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  1. Clark Terry

    I saw Clark Terry's Serenade to a Bus Seat on the shelf and decided to give it a try having heard him as a side man (Monk's Brilliant Corners) a few times and on Friendship w/ Max Roach. Terry is on trumpet Johnny Griffin - tenor sax Wynton Kelly - piano Paul Chambers - bass Philly Joe Jones - drums A great line up to say the least. This was Griffin's and Kelly's first appearance on Riverside. AMG gives it four stars and I would agree. Here's what else they had to say: This CD reissue matches together trumpeter Clark Terry (before he switched to flugelhorn) with tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. Most notable about the music is that Terry wrote five of the eight selections (including the colorful title cut which pays tribute to life on the road with Duke Ellington); the other numbers are "Donna Lee," a pretty version of "Stardust" and a slightly Latinized "That Old Black Magic." Terry and Griffin were a potent team, making one regret that they did not record together much through the years. This set contains excellent straightahead jazz performed with plenty of spirit. — Scott Yanow
  2. About 15 years ago I moved into my first home. Back then this group helped to decide what the first song played would be. I went with Jimmy Smith’s House Party. Since then I got married and have two boys. Now It’s time to choose again. This Friday (12/7/19) we move into our dream home. What will the first track be?
  3. Don Cheadle may play Miles Davis in biopic ‘Training Day's’ Antoine Fuqua is a possible director for the film Reuters Updated: 12:09 a.m. ET March 14, 2006 NEW YORK - Jazz legend Miles Davis, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, may be resurrected in a biographical movie with Don Cheadle playing the lead, Davis’ family said. His nephew, Vince Wilburn, told reporters after Davis was inducted into the Hall of Fame that Sony Pictures was working on a movie as well as planning several CDs to celebrate what would have been Davis’ 80th birthday later this year. "People are submitting scripts to Sony Pictures," Wilburn said. "A few names have come up [to play Davis] but Don Cheadle’s name keeps coming up," he said. Wilburn said the movie could touch on Davis’ private life as well as his career as a groundbreaking jazz musician who later branched out into music that crossed over into rock and funk. Wilburn said a possible director for the film was Antoine Fuqua, best known for "Training Day," the movie for which Denzel Washington won a best-acting Oscar in 2002. Davis’ son, Gregory, recalled touring with his father, who died of a stroke in 1991, and said he would have been proud of the honor bestowed on him at Monday’s gala ceremony in New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel. "We’re very proud because this man’s ancestors came out of slavery and he’s an international icon all over the world and America should be proud of him," he said. Asked about Davis’ reputation as a tough and difficult man, his daughter, Cheryl, conceded that image was accurate at times but said there was another side to him. "He wasn’t an angry black man ... he was very humorous. ... He lived life to the fullest and he absorbed cultures from all over the world." Source: MSNBC
  4. Ordered this from Bezos and initially got a estimated delivery date of a few days (one day longer than the Louis Hayes). A day later I got an update saying April 9, 2019 - May 14, 2019. Today it's: March 12, 2019 - March 13, 2019
  5. 21 CD box of Art Ensemble of Chicago on ECM

    I found everything in this box in Amazon Music except - The Third Decade. I still like having the physical product though. I made a playlist on Amazon Music - AEC Box
  6. Happy Birthday mgraham333!

    This thread is still alive and so am I.
  7. Happy Birthday mgraham333!

    Thanks everyone. Can't believe I've been hanging out here since 2003!
  8. Herbie Hancock - Complete Columbia on Amazon for $87.49 3 left! Herbie - Complete Columbia I bought this 3 days ago for $117 and thought I was getting a great deal. Both my purchase and this offering are through a 3rd party but they are fulfilled by Amazon.
  9. Curtis Amy - Select. Great set. Played all the way through this weekend.
  10. Title track from Jimmy Smith's The Sermon
  11. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    I kept up with each release in the series. It was a great way to introduce myself to new music - in several cases artists I might not have sought out. #5 - Paul Chambers sticks out with the white spine. All other #s 1-20 were pastel colors. Then they switched to pictures on the spine from 21 - 38 except for #27 - Cohn, Newman & Green and #32 - Pendulum. Really glad I have them. Lots of enjoyment over the years. Few regrets. Maybe the Johnny Mercer. I think I posted something here where I compared that set to the candy, Circus Peanuts - those little orange goodies that after two, you've had enough - a little goes a long way. I would love love to see the series make it to 40 - for no other reason to even out how they fit on my shelves.
  12. Uptown

    Is there a website for Uptown or site somewhere with a list of their output?
  13. Happy Birthday mgraham333!

    Thanks. 43 laps around the sun.
  14. Borders coupons

    Bump. For a laugh...and a cry...
  15. Jazz Art Projects

    I saw the inkjet on wood idea here
  16. I thought I would share a couple of Jazz related art projects. For this I cut out 2" square cover art using a color laser printer and adhered the images to pre-cut letters using mod podge. I used a thin layer of mod podge to seal the images. Step 1) Take inkjet labels and peel off all of the labels leaving only the slick paper Step 2) Print an image on the slick side of the label paper (remember to flip the image if it has text) Step 3) Carefully press the image printed on the slick paper to the wood - it will slide so be careful Tips: Pine or some other wood with a more open grain will likely work best. I used red oak which is hard with a tighter grain so it didn't accept as much of the ink as a softer wood might have. If your image has areas of white (like the rightmost image on my project) it will remain the color of the wood as white doesn't actually print with ink.
  17. Herbie Hancock Complete Columbia Box

    Available from Pop Market for $145

    Happy birthday!
  19. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3

    US Amazon price dropped to $41.46
  20. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3

    MILES AT THE FILLMORE - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 Just showed up in Amazon US for $52.61 Glad I jumped on the UK offer.
  21. The Rejected Sessions

    I was playing One For Five the other day, first on Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal, then on The Lost Sessions Connoisseur. I enjoy this track and would love to hear the rest of the session. Maybe it's time for another Lost Sessions volume or maybe even The Rejected Sessions . The Rouse session and the "Trainwreck" would probably be at the top of the list...but what else?
  22. Porgy and Bess

    I really enjoy the music of Porgy and Bess. I guess I know it best from the Miles Davis version. I've seen versions by Joe Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald and know about the upcoming one from Hank Jones. Any comments or recommendations? Inspired by this thread
  23. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series, volume 2

    Oy vey! Hope mine is complete when it gets here. Mine was from Amazon and was intact.
  24. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series, volume 2

    Got mine today. I popped in the DVD mostly as an experiment to see how long it would take my three year old to squawk and ask for Phineas and Ferb. To my surprise he made it most of the way through Directions before walking out. He was watching pretty intently for longer than I would have expected.
  25. Happy Birthday mgraham333!

    A very belated thank you. I just noticed this thread goes back to my 37th birthday. I turned 41 this year.