The Frankie “Tram” Trumbauer Orchestra feat. Bix Beiderbecke – “Singin’ the Blues”, recorded in 1927. The first minute of the song is a sax solo by Trumbauer. The second minute is Bix’s cornet solo. The third minute features a short clarinet solo by Jimmy Dorsey, who was the clarinetist in Trumbauer’s Orchestra at that time. The guitarist on this track is Eddie Lang.
“It Ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)” was a calypso song written by jazz musicians Melvin “Sy” Oliver and James “Trummy” Young, first recorded in 1939 by Jimmie Lunceford, Harry James, and Ella Fitzgerald.
This is a madly infectious ska-pop version recorded in 1982.
“All things are in flux, which is just a balance between the downbeats and the upbeats, and if you are loose enough, you’ll get the dotted note… Otherwise you will fall from either one.”
— Efrain Toro
(Thanks Debbie Pryor for this!)
Kip (Naveen Andrews) and Hana (Juliette Binoche) in The English Patient (1996), directed by Anthony Minghella, based on the book by Michael Ondaatje.