Tag Archives: Jazz

Happy birthday Nina Simone

The mighty, beautiful, glorious Nina…

Nina Simone


Donald Byrd (Dec 1932 – Feb 2013)

Donald Byrd

Billie Holiday, 1958

Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough” – Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

(Photographed at the d’Orly airport, Paris, by Jean-Pierre Leloir)

Thelonious Monk

“I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you’re doing. Even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years.”                      – Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

Billie Holiday – Stormy Weather

Herbie Hancock – Fat Mama

Because it’s Saturday morning…

Sonny Rollins