Outstanding Village Voice podcast/column on "Jazz for People Who Think They Hate Jazz," by LD Beghtol for our FNJ series.
It is a short set of songs programmed to engage those who are jazz damaged. Forget interminably long solos or boring improv — this is a lovely set of jazz greats, with a heavy emphasis on beautiful melody and gorgeous musicality.
The terrific thing about LD Beghtol’s podcast is he plays the full songs — not just a 30 second snipettes. Sit back and enjoy:
Here’s the playlist:
Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra with Bix & Lang
Singin’ the Blues,"
Volume 1: Tram! Frank Trumbauer’s Legacy To American Jazz 1923-1929
I Can’t Get Started
The Complete Brunswick, Parlophone and Vocalion Sessions
Note the newest category: Friday Night Jazz
Playing Jazz for People Who Think They Hate Jazz
Village Voice, April 12th, 2007 12:48 PM
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