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pastrycrumbs:

Bill Evans - My Foolish Heart

where the instrument ends and the man begins is uncertain. mr. bill evans.

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mosaicrecords:

Jazz Crusaders Trombonist Wayne Henderson R.I. P.

The loss of Wayne Henderson at 74 reminds me of the troubled but long-lasting career of four Houston high school kids who formed a band and made to Los Angeles in the late ’58. The Jazz Crusaders were a unique amalgam of soulful Texas blues and r & b, swinging jazz and a desire to scale the heights of modern jazz. This version of Jackie McLean’s Appointment In Ghana from the band’s first live album at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California, is a perfect example. They lay down a pocket and then Stix Hooper keeps a pulse while exploding rhythmically to drive Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder and Joe Sample to create improvisational plateaus. No one sounded like them.

-Michael Cuscuna



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The Quintet - Salt Peanuts

Album: Jazz at Massey Hall

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yayodelacruz:

Erykah Badu is the most beautiful black woman idc what any of you say

“On & On”.

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70sbestblackalbums:

In Jazz  » Women improve the world

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satindolls:

"The blues to me is like being very sad, very sick, going to church, being very happy. There’s two kinds of blues: there’s happy blues and then sad blues. I don’t think I’ve ever sang the same way twice, I don’t think I’ve ever sang the same tempo. One night’s a little bit slower, the next night’s a little bit brighter, depends on how I feel. I don’t know, the blues is sort of mixed up thing, you just have to feel it. Everything I do sing is part of my life."

Happy 99th birthday to one of the greatest voices of the 20th century:
Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959)

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