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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, October 19, 2013

R. Frechette - Sexy Sax

What can I tell you about R. Frechette? Not much, except that his first name was Roger, he played sax and was from Quebec. Perhaps the name is a pseudonym.

In any case there were half a dozen albums credited to R. or Roger Frechette in the 1960s and '70s. Among them were three volumes of Sexy Sax, all with cheesecake covers, issued by Franco FD Inc., a Montreal company. The first volume is pictured above. Some of the tracks had been issued earlier on LPs on the Trans-Canada Royal label.

The packaging of the LPs, and the music therein, were obviously aimed at the people who bought the seemingly never-ending series of albums by Italian saxophonists Fausto Papetti and Gil Ventura, which were quite popular in Canada, particularly in Quebec.

All that aside there's some great light jazz on the first Sexy Sax LP. Martha features some interesting guitar work and solos from both the sax and trumpet. None of the musicians are credited.


None of the Frechette tracks appear to have made it into a digital format although it's possible they may have been repackaged under another name.

1 comment:

  1. Hey friend,
    Can you re-upload the MP3 for Martha...

    I had purchase the LP about 2 month now, but am
    not able to play the darn thing because of the lack of
    an amplifier...


    Big Up