Louis Armstrong performs “Dinah”. Resistant, Elegant and unmistakably American.
A transcription of the entire interview with critic Stanley Crouch that took place on July 1, 1997. The interview was conducted by Ken Burns who used a lot of it for his documentary jazz. The Interview is very detailed (it’s 60 pages long). Crouch has some interesting points and opinions.
Insightful essay. Hughes addresses the impact of racism and oppression and it’s relationship to black identity.
A great documentary about Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk. The documentary mostly consists of footage of Monk performing. There is also Archival footage of him touring and commentary from the musicians and people closest to him.
Thelonious Monk performing the beautiful ballad ”Pannonica” in solo piano from the album “Alone in San Francisco.
Lee Morgan & Art Blakey
|—||Rest in peace, Dave Brubeck. You’re a legend. Thank you for your legacy and the gift of your sound. (via bijoubaby)|
“It’s like a whole orchestra, the piano for me.”
Rest in peace, Dave Brubeck | December 6, 1920 — December 5, 2012
Coming to you live with the third piece from the 2001 collaboration between the New York Philharmonic and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (and arguably the best known tune from the play) here’s Tchaikovsky’s “Trepak” and Ellington’s “The Volga Vouty” Enjoy!