Tag: jazz

Day 15: Christmas Time Is Here

In which Diana Krall makes olden times and ancients rhymes seem the most tragic possible thing. Everything is a reminder of what isn’t. Still, as an introspective/borderline depressive alternative to the blinking lights and HO! HO! HO! aggression, there’s nothing…

Blues singer Etta James, Dead at 73

From complications relating to her leukemia. She was one of the Women Who Mean It – meaning those tragic female singers who, when they sing of heartbreak, loneliness and longing, you know they’ve lived that pain over and over again….

Happy Jazzmas!

All the very best for the season, wherever you are. – Miss M. (There are 20 tracks, which will play automatically once you start the first video. If you’re piping this through the house, you may wish to keep the…

Duke Meets Piotr

Reader Matthew first alerted Miss Mussel to this bit of lovely two Christmases ago and it’s been in heavy rotation since. This reimagined Nutcracker Suite was recorded by Ellington and his band in 1960.

Pearl, I couldn’t agree more.

Here we have a little selection submitted by Miss Mussel to me Frere Mussel. It is simply really really funny. For me, it totally surpasses Santa Baby, by our favourite blonde bombshell. Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August…