|McPartland, with Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk (a detail of the famous photograph of jazz musicians "A Great Day in Harlem")|
More great jazz piano: The Definitive Bill Evans on Riverside and Fantasy. And Evans' advanced harmonies are a perfect match for Chet Baker's lyrical trumpet on The Very Best of Chet Baker.
On a more boisterous note: on today’s date in 1929, Walt Disney released “The Skeleton Dance,” his first “Silly Symphonies” cartoon. Enduringly popular, it was voted #18 in a 1994 poll of “The 50 Greatest Cartoons of All Time” by professional animators.
More and more classic cartoons are being rounded up in special sets with historical background and bonuses. Right now we have ones devoted to Felix the Cat (yay!), Popeye, Betty Boop, and a cadre of Saturday Morning Favorites, like The Jetsons, Huckleberry Hound, The Flintstones, and Quick Draw McGraw.