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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, September 30, 2012

Oscar Peterson Sings Nat King Cole

Oscar Peterson Sings Nat King Cole is a 1970s British budget label reissue of an album called With Respect to Nat, which was released on the Limelight label in the U.S. in 1965.

The LP came out shortly after Cole's death and in his tribute Peterson, who didn't sing on record very often, sounds very much like Nat. On half of the tracks he's backed by a big band arranged and conducted by Manny Albam. On the rest former Oscar Peterson Trio members Herb Ellis (guitar) and Ray Brown (bass) provide the support. Overall the album provides a very pleasant listen. Below is a sample taken from the Contour vinyl reissue.

When My Sugar Walks Down the Street

If you like what your hear, you're in luck. The album is available almost everywhere on either CD or as a download under the original title With Respect to Nat.

Listen to another song from With Respect to Nat in this YouTube offering.