Erroll Garner – Russian Lullaby (Jazz Articles @TheNoteShow)

RUSSIAN LULLABY; OR, ERROLL GARNER VS. ENTROPY Erroll Garner’s recording of “Russian Lullaby” is a symphony for left hand. It’s everywhere, that hand, bouncing on top of chords, as if the piano keyboard is too hot to touch. The hand hits a chord off the beat, is burned, bounces to the next, burned again. The right hand is off somewhere, shouting across an ocean to its brother. We’ll meet up with it later....

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Episode 2: Mike Jones Plays Well With Note
Dec13

Episode 2: Mike Jones Plays Well With Note

This week we have the long awaited interview with legendary Jazz pianist Mike Jones. We talk about his new album Plays Well With Others (available anywhere a stockist knows anything about music at all) We also take a trip through the many adventures Mike has had over the years meeting the titans of Jazz and how he found his way from Buffalo, NY to Boston, on the QE2 and finally to Scorchin’ Las Vegas Nevada before meeting the...

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Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout
Dec09

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout

  As years pass, the memory of a person tends to grow dimmer as the light he produced in life intensifies over time. And thankfully so. We don’t like warts on our artistic heroes. Unless, of course, they suit the work. Would the average Jo really dig Van Gogh as much if he didn’t know about that whole ear thing? According to Toulouse-Lautrec, “One should never meet a man whose work one admires. The man is always...

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