles
The White Album Full Album  (1968)

sábado, julio 06, 2013

Saint Gusperio de Guerfanti (Il Trifogliato)

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Fats Domino
When the saints go marching in  (1958)
Impulse 5569

Fats Domino (vcl,p) acc. by Herb Hardesty (ts) Clarence Ford (ts,bar) Ernest McLean (g) Jimmie Davis (b) Cornelius Coleman (d). New Orleans, La., November 4, 1958

viernes, julio 05, 2013

Angel cayendo

Falling angel
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The Modern Jazz Quartet
Angel eyes  (1956)
Atlantic LP1231

The Modern Jazz Quartet: Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d). Hackensack, N.J., January 22, 1956

jueves, julio 04, 2013

Mors ultima linea rerum

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Sarah Vaughan
Vanity  (1961)
Roulette R(S)52070

Sarah Vaughan (vcl) acc by Mundell Lowe (g) George Duvivier (b). New York, July 18, 1961

miércoles, julio 03, 2013

No flight zone

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The Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Hi-fly  (1959)
Riverside RLP12-311

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Nat Adderley (cnt) Cannonball Adderley (as) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d). San Francisco, October 18 & 20, 1959

martes, julio 02, 2013


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Aaron Copland
Scherzo humoristique in D major "The cat and the mouse"
composed by Aaron Copland (1920)

Aaron Copland (p) recorded on an Ampico piano roll.

lunes, julio 01, 2013

Vuelo nocturno

Night flight
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Música: (video)
The Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco/Herb Ellis Sextet
Flying home (1991)
(comp. by Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton)

The Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco/Herb Ellis Sextet: Buddy DeFranco (cl) Terry Gibbs (vib) Herb Ellis (g) Larry Novak (p) Milt Hinton (b) Butch Miles (d). Recorded live at Kimball's East, Emeryville, California from April 13-15, 1991.