Wednesday, April 9, 2008


April is Jazz Appreciation Month

Due to my fondness for drummers, I discovered jazz at an early age. My high school heart throb introduced me to Thelonius Monk, Charlie Mingus and Dizzy Gillespie. My Uncle Donald would
play Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five' over and over again, mumbling something about perfection each time. Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto's 'Girl From Ipanema' still brings summer to you no matter the season. To 'Take The A Train' with Duke Ellington is a groovy experience. If you prefer, you can fly with Charlie Parker.

Listen to Mel Torme sing 'Harlem Nocturn' and you know why he was 'The Velvet Fog'.

There are so many great artists and amazing music still being celebrated in song today.

One month is just not enough time to appreciate jazz. Here's a link to a Nervousness thread that was about all that jazz:

Jeez, Neil. I hadn't listened to Round Midnight for ages. It's still so magical. Yessss!

Mesmerized and Round Midnight by the illustrious Neil Ornstein ~ thanks Neil!

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