5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 & 4000 Series Combined (Part 3 of 3)

Pt. 1 - The 1500 Series | Pt. 2 - The 4000 Series | Pt. 3 - Both Series Combined This week's post is look at the most common instruments for session leaders of the 335 albums in the Blue Note 1500 & 4000 series. Part 3 of 3: Top 5 Instruments in the 1500 & 4000 Series Combined … Continue reading 5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 & 4000 Series Combined (Part 3 of 3)

5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 4000 Series (Part 2 of 3)

Pt. 1 - The 1500 Series | Pt. 2 - The 4000 Series | Pt. 3 - Both Series Combined This week's post is look at the most common instruments for session leaders of the 238 albums in the Blue Note 4000 series. Part 2 of 3: The Top 5 Instruments in the 4000 Series 1. Tenor sax … Continue reading 5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 4000 Series (Part 2 of 3)

5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 Series (Part 1 of 3)

Pt. 1 - The 1500 Series | Pt. 2 - The 4000 Series | Pt. 3 - Both Series Combined Regarding the Blue Note 1500 & 4000 series, I've always wondered which instruments were the most common for the session leaders. In other words, I knew there were lots of tenor sax and organ albums, but just how … Continue reading 5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 Series (Part 1 of 3)

5 for Friday: The 5 Lamest Punny Titles from Blue Note

I thought I'd have a little word fun this week using Blue Note album titles. From the 1500 series through the 4000 series, Blue Note released 18 records the titles of which are puns based on the artists' first or last names. I define a "punny" album title as one which uses the artist's name, … Continue reading 5 for Friday: The 5 Lamest Punny Titles from Blue Note

5 for Friday: 5 Soundtracks to Famous Movies by Jazz Musicians

Busy this week, so here's a quick one. As the title says, here are some soundtracks by jazzers. 1. Miles Davis, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud  (1958) During a trip to France in 1957, Miles found the time to recruit some local talent and record the cues for Louis Malle's seminal French New Wave film. Released as Lift to the … Continue reading 5 for Friday: 5 Soundtracks to Famous Movies by Jazz Musicians

5 for Friday: Top 5 Most Frequent Causes of Death for Jazz Musicians Who Died Prematurely

So here's a morbid topic to start the weekend. I've always been fascinated by musicians who died well before their time, whether it's Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Parker, or Hank Williams. And jazz has definitely had its share of lives tragically cut short. In researching the lives of jazz musicians, I compiled a list of 64 … Continue reading 5 for Friday: Top 5 Most Frequent Causes of Death for Jazz Musicians Who Died Prematurely