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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.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sonny Stitt - Pow!

I've spotlighted saxophonist Sonny Stitt (1924-1982) once before, for a 1965 session that also featured organist Don Patterson.

The same year, Stitt entered the studio for another session that resulted in the album Pow! (not released until 1967), again for Prestige, this time in the company of trombonist Bennie (sometimes spelled Benny) Green. Also on the date were pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Herman Wright and drummer Roy Brooks. Below is a shortened version of one of the album's tracks, Blue Lights, taken from a promo 45 single. The full track on the LP runs about 7:40, but this'll give you a taste.

Blue Lights

Pow! had a brief release on CD in 1992 courtesy of Roulette Records. Copies are still around, but they aren't cheap. Used vinyl copies are likewise expensive. A legal download of the album isn't available.

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