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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, May 29, 2012

Various Artists - Golden Instrumentals, Vol. 3

If you're into European orchestras and instrumental soloists, this is a CD series you should keep an eye out for.

At least half a dozen volumes of Golden Instrumentals were released on the Pilz label from Germany in the early 1990s. They were sold, cheaply, in Canada (and possibly the U.S.) in discount stores (Wal-Mart, etc.). All have long since been deleted of course, but they still turn up in the bins at thrift and CD stores.

This is volume 3 of the series and spotlights trumpet players like Serbian Milo (Milorad) Pavlovic, who played with the Clarke-Boland Big Band, Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra and the SFB Big Band. He has several selections on Golden Instrumentals, including a version of Bert Kaempfert's Wonderland by Night.

Wonderland by Night

Many of the recordings from the Golden Instrumental series are available as downloads from iTunes and Amazon. Volume 3 appears on both services under the title Die Goldene Trompete (The Golden Trumpet).

If you go to this page on Myspace you can watch an excellent video of the Milo Pavlovic Big Band performing in Berlin in 1981.

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