Man, another two months and no blogging. My apologies to the small handful of probably-now-infrequent SWO readers. A new day job and moving into a new apartment in, essentially, a new city (though still LA) have waylaid what I had intended to be my blogging schedule. I know, of course, you have plenty of other places to hear great tunes and read interesting opinions. Since you're reading this, thanks for always coming back to check!
A couple items of note:
At long last, "Talkin' Jazz with Scott Willis" has its own website. Of course, we still have the MySpace page, but I like how simple and spiffy our new site looks. Not everything is up-to-date yet, but we'll be cleaning it up soon. Thanks much to Rory Ray, our web designer.
Also, I know many SWO visitors click-thru to Up the Downstair -- a wise detour, no matter what your musical tastes are. Skip, UtD's impressario, asked me to write a post on Miles Davis, specifically his early years, to accompany a rare 1949 broadcast he has posted. This is an interesting listen because it captures him at a key moment in his career. It was only five days before the first Birth of the Cool recording session, but Miles was still playing bebop (and still playing with Bird here and there). Between these two opportunities, he was beginning to find his own voice. Thanks very much to Skip for giving me the chance to talk about the music.