truetunes:

John Coltrane - Africa

That was intense

(via jazzrelatedstuff)

portraitinjazz:

grantner:

The Milt Jackson Quartet, featuring Gary Burton; “A Night in Tunisia”

Milt Jackson - vibraphone
Gary Burton - vibraphone
Makoto Ozone - piano
Jaribu Shahid - bass
Tani Tabbal - drums

I could listen to these guys all day! As much as I love MJ, I have to say Burton’s four mallet technique yields a richer sound.

A footnote of interest to Baby Boomers who grew up in Chicago:

My first exposure to the vibes was by “Aunt Dody” on “Lunch Time Little Theater” on WGN TV, Chicago, way back when when I was but a wee sprig. I loved the instrument then, and was impressed by Aunt Dody wielding three mallets. I’ve recently learned that besides doing kiddy shtik on local TV, Dardanelle “Aunt Dody” Hadley was an accomplished Jazz musician who performed and recorded with Jazz stars Bucky Pizzarelli, George Duvivier, and Grady Tate.

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that 1:14 vibraphone solo break

Probably my favourite jazz standard, and Gary Burton’s solo is super.

portraitinjazz:

Bill Evans - ‘Midnight Mood’

The archetypal solo Bill Evans recording. Beautiful rich harmonies, in a unique interpretation of Joe Zawinul’s classic tune.

An impromptu attempt at Thelonious Monk’s ‘Straight, No Chaser’, featuring me on the guitar, my music teacher at the keys and Ben on the drums.

Recorded, live in performance, on my phone (hence the poor quality).


Monet’s Nymphéas in Musée de l’Orangerie from Midnight in Paris (2011)

I wish it had been this empty when I visited it… But it was wonderful never the less…

Monet’s Nymphéas in Musée de l’Orangerie from Midnight in Paris (2011)

I wish it had been this empty when I visited it… But it was wonderful never the less…

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Oxford

ftchocoholic:

I got reassigned to St Hugh’s College (my 2nd college at interview, rather than my 1st choice, Hertford), but I really like what I’ve seen of it. More importantly, if I get the grades I am going to one of the best universities in the world to study Maths, the subject I love most! image

That gif describes my feels nicely atm! Although I also have a massive amount of shock and disbelief too.
Chemistry at Corpus Christi, by the way.

Charlie Parker plays White Christmas

Charlie Parker (as) Kenny Dorham (tp) Al Haig (p) 
Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (ds)

Merry Christmas everyone!