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Selected MP3s of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, and classic easy listening from the original vinyl.

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Guitars & All That Jazz was a radio station that webcast via Live365 for 11 years, ending in June 2011. The playlist consisted of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, early rock 'n' roll, lounge music and classic easy listening.

I hope to share some of this music with you via this blog. Most of it will be taken from the original vinyl (LPs and 45s) , cassettes and the occasional commercially unavailable CD.

Here's hoping you'll find something to enjoy. Please note files are available only for a limited time.

I urge you to purchase the digital version of the albums featured, either on CD or via download, wherever possible.

Listen to the Music
There are now two music streams. Click the appropriate player to the right.
1. Guitars & All That Jazz: Five hours of the best in jazz, guitars and other instrumental gems. New songs are added weekly.
2. Tiki Shores: Music to sweep you away to a tropical isle, a South American dance floor or a bossa nova on the beach at Rio. About 4.5 hours of classic exotica music, Latin rhythms and bossa nova.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dinah Washington - Dinah Jams

You're going to find this one a little strange -- a Dinah Washington track that's an instrumental. Well, it's not really Dinah but the Clifford Brown-Max Roach group that backs her on this wonderful 1954 Los Angeles club live recording for the Mercury Records imprint EmArcy.

Alone Together is the lone instrumental on the album and features tenor saxophonist Harold Land. Listen and download from the link below.

Alone Together

This YouTube video contains both Alone Together and Come Rain or Come Shine, also featuring Land, from the Dinah Jams album.

Land's stay with the Brown-Roach group, which lasted about a year, was his first high-profile gig. He became a respected soloist (heavily influenced by John Coltrane) in the 1960s and recorded and performed regularly from his Los Angeles base until his death in 2001.

For fans of Dinah Washington, Dinah Jams is an essential purchase. It's readily available in both CD and download formats from most of the major outlets. A used CD copy can be had for less than $5.

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