lunes, septiembre 30, 2013

Dibujo de una exhibición

Picture of an exhibition
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Vladimir Horowitz
Pictures at an Exhibition (1947)
RCA 60449

domingo, septiembre 29, 2013

Con una ayudita de mis amigos

With a little help from my friends
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Música: (video)
Joe Cocker
With a little help from my friends  (1968)

sábado, septiembre 28, 2013


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Música: (video)
Joshua Redman with "The Bad Plus"
Silence is the question [1 of 2]  (2012)

Joshua Redman (ts) "The Bad Plus": Ethan Iverson (p) Reid Anderson (b) Dave King (d). North Sea Jazz Festival, Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands), July 08, 2012.

viernes, septiembre 27, 2013

Comiéndose a papá

Eating daddy
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Música: (video clip tribute to MM from  various films)
Marilyn Monroe
My heart belongs to daddy (1960)
(recording from the 1960 George Cukor's film "Let's make love")

Marilyn Monroe (vcl)  acc. by uncredited orchestra probably directed by  Lionel Newman. Los Angeles, California, 1960.

jueves, septiembre 26, 2013

Il ballo del mattone

The brick's dance
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Música: (video)
Woody Shaw Quintet
To kill a brick (1979

Woody Shaw Quintet:  Woody Shaw (tp) Carter Jefferson (ts) Ronnie Mathews (p) Stafford James (b) Victor Lewis (d). Live at Monterrey Jazz Festival 1979. Monterrey, California, USA

miércoles, septiembre 25, 2013


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The Lumineers
Submarines (2012)
Dualtone Records

The Lumineers: Wesley Keith Schultz (g, vcl), Neyla Pekarek (p) Jeremiah Caleb Fraites (d). USA, 2012.

martes, septiembre 24, 2013

Hooray for Hollywood

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Música: (video)
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
Hooray for Hollywood  (1937)
Hollywood Soundstage 5004

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: Ziggy Elman, Harry James, Gordon "Chris" Griffin (tp) Red Ballard, Murray McEachern (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig (as) Art Rollini, Vido Musso (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Allen Reuss (g) Harry Goodman (b) Gene Krupa (d) Johnny Scat Davis, Francis Langford, Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Mabel Todd, Ted Healey (vcl). Filmsoundtrack, Hollywood, July-August 1937

lunes, septiembre 23, 2013

Haciendo pinta

Puttin' on the Ritz
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Música: (video)
Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle
Putting on the Ritz (1974)
From the Mel Brooks 1974's film "Young Frankenstein"

domingo, septiembre 22, 2013

Misoginismo (una regia patada en el ojete)

Mysoginism (a regal kick in the arse)
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Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May
I get a kick out of you   (1959)
Verve MGV2118 

Anita O'Day (vcl) acc by Billy May Orchestra: no details except for Billy May (dir). Los Angeles, April 9, 1959

sábado, septiembre 21, 2013

Tango Tirolés

Tyrolean Tango
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Mariusz Ambroszczyk
Tyrolskie Tango
Starling ‎SA 182

Mariusz Ambroszczyk (acc)  Cyjanozaury (vcl)

Bonus Track:  (video)
Hoch Tirol

Konis Hupen (Horst Konrader) playing bicycle horns

viernes, septiembre 20, 2013


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Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra (Rex Stewart, cornet)
Boy meets horn  [Twits and twerps]  (1938)
Brunswick 8306

Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart (cnt) Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Otto Hardwick (as) Harry Carney (bar,as,cl) Duke Ellington (p) Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (d). New York, September 2, 1938

jueves, septiembre 19, 2013


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Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans
With a smile and a song  (ca. 1939)

Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans: Franchie Sartell, Teddy Jepson (tp) Paul Fenoulhet (tp,tb) Bob Wise, Laurie Payne (cl, as,bar) George Melachrino (cl,as) George Smith (cl,ts) Eric Siday, Eugene Pini, Red Leopold (vln) Carroll Gibbons (p,ldr) Ian Stewart (p) Bert Thomas (g) Jack Evetts (b) Max Abrams (d) Anne Lenner (vcl). London (ca.1938)

Bonus track:
Dave Brubeck Quartet (from "Dave digs Disney" [Snow white])
One song  (1957)
Columbia CL1059

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Norman Bates (b) Joe Morello (d). Los Angeles, August 3, 1957

miércoles, septiembre 18, 2013

En un viejo almacén de Glockenspielstrasse

In old Glockenspielstrasse
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Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet (A truly beautiful piece!!!)
Jammin' in four  (1941)
Blue Note 18

Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet: Edmond Hall (cl) Meade Lux Lewis (celeste) Charlie Christian (g) Israel Crosby (b). New York, February 5, 1941

martes, septiembre 17, 2013

Un día, hijo mío, todo esto será tuyo

One day, my son, all this will be yours
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2013

From the 1933's movie
"King Kong" Soundtrack Score Suite (1933)
(comp. by Max Steiner, cond. by William J. Stromberg)

lunes, septiembre 16, 2013


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Incredible Bongo Band
Apache  (1973)
Mr Bongo Records

domingo, septiembre 15, 2013

Observatorio Griffith

Griffith Observatory
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Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra
It's dark on Observatory Hill  (1934) 
Decca 314

Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra: George Thow (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller (tb) Don Mattison (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Jack Stacey (as) Skeets Herfurt (ts) Bobby Van Eps (p) Roc Hillman (g) Delmar Kaplan (b) Ray McKinley (d) Bob Crosby (vcl). New York, November 15, 1934

sábado, septiembre 14, 2013

Pescando lagartos en el Artico

Fishing alligators in the Artic
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Lou Donaldson 
Alligator boogaloo  (1967)
Blue Note BLP4263

Melvin Lastie (cnt) Lou Donaldson (as) Lonnie Smith (org) George Benson (g) Leo Morris (= Idriss Muhammad) (d). Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,April 17, 1967

viernes, septiembre 13, 2013


¿Aurieri? ¡Diez! - All Ready? Yes!
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Freeman "Brother Bones" Davis and his Shadows
Sweet Georgia Brown  [*]  (1948)
Tempo TR652

[*] The tune was adopted in 1952 by the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team as their official theme song. 

Freeman "Brother Bones" Davis and his Shadows: Freeman "Brother Bones" Davis (bones and whistling) acc. by Joe Darensbourg (prob. ts) unknown tp, p, g and d. Recorded  1948

jueves, septiembre 12, 2013


C.Auguste Dupin, Jules Maigret, Samuel Spade, 
Sherlock Thackeray Holmes, and a legless dog
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Elmer Bernstein
Johnny Staccato theme (1957)

Elmer Bernstein (comp,arr,cond) Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Ray Triscari, Frank Beach, Conrad Gozzo, Uan Rasey (tp)  Milt Bernhart, Dick Nash, Si Zentner, George Roberts, Joe Howard (tb) Martin Rudeman, Sylvia Rudeman (fl) Marty Berman, Chuck Gentry, Ted Nash, Dave Pell, Ronny Lang, Gene Cipriano (reeds) Richard Perissi, Vincent DeRosa (fhr) Phil Stephens (tub) John Williams (p) Bob Bain (g) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (d) Larry Bunker, Lou Singer (mallets,perc). Los Angeles, ca. 1957

miércoles, septiembre 11, 2013

El rito de primavera

The rite of Spring
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Música: (video)
Original Compositions for Player Piano between 1915 and 1930
Étude pour Pianola
(Igor Stravinsky)

martes, septiembre 10, 2013

La marche des blousons noirs

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Johnny Hallyday
Itsy bitsy petit bikini

lunes, septiembre 09, 2013

Elstree Calling (Hot-Cha-Cha)

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Música:  (video)
Teddy Brown and his Orchestra
Fairy on the clock  (1930)
(music by Sherman Myers [i.e. Montague Ewing])

Teddy Brown (xylophone), undisclosed orchestra members. From the movie Elstree Calling (1930) directed by Andre Charlot, Jack Hulbert, Paul Murray, and Alfred Hitchcock at Elstree Studios, London (UK).

domingo, septiembre 08, 2013


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Bud Powell Trio
I've got you under my skin  (1953)
Debut DEB98
Bud Powell Trio: Bud Powell (p) Charles Mingus (b) Max Roach (d). Concert, "Massey Hall", Toronto, May 15, 1953

sábado, septiembre 07, 2013

Puntos de partida

Points of departure
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Charles Mingus Trio
Back home blues (1957)
Jubilee JLP1054

Charles Mingus Trio: Hampton Hawes (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d). New York, July 9, 1957

jueves, septiembre 05, 2013


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Jean-Pierre Rampal, Pierre Pasquier, Lily Laskine
Sonate pour flûte, alto, et harpe (Claude Debussy, 1915) Pastorale. Lento, dolce rubato
Erato 2292-45837-2

Jean-Pierre Rampal, (flute) Pierre Pasquier (viola) Lily Laskine (harp)

miércoles, septiembre 04, 2013

Ardo, e scoprir, ahi lasso, io non ardisco

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Ardo, e scoprir, ahi lasso, io non ardisco
(I burn and, alas, I do not have the courage to reveal that burning which I bear hidden in my breast)

Concerto Italiano
Madrigali guerrieri e amorosi, libro VII
Ardo, e scoprir, ahi lasso, io non ardisco (ottava rima)  (1997)
Claudio Monteverdi (comp. ca. 1642)
(2 voices + b.c.)

Concerto Italiano:  Rinaldo Alessandrini (cond.) Luca Dordolo, Gianluca Ferrarini (tenors). Salone della Musica, Villa Medici, ora Giulini, Briosco, Italia, Febrero 1997.

martes, septiembre 03, 2013

A mano armada

Armed to the teeth
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Jazz at the Movies Band
This gun for hire  (1994)
Discovery 77008

Jazz at the Movies Band: Bill Cunliffe (p) Mark Portman (synt) Matt Harris (synt,el-p) Roberto Valle (b) Bernie Dresel (d) Brad Dutz (perc) + featured soloists : Warren Luening, Jack Sheldon (tp) Gary Foster (as,cl) Bobby Tricarico (ts) Tim May (g). North Hollywood, Ca., 1994

domingo, septiembre 01, 2013

Pittura metafisica

Metaphysical painting
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Sonny Rollins Quartet
I know [I knew you were kiddin' all the time]  (1951)
Prestige 757

Sonny Rollins Quartet: Sonny Rollins (ts) Miles Davis (p) Percy Heath (b) Roy Haynes (d). New York, January 17, 1951