This Sunday Music Muse Day marks the our putting up the Holiday Tree. Unfortunately, I had to cancel plans to see Bob Snieder playing at the Bop Shop featuring his The Merry Gentlemen: Christmas on the Rocks CD. (Sorry Bob). If it's any conciliation I already bought the CD last week and I'm playing it as I write this.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Again, this Sunday Music Muse Day finds us continuing our countdown to Holiday's big events. Here's some good tunes counter the onslaught of holiday music. First up is John Nyerges Jazz, Pictures and Poems. I admit pianist Nyerges is new to me, but his sidemen on this 2007 session included Rich Thompson (drums), Clay Jenkins (trumpet) and Jeff Campbell (bass) who make up the group Trio East, who I've featured many times before. It's nice to hear them in solid support of Nyerges's originals.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
As we enter the month of December, this Sunday Music Muse Day finds us gearing up for the holiday season. Christmas specials and classic cartoons are popping up on the TV. But I'll hold off on my Christmas music selection until the last minute, like I do with my shopping. In the meantime, here's some classic Miles Davis Bags Groove, a stellar collection recorded for Prestige Records in 1954 with several giants of jazz. With two versions of the title tune recorded on December 24, Christmas Eve, you could think of this CD as an early Christmas treat.