Archive for jazz

bud powell: cherokee (shout out to tea party patriots)

Posted in audio, music with tags , , , on November 23, 2009 by Word-Drum


Bud Powell, piano Ray Brown, bass Max Roach, drums recorded in New York, 1949

video: bird ‘n diz “hot house” (for algore)

Posted in audio, enviro-marxists, music, video with tags , , , on October 19, 2009 by Word-Drum

Diz blows carbon laced BeBop… Algore just blows.

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video: ornette – drums of war

Posted in music, video with tags , on September 27, 2009 by Word-Drum

Ornette Coleman, Billy Higgins and Charlie Haden tear it up. Don Cherry at this late date(1987), was not quite up to it like he used to be with this band, but Ornette picks up the slack.

I don’t know the title of the piece, but it sounds like the drums of war. Can you hear them?

how long has this been going on?

Posted in audio, music with tags , , on July 21, 2009 by Word-Drum

jazz_pianonot blogging much this summer. making a record (or a good demo I can use to make a CD for Blue Note Records, or Enja Records, who I have recorded for before). If you listened to what I posted two weeks ago, you have to go back. I’m redoing everything and have a new song I want you to hear.

“How Long Has This Been Going On?”- HERE

And the new arrangement of “Small Hotel.”

demotape: this guy’s good

Posted in audio, music, word-drum with tags , , , on July 7, 2009 by Word-Drum

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                                     Mile High Standards

(“Small Hotel” has a new version and arrangement)

Go HERE and download these songs (for free). Hear some swinging jazz, a funky version of “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows,” and a fresh Latin-Jazz-Rock arrangement of Billie Strayhorn’s “Raincheck.” [songs first posted have been revised]

For the Avant Garde, check out the last song(not part of the CD), a “Free-Hop” improvisation called “government.” I jam with Ronald Reagan on that one.

Mile High Standards (free to download Here)

– “Small Hotel”
– “Raincheck”
– “How Long Has Thias been Going On”
-“Fine and Dandy”
– “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows”
– “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans”
– “When Your Lover Has Gone”
– “Two Sleepy People”
– “government”

All music arranged, performed (vocals, piano, guitar, samples, loops) and recorded by Word-Drum.

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                                        Normally I hate jazz

video: ahmad jamal trio

Posted in audio, music, video with tags , , , on May 20, 2009 by Word-Drum


Here is another classic: The Ahmad Jamal Trio – “Poinciana”
with Israel Crosby – bass, and Vernell Fournier – drums (recorded in the late 50s)

video: like sonny

Posted in music, video with tags , , on May 6, 2009 by Word-Drum

Now it’s the guitar, in the first part of the 20th century, it was the tenor saxophone. The instrument that is the sound of the time. Sonny and Trane were the two greatest tenor players of their time. Rollins, the culmination of jazz history from Coleman Hawkins to Charlie Parker; and Coltrane, the transcendent explorer and new voice for his generation, and the future of music.

“Like Sonny: The Story of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane”

by Bret Primack

evironmental reminisence

Posted in enviro-marxists, music with tags , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Word-Drum

The modern environmental movement began in 1970. That was a big year for me. I not only started recycling, it was the year the world of music opened up for a kid from the suburbs. This world was revealed to me by Frank Zappa. thumbnailcarhrhr31

I was a Rocker turned Zappa Freak.  Zappa led me to Modern Music, and wanting to be a composer. I came to love Stravinsky, Varese and other favorites of Frank; while at the same time, through the radio, I discovered jazz. I embraced the music of Coltrane, Rollins, Monk, Miles, Ornette, Cecil Taylor, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, and many others.

thumbnailcawf1t8m1You could say I was an environmentalist by recycling and turning off lights(my father loved that), but today the meaning has changed, something that happens with so many words used by the Left. Lost of all meaning are significant words like “peace”, “justice”, “fairness”, etc.

Since 1970 the air and water are cleaner, even with growing population. Starting in the 70s there were environmental activists who cordially sat down with corporations to retool and make changes which were beneficial to the environment. They did not demand closure of all energy producing operations like the Enviro-Marxists and the people who call themselves environmentalist today, who want us to live like the poor of the Third World, or a Soveit clinging to prescious squares of toilet paper.

thumbnailcalxdo251A Green Monster can’t blend in with the tribe. Let us remember and give thanks to the OG Greens. They were effective and beneficial to all people (except millions of Africans who died because they banned DDT) and the environment.(Yes, I also know they were always a bunch of Socialists. I’m trying to be positive.) This common sense approach should either be adopted by the Green Movement, or the Greens should be recycled. We can make something useful from them rather than be dragged back to being dirty, diseased, cold and hungry. Save the humans, eat the Greens.

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