Category: music

‘I try to play what comes naturally at the mom…

‘I try to play what comes naturally at the moment and let it happen’ — McCoy Tyner, born #onthisday in 1938. 

The Gil Evans Orchestra recorded Out of the Co…

The Gil Evans Orchestra recorded Out of the Cool for the Impulse! label #onthisday in 1960.

John Coltrane’s masterpiece A Love Supreme was…

John Coltrane’s masterpiece A Love Supreme was recorded #onthisday in 1964. Take a look at rare photographs from the session at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio | https://rhystranter.com/2015/09/03/john-coltrane-a-love-supreme-chuck-stewart-photographs/

Jimmy Smith was born #onthisday in 1925.

Jimmy Smith was born #onthisday in 1925.

60th Anniversary: Sonny Clark Quintets was rec…

60th Anniversary: Sonny Clark Quintets was recorded for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1957. Joining Sonny Clark on the album are Clifford Jordan, Kenny Burrell, Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, and Pete LaRoca.

Sonny Rollins recorded Tour de Force for the P…

Sonny Rollins recorded Tour de Force for the Prestige label #onthisday in 1956. The album includes performances by Kenny Drew, George Morrow, Max Roach, and Earl Coleman.

Sonny Clark recorded Blues in the Night for Bl…

Sonny Clark recorded Blues in the Night for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1958. The album includes performances by Paul Chambers and Wes Landers.

Sonny Rollins recorded Sonny Boy for Prestige …

Sonny Rollins recorded Sonny Boy for Prestige #onthisday in 1956. The album includes performances by Kenny Dorham, Kenny Drew, Wade Legge, George Morrow, and Max Roach.

“You never know what’s going to work. You just…

“You never know what’s going to work. You just go with what you believe in, whether it’s a success or not.” — Dave Brubeck, born #onthisday

listen to my cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only …

listen to my cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” 🙂

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