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Starting off my Monday with a little Lee Morgan. Check out this classic standard (which is also conveniently the title track) "The Sidewinder"  
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Not all of this is factually accurate...but there's no denying it's hilarity. 
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Yesterday I happened upon a few sets of Oscar Peterson records, and I've been wearing iTunes out ever since lol. Check out this version of, "Nice Work If You Can Get It", from Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Songbook. 
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Found something very interesting in my jazz collection with an album from drummer Kenny Clarke titled, "Bohemia After Dark". This record features some very early studio recordings from a team of giants including Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, and it's the first set of sessions for both Cannonball and Nat Adderley. 
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Starting Independence Day with a latin piece from Joe Henderson titled "Mamacita". Just wishing the weather here could reflect this mood lol. 
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Funny story, I realized earlier that I had already posted, "Someday My Prince Will Come" in a earlier set, so to replace yesterday's re-entry, I picked another tune from the same album titled, "Pfrancing". 
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Just posted this up on my blog. I have another version of this same tune featuring John Coltrane, but this recording of Avalon from Benny Goodman is one of the first I believe. 
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Rounding out my workday with a little Sonny Clark. Check out, "Melody For C" from the 1962 classic, "Leapin' And Lopin' 
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Discovered this while researching Mingus' composing style, definitely merited several listens in the wee hours of this morning lol. 
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Can't ever go wrong with a little Miles Davis during your study session. From, "Miles Ahead", here's a bright tempo tune titled, "Springsville". 
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Found something very interesting in my jazz collection with an album from drummer Kenny Clarke titled, "Bohemia After Dark". This record features some very early studio recordings from a team of giants including Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, and it's the first set of sessions for both Cannonball and Nat Adderley. 
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Footage from last nights jam session, covering Benny Golson's "Killer Joe". In the words of one of the players there, we cremated ol' Joe lol. 
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Jazz musician married to the saxophone, Programmer, Journeyman security professional, finance writer and columnist for Blogcritics.org, and author of "TheQuietScholar"
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