Balladeer

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  1. What are you listening to right now?

    Early Jimmy Raney If it comes to jazz I´ve been living out of the (Quadromania) box for the last few weeks, so to speak: Repeatedly istening to all 4 CDs of "Woody Hermans Cool Guitar Player" A treasure trove including early Getz and later pure guitar work for "A". But the real gems are all quartets with Sonny Clark (OOP "Together"), hard to find tunes with Swedish tenorman Gosta Theselius on two other numbers ("Jumping for Jane" and "Invention") and most of those fabulous trios with Red Norvo. The latter is IMO more sublime than Norvos acclaimed recordings with Tal Farlow. But in the end it all boils down to your preferences: For my taste Raneys sound and style can hardly be rivaled,
  2. Michael Naura RIP

    Talked to Naura once shortly at Jazz Baltica. Aside from his role as a musician he also wrote in a highly original style and very wittily about jazz. There was a time when I was looking forward to his short, brilliant reviews and portraits for German weekly Die Zeit Thanks for your music and words, Mr. Naura!..
  3. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Eduardo Fernández - Scriabin: Complete Preludes (Orpheus)
  4. What are you listening to right now?

    Svenska Jazzklassiker - 20 Originalinspelningar fran aren 1950-51 (Naxos)
  5. What are you listening to right now?

    Lars Gullin - More Sideman 1951-54 (Dragon)
  6. What are you listening to right now?

    Lars Gullin - The Sideman 1949-52 (Dragon)
  7. What are you listening to right now?

    Lars Gullin 1951/21 - First Walk (Dragon)
  8. What are you listening to right now?

    Nice one! Chet didn´t play "Once upon a Summertime" often: Here is o nice live version of this gorgeous ballad.
  9. What are you listening to right now?

    Audrey Morris - The Voice of AM, arranged and conducted by Marty Paich (Fresh Sound)
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    Malia - Yellow Daffodils (Sony) Her update of "Solitude" remains a stunner
  11. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Tatyana Nikolayeva - The 1989 Herodes Atticus Odeon Recital (First Hand)
  12. What are you listening to right now?

    John Ruocco & Roberto Gioia play Thomas Stabenow: 12 Miniatures for clarinet and piano (Pirouet)
  13. What are you listening to right now?

    Lars Gullin 1951/52 - First Walk (Dragon)
  14. What are you listening to right now?

    Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin The right stuff for this grey, cold, foggy always depressing first day of the year
  15. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Gabriel Gorog plays Felix Blumenfeld 24 preludes (Suoni e Colori)