After the young musicians left the Sweatman Orchestra to strike out on their own, they found an emerging jazz scene that was highly competitive and hard to crack.
This Oscar-winning song from the film " The Joker is Wild ," is performed by a relaxed Sinatra to another terrific Nelson Riddle arrangement. Listen to the audio clip at amazon.
Listen to audio clips from two different remixes of this pumpin' dance track here and here.
I also love a hot jazz violin version by Joe Venuti. In this cantankerous political season, I can think of nothing more triumphant than a full-hearted embrace of the cultural contributions of The Great One, who arose from the blisters of his childhood and even above the bluster of his most famous characters to Leap Up and Declare, with undiluted joy: Listen to audio clips from the work here.
He's from Forest Hills, Queens! Check it out on YouTube. The lyrics are of what one philosopher may have called " mixed premises ," but any song that includes stanzas like "Communism is just a word, But if the government turn over, It'll be the only word that's heard," and in a paean to " America the Beautiful ," tells us, "America, America, God shed his grace on thee, America, America, keep the children free," can't be all that bad.
Check it out in a live version on YouTube and a rare 12" extended mix and dance your way through a wonderful and safe Independence Day. My favorite version remains that of the soulful, heartfelt Brother Ray Charles. Listen to an audio clip here.
A happy and a healthy Fourth of July to all. The film has many of the trappings of contemporary liberalism in terms of its politics and its cast of characters, and it served as an inspiration to writer Aaron Sorkinwho launched the equally idealistic liberalism of the brilliant TV series " The West Wing ," which began in But it is not the politics that interest me here.
This is a film with a lot of heart, plenty of laughs, and much poignancy.
In anticipation of President's Day, I highly recommend the Shaiman soundtrack. That we'll rejoice when remembering. Our love was born with our first embrace. And a page was torn out of time and space.
Boy, you know you're getting a little older when you're older than a bridge. Today just happens to be the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridgestill the longest suspension bridge in the United States. I remember being overwhelmed by its majesty from the time when E. Korvettes was a stone's throw away.
I've seen the QE2 and the QM2 pass under its span.Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music".
Since the s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical ashio-midori.com then emerged in the form of independent traditional. David Byrne Launches the “Reasons to Be Cheerful” Web Site: A Compendium of News Meant to Remind Us.
Whatever your ideological persuasion, our time has no doubt given you more than a few reasons to fear for the future of civilization, not least because bad news sells.
The official website for the Jazz Icons DVD Series. I am very impressed by this box set.
I had known that Basie kept things going for a long time into the 's, but did not realize that the music was quite this good. Our newest set - "Classic Count Basie and Lester Young Studio Sessions" - gives us many opportunities to close some important gaps in our own presentation of the music.
This page lists solo transcriptions that are available somewhere on the Internet. The list also includes solos for flute,clarinet and EWI. Unless otherwise noted,all transcriptions are in the original key:tenor and soprano solos are in Bb key,alto and baritone solos are in Eb key.