Wednesday, September 28, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Mick Jagger

Artist:Mick Jagger
Song:Memo From Turner
Album:The Very Best Of Mick Jagger





Of course everyone knows Mick Jagger as lead singer of The Rolling Stones. But he has recorded occasional solo projects. Memo From Turner was Jagger's very first solo recording for the 1968 film Performance. Jagger has been involved in film production for many years and he still is today. He was born July 26, 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England. He met Keith Richards in school and they have been together ever since as leaders of The Rolling Stones. Jagger started getting into films in the late 60s. His first film was Performance which was produced in 1968 and released in 1970. Apparently director Nicolas Roeg convinced Warner Bros. that he was making a light hearted romp a la A Hard Day's Night and they weren't very happy when the film was much darker. Also The Rolling Stones were supposed to record the soundtrack but Jagger and Richards weren't getting along at the time. So instead Los Angeles session musician Jack Nitzsche composed the score and it was conducted by Randy Newman. Jagger performed Memo From Turner and other songs on the soundtrack were performed by Merry Clayton and Buffy Saine-Marie. Ry Cooder and Lowell George are among the musicians who appear on the album. And yes, that is Cooder playing guitar on Memo From Turner. It wasn't a new song. The Rolling Stones recorded it in 1968 but it wasn't released. Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi of Traffic recorded it but it wasn't released. Jagger's recording of Memo From Turner was released as a single from the Performance soundtrack. That's not available on CD but Memo From Turner is on this Jagger comp from Rhino. Over the years, Jagger has recorded five solo albums. But he's never had a solo hit single probably because he doesn't care to promote himself as a solo artist. He has scored hits with The Jacksons (State Of Shock) and David Bowie (Dancing in the Streets). Because The Rolling Stones are still active, he doesn't need a solo outlet very much. Jagger is still involved with films mostly as a producer. He was behind the now cancelled HBO series Vinyl. That was a show with a lot of potential that just didn't deliver. Here's Mick Jagger performing Memo From Turner in the 1968 film Performance.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Claudia Gadelha vs Cortney Casey added to Nov. 18 UFC show

Today the UFC announced that Claudia Gadelha vs Cortney Casey has been added UFC Fight Night 100 Nov. 18 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This show will air on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN on Canada. The big news is that Claudia has left her long time gym Nova Uniao in Brazil. After she ran out of gas losing to Joanna Jedrzejczyk, I'm not surprised by this move. Claudia has opened her own gym in Philadelphia and she is preparing for this fight at Jackson Wink in Albuquerque. In her win over Randa Markos, Cortney took advantage of a rookie mistake to get a submission. Now she's making a big step up in competition. She could be biting off more than she can chew. Claudia's mistake against Joanna was arrogance and not improving her own game. We'll see if she has learned from her mistakes.

Miesha Tate vs Raquel Pennington added to Nov. 12 UFC show

Miesha Tate vs Raquel Pennington has been added to UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Miesha is coming off of a first round loss of the UFC Bantamweight Championship to Amanda Nunes. Obviously she wants to get back into the title picture. Raquel is better than her 8-5 record. And she is on a three fight winning streak. But Miesha is a big step up in competition for her. If Raquel wins, she gets launched into the title picture. So Miesha has a lot to lose here and I expect her to be more aggressive than usual. Raquel was not very effective in her latest win over Ellizabeth Phillips. She will have to do more to beat Miesha.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz added to Nov. 12 UFC show

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her UFC Strawweight Championship against Karolina Kowalkiewicz on UFC 205 Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, This is one of three title fights on this show and also it is the first UFC show in New York state. It's a big deal. The big news about Joanna is she has moved from her home in Poland to train at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, FL. This was announced on Instagram. That means that both UFC women champs train at ATT. Moving to the US is something Joanna has wanted to do for a while. She's an outstanding fighter already but I'm sure ATT head trainer Mike Brown can teach her some new tricks. And there are greater sponsorship opportunities in the US. Her opponent is fellow Pole Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Two Poles facing each other for a UFC title is another first. Karolina is 10-0. She's a striker like Joanna except she doesn't have Joanna's power. She's a points fighter which I don't like and she's never fought five rounds before. In her last win over Rose Namajunas, I thought Rose beat herself with terrible strategy. She wasn't aggressive enough. Karolina won by split decision. Joanna should be the favourite and she likes to finish. And that's what I expect.

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Kanako Murata vs Kyra Batara

Here's the match video of Kanako Murata vs Kyra Batara from Sunday's RIZIN show. There were three women's matches on this show but I thought the other two were a waste of time. The interest in RIZIN is mostly PRIDE nostalgia because it's owned by the same guy. So he does a lot of the same gimmicky stuff. Of course the problem is it's hard to take them seriously. The thing I like about Murata is she's not a gimmick. She's a highly decorated amateur wrestler. Kanako was recruited to RIZIN by multiple time Olympic gold medal wrestler Saori Yoshida. She works for RIZIN. So Kanako agreed to go into MMA because Yoshida is her idol. She made her debut on the April RIZIN show and she also won over Maia Stevenson on a King of the Cage show in California. She's the daughter of legendary trainer Joe Stevenson. And he also trains Kyra Batara. She normally fights for Combate Americas and they think she's a big star. So I thought it was a big risk to send her to Japan to fight Kanako who has looked great so far. And the fight went as I expected. One of the flaws of RIZIN is using a ring instead of a cage. Again that is the PRIDE influence. Several times during this match it looked like Kyra was trying to get out of the ring. Obviously she's used to a cage. Kanako won easily by unanimous decision. Afterwards, she challenged Rin Nakai to a match. She explained that Rin is the best fighter in Japan and she wants to fight the best. But Rin fights at a different weight class and Rin works for PANCRASE. So it's not happening. Most of the other female fighters in Japan work for DEEP JEWELS. So I expect RIZIN to continue to bring over gaijin fighters to fight Kanako. But she is already frustrated with the competition level. At some point, something has to give. The other two women's fights were gimmick fights. Brazilian heavyweight BJJ whiz Gabi Garcia easily beat football player Destanie Yarbrough. Finding opponents for Gabi won't get any easier. And SHOOT BOXING "it" girl RENA easily beat Miyu Yamamoto using a submission she might have used in SHOOT BOXING. Miyu was debuting at age 42 and her son fought on the show. Until RENA quits SHOOT BOXING, it's hard to take her seriously as an MMA fighter. She has a SHOOT BOXING match coming up in November. There are rumours that she might quit SB at that time. If that happens, that changes things. So you can watch the gimmick matches on Youtube. But I think Kanako Murata has potential and I hope RIZIN doesn't waste that potential. Enjoy the video.

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

Artist:Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
Song:Don't Pull Your Love
Album:The Hit List: 24 hot 100 American Chartbusters of the 1970s




Though it was not their highest chart placing, the 1971 top five hit Don't Pull Your Love is the most memorable song recorded by the pop trio Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds. It's still popular on oldies radio stations. The formation of this group came out of the studio group The T-Bones who scored a hit with No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) in 1965. Liberty Records producer Joe Saraceno wanted to turn The T-Bones into a touring band. He asked Judd Hamilton to do this and he got his brother Dan Hamilton, Joe Frank Carollo and Tommy Reynolds to be The T-Bones. None of them were on the record. Those were studio musicians. They did this and when it ended in 1970, Dan Hamilton, Carollo and Reynolds formed a new band. They called themselves Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds and they signed with Dunhill Records producer Steve Barri. He was behind The Grass Roots and Three Dog Night was also on Dunhill. So they are looking to duplicate that success. Reynolds wrote most of the songs on their 1970 debut album and Hamilton was usually the lead singer. Don't Pull Your Love was written by the veteran songwriting team of Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter. Don't Pull Your Love reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. Subsequent singles did not do well. They recorded two albums for Dunhill. Reynolds left in 1972 and a studio musician played on the second album. Then they added drummer Alan Dennison. They signed with Playboy Records but had to keep the old group name. They topped the charts with Fallin' In Love in 1975. There is no Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds comp available on CD. But you can get Don't Pull Your Love on this Ace Records various artists comp. After one more album as Hamilton, Joe Frank & Dennison, they split up for good. Dan Hamilton continued to write songs. He died in 1994. Here's Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds performing Don't Pull Your Love on Solid Gold 1988.

Monday, September 26, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Juan Formell y Los Van Van

Artist:Juan Formell y Los Van Van
Song:Que Le Den Candela
Album:Por Encima Del Nivel





The best way to describe Los Van Van is they are a contemporary version of a traditional Cuban dance band. Cuban dance bands were very popular in the US in the 50s. Of course this all changed when Castro took over and Cuban music was not heard until cultural exchange loosened up. So Los Van Van didn't become popular outside Cuba until the 90s. they were formed in 1969 by bassist Juan Formell. He was previously musical director of Elio Reve's Orquestra Reve. Formell believed he could attract younger listeners by incorporating rock music to traditional Cuban dance music. This style of music became known as songo. In Los Van Van's early days, Cesar "Pupy" Pedroso was Formell's main collaborator. They wrote and arranged most of the songs. Percussionist Jose Luis "Changuito" Quintana added key rhythmic elements when he joined Los Van Van in 1970. Then in 1974 Pedro Calvo became lead singer for the next twenty years. Later on Formell added trombones, strings and contemporary elements like synthesizers and drum machines. In the 90s, Los Van Van became more popular internationally as their CDs were more readily available. And they began to tour internationally. Que Le Den Candela is from the 1992 album Azucar which was released in the US in 1994. It's a cover of a song recorded in 1955 by La Sonora Matancera. You can get the song on this budget comp which is part of a series of Cuban music essentials. Juan Formell died on May 2, 2014. After an album was released posthumously, it appears that Los Van Van is over. But their music is still around and it is recommended to Cuban music fans. Here's Los Van Van performing Que Le Den Candela at the 1998 Stuttgart Jazz Festival in Germany.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Cris Cyborg vs Lina Lansberg

Here's the match video of Cris Cyborg vs Lina Lansberg from last night's UFC show in Brasilia, Brazil. The fight was at a 140lb catchweight. Lina is from Sweden. She's a kickboxer turned MMA fighter similar to Joanna Jedrzejczyk or Valentina Shevchenko but she's much older than those two. She also normally fights at 135. So after this sacrificial lamb stint, she will go direct to the 135lb roster. The fight went as expected but Lina somehow made it out of the first round despite zero offense. It's almost like Cyborg was playing around until pounding her into the mat for the round two win. So the big question is what is the UFC going to do with Cyborg. I don't think they will change anything. They will do these catchweight bouts in Brazil because she's a draw there. When the contract is over, that's it. I know there is fan sentiment to make concessions to Cyborg because of her weight cut. But remember she cuts from 170lb. Her weight cut has always been difficult. That's not new but now fans got to see it and they feel sorry for her. But plenty of fighters have tough weight cuts. What many of them do is they don't put on as much weight when they aren't fighting. Maybe the cut would be easier if she started at 155. Weighing 170 is her choice. Remember when she signed this contract it was with the promise that she would try to cut to 135. This suggestion was not new. Before her drug suspension, Scott Coker of Strikeforce asked her to drop to 135 and she said she would. He ran out of opponents for her. When the UFC was getting into women's MMA, she again promised to drop to 135. The UFC even sent nutritionist Mike Dolce to help her. But she changed management and new manager Tito Ortiz decided to use his animosity towards UFC president Dana White to ruin Cyborg's career. So he claimed that dropping to 135 was unhealthy. Recently Cyborg's current nutritionist George Lockhart admitted that if she dropped to 135 she would lose her competitive advantage. So the health claims were never true. I believe that if she had remained with her previous management in Brazil, Cyborg would have already fought several times at 135. So remember you're only getting one side of the story and there are a lot of supposedly objective people with very short memories. There is also this lamebrained idea that if the UFC started a 145lb division, all kinds of great fighters would come out of the woodwork. "If you build it, they will come." Unfortunately, all of the decent 145lb fighters are under contract to Bellator. So I expect the UFC to continue to ask 135lb fighters to move up to 140 for one fight and pay them a premium. So Dana White, back up that Brinks truck to Germaine De Randamie's house because I want her to fight Cris Cyborg. Enjoy the video!

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-The Seldom Scene

Artist:The Seldom Scene
Song:Paradise
Album:The Best Of The Seldom Scene





The Seldom Scene is an excellent bluegrass group that has been around since the 70s. They may have been the first bluegrass group to cover contemporary songs in the bluegrass style. The Seldom Scene are from Bethesda, MD. They started out jamming at banjo player Ben Eldridge's house. other members were John Starling on guitar and vocals, Mike Auldridge on dobro and vocals, Tom Grey on bass and John Duffey on mandolin and vocals. He was a member of The Country Gentlemen. At first they were a part time band playing once a week. But they got a record deal with Rebel Records and they began touring nationally. This cover of the John Prine classic Paradise is from the 1973 album Act II. This comp covers their Rebel recordings. John Starling left in 1978 and was replaced by Phil Rosenthal. The Seldom Scene moved to Sugar Hill and they recorded for them for many years. There were several personnel changes in the late 80s. by the 90s, the only original members were Duffey and Auldridge. Then Duffey died in 1996 and Auldridge left. Ben Eldridge currently leads The Seldom Scene and they released a new CD on Smithsonian Folkways in 2014. Other members are Lou Reid on mandolin, Dudley Connell on guitar, Ronnie Simpkins on bass and Fred Travers on dobro. Reid was a member in the 80s. The Seldom Scene continue to perform as they did in the 70s and they are worth checking out. Here's the Seldom Scene performing Paradise on the PBS series Jubilee at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at Kentucky Horse Park.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Poor reffing hurts Invicta FC 19

Photo by Esther Lin
Last night's Invicta show had two championship matches and the rest of the show was a mixed bag. When the show was announced, I thought the main card was weak and it was. Two refs worked the show. I didn't think either was on his game and there was one very bad mistake that killed one of the championship matches. When the card was announced, Jennifer Maia vs Roxanne Modafferi was supposed to be for the interim Flyweight Championship. At the time, I thought that Barb Honchak should have already been stripped of the title because she hasn't fought since 2014. So Invicta actually did this at the weigh ins. It's the right decision but it was handled ineptly and afterwards Barb complained that she wasn't notified. It wasn't necessary to do it in public. They could have done it by press release months ago so everyone is notified. I guess these people don't think straight. The fight itself was close but I thought Jennifer won three of the five rounds. The judges gave her the win by split decision and that didn't surprise me either. It could have gone either way. In the other championship match, Ayaka Hamasaki retained her Invicta Atomweight Championship over Jinh Yu Frey by a second round doctor stoppage. Ref Mark Wasem really screwed up. As you can see in the accompanying pic, Ayaka's overhand right cut Jinh over her left eye. Wasem immediately stopped the fight so the doctor could examine the cut. If he had let the fight go, Ayaka would have finished Jinh anyway seconds later as she was out on her feet. The doc really had no choice but to stop the fight because if he had allowed the fight to continue, the rest would have given Jinh an unfair advantage. I suppose this will lead to a rematch though Ayaka said she wants to move up to 115 and go to the UFC. The other two main card matches were mediocre. Irene Aldana won over Faith Van Duin by first round TKO. Faith is not a good fighter and Irene needs to beat someone better to make me think she is any good. And the stoppage was late. And then Kaline Medeiros beat Manjit Kolekar by unanimous decision. Of course the big deal is that Kolekar is from India. She has mostly fought for SuperFights. The problem is she did nothing for three rounds. Why does a fighter come all the way from India to lose like that? I guess it's a moral victory if she lasts three rounds. Ugh! In the prelims, we had the wildly overhyped MMA debut of Glory kickboxing ace Tiffany Van Soest. Her opponent was announced as Kalyn Schwartz but by the time she got to the cage she was Kal Holiday. And that's the name she uses on Twitter. The bottom line is Tiffany needs work on her takedown defence. Kal took her down at will and won with a second round rear naked choke. Back to the drawing board for the kickboxing ace. In the other prelims, Julia Jones beat Stephanie Skinner by first round rear naked choke. Stephanie was coming off of a long injury layoff and she just didn't look good. Amber Leibrock beat Amy Coleman by first round TKO. Amber nailed her with knees and then punches. I thought the stoppage was late. That's two late stoppages for ref Mike England. And in the opener, Sunna Davisdottir came all the way from Iceland to beat Ashley Greenway by unanimous decision. Sunna looked very sharp. I want to see her again. BTW, UFC fighter Gunnar Nelson is one of her teammates. In other Invicta news, MIZUKI has a torn ACL and she will be out for at least six months after knee surgery. She was up for a title shot. Not anymore.

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Kenny G

Artist:Kenny G f/Lenny Williams
Song:Don't Make Me Wait For Love
Album:Ultimate Kenny G





Like a lot of smooth jazz artists, sax player Kenny G uses plenty of guest vocalists to cross over to the R&B market. The 1986 single Don't Make Me Wait For Love features former Tower Of Power lead singer Lenny Williams. After Williams left tower Of Power, he had some success mostly on the R&B charts recording for ABC Records and then MCA. By the time Williams recorded Don't Make Me Wait For Love, Williams had left MCA and he was recording for smaller labels. He still had a strong following in the R&B community. Producer Narada Michael Walden brought Williams in to record the vocal for Don't Make Me Wait For Love on Kenny G's 1986 breakthrough album Duotones. Walden wrote the song with Preston Glass and Walter Afanasieff from Kenny's band. Walden believed that Williams could help Kenny G cross over to R&B. This was the first single from Duotones. It reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #17 on the R&B Singles chart. Of course Songbird was Kenny G's next single and that was his breakthrough into the mainstream. You can get Don't Make Me Wait For love on the budget comp Ultimate Kenny G. It's not available on a Lenny Williams album. And in 1989 when Kenny G Live was released, Michael Bolton was the guest singer on this song. Here's the video for Don't Make Me Wait For Love by Kenny G featuring Lenny Williams.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Rin Nakai vs Priscila de Souza set for Nov. 13 PANCRASE show

Rin Nakai, Priscila de Souza
This morning PANCRASE announced that Rin Nakai will face Brazilian Priscila de Souza on the Nov. 13 Differ Ariake show. Despite the fact that Rin wants to fight at 125lb, this fight will be at 135lb. That's because Priscila has fought mostly at 135. Priscila trains at Parana Vale Tudo which is also the home for UFC Strawweight contender Jessica Andrade. Her record is 12-6. She is 27 years old. Priscila's problem is typical of Brazilian fighters plunked into these kind of fights. She has no international experience. And most of her experience is on the Brazilian regional circuit that is supposed to be for beginners but is sometimes used to pad records. For example, Priscila's last fight was a win over newcomer Luana Carvalho on the Jan. 24 Baixada Top Fight show. Priscila shouldn't even be on a show like this. A win like that is just a number because that level of competition doesn't help her improve. But sometimes promoters only care about the numbers especially when a fighter is being brought in to lose to a star like Rin Nakai. "Look, we brought someone in all the way from Brazil." If you saw Syuri's post match interview after her last win, she took a jab at PANCRASE bringing in a teenage Brazilian fighter. "Well, she's very pretty." Obviously this is a big leap in competition level for Priscila. And the funniest thing is at 5 feet tall, she's shorter than Rin. My big question for Rin is will she stop screwing around early in fights and be more aggressive.

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Kix

Artist:Kix
Song:Don't Close Your Eyes
Album:The Essentials





The hard rock band Kix scored their only big hit with the 1989 power ballad Don't Close Your Eyes. Though highly regarded by fans, it looks like they had difficulty distinguishing themselves from similar bands of the era. So they weren't as successful as they could have been. Kix are from Hagerstown, MD. They were formed in 1977 as Shooze led by bassist and main songwriter Donnie Purnell along with guitarists Brian Forsythe and Ronnie Younkins. Forsythe was the lead singer at first. But that changed when Steve Whiteman joined in 1978 and they also added drummer Jimmy Chalfant. Eventually they named themselves Kix after the breakfast cereal. They started playing local clubs and they released an album independently. This led to a deal with Atlantic Records. They released a couple of albums but they couldn't seem to get anywhere. I think part of the problem was Atlantic had a lot of hard rock bands on their roster at the time. For example, Ratt was successful so Atlantic was spending promotional funds on them as opposed to spending them on Kix. Having them work with Ratt's producer Beau Hill didn't help. Finally Kix had success working with veteran producer Tom Werner on the 1988 album Rock My Fuse. The power ballad Don't Close Your Eyes reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified Platinum. So finally Kix had success. But it didn't help as Kix discovered they still owed a lot of money to Atlantic. And Atlantic was going through management changes which led to Kix switching to the new label EastWest. That killed Kix's momentum and the 1991 album Hot Wire was a financial failure. Atlantic then dropped them. This comp is a good intro to Kix's music. Kix split up in 1996. Whiteman formed the band Funny Money. Forsythe formed the band Rhino Bucket. In 2003 the two bands merged to become a Kix reunion. Purnell is not part of the Kix reunion. He had a falling out with Whiteman and Purnell now runs a recording studio in West Virginia. Kix released a new CD in 2014. Their website is down so they may have split up. Here's the video for Don't Close Your Eyes by Kix.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Two matches added to Nov. 3 DEEP JEWELS show

KING Reina, Eriko
This morning DEEP JEWELS added two more matches to the Nov. 3 show at Shinjuku FACE. A couple of weeks ago they announced that retired boxing champ Emiko Reica would make her DEEP JEWELS debut. Reica retired from boxing in 2014. She has a 2-4 MMA record and most recently lost to Rin Nakai in PANCRASE. Her opponent will be Korean Yoon Jin-Hee. There are no details available about her but I suspect she is a kickboxer making her MMA debut which is normal for CMA Korea fighters. This fight will be at 57kg. The other fight is a couple of MMA debutantes fighting at 75kg. We haven't had a Japanese fighter at that weight since HIROKO retired. They are calling the first fighter KING Reina but her real name is Reina Miura. She fought in a DEEP JEWELS amateur match last year but she missed weight so it was ruled a no contest. Her opponent goes by the name Eriko. I couldn't find any details about her so she must be making her MMA debut. DEEP JEWELS really wants to push Reina. They point out that she has studied judo for years and competed in sambo and Jiu Jitsu tournaments. It doesn't look like she ever won a tournament. They obviously have high hopes for Reina. We'll see how she does.

AccuRadio Song of The Day-Herb Ellis and Joe Pass

Artist:Herb Ellis and Joe Pass
Song:I'm Confessin' That I Love You
Album:Arrival





If you are a jazz guitar fan, you will want this 2CD set of two of the all time great jazz guitarists. The other interesting thing is these were the first two albums released by Carl Jefferson's Concord Jazz label in 1973. And Concord is still going strong today. Of course Herb Ellis was best known for his days with The Oscar Peterson Trio in the 50s. He was also in the Verve Records house band. Though he recorded occasionally as a leader, Ellis was usually a side man and studio musician. Joe Pass was also a studio musician in the 60s working in films and TV. He also was part of many TV variety show bands. Pass signed with Norman Granz' new label Pablo in 1970. At the same time, Ellis signed with Concord. The two worked a regular gig at Donte's in Los Angeles. Jefferson got the idea to record them as a duo. After getting Granz' permission to use Pass, Jefferson recorded two albums in two days and he released them as the first two albums on Concord. Ray Brown was on bass and Jake Hanna was on drums for both albums. The first album was a studio album titled Jazz/Concord. The second album titled Seven Come Eleven was recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival July 29, 1973. I'm Confessin' That I Love You is from Seven Come Eleven. That song is a jazz standard that was popularized by Louis Armstrong in 1930. Ellis and Pass recorded a third album Two For The Road in 1974. That was their final album as a duo though I'm sure they worked together many times over the years. Unfortunately they never appeared together on TV. In 2003, Concord decided to commemorate the first two Ellis/Pass albums and the beginning of Concord Jazz in a 2CD set called Arrival. These albums are not available individually. You can only get them in the 2CD package. Jazz guitar fans will want them regardless. Here's a video for I'm Confessin' That I Love You by Herb Ellis and Joe Pass.