jazz

16. Gear changes in music (aka ‘The Drop’)

Posted on 19/01/2017

16. Sudden gear changes in music (aka 'The Drop) Musical gear changes are fascinating. The first I can remember is by the Mothers of Invention (aka Frank Zappa and friends) and is called 'Brown... read more >

8. Aristo titles in music

Posted on 18/01/2017

Though there are lots of Kings and Princes in the names of musicians/bands, I like the 'Sir Douglas Quintet best. They were a band from Texas whose distinctive sound came from the Vox Contintal organ... read more >

6. Jazz titles

Posted on 18/01/2017

The Train and the River by Jimmy Guiffre is a 1950's jazz song title. In those days jazz tunes could be popular, as Ray Charles proved and many others confirmed. The Train and the River is a haunting... read more >