A jazzy Travelin’ Music kickoff to a holiday weekend

So I was thinking that it’s been a while since we kicked off  Friday’s Travelin’ Music segment with a jazz cut, and that it’d be nice to promote this weekend’s Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park.  But weather looks like it might dampen things, so to speak, with scattered thunderstorms predicted.

So jazz, storms … you see where I’m headed here, right? What I love about this duet between the great guitarist Joe Pass and Miss Ella is the sense of rhythm that they share — it’s like you can hear the two of them dancing together, finding that swing beat and meshing on it beautifully.

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Rightwing Troll

May 28th, 2010
3:57 pm

BMDPD

May 28th, 2010
4:01 pm

CNN’s ratings continue to fall; Fox News has best quarter in network history

Rightwing Troll

May 28th, 2010
4:04 pm

It’s almost like fearmongering and race baiting increase ratings…

hmmmmmmm……

jewcowboy

May 28th, 2010
4:04 pm

jewcowboy

May 28th, 2010
4:08 pm

And of course the Chairman of the Board:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO2OMqP39B0

FrankLeeDarling

May 28th, 2010
4:09 pm

Jazz? weird Music?Japan? the 80’s? it could only be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slrQ-cW7IfU&feature=related

jewcowboy

May 28th, 2010
4:11 pm

Of course this is my favorite from the Chairman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avU2aarQUiU

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
4:14 pm

FrankLeeDarling

May 28th, 2010
4:14 pm

Pogo

May 28th, 2010
4:18 pm

The buzzards are circling on the Obama/Rahm/Sestak/Slick Willy deal.

Jay

May 28th, 2010
4:18 pm

That’s a great one, JewCowboy. I love Frank; he has that same swing tempo as Ella, and a great voice too. A lot of his stuff from the ’50s is too overorchestrated and heavy on the melodramatic strings, but in the cut you just posted that’s all in the background.

I had a couple of chances to see him in person in Vegas in the early ’80s and never did. Was too young and stupid to know what I was missing.

FrankLeeDarling

May 28th, 2010
4:22 pm

Kamchak

May 28th, 2010
4:22 pm

Scat

May 28th, 2010
4:25 pm

Ella Fitzgerald and scat. I remember that Mel Torme’s son, James, used to appear regularly on the “Mike Douglas Show” in the 70’s. He tried to sing scat. It was such an embarrassment that I think it ended Mel’s career too. It was such an travesty to call it scat. His dad could sing scat. Ella can sing scat.

James Torme couldn’t sing no scat.

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
4:26 pm

“Was too young and stupid to know what I was missing.”

Boy, can I relate to that, turned down some hellacious shows…(I didn’t even dig Dylan by the early 70s.)

Sorry gang, I just ain’t much of a jazzhead, but I did like this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dowhfQ0Fkns

Bosch

May 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

AmVet,

Yeah me either, I’m assuming that is Ella Fitzgerald. (?)

Jay

May 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

Took me a long time to come to Dylan too, Amvet. He was too hippy for my tastes back then. I was more into Southern rock, everything from Elvin Bishop to the Allmans to Marshall Tucker, plus Pink Floyd, Zepp, Stevie Wonder, ELP.

Still like a lot of that, but have broadened considerably and hope to broaden some more.

Kamchak

May 28th, 2010
4:38 pm

Logical Dude

May 28th, 2010
4:40 pm

In college I went to see Ray Charles, even though I thought I only knew one song. (”Georgia on my mind’). It turned out I knew and liked a lot more of what he sang, and he was a complete showman and entertainer. I am glad I was able to see him in the the chance I was given.

Now your weekend assignment is to go to either the Jazz festival or to a club where some unknown band is playing. Stretch your musical limits! (okay, just kidding, no homework over the holidays!)

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
4:42 pm

Jay, who was that cat you linked that did the “grunting” to his piano playing? THAT was some killer stuff. (I promise to make a note of this time)

One of my very early black musical muses…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFLCGPXS1gs

Jay

May 28th, 2010
4:48 pm

that was the great Erroll Garner, who couldn’t read a lick of music but wrote Misty among many others.

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
4:48 pm

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
4:52 pm

Thanks JB. One last “request”. I think you mentioned once that you had dinner with my main muse, TR. What was that like? (If you don’t care to elaborate, no prob…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_tAU3GM9XI

FrankLeeDarling

May 28th, 2010
4:55 pm

Jay

May 28th, 2010
4:56 pm

It was great, Amvet. He was a nice guy. We were friends of a good friend of his, and went to his show and then backstage, then made the dash through the crowd to his van, then out to dinner. We talked politics — he was very angry with Bush, and was sure he wouldn’t be re-elected. I cautioned otherwise, but Todd was adamant.

I remember he took a call from his son, who was on the road playing minor league baseball, and talked about his place in Hawaii. A very pleasant evening all in all.

Kamchak

May 28th, 2010
4:59 pm

Jay

May 28th, 2010
5:00 pm

I should add, the van was cool in its own right. The driver owned it, and her business was to drive musicians around after their gigs to restaurants, bars, hotels, etc. And she asked all the stars to sign something, so the interior was covered with signatures and notes from some great people.

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
5:09 pm

Very cool, JB.

A couple of years ago, I had an extended chance to talk with him about baseball. We were in a hotel room in Buckhead and Sports Center was on, showing these insane highlights of center fielders laying out to make catches, etc.

Though, through his kids, he was relatively new to baseball, he was very knowledgeable, especially about the business aspects of it. A great time…

One day I’d love to see that limo…

With Bobby Womack…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z4TSG2KcO0&feature=related

Kamchak

May 28th, 2010
5:14 pm

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
5:18 pm

Kam, back when I was a punk (well, a smaller punk) about the only jazz I “got”…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF_cqmkghPM

Mick

May 28th, 2010
5:20 pm

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
5:23 pm

Mick, now you done it! You crossed over!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w9xXtNdKQw

Mick

May 28th, 2010
5:29 pm

Amvet – smooth stuff but let me cross back to a legend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb2w2m1JmCY

Kamchak

May 28th, 2010
5:30 pm

AmVet

Jeff Beck’s Wired was one of the jazz fusion albums of the 70’s. Saw him play at that time I believe at the Fox.

“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” from that LP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImxM4Rj5pOQ

josef nix

May 28th, 2010
5:34 pm

A bit of a traditionalist myself in taste in jazz…here’s on I kinda like on a rainy night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMmeNsmQaFw&feature=related

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
5:44 pm

Kam thanks for that Wired. I was always more of a straight ahead rock and roller, but learned to settle down and dig his stuff too… And wow, well worth the “wait”.

jnix, great to see ya here.

Speaking of punks, time to tear it up. (Turn it up to 11.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHtVaSmK38s

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
5:48 pm

Kamchak

May 28th, 2010
5:48 pm

Matilda

May 28th, 2010
5:51 pm

SMOOOOVE Muppets pick!

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
5:52 pm

Incredible song: Cole Porter

Incredible Voice: The Temptations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gytmVi-Wh5w&feature=related

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
5:53 pm

Matilda

I love the coolness of the female guitar player.

Mick

May 28th, 2010
5:57 pm

Bug – can’t go wrong with the temps – here’s another-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWJRxbdb9wk

Matilda

May 28th, 2010
5:58 pm

bugatti,

Here’s one seriously cool (LOCAL!) female guitar player. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWb5514EV1s

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
6:00 pm

from the days of the 70s, one of the greatest funk bands that never made it big:
Lidia Pense and Cold blood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3PMgaahziU

Matilda

May 28th, 2010
6:00 pm

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
6:00 pm

Hiya bug!

I was just thinking about how fun it is to put the political “swords” down for awhile and pick up the axes, etc to just share some tunes. Nice call on that selection. Like josef says, if you ain’t made it on the Muppets, you ain’t made it anywhere.

bug and Matilda, speaking of great female guitarists…(She is famous for playing on MJ’s Killer CD) Kind of a new age Nancy Wilson…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQKvyqG7Nc4

josef nix

May 28th, 2010
6:04 pm

and who says you can’t take it with you when you go…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z37oCs0lggg&feature=related

Mick

May 28th, 2010
6:04 pm

Man that is some serious estrogen laden axe work goin on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMPZ7BU73Q

Matilda

May 28th, 2010
6:06 pm

AmVet, Whoa… that was sweet! Not hard to notice her cuteness too. I tried to steer my female spawn in that direction, but she went all brainy, sciency and athletic instead.

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
6:06 pm

Sweeeet Little Wing cover Matilda!

Loved that Cold Blood and Muddy Waters/Foghat/everybody else…

Speaking of kickass chicks and MJ…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xANiW9yWvGE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xANiW9yWvGE

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
6:07 pm

Matilda

For local females, I like Emily Kate Boyd. There are some clips on utube but nothing that even comes close to what she can do.

I saw here at the old “My Sister’s Room” in Decatur with an older piano player. She did “you don’t know me” and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place. Standing ovation for about five minutes.

Great voice and great abilities.

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
6:09 pm

Mick

That Temptations tune was in the movie “What Women Want”.

I heard it and downloaded the file. It is still on my ipod. Of course I never use my ipod any more but it is also on my blackberry.

And the gadgets go on. . .

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
6:13 pm

“…but she went all brainy, sciency and athletic instead.”

On one hand, a bummer, Matilda. On the other, very cool. (I always loved the smart girls with athletic bods!)

(Married one.)

For me, one of the originals kickass chicks. I saw her in Decatur LONG before most people even knew about her…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mylo0piAgc

Mick

May 28th, 2010
6:14 pm

bug – the lyrics seem timeless…still relevant in 2010.

Jay

May 28th, 2010
6:17 pm

Scorching, Amvet.

And not bad on the guitar, either.

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
6:18 pm

I can hear the thunder but so far it’s…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqx28TxMiZ0

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
6:18 pm

Mick

Romance is why we are here. None of anything matters when compared to that.

Mick

May 28th, 2010
6:18 pm

Amvet – walked into a club in boston (1984) this is the unknown playing this song-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnKdg_H5Z4o

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
6:21 pm

LOL, JB!

Here’s the bass version of some Aussie “scorch”. On some sweet Jeff Beck, no less..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2RSL8Sw76k

Scout

May 28th, 2010
6:27 pm

Jay:

I have completed a review of the diploma presentation portion of the 2010 West Point Cadet graduation ceremony. Took about an hour.

http://www.westpoint.edu/

The President personally handed out diplomas to the 100 or so honor graduates and shook their hands.

The he retreated (no pun intended) to the far back of the podium while two general officers took over for the remaining 900 or so Cadets. Those names were called very quickly.

Those cadets then went toward the back of the podium where they shook hands with another officer, then the President, then a third officer standing right behind the president. From the camera angle used only about 10% of those handshakes with the President could be seen. However, as best I can tell everyone shook the President’s hand in the clips shown. I will add (and feel free to view for yourself) that many were very perfunctory without the Cadet looking at the President and immediately going on to the next officer.

That said, and without futher evidence or being able to see the other 90%, I must assume all Cadets gave the President at least a perfunctory handshake.

At this time I stand corrected and officially retract the posted information I read in the article relating to the Cadets shaking the President’s hand.

I did make one other interesting observation. About half of the Cadet women were wearing white pants and about half were wearing white skirts. Rank seemed to have nothing to do with it. Does anyone know the background on that? More “choice” ?

theyeshaveit

May 28th, 2010
6:27 pm

OK. Since we are all in the mood for some girls on guitars, try this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU7XzrlMLQI&feature=related

SOUTHERN ATL

May 28th, 2010
6:27 pm

A little traveling jazz… and a shout out to the “graduates”!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voNjeUUcdSo

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
6:29 pm

“Romance is why we are here.” Oh yeah, baby.

Mick, only been to Beantown once, but loved it. Though a lifelong Yankee fan I did something every true baseball fan should do, I saw a game in Fenway!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaR2JeqxQDY

theyeshaveit

May 28th, 2010
6:32 pm

Scout, well, after all that research, you managed to progress from the fabrication that there were no presidential handshakes at all to “perfunctory handshakes”. Scout, the war is over, man, and this song is for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idn3mSP8-20

Mick

May 28th, 2010
6:32 pm

Scout

Unbelievable….I gotta give you credit, when you go on a mission, you complete it…thats a rare talent in this day and age. I dedicate this song to your skepticism and doubt-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wKyXA_nMVQ

josef nix

May 28th, 2010
6:36 pm

AmVet

Some Carole for ya on topic…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7x_vWNRS5c

my favorite of hers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxSmsGJ1b28

Mick…
Beat me to it with Til Tuesday…had it running through my head for days now…thanks…

theyeshaveit

May 28th, 2010
6:39 pm

On the road to Woodstock with Jimi’s Memorail Day music.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3222428405488271724#

Del

May 28th, 2010
6:39 pm

For those who’ve served and mostly for those who died as well as for those who’ve appreciated their sacrifice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D02LsAp8xow&feature=email

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
6:39 pm

eyes! Rockin’ and saxin’ chicks in tank tops. Oh hell to the yeah!

And lol at the eagles for scout! (Does that make him an eagle scout?) They always had some of the edgiest, most relevant lyrics ever….And that sweet Joe Walsh slide.

Stickin’ with that sweet, sweet peaceful chick thing…(And as jnix knows, perhaps my favorite JAP.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjdowef1oKE

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
6:45 pm

Jay

May 28th, 2010
6:48 pm

Appreciate the report, Scout. Really.

Scout

May 28th, 2010
6:48 pm

Mick:

I wasn’t a federal investigator for 34 years for nothing. I call ‘em like I see ‘em and evidence is evidence (or lack thereof). I misread an article (my fault) and have corrected it to the best of my ability. I also believe that is the basic difference between liberals and conservatives (always a few exceptions). Let the chips fall where they may.

theyesehaveit:

I never said the President did not shake “any” cadet’s hand. Check the record.

Scout

May 28th, 2010
6:49 pm

Jay:

Thank you sir. Lesson learned.

Jay

May 28th, 2010
6:50 pm

Jeff Beck/Chick Corea. When I turned my jazzhead father onto those two, it was a rite of passage.

bugatti

May 28th, 2010
6:50 pm

I am very honored that I heard him sing this in concert at the 1996 Olympic Games in the park:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMSQBfNVh0o&feature=related

josef nix

May 28th, 2010
6:52 pm

Scout

Thanks for taking up for me when you did…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Yakl_xIkc

Matilda

May 28th, 2010
6:53 pm

Del,

Nice tribute! HBO is running all 10 eps of The Pacific this weekend, for those who watch war movies every year at this time.

Mick

May 28th, 2010
6:53 pm

Scout – here’s a request, investigate why people insist on using labels (liberal, conservative) people are way much more than one word descriptors.

Scout

May 28th, 2010
6:53 pm

“OFF TOPIC #1 (The above was a carryover …………. :o

(The State) “Senate on Thursday approved a series of measures to tighten immigration enforcement, reflecting election-year unease over the issue in a Democratic-controlled Legislature that has spurned such crackdowns in the past. The measures, which passed 28 to 10 in an amendment to a budget bill, would require state contractors to confirm that their workers were here legally and prohibit the contractors from doing business with the state if they were found to employ illegal immigrants.

The changes would also codify into law an existing state policy that bars illegal immigrants from qualifying for resident-tuition rates at state colleges. And they would require public housing agencies to give legal residents priority for subsidized housing.

In addition, the state attorney general’s office would be required to set up a hot line for people to anonymously report businesses that hire illegal immigrants, and to investigate any such reports.

ARIZONA ?? NO ……… MASSACHUSETTS !!

I wonder what “Che” will have to say about that one ………. Hummmmmm ……………..

Scout

May 28th, 2010
6:54 pm

P.S. That should have been in quotes from the New York Times.

theyeshaveit

May 28th, 2010
6:56 pm

OK. It’s not jazz, it is not rock, nor is it pop or motown or soul, but man is this good. I have discovered what my parents used to dance to and it is so good. And Gene Krupa? Who is better than that now?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9J5Zt2Obko

Scout

May 28th, 2010
6:56 pm

josef:

I believe you are much like me in that you respect the truth wherever it goes.

Mick:

If you notice I said “always a few exceptions”.

Matilda

May 28th, 2010
6:56 pm

“… people are way much more than one word descriptors.”

Yeah, Scout! We’re all in this little foxhole of the universe known as Planet Earth together, ya know.

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
6:56 pm

josef, two superb “deep cuts” from her. Love them both. (Saw her at Chastain some years ago and the psylocibin only made it more wonderful.)

eyes, glad yo went “patriotic”. I’m not there yet, but will before this sacred weekend is over, I’m sure. And Scout, http://tinyurl.com/3xken6m (From a weenie USAF boy.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdpb-GSF5_s

Scout

May 28th, 2010
6:57 pm

Matilda:

The Army (and foxes) hide in “foxholes”.

Marines use “fighting holes”.

Del

May 28th, 2010
7:01 pm

Matilda,

Yes I watched the series. Some old Marine Corps salts said Vietnam was much like Guadalcanal but those who served in the WWII pacific campaign are really special. It doesn’t matter though what war you fought in, those who made the supreme sacrifice are the real hero’s.

josef nix

May 28th, 2010
7:02 pm

AmVet

and MY Jap back at cha…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR7ambpHOog

May they both rest in peace…

theyeshaveit

May 28th, 2010
7:03 pm

Well, folks. Be you liberal or conservative, veteran or not, I wish you a great Memorial Day weekend. I will be doing a backyard barbecue myself. And now, my hit the road music…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Tiz6INF7I

AmVet

May 28th, 2010
7:04 pm

It took awhile to get here and was very abbreviated as was not red but, what the hey…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7m7Q9VwYqw

Mick

May 28th, 2010
7:04 pm

Scout

May 28th, 2010
7:05 pm

“OFF TOPIC #2″

SHOVED DOWN OUR THROATS (NO PUN INTENDED)

Headline (N.C. Times): “The commandant of the Marine Corps has asked Congress to put off its planned vote this week on lifting the policy that forbids gays from serving openly in the military. Conway’s letter, dated Tuesday, echoed ones written by the chiefs of the Air Force, Army and Navy. In March, Conway said he would oppose forcing heterosexual Marines to share living quarters with gay troops at bases such as Camp Pendleton and Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/military/article_3a1de77d-e5c4-5d73-9121-406e3674994d.html

Matilda

May 28th, 2010
7:08 pm

Scout @ 6:57,

Well, if I’M in there, it’s a foxhole, and not for fighting! **Ba-dum-bump** Haha!

Have a great weekend!

josef nix

May 28th, 2010
7:11 pm

AmVet

Thanks for the Meat Loaf the other night…here’s one of my favorites of his for ya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCQGEXlesUA

josef nix

May 28th, 2010
7:12 pm

JAY to Scout

You’re a mensch…

Del

May 28th, 2010
7:14 pm

Scout,

Semper Fi…remember the fallen.

josef nix

May 28th, 2010
7:19 pm

AmVet

I know you’re not the biggest fan of country, but I think of you sometimes when I play this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUnBmDsN15c

Del

May 28th, 2010
7:26 pm

Scout

May 28th, 2010
7:29 pm

josef: I know.

Matilda: Ooo Rah!

Del: I think about them everyday especiall thet two (a sgt. and pfc.) I helped carry to the medivac who had already died from heat stroke (May, 1967 – DMZ). That really haunts me.

Del

May 28th, 2010
7:29 pm

josef nix

May 28th, 2010
7:32 pm

Scout…

You think you’re a man…mister you just made a big mistake… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiIJOB0GLW4