Tunes on Tuesday: Cannonball plays Fiddler

Why this tune album? Today, September 15, is the birthday of the great Cannonball Adderley, who released one of my favorite albums, his collaboration with Nancy Wilson I mentioned in a story in February Also this week: Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, starts on Friday night, September 18. I found a way to celebrateContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Cannonball plays Fiddler”

Tunes on Tuesday: Struttin’ With Some Barbecue

Why this tune? Today I’m remembering Louis Armstrong on his birthday. My late father was a big jazz fan, and some of the earliest music I can remember are the sounds of Louis Armstrong coming from my dad’s mono hifi system. I’m sure he played “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue,” written by his wife Lil HardinContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Struttin’ With Some Barbecue”

Tunes on Tuesday: This House Is Empty Now

Why this tune? I read recently that Burt Bacharach released his first new songs in 15 years, a collaboration with the Nashville writer/producer Daniel Tashian. That event reminded me of one of my favorite albums, his project with Elvis Costello, “Painted From Memory” from 1998. If you haven’t heard it yet, please check it out. It’sContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: This House Is Empty Now”