The diversity and inventory of music available online is enough to bring one to tears. Most of what I watch and listen to is on YouTube. Here is the first of a two-part post, mostly about jazz. Part Two, including classical and pop, will appear a week from today, on February 18.
YouTube videos of 1950’s and 1960’s television broadcasts (usually in b/w) of jazz artists in a studio or concert halls. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Charles Lloyd, Phineas Newborn Jr. Toshiko Akiyoshi, et al. I thought only Europeans could do this in 1962.
And beyond. Roy Haynes Still creating in that idiom
At age 82
and now Eric Dolphy.
Keep it alive. That’s all I’m tryna do.Keep the good stuff in the mix, and to the extent I am capable, reaching and delighting the vast audience of followers of my blog.