Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan at Jazz Standard

  Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan The Jazz Standard December 10, 2017 Sequenza 21 By Christian Carey NEW YORK – Like the dearly departed duo of Jim Hall and Charlie Haden, guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan make a sound much greater than the sum of their parts. This is not an issue ofContinue reading “Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan at Jazz Standard”

Ella Fitzgerald: “Someone to Watch Over Me” (Video)

Sorry to have missed posting about it yesterday – Happy Thelonious Monk Centennial! In my opinion there should have been parades!   This year we celebrate the centenary of another member of jazz royalty, the incomparable vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. On September 29th, Verve released a CD of the singer in fine voice, accompanied by newly orchestrated arrangementsContinue reading “Ella Fitzgerald: “Someone to Watch Over Me” (Video)”

Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (CD Review)

Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 Saga/Sam Records/Universal 2xCD, LP, and digital formats Thelonious Monk, piano, composer, arranger; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Barney Wilen, tenor saxophone; Sam Jones, double bass; Art Taylor, drums Since its arrival at our house, this release has been in heavy rotation. After it seems as if everything that the famedContinue reading “Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (CD Review)”