Tag: Quartette Trés Bien

Sunday Jazz: Got them ol’ St. Louis Blues

Sunday Jazz: Got them ol’ St. Louis Blues

Music, Sunday Jazz
Years ago I picked up a budget jazz CD set called Jazz Master Files. I figured I'd find three of four songs I liked on it -- instead it turned out to be a treasure trove of excellent jazz covering most of the genre's golden years. One of the tracks on it is a sizzling live performance of "St. Louis Blues" by Louis Armstrong and his band. I had never heard the song before, but instantly fell in love with it thanks to this version (sadly, the CD contained no information on the performance itself so I can't place a date or venue). Published in 1914 by W.C. Handy, "St. Louis Blues" remains one of the most popular and enduring songs in jazz history for good reason. It's energetic and simple, yet has melody that just won't quit. The most famous take of the song is probably the 1925 rendition ...
Album cover of the week: Spring Into Spring

Album cover of the week: Spring Into Spring

Album Cover of the Week, Music
I know we're still a week away from the official start of spring, but it's been a fairly miserable winter so I hope you'll forgive me for wanting to leave it behind. So this week's cover is our second jazz one in a row — it's Spring Into Spring, a 1965 release from the Quartette Trés Bien (Decca DL 4617). C'mon everybody, grab some balloons and put on your uncomfortably tight pants! Spring is almost here! (Sorry, I couldn't find any information regarding the cover itself. I just had to share it anyway.) Related articles The Quartette Trés Bien - Our Thing (arkadinsark.blogspot.com) The Quartette Trés Bien - Four Of A Kind (Decca) (arkadinsark.blogspot.com)