Archive for the ‘Musical Interlude’ Category

Musical Interlude: A Couple of Bounces with Billie

January 31st, 2014

There’s an old Charlie Parker blues ditty called Billie’s Bounce, and I’d like to share two exemplary versions of it. First, there’s this Max Roach quarter version, featuring George Coleman on sax.  Listen to the way Coleman weaves through a few choruses.  What’s particularly interesting here is that there’s no piano or guitar on the… Read more

Musical Interlude…Wall St. to DC: Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens!

January 17th, 2014

In the interest of good aesthetics, I’ve made a point of keeping the economics work separate from the musical suggestions.  But this week I violate that, combining a strange and dissonant article about how DC’s financial market regulation has just completely dominated those formerly high rollers up on Wall St., with the great R&B artist… Read more

Friday Musical Interlude: Cool Jazz

December 13th, 2013

OTEers know my old skool proclivities in all forms of music, including jazz.  In that light, here’s one of the most swingin’ tenor men of all time, the great Jug, aka Gene Ammons, playing the minor ditty Close Your Eyes.  If I played jazz tenor sax, I’d play it just like this. Also, dig that… Read more