The next phase of online self indulgence.
I made the mistake of monkeying around with my original BLOG located here http://here2ventandwine.blogspot.com/ and ruining it.
I am useless.
I am starting over..and here we go.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Chet Baker and Rene Thomas
This is a very cool Jazz album.
This thing was on regular rotation for me back about ten/fifteen years ago but then my tastes changed and I started moving in a different direction musically.
I rediscovered this disc this morning and it is cool when that happens.
Kinda brings me back to how I was feeling during that time period and also I can kind of hear the Rene Thomas influence in the way I play now.
It's also very cool how that happens.
When learning to play Jazz listening to great recordings is sort of like taking a lesson from them as much as enjoying the musical offering...
Through the exposure to great players you just sort of soak it in and wait for it to resurface. Some times it's very subtle and very gradual as well.
Rene's playing was way ahead of his time and his influence can be heard in quite a variety of players that are doing it today.
I found his best playing on these Italian recordings with Chet Baker and I don't know how many times I listened to this recording.....
Here is their version of the classic ballad
These Foolish Things
That is a standout cut but the other tracks are pretty cool as well.
The whole recording is dynamite really.
I sat down today and made a recording of this jazz classic as well in order to post it on a Jazz guitar forum I frequent..
These Foolish Things (my version)