Louis Armstrong- Skeleton in the closet (1936)

From the American musical comedy movie from 1936, Pennies from Heaven directed by Norman Z. McLeod. Teddy Buckner – Trumpet Fletcher Galloway – Trumpet Allen Durham – Trombone Arcima Taylor – Reeds Caughey Roberts – Clarinet, Alt saxophone Bumps Myers – Tenor Saxophone Ramon LaRue – Piano Wesley Prince – Acoustic Double Bass Lionel Hampton – Drums Continue reading Louis Armstrong- Skeleton in the closet (1936)

Wayne Shorter – Juju (1964)

JuJu is the fifth album by Wayne Shorter, recorded and released on Blue Note in 1964, issued as BLP 4182 and BST 84182. The album shows the strong influence of John Coltrane, with whom Shorter had studied as an undergraduate, and whose style is reflected here both in performance and composition: Shorter’s timbre is rather astringent, and his phrases are long and volatile; neither quality … Continue reading Wayne Shorter – Juju (1964)

Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake – Worry Now Later (1989)

From the CD You Stepped out of a Cloud by Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake, recorded, August the 11th, 1989. Originally Worry Now Later is composed by Thelonious Monk. Lyrics by Margo Guryan. In 1961, both pianist Ran Blake and singer Jeanne Lee (helped out on two cuts by bassist George Duvivier) made their recording debut with a set of coolly emotional duets. Nearly 28 years later, they had a reunion … Continue reading Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake – Worry Now Later (1989)