The monthly assembly of undervalued and often nearly "lost" music, or simply music the blogger in question wants to remind you readers/listeners of...Aretha Franklin's funeral happened yesterday, among other remembrance (and, sadly, inevitably, more deaths); August 18th was the centennial of the birth of Leonard Bernstein.
Patti Abbott: night music
Brian Arnold: Billy Preston: "That's the Way God Planned It"
Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos
Paul D. Brazill: A Song for Saturday
Jim Cameron: Farewell to Aretha; Bobby Hutcherson: Smokin' at Montreaux
Sean Coleman: The Kinks: Arthur, or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire
Jeff Gemmill: Top 5s; Suzanne Vega: Solitude Standing; Jane Willow: Q&A; Mikaela Davis: Delivery; Aretha Franklin in Concert, 2014; Aretha Franklin R.I.P.; Shelby Lynne: Here I Am; Mikaela Davis: Disposable Camera
Keiko Hassler: X: "Some Other Time"; "White Girl"
Jerry House: Roger Miller & William Hauptmann/Original Cast: Big River; Hymn Time; Music from the Past
Jackie Kashian: Kristen Studard on dance music
George Kelley: Aretha Franklin: The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970; Aladdin: The Musical; Ben Yagoda: The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song
Kate Laity: Song for a Saturday
Steve Lewis: Music I'm Listening To
Barry Malzberg: Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic: "Francesca da Rimini" (Pyotr Tchaikovsky) and
Tuba Skinny: "Tom Cat Blues"
J. Eric Mason: Madeleine Peyroux: "All My Heroes"
Todd Mason: Aretha Franklin: Rest in Glory; gods of rock (including Franklin and Ray Charles in duet)
Inez Matthews: "Stay Well"
Laura Nakatsuka: Nikodimos Kabamos: Kratimata in Mode 1 and
Azi Schwartz: Hasidic Kaddish
Andrew Orley: The Young-Holt Trio: "Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy?"
Charlie Ricci: The Hooters: "All You Zombies", "Fightin' on the Same Side"/"Wireless"; John Prine: John Prine; Jakob Dylan: Seeing Things
Richard Robinson: Miklos Rozsa, the Victor Symphony Orchestra and Sabu Dastagir: Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book
Jeff Segal: Superorganism: "The Prawn Song"; "Night Time"; "Something for Your M.I.N.D."
W. Royal Stokes: Tony Pringle and the New Black Eagle Jazz Band
George Russell and the Swedish Radio Jazz Orchestra: Vertical Form VI
"Event I" - 9:07 "Event II" - 15:03 "Event III" - 4:36 "Event IV" - 9:24 "Event V" - 1:59 Recorded in Estrad, Sodertalje, Sweden on March 10, 1977.
George Russell - conductor, arranger Arne Domnérus - soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet Ian Uling - tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, flute Lennart Åberg, Bernet Rosengren - tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute Erik Nilsson - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, flute Americo Bellotto, Bertil Lövgren - trumpet, flugelhorn Håken Nyquist - trumpet, flugelhorn, french horn Jan Allan - trumpet, french horn Ivar Olsen - french horn Lars Olofsson, Bengt Edvarsson, Jörgen Johansson - trombone Sven Larsson - bass trombone, tuba Rune Gustafsson - guitar Stefan Brolund - electric bass Bronislav Suchanek, Lars-Urban Helje - acoustic bass Björn Lind - electric piano Vlodek Gulgowski - synthesizer, electric piano Monica Dominique - celeste, organ, electric piano, clavinet Lars Beijbon, Leroy Lowe - drums Sabu Martinez - congas
The Brubeck Quartet and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein: Brubeck Plays Bernstein Plays Brubeck
Bernstein/NYP: Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Symphony Orchestra (Howard Brubeck)
Brubeck Quartet: "Maria"; "I Feel Pretty"; "Somewhere"; "A Quiet Place"; "Tonight"
Brubeck Quartet: Jazz Impressions of Japan (apparently added as a bonus to BPBPB)
Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles: "Spirit in the Dark"