DAN MORGENSTERN CELEBRATES JIMMY ROWLES (August 19, 2019)

Yesterday, I posted two lovely Jimmy Rowles piano solos here.  Today, I offer you two segments of an interview I did with Dan Morgenstern almost a year ago about his and my hero Rowles.  Symmetry, no?  (Incidentally, I am more of a participant in these segments, because I occasionally recalled a piece of information more rapidly: not my habit, but perhaps useful.)

and then . . .

And here ‘s a 2017 interview I did with Dan that starts with Rowles and then happily wanders to Georgia and potato salad.  I learned early in interviewing that you let the speaker go where (s)he wants to go and the results are more fun.  See for yourself.

Before you go, here’s that extended performance of TIGER RAG (1957) that Dan admires, by Rowles, Barney Kessel, Ben Webster, Frank Rosolino, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne:

May your happiness increase!

3 responses to “DAN MORGENSTERN CELEBRATES JIMMY ROWLES (August 19, 2019)

  1. douglaspomeroy2871

    That Tiger Rag is one for the ages! And with real All Stars! Wow. And another great sounding recording by Contemporary’s engineer Roy DeNunn.

  2. admathesoncanada

    Dear Michael, Thank you so much for this wonderful interview with Dan regarding the great Jimmy Rowles. So inspiring! The recording of “Tiger Rag” was a revelation also. Thank you for all that you do for us in the jazz community! Best, Alan

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  3. Thank you for being an inspiring part of the audience!

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