Tuesday, 10/5/10

by musicclipoftheday

beauty from behind bars

Tadd Dameron wrote and arranged this while serving time for a federal drug crime.

Blue Mitchell Orchestra (Blue Mitchell, trumpet, with [among others] Clark Terry, trumpet; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Willie Ruff, French horn; Philly Joe Jones, drums), “Smooth as the Wind” (1961)

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Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Medical Center (as it’s now called)
Lexington, Kentucky

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Tadd Dameron

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lagniappe

Sarah Vaughan, live, “If You Could See Me Now” (Tadd Dameron)

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radio gems: jazz

Bird Flight
WKCR-FM
New York (Columbia University)
Monday-Friday, 8:20-9:30 a.m. (EST)

I know of nothing, in radio or anywhere else, like Phil Schaap’s daily meditations on the music of Charlie Parker, which he’s been offering now, five days a week, for over twenty-five years. At its best, his show enthralls. At its worst, well, sometimes you wish Phil would play a little more music and talk a little less. But even when he goes on longer than perhaps he should, your tendency, as with a charmingly eccentric uncle, is to excuse his excesses.