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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.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Don Sebesky & the Contemporary Arranger's Workshop - Moving Lines

Arranger Don Sebesky is best known for arranging many of producer Creed Taylor's albums for Verve, CTI and A&M. Sebesky backed artists like Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Freddie Hubbard with large string orchestras, making their music more accessible to people who didn't normally listen to jazz.

Sebesky has issued a number of albums under his own name over the years including Moving Lines, which first came out in 1985 on producer Bob Thiele's Doctor Jazz label and was reissued in 1990 by Sony with the cover pictured above.

The Contemporary Arranger's Workshop was Sebesky's own aggregation, presumbably based on the ideas expressed in his book The Contemporary Arranger (1975).

Listen to Sebesky's unique interpretation of the big band standard Cherokee, composed by Ray Noble and popularized by Charlie Barnett. The MP3 is taken from a cassette version of the album.


If you're patient and scout around, it's possible to score a used vinyl or CD copy of this album at a reasonable cost. Moving Lines is not available as a legal download.

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