Monday, September 12, 2005

Additions to the PJ playlist

Newly featured in the Poolside Jazz radio playlist:

Art Blakey / "A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1" (1954)

Clifford Brown, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson and Curly Russell join Blakey in a classic pre-Jazz Messengers set. Highlights include "A Night In Tunisia" and the Silver-penned "Quicksilver."

Clifford Brown / "Clifford Brown Memorial Album" (1953)

A combination of two different sets from a rising star, recorded just a few years before Brown's death in 1956 at age 25. Sidemen include Gigi Gryce, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, and Lou Donaldson.

Dinah Washington / "Unforgettable" (1991)

Another compilation from an artist who died too soon, this 18-song set includes "This Bitter Earth," "The Song Is Ended" and "A Bad Case of the Blues," among others.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Save New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, has given us so much. Now it's time to give something back.

Visit this page for a list of organizations accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Please give whatever you can, and help the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast get back on their feet.