Tag: Jazz

Twilight Music: Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans, “As Time Goes By” (1959)

This one-off collaboration was an experiment in sound. Don’t let the oddly phallic album cover scare you; this is a beautiful, unique take on a pop standard

Lenny Breau: The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau–Live! (Wounded Bird Records)

This live record, released in 1969, serves as one of the lasting documents of the greatness that was the talented but now-obscure Canadian guitarist Lenny Breau.

Vince Guaraldi Trio: Peanuts Greatest Hits (Concord/Fantasy)

The classic sounds of the beloved cartoon world of Charlie Brown and his friends, just in time for the holidays.

Twilight Music: His Name Is Alive, “Send Me A Dragonfly” (2007)

A gorgeous, fourteen-minute ambient piece from an obscure Spanish EP release; or rather, a piano and wind duet.

Twilight Music: Ikey Owens, “Journey in Satchidananda” (2011)

A beautiful instrumental piece from a great talent, lost a year ago today.

3AM Eternal: Vince Guaraldi, “The Great Pumpkin Waltz” (1966)

And now for a break in the scary stuff, it’s the theme song to the perennial Hallowe’en special, Charlie Brown!

Twilight Music: Louis Armstrong In Concert (1959)

An hour of Louis Armstrong in his prime on film? Go on, you’ve earned it.

Ray Conniff & His Orchestra and Chorus: The Ray Conniff Hi-Fi Companion (él Records/Cherry Red)

This reissue of a fine 1962 compilation highlights the talents and genius of Ray Conniff, and serves as an excellent starting place for one of the most prolific “easy listening” artists of the Twentieth century.

Twilight Music: Miles Davis, In A Silent Way (1969)

No words, simply one of Miles Davis’ finest albums, presented in its entirety, for your listening enjoyment.

Twilight Music: Alice Coltrane, Transcendence (1977)

An album that from beginning to end offers the healing balm for a stressful, emotional day.