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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.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Don Sebesky - Moving Lines (Part 2)

I first posted a selection from this 1985 album by arranger-composer Don Sebesky a couple of weeks ago. Since the album is no longer available on CD and can't be had via a legal download, here's a second track. This time it's Claire's Song, composed by Russell Ferrante of the Yellowjackets. It's the lead song on their 1983 album Mirage A Trois.

As before, the MP3 is taken from a cassette copy of Moving Lines.

Claire's Song

Don Sebesky's take on The Entertainer is just about the only version of the Scott Joplin warhorse (popularized by its use in the movie The Sting) I'd want to hear more than once. It was included in his 1975 album The Rape of El Morro. Here it is from YouTube, accompanied by a nonsensical series of images that include a cereal commercial cartoon, nuclear explosions and a cowboy on horseback dragging a Christmas tree through the snow. If there's a message here it escapes me.

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