Blogiversary!

I’ve now been blogging this blog for more than twice as many years as there are readers! Or that’s what they tell me, anyway.

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

 

Pretty impressive, huh?

To celebrate, I scoured the T’Oobs, and the first good find was Django playing the “Anniversary Song.” I knew the melody but did not know it was the Anniversary Song.

Django Reinhardt is on guitar supported by the rest of his Quintet of the Hot Club of France, and Hubert Rostaing joins in on clarinet.

BoFN Contribution

I’m now a very rare and infrequent poster at BoFN (**cough cough** because someone changed the theme **cough cough** and it seems like you have to be like a computer programmer or something now to **cough cough** put the Officially Specified BoFN Caption[tm] under the photos **cough cough**) but I just put up a post. Check it out if you’re a jazz fan!

Mannix Theme Song &

One of the notable and probably forgotten and underappreciated crime show theme songs. I was remembering it, then went to search the T’Oobs, which rarely disappoint. By Lalo Shifrin (of Mission Impossible and Dirty Harry fame, to name just a few). I always considered this close to the Ironside and Hawaii 5-0 level of big band theme songs. And don’t forget Kojak!

 

Sunday Music & Thad Jones & Mel Lewis & Three and One

“Three and One” from Presenting Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra (1966). Straining for a Sunday connection here, I’ll go with “very rough summary of the doctrine of the Trinity.”

Thad Jones (flugelhorn), Mel Lewis (drums), Hank Jones (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Jerome Richardson (saxophone), Jerry Dodgion (saxophone), Joe Farrell (saxophone), Eddie Daniels (saxophone), Pepper Adams (saxophone), Richard Williams (trumpet), Danny Stiles (trumpet), Bill Berry (trumpet), Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet), Bob Brookmeyer (trombone), Jack Rains (trombone), Tom McIntosh (trombone), Cliff Heather (trombone).