Sharon Tate, Paris 1968
BIJIN HAKU MEI
Stella by Starlight『星影のステラ』
Ranks no.10 on jazzstandards.com’s greatest jazz standard list.
A piece of romantic fantasia by jazz flutist Frank Wess.
Theme of 1960 Japanese film Afraid to Die(からっ風野郎), starred by one of the greatest writers in Japan Yukio Mishima(三島由紀夫)。Although Goldfinger was produced in 1964, I still find two themes are really similar!
(Reissue in CD boxset of original 1960 45rpm record at King label)
On Every Corner - Tord Gustavsen Quartet / The Well(2012)
Tore Brunborg(tenor sax);Tord Gustavsen(piano);Mats Eilertsen(double bass);Jarle Vespestad(drums)
A tender also straightforward soul-jazz tune by American tenor saxophonist Lou Donaldson. The most famous version of “Be Anything But Be Mine” maybe is Frank Sinatra’s version, who sang with his attractive voice, “Be a beggar, be a fool, be my sunshine and my grief. Be anything, but darling, be MINE.”
This song is from Lou’s 1966 album “Lou Donaldson At His Best” at Cadet label. Honestly it really does not demonstrate saxophonist’s gifted techniques.Jason Ankeny states in his review for AMG, this album is “with few sparks of energy.”
The sound of organ is the “taste of honey.”
An extremely mellow popular ballad in Pittsburgh titled “Because of You”, by seldom known female vocal group Erlene & Girlfriends.
All day long it has snowed and rained and snowed.
I kept a fire going in a stone hut
under the green apron of an old pine
that has seen so much more than this.
When it snowed the mud of the road whitened,
and I sensed how something near death
grows toward an ancient silence, how like a…
Jazz Trumpeter Ted Curson plays the standard “Falling In Love With Love”. This set also features talented drummer Roy Haynes and incredible conga rhythms from percussionist Montego Joe!!
Ted blows his horn in a cool and rational way, but the lines of his and Gildo Mahones’ piano solo are just so bebop, and most of all, sweeeeeeet for this winter day!!!