A debut novelist needs, more than anything else, good reviews of his story. All of the social media marketing one can come up with will have little effect, I believe, if we don’t receive reviews – very positive reviews. I published my espionage thriller, CHINA SEA,… Read More
After much anticipation and a lot of polishing with my proofreading team, my international espionage thriller, China Sea, is officially released. Here’s a snapshot of what it’s about: The protagonist, Roy Mancini, is living the good life in San Francisco when he discovers a ‘help… Read More
The new international spy thriller, CHINA SEA by Stanton Swafford, is now available on Amazon.com, Kindle, Google Play Books and iTunes. With exciting action in Sulawesi, Bali, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malacca and Manila.
Here is music that is as timeless as Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff. I’ll play this forever. Miles Davis – So What.
The novel CHINA SEA will be published this summer. Here’s a preview – the first four pages of the story. I’ll continue the preview next week. So stay tuned to the blog. 1 APRIL 1973 I FIRST MET THE SELF-TAUGHT RUSSIAN JAZZ PIANIST, Sasha Popov, in that… Read More
As I always say, “Blame It On My Youth”. And here’s the Keith Jarrett Trio playing that beautiful ballad.
I believe we all need to experience some peace this week. Here is Bill Evans playing solo piano. This is beautifully improvised from start to finish. It is titled “Peace Piece”.
My all time favorite jazz pianist is Wynton Kelly. Once while he was playing with Miles Davis, Miles was heard to say , “I wish I could swing like that.” True story. Wynton always sounded happy as he played. Like he was playing for dancing. Tragically… Read More
Welcome back to the Weekend Jazz Show. Here’s something different. Listen to The 12 Girl Band from China rock the classics. This is one worth saving. Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/8_i8fUpEFBk Red Garland and his trio, released in 1957 on Prestige Records. 1/C-Jam Blues 00:00 2/Gone Again 08:19 3/Will You Still Be Mine? 15:00 4/Willow Weep for Me 19:42 5/What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry? 29:18 6/Hey Now 36:29 Red Garland –…