Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pat and Pat

Having listened to most of Pat Martino's most recent recording, "Undeniable," I must say that the man is the best straight-ahead jazz guitarist living on this planet. The way he builds a solo is unparalleled; the tone is perfect. Yes, I love the other Pat--Metheny..but not this much in this genre of jazz.

Big, Good

Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Stan Kenton
knew how to make big
very good.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ellington's America

Here is a short, but apt, review of Cohen's magisterial work, Duke Ellington's America.