Jazz and Comedy

I came across this great interview of comedian Jeff Garlin (Larry David’s manager on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) by Bret Primack, in which Jeff discusses his love of classic jazz music, with a focus on Sonny Rollins.  He draws parallels between the improvisational nature of what he does in his career and the spirit of the great jazz recordings, performances, and artists.  Fans of Seinfeld, Curb, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, or just the vitality of spontaneity in life will appreciate this insightful chat.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Downloadfilm Despicable Me 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2PV7C1xJWoVideo can’t be loaded: Jeff Garlin Meets Sonny Rollins – Comedy and Jazz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2PV7C1xJWo)

Bob Parlocha

I’ve spent the evening listening (as I have a couple nights this week) to Bob Parlocha’s show on KJazz, which has been really helpful to get me through the scary beginnings of some necessary spring cleaning.  The sad thing is that Bob passed away last week, and they are obviously playing tapes of his past shows.

Over the past years, I heard his show late at night and always loved the hip tunes he played but it wasn’t until major changes at KKJZ in recent years made his choice of material stand out like a beacon of straight-ahead and progressive jazz.  Took me a while to realize he was being piped in from off-campus, and it wasn’t until I went looking for his playlists online that I discovered that.  Continue reading