Monday, April 1, 2013

Bye Bye Blackbird


I love jazz. I used to be real big on the blues until I heard a man say, "Blues is something you get! Jazz is what you do about it!" Well, ... I still like to hear the blues ... but I love feel the jazz. I have obtained a fairly large collection of jazz over the years. Here is a sample of what I really like to hear when I am sitting around, driving a car or out dining in the city of Chicago.

Listen to Patricia Barber's Bye Bye Blackbird. I love the feel of the smoke filled piano bar. I like her smokey voice and the live sound of a piano well played. Listen to her wail that piano in the middle of this track. Sassy! I would kill to entertain people like this. Wouldn't you love to swing like that? It just makes me feel good. Give a listen and tell me if you like this feel. This is a jazz classic with a bluesey feel.

Swing baby, you're platinum!

NikonSniper Steve

13 comments:

Anita said...

nice photo and vey very nice song..Ilove soft jazz,,thanx very much !!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A wonderful capture. Happy Sunday.

LL said...

Though I prefer Miles Davis' or even Joe Cocker's rendition, it's a great song.

Gramma Ann said...

Delightful to listen to. I had never heard her before. Thanks for introducing me to her.

John Medd said...

Nice! I think you'll like Claire Martin. John

David Barber said...

Great photo, Stephen, and an equally cool piece of music.

Stephen Baird said...

John Medd,
Oh yes I do.
nikonsniper steve

Stephen Baird said...

LL, they are also great versions ... i have both!
nikonsniper steve

Brenda Leyland said...

Ever since I heard that musical piece, I've liked it too. Great shot of Mr. Blackbird!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I'm absolutely crazy about jazz!!! Perfect song and photo, Steve!!! Love this!! ~Janine

Vivian said...

I can't imagine life without jazz.....and black birds.

Montanagirl said...

Great shot of that black bird. Is it a Raven?

Stephen Baird said...

montana girl
looks like a raven to me
nikonsniper steve