Record Store Day 2020 – dot.next

Record Store Day 2020 turned into three days due to Covid-19, and a fourth day is coming. Black Friday 2020 is November 27th. Currently there are some 133 releases scheduled for that day, including a few of interest. The releases are the usual spread of old tracks never released, tracks remixed, and live performances, and a few compilations. Many are […]

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Evolution of a track: Love Theme From Spartacus

Cathcam · Love Theme From Spartacus – Press Play Love Theme From Spartacus Not a CTI artist, not produced by Creed Taylor but something that has evolved from an instrumental movie track, to a jazz classic, to an amazing soulful song and a chillout classic. Today’s post looks at Love Theme from the film Spartacus by Alex north, how it […]

Happy Born Day – Bill Evans

A guest post by @Jazzman1108 on Instagram. Downbeat Hall of Fame pianist, composer and leader, jazz icon William “Bill” John Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was born on this date in 1929. With the passage of time, Evans has become an entire school unto himself for pianists and a singular mood unto himself for listeners. There is […]

On This Day – A Conversation With Myself

[Thanks to Doug Payne for the edits and corrections] On this day, February 6th, 1963, 57-years ago, Bill Evans entered the studio for a series of dates with himself as a leader and sideman at Webster Hall in New York City. He’d be in the studio again on the 9th, and finally on February 20th. The album notes, by Gene […]