Music Notes, part one

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.

Wallace Roney – Obsession (1990, Muse Records) full album – YouTube

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.

2 Phineas Newborn Jr Trio Jazz Scene USA 1962) – YouTube

Toshiko Akiyoshi Piano Trio – YouTube


And beyond. Roy Haynes Still creating in that idiom

At age 82

Roy Haynes Trio 2009 (HD) – YouTube

And more reading and listening: Elizabeth Cotten, Barry Harris, Jackie Mclean Right Now!

and now Eric Dolphy.

Eric Dolphy – At The Five Spot, Vol. 2 (1961) (Full Album) – YouTube

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.

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