Thursday, April 30, 2015

April's Underappreciated Music: the links

Patti Abbott: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra: "Opus One" (the 1943 stereo recording);  Stan Kenton Orchestra: "Berlin, 1953"

Brian Arnold: Shaking the Money-Maker

Anne Billson: Recent Film Scores

Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos

Jim C.: Groove Holmes: On Basie's Bandstand

Steve Coleman: Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson

David Cramner: The Carter Family: "Buddies in the Saddle"

Bill Crider: Forgotten Music; Song of the Day 

Jeff Gemmill: Nalani & Sarina;  Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet: World Cafe Live 2009

Jerry House: Dusty Springfield; Daily Music+; Hymn Time

Randy Johnson: (Music) Because I Like It...

Carmen McRae and Brubeck, Morello & Wright: "Ode to a Cowboy"

George Kelley: Ultimate Sinatra

Todd Mason: speculative-fictional jazz; trumpet and flugelhorn jazz; musical revisitation;  early music

Thelonious Monk Quartet featuring Gerry Mulligan: "Straight, No Chaser"

Lawrence Person: Shoegazer Sunday

Charlie Ricci: The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete After Midnight Sessions

Richard Robinson: Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Complete Broadway Musicals

Ron Scheer: Geoff Dyer: But Beautiful; western movie and television themes
this month's list dedicated to the memory of Ron Scheer

Chet Baker Band: "Let's Get Lost"


Phillyradiogeek said...

You stated my topic very well, Todd. You can always count on me to bring things down to the lowest common denominator. :)

Todd Mason said...

Or, perhaps, Brian, simply isolating the center of gravity...

Rick Robinson said...

That Monk - Mulligan piece is an odd thing, isn't it?

Todd Mason said...

As I undertand it, Riverside wanted to record the then-current Monk/Coltrane quartet, but Atlantic wouldn't let Coltrane do so (he was under contract with them). Monk and Mulligan were neighbors and friends, so Mulligan offered to do the session, and a double-lp set of recordings I've had since the two-fer was released by Milestone after they were absorbed by Fantasy Records...I've always liked the record. I think they work well together, particularly given how little time this version of the quartet got to sit in together...basically, they worked up arrangements in the studio, iirc. And, of course, like the other videos, I thought of the "essence" of West Coast jazz, Mulligan, mixing with Monk on that particular piece as being somewhat relevant to Ron and his tastes.