Skip to main content

THE BLEND #17: NINA SIMONE, NAT COLE & BEBOP



The Blend #17
Broadcast 1-6-2016
Host/Engineer: Ira
For: ex-patradio.fr

Hear the archived show on Mixcloud HERE.

Mood Indigo – Nina Simone
I Love You, Porgy – Nina Simone
Love Me, or Leave Me – Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares for Me
//
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Nat King Cole
Embraceable You – Nat King Cole
Route 66 – Nat King Cole – Nat King Cole
//
Gerry Meets Hampton – L. Hampton/G. Mulligan– Lionel Hampton Presents Mulligan
Walking Shoes – L. Hampton/G. Mulligan– Lionel Hampton Presents Mulligan
//
Well You Needn’t – Thelonious Monk – Jazz Masters: Thelonious Monk
//
Blue Train – John Coltraine – Jazz Masters: John Coltraine
//
Deep in a Dream) – Chet Baker – Jazz Masters: Chet Baker
Milestones (with Herbie Mann) – Chet Baker – Jazz Masters: Chet Baker
//
Bye Bye Blackbird – Miles Davis – Jazz Masters: Miles Davis
Bird of Paradise (with Charlie Parker) – Miles Davis – Jazz Masters: Miles Davis
//
I Can’t Get Started – Dizzy Gillespie – Jazz Masters: Dizzy Gillespie
Groovin’ High – Dizzy Gillespie – Jazz Masters: Dizzy Gillespie
Ool-Ya-Koo – Dizzy Gillespie – Jazz Masters: Dizzy Gillespie
//
Autumn Leaves – Stan Getz – Jazz Masters: Stan Getz
//
Gipsy – Wynton Marsalis – Jazz Masters: Wynton Marsalis
Jody (with Ellis Marsalis) – Wynton Marsalis – Jazz Masters: Wynton Marsalis
//
Bye Bye Blackbird – Rickie Lee Jones – Pop Pop 


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

CHÉ OLIVE / LE ZINC, CREISSAN: RESTAURANT REVIEW

No, it's not Chez Olive. It is indeed Ché complete with red star and black beret. I have no idea why and I wasn't about to ask. The French are the French and not to be analyzed too closely when it comes to politics, especially these days.

Creissan is the next town over from our village of Quarante. We pass through it often and Ché Olive is right there on the main road at the entrance to town. (One of the signs still says Le Zinc. Olive says he prefers Ché Olive though.) Olive opened it a couple of years ago after leaving the Bar 40, Quarante's basic local watering hole that's undergone a bit of a renaissance lately. We hadn't heard much about Ché Olive from our usual sources for dining recommendations. So we just kept passing by. For reasons not central to this review, we decided to stop in for lunch on a mid-week in late December.

The bar is cozy, the restaurant open and bright and modern. Newly renovated and perhaps a bit sterile. We were the first…

CHRISTMAS WALK TO VIEW OF THE PYRENEES: 2018

Cathey said that it was OK for me to take my usual Tuesday morning walk on Christmas Day. I could help set the table and perform other minor tasks necessary for a satisfactory Christmas dinner with friends after I returned. So off I went. Temperature 40℉ at the start near sunup. 50℉ at the finish a couple of hours later. No wind. Blue skies. This was the winter that I came to France for.

The walk can't really be called scenic. Just through the vines until you get to the headland opposite the village. But the closer that you get to the top, you begin to see the Pyrenees peeking through. And at the top, it's a 360° panorama.







FRENCH VISA AND HEALTH INSURANCE FOR AMERICANS

The most expensive item in an American family's budget may be health insurance. But many Americans have no understanding of the true cost of their insurance because it's included in their employment package. Folks simply don't think about how much their employer may be reducing their salaries when factoring in insurance costs.

Before I retired, my employer paid for my health insurance but I had to pay to insure my wife. The cost, taken out of my every paycheck, came to about $6,000 annually. And even with insurance, there were co-pays and other out of pocket expenses. We were reasonably healthy (and still are, knock wood), but we each take a few common prescription medications - for blood pressure and cholesterol and the like, nothing exotic or costly. Even so, with regular visits to the doctor, periodic lab work, the drugs, and the occasional illness or injury, we normally spent an additional several thousand dollars annually in the States over and above the cost of the i…