Monk’s Dream

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Thelonious Monk, along with Bird and Diz, was a pioneer of Bebop in the 40’s. Today’s Runner, Monk’s Dream, is a fine spin over drinks at 5, dinner at 6, or a nightcap at day’s end. It’s also pretty good on the headset on a 20-mile stretch of back road.

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Duke’s Big 4

Duke's Big 4

 

Today’s Runner is a sweet bouquet of jazz guitar, bass, percussions and piano beautifully written and arranged by the Master.

Joe Pass – Guitar
Ray Brown – Bass
Louie Bellson – Drums
Duke Ellington – Piano

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Talking with the Taxman About Poetry

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Billy Bragg’s third album, Talking with the Taxman About Poetry, delivers some of Bragg’s best loved observations from the 1980s including The Marriage, The Warmest Room and Help Save the Youth of America, in a time when there was “A Monkey Child on TV”, and in the White House! This album is one of my many favorites from Bragg, including his new release Tooth & Nail which I highly recommend.

Enjoy “This Difficult Third Album” as you scramble to finish and get your taxes postmarked by EOD.

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