Saturday, August 25, 2018


Due to family reasons we have to stop Toppyjazz for some weeks.

 A great friend of us died, so we take a break.

 I'll be back somewhere in the month of September.

Herman van der Meij.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Blue Note Years (1939-1998) (Toppyjazz 521)

We got a box with 14 volumes from The Blue Note Years 1939-1998.
This week you got a highlight from those recordings.
Blue Note started in 1939 with two Germans : Alfred Lion & Max Margulis.
The first takes were made in the livingroom of the Dutch parents of Rudy van Gelder!
Have fun with our choice from the best of Blue Note Records.
Playlist :
01 - Blue Harlem - Ike Québec Quartet (1918-1963, USA)(album Boogie, Blues & Bop)
02 - Bouncing With Bud - Bud Powell (1924-1966, New York)(album Boogie, Blues & Bop)
03 - The Preacher - Horace Silver(1928-2014, Norwalk) (album The Jazz Message)
04 - Blues Walk - Lou Donaldson (1926, USA) (album The Jazz Message)
05 - Sweet Cake - Don Wilkerson (1932-1986, Texas) (album Organ and Soul)
06 - Midnight Blue - Kenny Burrell (1931, Detroit)(album Organ and Soul)
07 - Lazy Afternoon - Pete La Roca (1938-2012, New York)(album Hard Bop and Beyond)
08 - I Can't Stand The Rain - Cassandra Wilson(1955, Jackson) (album The New Era)
09 - Miss d'Meena - Greg Osby (1960, Missouri)(album The New Era)
10 - Humdrum Blues - Holly Cole (1963, Canada)(album Blue Note Now as Then)
11 - Recado Bossa Nova - Gonzalo Rubalcada(1963, Cuba) (album Blue Note Now as Then)
Download :Toppyjazz 521
Watch that much better version of I Can't Stand The Rain by Ann Peebles:

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