Stardust – Ben Webster & Charlie Shavers

The legendary Ben Webster and Charlie Shavers at the Cafe Montmarte in Copenhagen, 1971.  It is said a young accompanying musician once asked Ben, “Why do you always cry while you’re playing?”  “I play so beautiful” was the response!

C-A-G – Billy Taylor

An original Billy Taylor composition, recorded in 2001 with Billy on piano, Chip Jackson on bass, and Steve Johns on drums.  The tune was written to show what can be done using only the title chord and its three basic notes C, A and G, masterfully manipulated throughout the song.