Tag: Song of the Day

Chano Pozo – “Manteca”

“Manteca,” by percussionist Chano Pozo and the Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Orchestra, served as a prototype for the genre of music that would come to be known as Latin jazz. 

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Herbie Nichols – “The Lady Sings The Blues”

Pianist Herbie Nichols was born on this day (January 3) in New York City in 1919. An overlooked genius, Nichols was a virtuosic piano player whose original compositions revealed an immense talent for rhythmic ingenuity, harmonic adventurousness and indomitable swing.

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Trombone Shorty – “Where Y’At”

“Where Y’At,” today’s Song of the Day, comes from Trombone Shorty’s 2010 album ‘Backatown,’ which reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz for nine consecutive weeks. 

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Charlie Parker – “White Christmas”

Merry Christmas, jazz fans. Our gift to you: this rare recording of Charlie Parker performing “White Christmas” during a live broadcast at the Royal Roost in New York City in 1948.

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Margo Rey – “Angel Eyes”

“Angel Eyes” receives a sultry update courtesy of a gyrating clave-based rhythm and some steamy solo work from saxophone and guitar.

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