I suspect between us we have a broad and eclectic taste in music which ventures some way past Westlife and Snoop-Dog.
I’m very much into Blues music, and have an extensive gathering of the stuff. Due to cheap downloads I have much I’ve never listened to.
Today I played an album by that prodigeous performer, Various Artists. Its called “Shout, Sister, Shout” and is a tribute, by very good Blues/Gospel artists, to the work of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Very good it is too … the opening track especially “It Ain’t No-bodies Fault But Mine” by Joan Osbourne.
There’s jazz that’s made for a crowd to dance to, and there’s jazz that’s made so the people doing it can think how cool and abstruse they are 'cos nobody Gets them.
I’m in camp A. Temperance Seven, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Reinhardt, Grappelli, some of the early Bix… but later on someone told Bix he was a Serious Musician, and I have a recording from the 50s where he’s just noodling randomly for half an hour with no kind of tune or progress or anything.
If I could do that I’d be employed very handsomely indeed.
I see it (hear it ?) as the technical version of music which comes from the brain, whereas Blues comes from the heart/soul. More likely to have musical virtuosity which, for me, overtakes the event too often.
Michael Bublé is Jazz, Sinatra was Jazz, John Coltrane was Jazz.
All Bix is early Bix, Hedgers, because he died at the age of 28 in 1931 after having first been recorded in 1924; either you are thinking of someone else, or you’ve got a recording made before 1931 which was re-released.
And I don’t think he ever went in for meaningless noodling about.
Well, if we’re going to go all esoteric and Scandanavian I yesterday downloaded an album by a Faroe Islands lady, Eivør Palsdottir, called ‘Slør’ … and very good it is too, if that’s your sort of thing.
I noticed you sticking up a couple of Dory P links elsewhere the other day. Children of coincidence indeed, three of us, because that same day en route back, I had found myself sitting on a train with bits of MK & I happening in my head.