mightyflynn:

Tranlation: I like spring because it is awesome because we get to play baseball.

Kindergarten art by B.

Photo by TS Flynn

  1. Camera: iPhone 5c
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Today’s venture into letter A gives us Air - Moon Safari. Take a closer look at the cover; I wonder what prompted them to point out that they’re a French band?

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I guess anytime there’s a chance you could be confused for a free jazz trio you have to go out of your way to point out that it isn’t so.

This is one of those albums that the guy down the hall from me in the dorm used to play just often enough for me to wonder what it was. I’ve heard cuts from the album many times since then on Radio Paradise and the chill associated with it seems to be an ongoing refrain in my life. I’m relatively certain it’s the only electronica album I own, but I feel like because of this album I can better recognize the merits of the genre.

One track to check out:

Ce matin là

Further reading:

Popmatters

I’ve decided to start listening through my burgeoning record collection from the beginning. If I can type a coherent sentence or two that might convince you to listen to some great music, then all the better. The title of the post would seem to indicate that I’ll listen to one album a day, but that likely won’t always be the case. Don’t be alarmed at my reluctance to commit to this; I’m just trying to be as realistic as possible here.

Thanks to HeAintReally on twitter for the idea. His diverse collection makes mine look mainstream.

The first record of the ~170 in my April 10, 2014 collection is Cannonball Adderley - Somethin’ Else from 1958. Cannonball (real name Julian) was a mainstay of the 50s and 60s hard bop jazz era. You know he was a mainstay because of the names underneath his on the cover of this album. A lot of those same names would appear on the one jazz album everyone owns, Kind of Blue, a few short months later. 

My dad and uncle both played saxophone, so naturally I had one in my hands from 3rd grade on. Therefore I’m naturally partial to a good saxophone riff and they come in spades here. Cannonball’s happy tone contrasts with Davis’ melancholy quite well.

One track to check out:

Autumn Leaves

Further Reading:

The Cannonball Adderley Rendez-vous

Album Art

jazzrelatedstuff:

conelradstation:

Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Salt Peanuts (1945)

Requested by leonardadams.
Played 609 times.

magictransistor:

Jimmy Smith photographed by Francis Wolff. Blue Note Sessions. NYC. 1957. 

pyronoid-d:

huffpostcomedy:

He’s still got it.

It’s the eyes, look at his fucking eyes man

(Source: northgang)

eggplont:

quin-the-infinite-fandoms:

lumos5000:

i love how they didn’t even say any thing. they just all stood there…

No, they literally formed an unlikely line

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