24 February 2016

I mentioned jazz records elsewhere today, and when I was thumbing through the stacks I looked inside a plain paper sleeve and found a Dave Brubeck record I'd forgotten was there. Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond and the George Nielson Quartet on the A side and featuring only Paul Desmond on this cut, which composes the entirety of the B side. "At a Perfume Counter" from the LP Angel Eyes, 1964, Crown Records, CST 470, VG/no, $3.

22 February 2016b

For as little as I wanted to live with a cat, I certainly got used to having one around. And Satchmo was a pretty decent cat, at that. Exemplar of his species, not one to take guff lightly, he is missed.

Louis Armstrong, "What a Wonderful World"

22 February 2016a

Today we've started with the first album from the band Chicago, released when they were still called The Chicago Transit Authority. As you might expect, it's a sometimes funky, sometimes rockin' mix of, well, rock and funk. I would call it 'classic rock,' but that probably gives a better idea of my age than of the actual kind of rock you're in for. Anyway, The Chicago Transit Authority's self-titled debut double album, gatefold, GP 8 on Columbia, VG/VG, $4.

18 February 2016

There are better tunes on The Power Station's self-titled LP, but this one sounds like Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody," doesn't it? Here's "Lonely Tonight" from the aforementioned s/t LP, SJ-12380, Capitol, VG+/VG, $3.

16 February 2016

Sequels are never as good as the originals. It isn't a terrible record, and it's gzot plzenty of zizzies, but Frankie Smith's "Double Dutch II" 12 inch hit the sale pile today. FR-12004 on the Frills label, VG+/generic, $4; or, rather, fzour bzucks.

14 February 2016

I like Vangelis, and I like the theme from Chariots of Fire, and I even kind of like Meco Monardo's discofying of everything he touched, so here's the Chariots of Fire bit from Meco's Pop Goes to the Movies LP. Arista, 1982, AL9598, VG+/VG+, $3.

12 February 2016

The LP Moroccan Roll from Brand X is on today. Prog rock jazz fusion with a sitar. And Phil Collins. Not a bad record. VG+/VG, PB 9822 on Passport, $5.

10 February 2016

"Endymion" from Omid's Distant Drummer double LP has a nice groove and a little string line that sounds slightly out of tune, which I dig. VG/VG, OMID001 on Beneath the Surface, missing disc 1, $5.

9 February 2016

Boppin' today with a Columbia Jazz Masterpieces compilation. "Two Bass Hit" from Miles Davis and John Coltrane is the piece that most distracted me from work. The kind of music that demands you stop whatever you're doing and pay attention for a second.

3 February 2016

I like soundtracks because you turn up weird little songs like this one from the soundtrack for They Call It an Accident. Never seen the movie, but this tune by Wally Badarou called "The First Flower" is nice. There's a better one from the same guy on the record, but alas, no video online.

2 February 2016

Steely Dan's "Aja" LP is a nice way to start the day. I'm surprised there are only 11 entries for "Black Cow" on Whosampled.com. It has one of those intros that just screams out to be appropriated.

1 February 2016

Ernest Ansermet conducting Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade." The LP I'm listening to is a French orchestra, but the video is a recording of a Swiss orchestra. Ah well. London Records, LL 1162, VG/VG+, $3.