Today, 21st August 2017, much of the USA’s population will be watching a rare solar eclipse while the rest of the world will be watching it via live streaming on internet connected devices or TVs.
The moon’s gravitational pull affects the ocean’s tides and the internal equilibrium of members of the animal kingdom, e.g. lunatics and werewolves. We can therefore expect more craziness.
Howling Wolf has a song about the moon.
But IndoJazzia is not about craziness; it’s about jazz heritage, past, present and into the unknown. So, unwilling to be eclipsed or out-trumped by natural and unnatural events, we think today gives us a good enough excuse to offer a couple of compilations of Moon Jazz.
The first, Beautiful Moons Ago, is about the past; there are some familiar tunes and, we hope, some less so.
The second, Reaching For The Moon, highlights the contemporary fascination with the orb that pulls.