One of the greatest 8 bar solos of all time! Well, in my opinion at least. John Pizzarelli strikes again!
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Les Paul for the holidays! Have a listen and consider firing your drummer.
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After ignoring the 70′s for so long it’s been quite a shock to discover some good jazz was going on at that time. Like this fine example with George Shearing, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (NHØP!) and Louis Stewart really giving Con Alma some justice. It’s an absolute shame that these albums haven’t been reissued yet.
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Wednesday again? So soon? Took a (thankfully) rare all nighter to pull this one together in time. It’s fine because Ed Bickert is worth losing some sleep over.
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Thanks goes to Jerry Battista for recommending Ed Bickert. He was on the list already, but pretty close to the bottom of it. Jerry bumped him up to ‘first class’ from the previous ‘missing luggage’ location.
This week on the show is Jim Hall! Jim Hall, everyone, what a guy. Jim is here tonight to show off the site’s new chart design! So, put your guitars together and read on.
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It’s Howard Roberts’ first time on the site! He’s good, everyone. You’ll like him when you get to know him a bit.
Hands down the best instrumental rendition of “Girl Talk” I’ve ever heard.
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I’d never heard of the Synanon drug rehabilitation center or any stories about it until I researched Joe Pass’ debut album “Sound of Synanon.” If you’ve seen those YouTube videos with Joe playing a Fender Jazzmaster, he apparently got it from the Synanon facility after he went in for his substance addiction woes. He didn’t even own a guitar at that time! Pretty darn fascinating! And then he made this album with his fellow patients!
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I didn’t realize that you have to sign up with Spotify to listen to the songs. It will be a last resort for when I didn’t check for a YouTube video before hand. It’s good for finding new music and it does pay artists royalties (something like $0.004 per listen. Buy an album of anything you really like.), check it out if you haven’t already!