Musical Interlude: Jazz Session circa 1944

Featuring Marie Bryant singing Sunny Side of the Street accompanied by Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and some other musicians I should probably know but don’t.

Should have a book review by Friday. In the meantime, chill out with some jazz. Don’t you just love the suits and cigarettes? No, I don’t smoke. It just feels like stepping back in time is all.

Happy Monday!


5 thoughts on “Musical Interlude: Jazz Session circa 1944

  1. Robyn says:

    JUST fantastic!! We love to listen to jazz here with the gibson clan. We have a craft night at our house and the back ground music is “Big Band Saturday Night.”

    This past weekend Darrell took me to see a play at the Capital Theatre Fort Edmonton and it was like stepping back into the past; loved it. I do most of my kitchen prep for the week on Mondays and Tuesdays and listen to jazz while I am working away. It’s very calming, don’t you find?

    Thanks for posting this, we’ve not heard of Marie Bryant before.

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  2. Elspeth says:

    You’re welcome, Robyn. Glad you enjoyed it and yes, jazz is a wonderful type of music to relax to. It lacks the reverence of say, classical, but it’s original and pure enough to be a cut above regular common stuff most people listen to.

    I always liked jazz but my husband was the one who introduced me to “classical jazz” when he introduced me to Miles Davis. It was so out of step with what I thought I knew about who he was that I couldn’t help but fall hard.

    What play did you see?


  3. Elspeth says:


    Yeah, the camera work was good, and I have a real thing about the way people dressed in the 1940’s.

    I don’t dress vintage myself, but I have a girl who inherited it by osmosis because she is all about vintage dresses and skirts.

    And while the “cancer sticks” are less than desirable, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I found something slightly daring and even alluring about the guys with their cigs between their times to play.

    Or maybe it just reminded me of my daddy, who smoked for nearly 60 years of his life.He’s holding a cigarette in almost all of my favorite photographs of him


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