More Often Than Not

photo credit: Scott Robinson

Hibernation, hyper nation. The inevitable is forgettable.
Rhythm and rhyme pass the time as dusks dream of dawning

Yeah whatever here’s some jazz you might like. Substitute for holiday tunes and hang in there with me, we’ll get through this together. Can you handle an hour of hastily hacked together jazzers, like torn bits of pages from the Great American Songbook glued ransom-note-style across your ears? Probably.


  • 0:00 Wait Till You See Him – Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1:28 Moon Love – Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle (vocals)
  • 4:19 Rockin’ In Rhythm – Duke Ellington
  • 7:31 Deep Purple – Artie Shaw & Helen Forrest (vocals)
  • 10:41 Body And Soul – Coleman Hawkins
  • 13:41 Autumn Leaves – Artie Shaw
  • 17:10 When It’s Sleepy Time Down South – Louis Armstrong
  • 20:30 Shaw Nuff – Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
  • 24:45 I Know That You Know – Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie & Sony Stitt
  • 30:12 I’m Always True To You In My Fashion – Ella Fitzgerald
  • 33:00 God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday
  • 35:53 In The Still Of The Night – Charlie Parker
  • 39:15 The Lady’s In Love – Maynard Ferguson
  • 41:51 On The Street Where You Live – Stan Kenton
  • 44:08 Sweetie Pie – Stan Getz
  • 46:37 And The Angels Sing – Benny Goodman & Martha Tilton (vocals)
  • 49:47 Night And Day – Charlie Parker
  • 52:37 Struttin’ With Some Barbeque – Louis Armstrong
  • 55:31 Goodnight, My Love – Benny Goodman
  • 58:36 Shiny Stockings – Count Basie

P.S., there’s extra material in the podcast: alternate interpretations of a few tunes and some bad studio takes. You know what to do.

Previously: Summery

Update: Thanks to Christoph there’s a cue sheet available if you dig that kind of thing.

4 Replies to “More Often Than Not”

  1. Hey, I remember Summery! To be entirely honest, that wasn’t really ‘my style’ but judging from the catalogue of names in this one, I’m gonna love it. 37 seconds to go for download… American Songbook, I love thee! Thanks.

  2. Dude, awesome …

    For anyone who doesn’t know, you can burn a cue sheet on an audio CD and it will be readable by many CD players that display text. Or at least I think that’s how it works, I’ll have to try it myself. Many software music players can read cue sheets as well — not iTunes, but I know there’s a plugin for Winamp. Check this Wikipedia article for more info (and supported software).

    I’ve uploaded this as a .cue file and edited out the original text.

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