Giovanni Mirabassi Trio & Ghibli Theme

Giovanni Mirabassi (piano) channels Bill Evans in this live performance of the the theme from Howl’s Moving Castle, “Merry-Go-Round of Life,” by Joe Hisaishi. Daniele Mencarelli on bass and Louis Moutin (?) on drums.

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5th Blogiversary & Miles & Quintet & ‘Round Midnight

I was notified the other day that it was my fifth blogiversery, and being the active, committed blogger that I am, I only discovered this today. Erhem.

Well, the number 5, late to the game, midnight hour, what could be more appropriate than the Miles David Quintet Playing “‘Round Midnight” from the same titled album (1956).

Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums). “‘Round Midnight” was written by Thelonious Monk in 1944.

Herbie Hancock & Space Captain

Recording session of “Space Captain” (written by Matthew Moore, popularized by Joe Cocker in 1970), with Herbie Hancock and other greats.

Herbie Hancock (piano), Susan Tedeschi (lead/backup vocals), Derek Trucks (slide guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass, backup vocals), Kofi Burbridge (organ, backup vocals), Mike Mattison (backup vocals), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums). Epic “trading fours” back and forth between piano and slide from 3:34.

Hang Up Your Hang Ups & Herbie Hancock

“Hang Up Your Hang Ups” by Herbie Hancock, from Man-Child (1975).

Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Melvin Ragin (“Wah Wah Watson”) (guitar), Bennie Maupin (saxophone), Paul Jackson (bass), Mike Clark (drums), Bill Summers (percussion), assorted horns and winds: Jay DaVersa, Bud Brisbois, Dick “Slide” Hyde, Garnett Brown, Ernie Watts, Jim Horn.

And, great 70s themed NYC ‘Toob put together by conqa. Thanks, conqa!