Category Archives: Jazz

THE BEST OF THE VIEW: Remembering Dave Brubeck

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Jazz legend Dave Brubeck died today of heart failure, one day short of his 92nd birthday.  The following is a reprint of a music playlist that appeared here May 6, 2012. The Dave Brubeck Quartet‘s 1959 album “Time … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (September 16, 2012 edition)

I’m starting a whole new career tomorrow, working at being a “car sales professional.”  I want to be the best I can be, and I know I can do it if I have the right attitude.  At the same time, … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (September 9, 2012 edition)

Sonny Rollins. The name all by itself basically oozes jazz.  The history behind him makes me think of something out of a movie — spending some time in prison for armed robbery, blowing that sax and playing with some giants, … Continue reading

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Ladies and gentlemen, I have a new music blog!

I’m not going to spend a lot of time here on my very first attempt at creating a daily personal blog (one that I’ve grown quite fond of) touting my new music blog that’s just launched in the last couple … Continue reading

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Counting down to Labor Day: One day to go

One of the best moves I ever made when it comes to this blog was to start featuring music on a daily basis around the first of this year.  My music playlists have consistently been the highest-viewed thing this blog’s … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (September 2, 2012 edition)

It’s going to be a big day today.  I need to round up a few camp chairs for myself, my lovely wife, and our son Curtis so we can head downtown for the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival. Oh, yeah, … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (August 26, 2012 edition)

Before we get too far away from the biggest legends of jazz, we can’t overlook Count Basie. No way, no how. You don’t go through the classic jazz style without hitting upon Basie classics like “One O’Clock Jump” or “April … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (August 19, 2012 edition)

I spent some time driving to an Associated Press newspaper editors’ conference in Park City, Utah, one year with my small, young family (our oldest child was under a year old then) before we became Utah residents ourselves. We took … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (August 12, 2012 edition)

Those puffed-out cheeks caught my attention whenever I’d see them on the television as a kid.  So did that bent trumpet that those cheeks would almost seemingly surround.  I used to look at the sight of it and think of … Continue reading

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My music playlist for today (August 5, 2012 edition)

I’ve danced around the man a few times while featuring other jazz musicians in the past, but now I think it’s time to pay some unbridled respect to one Edward Kennedy Ellington. You could just call him “Duke.” He was … Continue reading

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