Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dick Hyman and Ruby Braff – My Fair Lady

   Dick Hyman has such a special sensitivity to and mastery of American music, especially piano music, that he is in a class by himself. He’s been around the block a few times and has imbibed all the great American … Continue reading

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Dan Zanes – Kid crooner with great hair.

    Lucky kids. In the past, they might on occasion have someone like Brahms write them a lullaby or Woody Guthrie pen them a tune, but usually it was more like Burl Ives or a sing-along about a dog named, … Continue reading

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Marty Robbins – Gunfighter and Hitmaker

   I used to be so worried for Marty Robbins. He couldn’t help himself about wicked Felina, the girl that he loved. He was a lonely cowboy, west Texas is big, and the cattle are restless. El Paso That album, … Continue reading

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George Cables – Musician, Composer, Player

   George Cables has been playing sweetly for many years. He was Art Pepper’s favorite piano player and backed him for many years. Same with Frank Morgan. He’s played with everyone and each session has been lifted to a higher … Continue reading

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Musette – Mmm Mmm Good!

  Musette, like baguettes, is a French creation that is satisfying and delicious. It’s a kind of music usually performed by accordions, guitars, and maybe a violin. Jeannette   Guy Viseur et Son Ensemble   Flambee Montalbanaise   Minvielle/Varis The word originally … Continue reading

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Boz Scaggs – The Dirty Low Down

  His name is the first clue. It creates a balance. It unites opposites – smooth and laid back and streetwise and funky. Ballads and rockers. Jazz and Top 40. Don’t Cry No More   Monkey Time His history is … Continue reading

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