September 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Art

Friends of Bluely Noted know that while many artists are on our list of favorites, Art Pepper is at the top of the pyramid with only a select few. We challenge you to find a better version of this Harold Arlen/E.Y. Harburg classic.

Somebody really ought to makeĀ Straight Life, Pepper’s autobiography, the finest jazz book ever written, into a motion picture.

"Over The Rainbow" (1978)

May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Keith Jarrett

For our money, other than Art Pepper, no one can surpass Jarrett on this Harold Arlen-Yip Harburg tune.

"Over The Rainbow" (1984)

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