R.I.P. Chick Corea & Spain

R.I.P. Chick Corea (1941 – 2021) giant of the keyboard, giant of jazz, giant of jazz fusion. “Spain” from Light as a Feather (1972).

Chick Corea (keyboards), Flora Purim (vocals, percussion), Stanley Clarke (bass), Joe Farrel (flute), Airto Moreira (drums and percussion).

Great tribute from Rick Beato:

Dylan & Still with Us! & Like a Rolling Stone

There were reports that Bob Dylan had passed on, but no, not at all! Reports have been greatly exaggerated! Dylan lives on in body and in spirit! Always one of my favorites, from Highway 61 Revisited (1965).

Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Mike Bloomfield (electric guitar), Al Kooper (organ), Frank Owens (piano), Joe Macho Jr. (bass), Bobby Gregg (drums), Bruce Langhorne (tambourine).

Dave Slonaker BB & Nite Lites

Dave Slonaker Big Band, “Nite Lites,” composed and arranged by Dave Slonaker. Recorded at Studio A, Capitol Studios, Hollywood. From the CD Intrada (2013).

Solos: Ron Stout, Trumpet; Brian Scanlon, Alto Sax; Woodwinds: Bob Sheppard, Brian Scanlon, Rob Lockart, Tom Luer, Adam Schroeder; Trumpets: Wayne Bergeron, Dan Fornero, Rick Baptist, Clay Jenkins, Ron Stout; Trombones: Alex Iles, Bob McChesney, Charlie Morillas, Bill Reichenbach; Piano: Ed Czach; Bass: Edwin Livingston, Drums: Peter Erskine. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Rich Breen, video by Alex Chaloff.

The Girl from Ipanema & Martina DaSilva

The Girl from Ipanema (Antônio Carlos Jobim) covered by Flor da Saudade with the golden voice of Martina DaSilva.

I can’t identify the other musicians. Martina DaSilva came to my attention when I watched this fascinating musical breakdown of the song by Adam Neely:

Then somebody did a great service to humanity by isolating just Martina DaSilva’s part of the video:

This has to be the most haunting version of TGfI ever. 

UPDATE: AzsaturnDX  provided a link to Adam Neely’s complete audio version at this link. This is going to be the definitive version of tGfI for me.

Emily Remler & Catwalk

Emily Remler, whole album of Catwalk (1985).

Emily Remler (guitar), John D’Earth (trumpet), Eddie Gomez (bass), Bob Moses (drums, percussion). Even better than the ones I’ve been putting up the past few days, Firefly and Standards. It’s got to be due to the all-star ensemble, of course. Monster rhythm section brings out the monster chops from Emily. What a gem.