Minor Bash — Lou Donaldson
Lou Donaldson has such an incredible sound on the saxophone. The clarity and development of his solos is always mind-blowing, and his playing on this track is no exception. I will be sharing a transcription of his great solo soon!
I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling — Louis Armstrong
I have been digging into Louis Armstrong’s album Satch Plays Fats. Every song is outstanding in its own right. I first heard this tune on The Gellers and really enjoyed it, but failed to investigate its roots. It was a joy to hear it reimagined by Pops.
Blues for Booty Green’s — Roy Hargrove
One of my classmates shared this Roy Hargrove track with us. The sincerity and intention behind every note is captivating, a rare intensity that brings few to mind, most notably Louis Armstrong.
Rosetta — Earl Hines
I mentioned a rendition of this Earl Hines song in a previous Listening Log, one that he recorded with Johnny Hodges. The version I am sharing today is from the album Earl Hines in New Orleans. This is an album worth checking out in its entirety.
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise — Benny Goodman
I came across this live Benny Goodman video when searching for music to share with some of my students. The spirit of this performance is electrifying.