A few folks have covered Junior Murvin and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Police and Thieves,” but as far as I know no one has done a jazz version until Zara McFarlane!
I don’t think I have ever professed my love for George Michael on this (or any other) site before. I have loved him since the 80′s and have a deeper appreciation of him as an adult.
Thanks to my father, I’ll always have a soft spot for this 1961 pairing of pianist George Shearing and The Montgomery Brothers.
I love backyard weddings (especially when the house is owned by the parents of the bride or groom) as it always makes for a more familial affair!
I first learned of this Loft Classic through Yam Who’s? remix of Damn’s! dance floor interpretation of the Charles Earland masterpiece, “Leaving This Planet.”
40 years in on an enduring career as an musical innovator and indelible style icon, Bryan Ferry reinvents his own musical catalog as artifacts of the Jazz Age.
Placebo were a Belgian jazz band with a four-piece brass section that cut albums from 1971 to 1974. Their debut LP, Balls Of Eyes, is known as being their best effort (it also won a prize at 1972’s Montreux Jazz Festival). Off that LP comes this track, “Humpty Dumpty,” with a fusion of jazz, funk, and chillness. Famously sampled by J. Dilla.
One of jazz organist Don Patterson’s best and rarest albums is a collection of traditional Christmas tunes called Holiday Soul (Prestige 7315 (mono) & 7415 (stereo)). I’ve digitized it—crackles and pops intact—and made it available for you and yours to enjoy!
“Take Five” by Dave Brubeck was the first jazz song I ever liked, and I mean really really liked! Even though my parents had a fairly large record collection they were NOT jazz fans. Maybe it was the fact that I discovered this gem on my own that made it (still makes it) special to me.