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Sunday, April 20, 2014

'Peeps' With 'CHICK' COREA In Our Basket For Easter....Sure, Off To 'Spain'

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Happy Easter, did the Easter Bunny visit you guys last night? There was more than chocolate eggs and peeps in our basket....WOW, there was another 'CHICK' COREA and HERE and 'Spain' 1972 [thanks luchozepp.]...Steve loves to do this tune, so we're going over it right now, before we start in, in the green house and garden.
Who is this 'Chick' anyway.....well, he's cool. WIKIPEDIA says he's " is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer." I know that he had his own band called 'Into Forever', that he created in the '70's....that's who's doing 'Spain' on the link above, I bet, that's his most well-known tune  . I'll look up more for this post.
Corea was born in the U.S.A., his father was a jazz trumpeter. So, As a child, Chick' was exposed to alot of jazz by his father. When he was 4 years old he started the piano and later [8] the drums. He learned to use the piano as a percussion instrument. Steve says Corea's tunes have a 'pulse' to them..' the pulse on the bass is not on ones, it's ands."...whatever that means?{Jan] You musicians will know. O.K? Most of his stuff has a 'latin' sound to it, that I really's again, Jan.
Corea played gigs in high school, wearing an old tuxedo that his father gave him...He played HORACE SILVER's and HERE stuff in a trio at a local [New York] jazz club. An early recording of his was a album with BLUE MITCHELL, it features Chick's tune ' You Stepped Out of a Dream' [thanks 1blue1]....I'll try and find a copy and post it.
I read he's won aleast one GRAMMY, and I personality love all his stuff with BELLA FLECK and HERE and BOBBY McFERRIN and HERE . I'll post some music video links below and feature the video 'Spain'.from  luchozepp. Here's the only thing that the video page says:"Uploaded on Jul 27, 2008

Chick Corea and Return to Forever

Disc: Light as a feather"

Alberto Cabello Mayero cc
Have a great Easter, 'peep-peep' Jan and Steve
Post video links below.
1.] CHICK's TUNE,  or YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM, by Blue Mitchell, Chick Corea, from 1blue1
2.] SPAIN, by Chick Corea, Into Forever, from luchozepp
3.] THE ENCHANTMENT MOUNTAIN, by Chick Corea, Bella Fleck, from AlfSob
4.] SPAIN Part 1, by Chick Corea, Bella Fleck, Bobby McFerrin, from alwiap15
5.] SPAIN, Part 2, by Chick Corea, Bella Fleck, Bobby McFerrin, from alwiap15
6.] ARMANDO's RHUMBA, by Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, from attilagaborcsur

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Celebrate The QUEEN OF JAZZ, ELLA FITZGERALD's Birthday Next Week

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O.K....ELLA FITZGERALD and HERE was also known as 'The Fist Lady of JAZZ'. She was a jazz vocalist, did some acting too, and her birthday was on April 25th, 1917. I read about her in eNEWS JAZZ. But, she's not difficult to find online or anywhere...her music's everywhere. Really. With over 70 albums to her name and over 40 million copies sold, you can't miss her.
When she was a child, Ella loved to dance, She started singing in her church at a young age. But, in her teen years, her mom died and she ended up in an orphanage. Then, Ella ran away and was homeless.
Her luck changed in November '34 when she was about age 17, she won a $25.00 top prize  at THE APOLLO THEATER in Harlem on 'Amateur Night'. This is what happened, always loving dance Ella went to the 'Amateur Night' that night planning to dance, but was intimidated by the dance duo that was there with her and changed her mind at the very last second and sang two of her favorite tunes....The Boswell Sister's 'Judy' and 'The Object Of My Affection' AND, the rest is history.
Ella Fitzgerald won...well, some places say 13, other places say 14 GRAMMY AWARDS during her singing career. It was alot either way...Go Ella.
 She won THE KENNEDY CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS METAL OF HONOR, THE PRESIDENTIAL METAL of FREEDOM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY gave her an HONOR DOCTORATE of MUSIC and GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN AWARD...for Lifetime Achievement...there's even more too, but my finger's running out of steam for now. Have to rest for awhile. BUT,...Believe me when I just say...'She's won alota awards.' .... See.WIKIPEDIA and check it all out.
Steve thought I should say something about her death, because Ella's so wise and brave.. Ella died in 1996. She had both legs amputated at the knees three years eariler from diabetes, she was in a wheelchair..and,.loved to spend her days out in her garden, listening to the birds, smelling the air, feeling the wind on her face and hearing her grand daughter Alice laugh. On her final day, she was wheeled back inside after 'bout an hour outside.....and from WIKIPEDIA  "  she looked up with a soft smile on her face and said, "I'm ready to go now." She died in her home on June 15, 1996 at the age of 79..

.I'll post some links of Ella's tunes and other related video links below. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: guyman22 cc

1.] DREAM ALITTLE DREAM OF ME, by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, from phalenopsis1
2.] SUMMERTIME, by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, from Praguedive
3.] CRY ME A RIVER, by Ella Fitzgerad, from cioto84
4.] THE MAN I LOVE, by Ella Fitzgerald, from diegodobini2
5.] FEELINGS, by Ella Fitzgerald, from newstart2009
6.] SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE, by Ella Fitzgerald, from argidrak
7.] THIS GIRL IN LOVE WITH YOU, by Ella Fitzgerald, from André Grangeiro
8.] DUETS IN HANNOVER 1975, by Joe Pass, Ella Fitzgerald, from RochestersEarl

Friday, April 18, 2014

Meeting ALICE STEWART Last Night....AND, Ready for A Cane?

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A fine musical lady, that I've admired for along time is ALICE STEWART and HERE. AND, guess what? We met her in person for the very first time last night....well, this is how it all happened. O.K?
Steve and I just love music, that's all. And so, last night we decided at the very last moment before starting dinner, to just forget dinner, to go to Centralia instead...for music and a jam we'd heard of last week. Well, now we're talkin'. What can be better than music? Except...more music. So, we happily took excited that forgot my walker or wheelchair...Whoops. [we had the bass, of course]  But, it's O.K. folks, don't worry 'cause I won't give up ever.
When we got to THE JUNCTION SPORTS BAR in Centralia, we stopped the car. That's when Steve looked alittle was I gonna get in the place? He said he wouldn't just leave me in the car while he played. i had an idea...get a chair and I'd 'walk' it into the building. worked, and I sat down right inside the front door.
The Junction has no stairs or ramps, if you have your own wheels it would be a breeze I'm sure, to get inside. I did not see the bathrooms, so I don't know if they're big enough for wheelchairs and people at the same time. BUT, I'll check that out next time.
I'm sure there will be a NEXT time 'cause this place was lotsa fun. A big stage. Cold beer.  Seasoned experienced musicians were playing when we arrived. BARTLETT signed in and soon he was called up stage. Here comes that BIG smile of his, he was dancing, singing and having the best time [me too].
Converse All Stars
Earlier, I'd noticed a quiet lady sitting over on the side of the room. She had really cool shoes on  HERE, and looked so familiar..was it?....yes, it was HER... Alice Stewart. Steve went over an introduced himself to her. They'd talked on the phone before when she'd needed a fill in bassman for a gig. But, Steve had a gig already booked for that night, and missed performing with her.
Alice came over to my table after the jam and we talked. WOW!...Alice Stewart. She helped 'walk' me and my chair back out to our car, with Kirby, Pierre and other new friends. Thank you.
I'm sure ALL this was a sign from above....great music on the way AND I'm ready for a cane. Today, I'll get my old cane out....AND walk. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: Gamma Man cc

WHERE: THE JUNCTION SPORTS BAR, Thursday's 6:30 'til 9 pm jam
              21000 Old Hwy 99 SW
Centralia, WA 98531

Ph. 360.273.7586
Fax. 360.273.4363

Gigs, Gigs Gigs...Coming Out Our Ears....What You Say?..Pigs?...NO, More Gigs ,You Know...Music

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NOT pigs...that's gigs....I know, I've talked about pigs kinda before, well THE PIG BAR anyway, 619 Legion, in Olympia, so I understand the mix up...gigs and pigs kinda sound alike, don't they, BUT, they're NOT the same..THE PIG BAR....that's where THE D.C. JAZZ  QUARTET plays every Tuesday night from 8 to 10 pm., with smooth jazz by DON COHEN/vocals, DAVEN TILLINGHAST/guitar, MARK STOUT/trombone and my Steve BARTLETT/ON BASS. Come on down next Tuesday and see. O.K?
But wait...there's more , lotsa gigs, I know we live on a farm, but not just farm animals coming in all the time. Music from just 'bout everywhere..Seattle, Tacoma...well, all the way down to Centralia. All kinds of music too..besides jazz, there's rock and roll, blues, funk, soul, even some country?...just everything. I'm in heaven, so is my Bartlett. BUT, I won't 'spill the beans'...until everything's set AND just, stay tuned. O.K?
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Oh animals, that reminds me...we had another lamb born this week. It's black with white marking on it's head...a little girl. Beautiful. Also, Steve's teaching those baby turkey's to fly...I mean it,...they really undestand him. Steve built a 'turkey-run'....he puts them inside and yells 'fly'as he flaps his arms up and down. They watch him and listen, really...and, by golly, if they don't start running and flapping those little golden turkey wings as fast as they can...they ALL end up running into each other and falling down AND, no one has got off the ground yet, but soon...I just know it. BARTLETT is a great 'Turkey-Daddy'. I love him so....a truly gentle-man. 'goble-goble' Jan
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Walter's Birthday "Going Fishing" featuring Steve Bartlett...BARTLETT ON BASS

BATLETT ON BASS doing 'Going Fishing' by Duke Ellington. A special thanks to MARTIN and BARB SALINAS for making this available. I know it's kinda dark, but the only copy I can find. This was recorded in August of 2010 at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's in McKenna, WA.. The band was called 'Walter's Birthday', disbanded in March 2013. Members of the band are TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, and of course Steve BARTLETT ON BASS. Jan

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

'We Were Born Before The Wind,' That's True...INTO THE MYSTIC' By VAN MORRISON

Bartlett +Shelly Ely 2008 by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
O.K...I did this tune way back when with BARTLETT ON BASS...'into The Mystic' [thanks Mrsotaviaparauna] by VAN MORRISON and HERE. What a beautiful song. AND, guess who else does it?...Well, it's our friend, SHELLY ELY.
But, this post is mostly about Van Morrison. O.K?
First off, I found out he's from Ireland...Oh...that explains his voice,'s like no one elses...that's it,..I love his 'celtic' sound, kinda mystical and mysterious to me. And, 'Into the Mystic' [thanks Mrsotaviaparauna] fits that sound just right...what I'm trying to say is, well is...ah, it has that quality to it, reminds me of some ancient, olde English-Irish poetry.
Morrison's sound has been described as a mixture of gospel, blues, soul, jazz, rock, transendental, mystical, folk and celtic by many others. Here's a quote from WIKIPEDIA...."  Morrison is widely considered by many rock historians to be one of the most unusual and influential vocalists in the history of rock and roll."
I read that Van Morrison has won over 6 Grammys in the years we have been enjoying his tunes, has won BRIT AWARD for OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION to MUSIC,  and been placed in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME and SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME. He was born in 1945 and has been doing music since the '50's. Of course, he sings, plays guitar, but also, did you know?...the  keyboards, saxaphone, drums, harmonica and ukulele....and, has done many live performances, as well as recordings with these other instruments.
He's 79 today in 2014 and is still performing two or three times a week. But, sorry to say all the performances are over in Europe, go HERE. Jan

Tunes BARTLETT's working up this week..per MY request, pretty please Sweetheart. Thanks Shelly for these....and more Van Morrison stuff too.

1.] INTO THE MYSTIC, by Van Morrison, from Mrsotaviaparauna
2.] BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE, by Bonnie Raitt, from BonnieRaittVEVO
3.] CHECK OUT HER MAMA, by Johnny Winters, from Jones Smith
4.] TO LOVE SOMEBODY, by Janis Joplin, from cavettbiter
5.] BROWN EYED GIRL, by Van Morrison, from Bryan Johansen
6.] TUPELO HONEY, by Van Morrison, from Phescador
7.] THE HEALING GAME, by Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, from Miido06
8.] BABY, PLEASE DON'T GO, by Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, from silasouren
9.] GLORIA, by Van Morison, John Lee Hooker, from smokydogjoe
10.] SOMETIMES WE CRY, by Van Morrison, from SuperBigfish3
11.] THE LAST WALTZ, CARAVAN, by Van Morrison, from BastiVineta
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Photo by by billsaturno cc click to link, A note 'bout my spelling... I'm typing as fast as I can with one finger on one hand, and trying to make sense and everything. I haveave to look at the keyboard, NOT the see where ALL those letters are, and my nect won't bend or turn...whoops, that's NECK, not 'nect'. Please, forgive me and give me a little 'LEE-way' [spell?]...Thanks, Jan SMILE

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If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my BARTLETT ON BASS. Please send your gig info. at for review. I will review and post the very best gigs and live music events in the area. Thanks for reading BARTLETT ON BASS and supporting live music. ' T. Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.

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I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all shared, and reflect our views together, we are a team and equal team players. We share posts and ideas about posts. Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, 'cause Steve always operates the bass and music.....AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan.... Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.