Tag Archive | 1950s

Vidal Sasson’s desert island discs

My comrade Jim Denham points us to the excellent musical  choices of the late Vidal Sassoon, style icon and, more importantly, street-fighting ant-fascist. Read obituaries here. You can listen to his extraordinary life story and listening choices on Desert Island Discs here. The music follows, with my comments in italics. Dinah Washington— What a Difference […]

Bob’s Boys

From the wonderful blog, For the Sake of the Song, I thought this was appropriate to help launch my project: Four saxes, one vision. Always loved Tenor Conclave, a hot blowing session recorded in 1956 and featuring messrs. Mobley, Cohn, Coltrane, and Sims in great form. The Bob in the title refers to Bob Weinstock btw, […]