Friday, December 15, 2006

Happy Holidays!

I will be away for the holidays, returning with Just a Taste on January 4. Have a happy, safe, and swinging holiday.

Combo Plate - December 15, 2006

Artist: Gilbert Castellanos
Track: Marlo
Album: Underground (Seedling)

Artist: Anita O'Day
Track: Tenderly
Album: Anita Sings the Most (Verve)

Artist: John Hicks
Track: I Remember Clifford
Album: Sweet Love of Mine (HighNote)

Artist: Stanley Turrentine & the Three Sounds
Track: Just in Time
Album: Blue Hour--The Complete Sessions (Blue Note)

Artist: Scenes
Track: When Jasper Grows Up
Album: Along the Way (Origins)

Artist: Taylor Eigsti
Track: Promenade
Album: Lucky to Be Me (Concord)

Artist: Anita O'Day
Track: Early Autumn
Album: Sings the Winners (Verve)

Artist: Woody Herman
Track: Early Autumn
Album: Best of Woody Herman and his Orchestra (Capitol)

Artist: Django Reinhardt
Track: Appel Direct
Album: Swing from Paris (Gitanes)

Artist: Tom Scott
Track: Children of the Night
Album: Bebop United (MCG Jazz)

Artist: Ray Brown
Track: Freddie Freeloader
Album: Bassics (Concord/Telarc)

Artist: Anita O'Day & Cal Tjader
Track: Peel Me a Grape
Album: Time for Two (Verve)

Artist: Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Track: Open Door
Album: Intuition (Koch)

Artist: Anita O'Day
Track: No Moon at All
Album: Anita (Verve)

Artist: Anita O'Day
Track: Trav'lin' Light
Album: Jazz 'Round Midnight (Verve)

Artist: Stefon Harris
Track: Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies
Album: African Tarantella (Blue Note)

Artist: Roberto Magris Europlane
Track: Ah Moore
Album: Il Bello del Jazz (Black Saint)

Artist: Anita O'Day
Track: You Turned the Tables on Me
Album: Anita Sings the Most (Verve)

Artist: Dr. John
Track: Such a Night (abbreviated and talked over)
Album: Right Place, Right Time (Hyena)

Just a Taste - December 14, 2006

Artist: Sonny Rollins
Track: Sonny, Please
Album: Sonny, Please (Doxy)

Artist: Tom Scott
Track: Back Burner
Album: Bebop United (MCG Jazz)

Artist: Fats Navarro
Track: Nostalgia
Album: Bebop Spoken Here (Proper)

Artist: Larry Coryell
Track: Bumpin' on Sunset
Album: The Power Trio (HighNote)

Artist: Louie Bellson
Track: 24th Day
Album: Their Time Was the Greatest! (Concord)

Artist: Artie Shaw (Barney Kessel, guitar)
Track: The Grabtown Grapple
Album: Hittin' on All Six (Proper)

Artist: Gerald Wilson
Track: Carlos
Album: State Street Sweet (MAMA)

Artist: Claude Thornhill
Track: Donna Lee
Album: Bebop Spoken Here (Proper)

Artist: Jimmie Lunceford
Track: Hittin' the Bottle
Album: Hittin' on All Six (Proper)

Artist: Walter Smith III
Track: Tail of Benin
Album: Casually Introducing (Fresh Sound)

Artist: Rodney Jones
Track: Dissertation on the Blues
Album: Soul Manifesto Live! (Savant)

Artist: Tom Scott
Track: Silhouettes
Album: Bebop United (MCG Jazz)

Artist: Roy Hargrove
Track: Salima's Dance
Album: Nothing Serious (Verve)

Artist: Larry Coryell
Track: Good Citizen Swallow
Album: The Power Trio (HighNote)

Artist: Harry Allen-Joe Cohn
Track: Hey, Look Me Over
Album: Hey, Look Me Over (Arbors)

Artist: Louis Bellson
Track: Brush Taps
Album: Their Time Was the Greatest! (Concord)

Artist: Teddy Bunn (Spirits of Rhythm)
Track: I've Got the World on a String
Album: Hittin' on All Six (Proper)

Artist: Oscar Pettiford
Track: Something for You
Album: Bebop Spoken Here (Proper)

Combo Plate - December 8, 2006

Artist: Edmund Velasco
Track: Cuidado
Album: The Blues in Me (GemTone)

Artist: Jos Pass
Track: Blues for the Weasel
Album: Live at Yoshi's, Vol. 2 (Pablo)

Artist: Charlie Haden
Track: Haunted Heart
Album: Haunted Heart (Verve)

Artist: Jessica Williams
Track: Blue Tuesday
Album: This Side Up (Maxjazz)

Artist: Irene Kral
Track: Detour Ahead
Album: The Band and Me (Capitol)

Artist: Charlie Haden
Track: The Lady in the Lake
Album: Haunted Heart (Verve)

Artist: Pearl Django
Track: I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Me
Album: Swing 48 (Modern Hot)

Artist: Roberta Gambarini
Track: Centerpiece
Album: Easy to Love (Groovin' High)

Artist: Anthony Wilson
Track: You're the Top
Album: Savivity (Groove Note)

Artist: Gary Burton-Makoto Ozone
Track: Prelude VIII, Opus 32 (Rachmaninoff)
Album: Virtuosi (Concord)

Artist: Charlie Haden
Track: Dance of the Infidels
Album: Haunted Heart (Verve)

Artist: Houston Person-Bill Charlap
Track: I Was Telling Her About You
Album: You Taught My Heart to Sing (HighNote)

Artist: Sergio Mendes
Track: Reza
Album: In Person at El Matador! (Collectables)

Artist: Kenny Burrell-Jimmy Smith
Track: Blue Bash
Album: Blue Bash (Verve)

Artist: Charlie Haden
Track: Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Album: Haunted Heart (Verve)

Artist: Terence Blanchard
Track: I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Me
Album: Let's Get Lost (Sony)

Friday, December 08, 2006

Just a Taste - December 7, 2006

Artist: Oscar Peterson
Track: North York
Album: Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore (Telarc)

Artist: Gerald Wilson
Track: In the Limelight
Album: Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings (Mosaic)

Artist: Jimmy Smith
Track: Hackensack
Album: Softly as a Summer Breeze (Blue Note)

Artist: Black Note
Track: Gettin' Your Trane On
Album: Nothin' but the Swing (Impulse)

Artist: Grant Green
Track: Born to Be Blue
Album: Born to Be Blue (Blue Note)

Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
Track: This Lovely Feeling
Album: Something Old, Something New (Philips)

Artist: Don Ellis
Track: Alone
Album: Electric Bath (Columbia)

Artist: Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project
Track: Mambo de Luna (Para Cachao)
Album: Mosaic (Concord)

Artist: Thelonious Monk
Track: Monk's Dream
Album: Monk's Dream (Columbia)

Artist: Fapy Lafertin
Track: Exactly Like You
Album: Fine & Dandy (Iris Music)

Artist: Cannonball Adderley
Track: This Here
Album: Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco (Riverside)

Artist: Ray Brown
Track: Exactly Like You
Album: Bassics (Concord/Telarc)

Artist: Grant Green
Track: Grant's Tune
Album: Solid (Blue Note)

Artist: Woody Herman
Track: Tunin' In
Album: 1963 (Philips)

Artist: Larry Vukovich
Track: News for Lulu
Album: Sreet Scene (Tetrachord)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

"Someday I'll Find You"

On last Thursday's Just a Taste, I played Sonny Rollins' version of Noel Coward's "Someday I'll Find You," and I asked if anyone remembered an old radio show that used the song as its theme. Well, apparently no one did, but in case you were wondering, here's the answer:

"Mr. Keene, Trace of Lost Persons"

Ring any bells?

Friday, December 01, 2006

Combo Plate - December 1, 2006

Artist: Paul Desmond
Track: Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Album: Quartet Live (A&M/Verve)

Artist: Mike LeDonne
Track: Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing
Album: Night Song (Savant)

Artist: Hank Jones-Frank Wess
Track: A Hankerin'
Album: Hank and Frank (Lineage)

Artist: Tom Scott
Track: Sack o' Woe
Album: Bebop United (MCG Jazz)

Artist: Tania Maria
Track: Batebola
Album: Intimidade (Blue Note)

Artist: Conte Candoli
Track: 'Sposin'
Album: North Sea Jazz Sessions, Vol. 1 (Jazz World)

Artist: Gene Burkert
Track: Talking Walls
Album: Jazz Palette (SeaBreeze)

Artist: Rick Haydon-John Pizzarelli
Track: Perdido
Album: Just Friends (Mel Bay)

Artist: Tom Scott
Track: Tones for Jones [sic] Bones
Album: Bebop United (MCG Jazz)

Artist: Marisa Monte
Track: Universo ao meu Redor
Album: Universo ao meu Redor (Metro Blue)

Artist: Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band
Track: Unit 7
Album: Maximum Firepower (Savant)

Artist: Charnett Moffett
Track: Rain Drops
Album: Internet (Piadrum)

Artist: Slide Hampton and the World of Trombones
Track: Dolphin Dance
Album: Spirit of the Horn (MCG Jazz)

Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
Track: Good Bait
Album: Night in Tunisia (RCA)