jueves, diciembre 31, 2015

Mucho Happiness and lots of felicidad!!!

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Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
Up jumped spring  (1962)
United Artists UAJ14002

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Freddie Hubbard (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d). Live, "Renaissance", Los Angeles, March 16 or 18, 1962

miércoles, diciembre 30, 2015

Scenes from the life of Vul Morcilla

L'oeil obsédante
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Chris Dair
Obsession  (2010)
Digital Music

Chris Dair (g).

martes, diciembre 29, 2015

Monumento ecuestre

Equestrian monument
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Mike Markel's Orchestra
Black horse stomp  (1926)
(composed an arranged by Joe Tarto)
Columbia 617- D

Mike Markel's Orchestra: 2 unknown tp prob. Earl Oliver, prob. Red Nichols (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Phil Cole (cl,sop,as) unknown (cl,sop,as,bar) unknown (cl,ts) sometimes (vln) added, Mike Markel (p,ldr) unknown bj, d, Al Bernard (vcl). New York, February 23, 1926

lunes, diciembre 28, 2015

Pez II

Fish II
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Four Tenor Saxes ("Tenor Conclave")
How deep is the ocean  (1956)
Prestige LP7074

John Coltrane [3rd solo], Al Cohn [1st solo] Hank Mobley [4th solo], Zoot Sims  [2nd solo] (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b)`. Art Taylor (d). Hackensack, N.J., September 7, 1956

jueves, diciembre 24, 2015


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Música:  (video)
The Spike Jones Show
I´m going to write a letter to myself  (1957)

Spike Jones is presenting the number. Gil Bernal, singer and sax player does the singing here, he worked with Spike Jones (1955-1957). Left is Freddy Morgan, right is Mousy Garner. Aired July 23, 1957). Flmed at CBS Television City, Fairfax, Los Angeles, California, USA

miércoles, diciembre 23, 2015


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Muchas felicidades si lo que te anda haciendo falta es felicidad
Merry Christmas if you are in need of merriment

Agostinho dos Santos [*]
A felicidade  (1959)
(composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes)

[*] from the Marcel Camus´film "Orfeu Negro" (1959). Agostinho dos Santos (vcl) and probably Luis Bonfá (guitar). Recorded in Río de Janeiro, Brasil - 1959.

martes, diciembre 22, 2015


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¿Sigue sin haber lugar en el hostal? / Is there still no room at the inn?

Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood and his Orchestra
God bless the child  (1941)
Okeh 6270

Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood and his Orchestra: Billie Holiday (vcl) Roy Eldridge (tp) Jimmy Powell, Lester Boone (as) Ernie Powell (ts) Eddie Heywood (p) Paul Chapman (g) Grachan Moncur (b) Herbert Cowans (d). New York, May 9, 1941

lunes, diciembre 21, 2015


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Larry Coryell
Yesterdays  (1989)
Muse MR5360

Kenny Barron (p) Larry Coryell (g) Buster Williams (b) Marvin "Smitty" Smith (d). Englewood Cliffs, N.J., October 20, 1989

domingo, diciembre 20, 2015

Amantes cubistas

Cubistic lovers
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Rogers & Hammerhead
Cubist Girlfriend (1982)
Music & lyrics by David Benstead & Justin Smallbridge

Rogers & Hammerhead (aka Bill McDavid  Freddy Powers) (vocals and guitars). Recorded in the dead of winter, 1982, at SASS Studios, London, Ontario (Canada)

sábado, diciembre 19, 2015

Light Cavalry Overture

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Franz von Suppé
Light Cavalry - Overture
(lo corrieron de atrás, lo corrieron de atrás...) 

lunes, noviembre 30, 2015

Un re

A king
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Enzo Jannaci
with Cochi e Renato and Luis Enriquez y la sua Orchestra
Ho visto un re  (1968)
ARC AN4158

sábado, noviembre 28, 2015

Del tiempo de los siete enanitos

From the time of the seven dwarfs
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Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra
Heigh-ho [The dwarf's marching song]  (1938)
Victor 25776

Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra: Bunny Berigan, Irving Goodman, Steve Lipkins (tp) Al George, Sonny Lee (tb) Mike Doty, Joe Dixon (cl,as) Georgie Auld, Clyde Rounds (ts) Fulton McGrath (p) Tom Morgan (g) Hank Wayland (b) Dave Tough (d) Gail Reese (vcl). New York, January 26, 1938

viernes, noviembre 27, 2015

That's entertainment!

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De vuelta después de un mes en Buenos Aires
Back in town after a month in Buenos Aires

Música:  (video)
That's Entertainment  (Classic film montage)
with Frances Gumn (AKA Judy Garland) singing as background
That's Entertainment  (1960)
(comp. by  Howard Dietz / Arthur Schwartz)
Orchestra conducted by Jack Marshall 
Capitol Records

domingo, noviembre 08, 2015

El tratado de Versailles

Versailles' Treaty
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The Modern Jazz Quartet
Versailles  (1956)
Atlantic LP1231

The Modern Jazz Quartet: Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d). Hackensack, N.J., January 22, 1956

sábado, noviembre 07, 2015

Sucu Sucu

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Alberto Cortéz
Sucu Sucu  (1963)

jueves, noviembre 05, 2015


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Uncredited fantastic brass and percussion orchestra
Fanfare for the common man
Composed by Aaron Copland

martes, noviembre 03, 2015

Crasa mitología

Crass mythology
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Sonny Stitt
Ornithology  (1963)
Atlantic 1418

Sonny Stitt (as) John Lewis (p) Jim Hall (g) Richard Davis (b) Connie Kay (d). New York, January 29, 1963

domingo, noviembre 01, 2015

Zombie food

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Música:  (video) [*]
Sir Lancelot
Fort Holland calypso song  (1943)
Lyrics by Ardel Wray, music by Sir Lancelot

From the Curt Siodmak´s film "I walked with a zombie" (1943). Sir Lancelot stage name of Lancelot Victor Edward Pinard (guitarist and calypso singer in movie)

viernes, octubre 30, 2015

Movilidad humana

Human mobility
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Chet Baker (tp) acc. by Piero Umiliani & his Big Band
Smog  (1962)  [*]
Liuto (It)LRS-0063

[*] Main theme from the italian movie "Smog" directed by Franco Rossi in 1962.

Chet Baker (tp) acc. by Piero Umiliani & his Big Band [string section added]: no details except for Piero Umiliani (p,arr, comp). Prob. Rome, c. 1962

jueves, octubre 29, 2015

Arte de servilleta

Serviette art
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Art Farmer
The summer knows   (1976)
East Wind (Jap) EW8047

Art Farmer (flhrn) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (d). New York, May 12-13, 1976

martes, octubre 27, 2015

Daniel Mendoza

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Charles Persip and the Jazz Statesmen
The champ [Suite in five mouvements]  (1960)
Bethlehem BCP6046, 11092

Charles Persip and the Jazz Statesmen: Freddie Hubbard (tp-1) Roland Alexander (ts) Ronald Matthews (p) Ron Carter (b) Charles Persip (d). New York, April 2, 1960

lunes, octubre 26, 2015


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Orquesta Típica D´Arienzo (canta Carlos Dante)
La muchacha del circo  (1928)
Electra 777

domingo, octubre 25, 2015

Mister Omar

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Herbie Mann
Bedouin   (1961)
Atlantic LP1407

Herbie Mann (Japanese cane flute) Dave Pike (marimba) Knobby Totah (b) Rudy Collins (d) Ray Mantilla (cga) Ray Barretto (bgo). Recorded at Village Gate, New York, April 26, 1961

sábado, octubre 24, 2015

Imágenes de cuando los tiempos no eran tan fáciles.

Images from when the times were not so easy
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Paul Godwin´s Tanz-Orchester
Tränen weint jede Frau so gern  (1929)
(“Ladies use to weep so willingly”)
Tango composed by Bronislaw Kaper and Walter Jurmann
Polydor B50906

Paul Godwin´s Tanz-Orchester with Leo Monosson (vcl). Berlín, 1929

Kaper was a wonderful Polish born film composer, author of On Green Dolphin Street and Invitation among others great songs

Bonus Track:
John Coltrane Quintet
Invitation  (1958)
Composed by Bronislaw Kaper
Prestige LP7243

John Coltrane Quintet: Wilbur Harden (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) . New York, July 11, 1958

martes, octubre 20, 2015

Diane de Poitiers

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Música:David Rose and his Orchestra
The stripper (1962)
MGM 45-1158

lunes, octubre 19, 2015


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Allen Toussaint
Winin' Boy Blues  (2008)
Nonesuch  480380-1

Allen Touissant, Brad Mehldau (p). New Orleans, March 19–22, 2008.

viernes, octubre 16, 2015

The temible Robin Hood

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Dick James
Robin Hood TV theme song  (1956)
Parlophone R.4117

Dick James  (vcl) with Stephen James and his chums and Ron Goodwin's Orchestra. London, 1956

jueves, octubre 15, 2015

Juventud, divino tesoro

Sweet bird of youth
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Harry Roy and his Orchestra
Keep young and beautiful  (1934)
Saville (E)SVL171

Harry Roy and his Orchestra: Stanley Bowsher (tp,arr) Bert Wilton, Tommy Porter (tp) Jack Collins (tb) Nat Temple (cl,as) Joe Arbiter, Harry Goss (ts,bar) Maurice Sterndale (vln) Harry Roy (cl,saxes,vcl) Ivor Moreton, Dave Kaye (p) Tommy Venn (g) Arthur Calkin (b) Joe Daniels (d). London, March 18, 1934

miércoles, octubre 14, 2015

La vuelta del perro

Walking the dog
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Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Promenade (Walking the dog)
VoxBox CDX5007

Original music written by George Gershwin for the Mark Sandrich´s movie "Shall We Dance" (1937)
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra: Leonard Slatkin (cond.) George Silfies (clarinet).

sábado, octubre 10, 2015

No pienses mal de mi

Think well of me
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Ruby Braff and Ralph Sutton
Think well of me  (1979)
Chiaroscuro CR(D)211

Ruby Braff and Ralph Sutton: Ruby Braff (cnt) Ralph Sutton (p). New York, October 29-30, 1979

jueves, octubre 08, 2015

De vanitate

De vanitate consiliorum liber unus:
in quo vanitas et veritas rerum humanarum politicis et moralibus
rationibus clare demonstratur, et dialogice exhibetur

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Fats Waller
Messin' around with the blues  (1927)
Victor 20655

Fats Waller (org) solo. Camden, N.J., January 14, 1927

lunes, octubre 05, 2015

The fatal glass of cervoise

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Clayton McMichen
Prohibition Blues  (1930)
Columbia (E) 472886

Clayton McMichen (vcl and probably own guitar acc.). Atlanta (GA), April 21, 1930.

sábado, octubre 03, 2015

Bebedor y perro

Drinker and dog
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New London Consort (Philip Pickett, dir.)
Carmina Burana (Anon.11-13th c.)
CB 196: In taberna quando sumus
Decca 4674402

New London Consort: Philip Pickett (director) Catherine Bott (soprano) Michael George (baritone) Chorus: Tessa Bonner, Sally Dunkley (sopranos) Andrew King (tenor) Allan Parkes (baritone) Simon Grant (bass) Frances Kelly (harp, rote), Andrew Lawrence-King (harp) Pavlo Beznosiuk (vielle, rebec) William Lyons (recorder) Catherine Latham (recorder,gittern) Paula Chateauneuf (gittern) Stephen Henderson (bells, nakers, tabor, tambourine) Clifton Prior (tabor) Stephen Jones (vielle, rebec) Philip Pickett (recorder, symphony) David Tosh (dulcimer). London (UK), 2000.

viernes, octubre 02, 2015

El Pericón Nacional

El Pericón Nacional (Argentinian dance)
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Hermanos Abrodos
Pericón Nacional

jueves, octubre 01, 2015

Dibujo de sala de espera

Drawn in a waiting room
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(RIP, old pal!) [Phil Woods died September 29, 2015]

Phil Woods and his European Rhythm Machine
Stolen moments  (1968)
Pathe (F)SPTX-340844

Phil Woods and his European Rhythm Machine: Phil Woods (as) George Gruntz (p) Henri Texier (b) Daniel Humair (d). Paris, November 14, 1968

martes, septiembre 29, 2015

Tango en las nubes

Tango in the clouds
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Osmar Maderna y su Orquesta Típica
Concierto en la Luna  (1946)
RCA-Victor 60-1053

Grabado en Buenos Aires, 24 de Septiembre de 1946.

domingo, septiembre 27, 2015

Charles Ellsworth Russell

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Pee Wee Russell
Prelude to a kiss  (1963)
Impulse A(S)96

Marshall Brown (v-tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Russell George (b) Ronnie Bedford (d). New York, April 9-10, 1963

Ángel guardián subido al hombro de un señor calvo (circa 1963)

Guardian angel on man's shoulder (from circa 1963)
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Astor Piazzolla y su Quinteto "Nuevo Tango"
Sin retorno  (1962)
CBS 835 1 LP

Esta grabación es de la época de mi dibujo / This recording is from about the time of my drawing

Astor Piazzolla y su Quinteto "Nuevo Tango": Astor Piazzolla (bandoneón) Osvaldo Manzi (piano) Antonio Agri (violín) Kicho Díaz (contrabajo) Oscar López Ruiz (guitarra). Buenos Aires, 1962

sábado, septiembre 26, 2015

Un pájaro caminando por un bosque de anuncios (circa 1962)

A walking bird in a forest of adverts (From circa 1962)
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2015

Rob Christian (video)
Jazz flute  (2008)
live at the street
Beaches International Jazz Festival

Rob Christian (fl) Mark Kieswetter (keyb) Steve Poloni (g) Ross McIntyre (b) Jeff Halischuk (dr). At the lakeside Beaches community of Toronto (Canada), July 2008.

viernes, septiembre 25, 2015

Como bailan los tagüé

In Tagüé Style
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Abelardo Dimotta
(canta Julio Luján)
Tagüé rape  (1975)
Parnaso 23049

jueves, septiembre 24, 2015

Nueva Pompeya 1951

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Música:  (video)
Rosita Quintana
Puente Alsina

Rosita Quiroga was the Argentinean Bessie Smith... Wonderful lass, great singer!!!

miércoles, septiembre 23, 2015

Pibe hinchapelotas

Bothersome kid
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June Christy
Wrap your troubles in dreams  (1945)
Swing House (E)SWH20

June Christy (vcl) acc. by Ray Wetzel (tp) Gene Roland (v-tb) Boots Mussulli (as) Bob Cooper (ts) Pete Rugolo (p) Dave Barbour (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Ralph Collier (d). Los Angeles, December 1945

martes, septiembre 22, 2015

Rana II

Frog II

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Charlie Parker and his Orchestra
Leap frog  (1950)
Verve 837141-2

Charlie Parker and his Orchestra: Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Thelonious Monk (p) Curly Russell (b) Buddy Rich (d). New York, June 6, 1950

lunes, septiembre 21, 2015


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Andrew Hill
Tripping  (1986)
Soul Note (It) SN12113

Andrew Hill (p) Rufus Reid (b) Ben Riley (d). Milan, July 3-4, 1986

viernes, septiembre 18, 2015

Dinámicas infantiles

Childhood dynamics
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Béla Bartók
For Children, BB 53 (excerpts)
Vol. 1:
No. 3. Quasi adagio
No. 4. Pillow dance
No. 6. Study for the left hand
No. 10. Children’s dance
No. 12. Allegro
No. 13. Ballade
No. 15. Allegro moderato
No. 18. Soldier’s song
No. 19. Allegretto
No. 21. Allegro robusto
Vol. 2:
No. 26. Moderato
No. 34. Allegretto
No. 35. Con moto
No. 31. Andante tranquillo
No. 30. Jeering song

Béla Bartók (piano and composer)

jueves, septiembre 17, 2015


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The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy (conductor)
Thunder and Lightning Polka
(composed by Johann Strauss II)

miércoles, septiembre 16, 2015

Emoxion Tanguera

Tango Emotion
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2015

Adolfo A. Pérez ("Pocholo")
y su Orquesta Típica de la Guardia Vieja
El garrón  (1953)
Angel Records OH-9048(18989)

Orquesta Típica de la Guardia Vieja: Adolfo A. Pérez "Pocholo" (líder y bandoneón) Víctor Angulo, Luis García (bandoneones) Roberto Guisado, Teodoro Guisado y Juan Bibiloni (violines) José Casanellas  (flauta) Nicolás Vaccaro (piano) Miguel Tafuri (contrabajo). Buenos Aires, 11 de Febrero de 1953

martes, septiembre 15, 2015

Garbanza, la abejita desorientada y su compañero, el caracol Repugnanto

Garbanza, the disoriented little bee and her friend Disgusting Snail
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Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
Bumble boogie [Flight of the bumble bee] (1947)
His Master Voice B9621

Freddy Martin and his Orchestra: no details except Freddy Martin (ldr) Jack Fina (p,arr)

lunes, septiembre 14, 2015

I promessi sposi

The betrothed
© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2015

Fats Waller his Rhythm and his Orchestra
The jitterbug waltz  (1942)
Bluebird B11518

Fats Waller his Rhythm and his Orchestra: John Hamilton, Joe Thomas, Nathaniel Williams (tp) George Wilson, Herb Flemming (tb) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) George James, Jackie Fields (as) Bob Carroll (ts) Fats Waller (org-1) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Arthur Trappier (d). New York, March 16, 1942