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Friday, February 27th

sounds of Chicago

Goofiness is a much underrated virtue.

Mucca Pazza, live, Washington, D.C., 2015

Music Clip Of The Day

Curtain Call: Whiplash

We all know what the word ‘whiplash’ means, especially those of us with the misfortune of experiencing a car wreck and having soreness and/or medical bills to deal with in the wake of the aftermath. 3,100 more words


Miles Davis - All Blues

I looked through Miles Davis’s Allmusic profile once and came away with the impression that the guy basically invented music. Still, I hadn’t listened to much of his stuff. 32 more words


Meet the family band making waves across the South: Pelican 212

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - They may remind you of the Jackson 5. Learning all their of songs and instruments from their big sister Katy, their father, and also from YouTube videos. 50 more words

News With A Twist

Fats waller

I can across a piece of sheet music for “ain’t misbehaving” at a car boot sale ages ago, and it was years until I could go onto youtube and watch the video. 26 more words


My Gal Blues (Clark Terry)

Clark Terry was primarily a jazz man, but he could do blues too! Watch Terry play with his instrument, the song and the audience.

In celebration of the life and music of Clark Terry (1920-2015). 6 more words


Chet Baker

It seems impossible to talk about the cool, laid-back style icons of jazz without mentioning Chet Baker. Not, as his name may imply, a purveyor of fine baked goods, but actually a trumpet blower with Hollywood idol looks and a tone on the trumpet that sounds like a well-fitting cashmere jumper on a chilly autumn afternoon feels. 585 more words