The Royal Roost is the stuff of legends. The club, located on Broadway at 47th Street, was home to the giants of modern jazz. Miles Davis’s “Birth Of The Cool” band played its only gigs there. Charlie Parker was a frequent attraction, and thanks to many radio broadcasts, a wealth of his live music there has been made available through Savoy Records among other labels. This blog features 12 excellent examples from February and March 1949.
I gotta share this with you guys. I have been listening to Julie Byrne for a little while now and I have realized that there is something incredible about her entire aesthetic. When I listen to her album “Rooms with Walls and Windows” I get this feeling of being transported somewhere between some joyful memory and some bitter future. Or bitter memory and joyful future.
Either way… it hits heavy.
No way. I just got this song stuck in my head today.