Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Friday Soundings 1/2/09

In Memoriam 2008

Freddie Hubbard - great jazz trumpet/flugelhorn player and composer:

Blues for Miles
Put It in the Pocket

Danny Moss, British sax player and leader of the Danny Moss Quartet:

Where or When
Too Late Now

Susan Tedeschi, on whose first album, 1998's Just Won't Burn, the late 18-year-old blues guitar phenom Sean Costello played (he OD'd last year). Tedeschi and Costello had met a couple of years earlier at a talent contest.

You Need to Be with Me
It Hurt So Bad

Jimmy McGriff, great jazz organist

Movin' Upside the Blues (written by McGriff)
Born Under a Bad Sign (co-written by Booker T. Jones, and covered famously by Cream)

Jeff Healey Band, led by blind guitarist and singer Jeff Healey, died in 2008 at age 41:

Full Circle, Hell to Pay - both co-written by Healey and the band

Jeff Healey and the Jazz Wizards - jazz group formed by Healey in the 2000s - Bugle Call Rag (Healey on the trumpet)

Alison Krauss and the Cox family - Remind Me, Dear Lord (written by the late Dottie Rambo, who wrote many songs covered by many artists)

Mighty Clouds of Joy, whose lead guitarist died last year:

Bright Tomorrow
He's Coming Back

Billie Holiday - It's Easy to Remember - arranged by the late Ray Ellis and whose orchestra backs Lady Day

Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd - Four Brothers - written in 1947 by the late Jimmy Giuffre, also a prominent performer from that period

Susan Tedeschi, again featuring Sean Costello

Found Someone New
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Joss Stone (no connection to anyone dying in 2008):

Right to be Wrong
Tell Me About It

Danny Moss Quartet

Mood Indigo
Cry Me a River

Susan Tedeschi

Angel from Montgomery (one of John Prine's best known songs)

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