Category Archives: Jazz

Melodious Thunk

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Straight Outta 1959

Via A Blog Supreme.

Hot diggity damn. Lee Morgan!  Wayne Shorter!   Classic version of A Night in Tunisia, maybe the best.

Psychoanalysis: The Duke, The Roach, and the Madman

It starts off like a rocket: a sizzling bass line is interrupted by a recklessly efficient drumbeat and then wonderfully dissonant piano rears its head and demands attention.  This is certainly not your father’s Duke Ellington record.

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A Dash of Crazy


Listen, quick!  What do Bob Clampett, Sun Ra, and Gilbert Arenas have in common?  Ponder, ponder, ponder!  Can’t emerge with that clear, concise answer?  No perfect response to today’s perfect question?  Then take the plunge to unearth the remarkable result!

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Weird Nightmare: An Afternoon Meditation on Charles Mingus

“In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.”

– Charles Mingus

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