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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, January 16, 2014

Milt Buckner - Rockin' Again

This is one of a series of Milt Buckner albums released in France on the Black & Blue label after the organist moved to Europe in 1966. (For more on Buckner read this earlier post.) But the session for this LP took place in Philadelphia in 1972, five years before Buckner died at age 62.

The record was released in the U.S. on the Jazz Man label (pictured above). Buckner was accompanied by guitarist Thornel Schwartz, who made many recordings with Jimmy Smith, Bob Blackwell on bass and Harry (Skeets) Marsh on drums. The sample track is taken from a cassette version of the album.

Question Mark Blues

Rockin' Again does not appear to have had a digital release. Still, vinyl copies of this LP are fairly easy to come by and are reasonably priced. The French Black & Blue pressing appears to be more common than the U.S. release.

The following performance by Milt Buckner and drummer Jo Jones was recorded in France, probably around the same time as the Rockin' Again album was released, although no date is specified.

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