Best bloggy bits. Berets, streaming, Jon Christensen, listening as one, vintage freakiness.
'Teddy chose me because I wore a beret and sunglasses' in a Jazz Journal obituary of Laurie Morgan how Teddy Wilson recruited Laurie for the Benny Goodman band. All was not quite what it seemed.
As if we don't have enough streaming services already looking for cold hard cash Music Tech relates that new streaming service jazzed ''later this year […] will launch jazzed premium, a full on-demand tier providing a larger audio and video catalogue of jazz and its derivative genres, all in HD quality.''
Ethan Iverson writes that the late Jon Christensen 'might have been the first European drummer to influence the New York jazz musicians.'
''An indication of a good gig has to be a one room community pub's clientele listening as one.'' Bebop Spoken Here.
Treble makes the case for Naked City released 30 years ago ''… sounds like we’re trapped in a noir on ketamine, listening to the world’s freakiest house band.''