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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, August 24, 2013

Tommy Tedesco Trio - Carnival Time (2nd post)

"Tommy Tedesco was billed as the most recorded guitarist in history and he certainly seemed to live up to his reputation with his thousands of sessions in almost every conceivable style of music." So began my original post on this album back in July 2012.

The claim may very well be true, although at this stage it's impossible to verify. It's unbelievable that little if any of this marvelous musician's solo work is available in a digital format. All of his jazz CDs are out of print, with only his last (Tedesco died in 1997), Fine-Fretted Friend, available at a reasonable price. Tedesco's one solo album that was available as a download, Hollywood Gypsy, has now been discontinued.

Carnival Time (1983), a sparkling three-guitar album also featuring Jim Bruno and Jon Kurnick, was recorded live at the Musicians' Institute in Los Angeles. Here's a sample track taken from a cassette version of the album.

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For more details on Tommy Tedesco and this album read the previous post.

In 1965 Imperial Records released The Guitars of Tom Tedesco, a Latin-flavoured jazz album in which the guitarist is accompanied by pianist Pete Jolly's trio. Here's a sample.

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