Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Simply for the Love (of Jazz)


D.G. Hudson said...

I'm a long-time jazz fan with blues coming in a close second.

We've seen some of the jazz greats at our local haunt: Fathead Newman, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Peter Bernstein, Joey De Francesco, to name a few. The intimate setting is great.

Thanks for sharing the music, Bryan.

Bryan Russell said...

Fountain is a genius. There's something about his playing that just makes me happy. And it seems to make my kids want to dance, which is always fun to watch.

Matthew MacNish said...

I wasn't familiar with this cat. Until now.

Rick Daley said...

Good stuff! Last night my son was practicing the piano and I flipped through one of his song books to find something new for him. I ended up with Joplin's "The Entertainer" and the piece you posted reminded me of a good rag.

My first instrument was the clarinet in 4th grade, then switched to alto sax in 5th/6th, then snare and bass drum in 7th. When I was 16 I bought a bass guitar, and a 6-string followed. I played bass in the school jazz band my junior and senior years, and also took theory & composition, which was an interesting dichotomy as I learned the rules and structure for music (in theory class) and how to ignore it (in jazz).