From: C BC
Robert Nighthawk (1909-1967) is my favorite old-time blues singer.
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
She composed many pieces before her premature death at age 24. There used to be talk among classical music musicians and enthusiasts about which composers who died young would have contributed increasingly great music had they lived. I’m quite sure she would have.
Art Farmer (1928-1999)
Jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. Jim Hall is the guitarist here.
James Burton’s birthday today.
Wow. Three of the best for sure. (Albert’s amp goes out near the end, so he doesn’t get his second solo.)
Jacopo Peri (1561-1633)
Early opera composer. Influenced by the Florentine Camerata (in which Galileo’s father was prominent) with the idea of bringing Greek clarity and proportion into dramatic music. Euridice is from 1600.