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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.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Milt Jackson & His Gold Medal Winners - Brother Jim

Brother Jim (1986) was the last of the two dozen or so albums that Milt Jackson recorded for the Pablo label, beginning in 1975.

Jackson's regular quartet -- Cedar Walton, piano, Mickey Roker, drums, Bob Cranshaw, bass -- was augmented by two saxophonists, Jimmy Heath and Harold Vick. Guitarist Joe Pass also guested on one track.

Brother Jim was released in all three formats -- CD, LP and cassette. You can listen to and download the title track from the link below. The MP3 is from a cassette version of the album.

Brother Jim

Although the album is out of print, used CD and vinyl copies turn up regularly. Amazon Marketplace currently has a second-hand CD for less than $5. The album isn't available as a legal download.

Here's a video of Milt Jackson rehearsing in 1994 with a dixieland band in Hungary. No indication whether this was for a concert or a recording session.

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