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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.

Monday, April 23, 2012

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - The Great Kai & J.J.



The Great Kai & J.J. (1961) was the first recorded reunion of the two jazz trombone giants since they had co-led a quintet from 1954-56. It was also the first release on the now legendary jazz label Impulse.

Johnson and Winding would record several other albums together over the years, but this one is the one to start with. Eight of the 11 selections are standards, including the one below from the pen of Thelonius Monk. The MP3 is taken from a cassette version of the album.

Blue Monk

You can purchase The Great Kai & J.J. as a CD or a download at a reasonable price from a variety of sources.

And here, in a lengthy video, is a sampling of the two-trombone quintet led by Johnson and Winding from '54-'56. It's from an album on the Savoy label. Click on the large play button in the centre. It'll take you to another website to listen. Don't use the small play button at bottom left.

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