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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.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tutti Camarata - Tutti's Trombones

Arranger, composer, conductor, producer and music company executive Tutti Camarata had his hands full running Walt Disney's music labels, Disneyland and its successor Buena Vista, for more than 20 years.

Camarata's tenure with Disney began in the early 1950s when the studio head chose him to head up a label to release soundtracks of his films. He stayed until 1972 when he decided to devote himself full-time to his recording studio, Sunset Sound Recorders, which he had opened in 1960. It became one of the most successful independent studios in Hollywood, and many of rock's biggest stars, including the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys, recorded there.

With all his duties at Disney, Camarata still found time to put out a couple of great big band albums under his own name on Disney's labels. In 1957 came Tutti's Trumpets. Tutti's Trombones followed in 1970. Both featured the cream of Hollywood session musicians. Dick Nash, Frank Rosolino and Hoyt Bohannon were among the trombonists on the 1970 session.

From Tutti's Trombones you can listen to and download Blueberry Hill. The MP3 is taken from a cassette version of the album.

Blueberry Hill

Both the trumpet and trombone LPs were released individually and in a combined version on CD. All are long out of print and command prices that most music lovers wouldn't even consider. Used vinyl copies also tend to be pricey. However, digital downloads of both albums are available from several sources, including eMusic.

From YouTube, here's another track from Tutti's Trombones.

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