Friday, March 27, 2009

Kind of Blue Nocturne

"Everybody knows what Kind of Blue is." (Ron Carter)

A poignant little note here, we think. Year 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the recording of Miles Davis' landmark work "Kind of Blue."

We referred to this recording in the original prospectus for the "Blue Nocturne" and the newly acquired CD has been in constant rotation of late.

To commemorate this event Columbia Records last year released the 50th Anniversary Edition (multi-disk) and just this year a "Legacy Edition" (two less disks the Anniversary version). We been stewards for two album (elpee) versions of the recording, at least one CD release, and now the Legacy edition. Just a C-note (and that's not a musical reference in this instance!) away from acquiring the full 4-disc Anniversary edition! Now, if you REALLY want to support The Nocturnes you could check out our Wish List (Navbar to the right) - it's listed there.

("I can see for miles . . .")

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Blue Nocturne

Bonneville Speedway, Study VI by Adam Kuehl

Our latest online exhibit of Night Photography is now available for viewing here. Why not have a look or two and let us know what you think, by leaving a comment below.

(From the desk of The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man)

Sunday, March 01, 2009

What I LIKE about the Internet, Part Two . . . or Three

On a rainy Sun[NOT]day in Northern California - nothing quite like the warm tones of Jack Casady's bass (dubbed "Mission Control" by the members of Jefferson Airplane) and some Hot Tuna. "Hesitation Blues," circa 1970. This gem, courtesy of the Internet and YouTube.

I guess when they did the on-screen credits, they knew Jack needed no introduction . . .

(Tell me how long, do I have to wait . . .)