Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Love Supreme – Live

I’ve been meaning to post this video and write about it for some time now. Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is one of the musical pieces I know best: I’ve been listening to it on a regular basis for as long … Continue reading

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Because I love this scene,

and I’m charmed by the song, and it’s eloquent of love.

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The End of Jazz

Here is a strange, slightly-off piece from The Atlantic about a good new book by Ted Gioia called The Jazz Standards. I link to it in part because the author of the review, Benjamin Schwarz, mentions the beautiful version of … Continue reading

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3 degrees of separation

Hello, this is Billy again – finally! Something awesome happened last night!!!!!!! My mom met John lennon’s niece:) My mom was out seeing a blues show, and she talked to his niece for awhile, who had lots of fun with … Continue reading

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My Funny Valentine in Milan

The first time I heard a recording of Miles Davis playing “My Funny Valentine” – off the great album My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert (1965) – was on a car ride in the Upper Penisula of Michigan. A … Continue reading

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Nina’s Magic

I just came across this slowed-down version of “To Love Somebody.” Nina Simone is such a peculiar singer. At times she can sound completely disconnected from a song. But when she inhabits a song, it feels so laden with meaning … Continue reading

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