Justin V

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  1. I was there on Monday and foolishly passed on something. If anyone is going there soon and could pick it up and mail it to me, PM me.
  2. There's a new Kickstarter campaign for a 1966 Left bank recording of Walter Namuth's Quintet, featuring Mickey Fields. The band is Walter Namuth on guitar, Mickey fields on tenor, Claude Hubbard on piano, Phil Harris on bass and Purnell Rice on drums. I'm only familiar with Purnell Rice, who appeared on Leo Parker's Blue Note albums, but I found the idea of an archival recording of seldom-recorded Baltimore musicians intriguing. For a $20 contribution, you get a 105-minute download of both sets in their entirety, the 70-minute CD and a ticket to the release party.
  3. Joe Chambers - Back on Blue Note

    I listened to his Blue Note album last week and enjoyed it. Once the world returns to normal, I wouldn't be surprised if he plays in Cleveland. I'd see him.
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The last track is a tribute to Earl Hines. I didn't realize it until I opened my phone to pull up Earl Hines. Now listening to: Disc 1: Solo Earl Hines
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    On my first listen. Holy moly.
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    This has to have some of my favorite Teagarden. The big surprise on this set was Billy Butterfield, who plays some hot trumpet on the sessions with Teagarden. My toddler goes nuts dancing whenever I play it for her.
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I found a signed copy of this recently.
  8. Can you guess who they are?

    It has to be. Black is his signature look. Maybe Randy Brecker in the first one?
  9. Can you guess who they are?

    I'm going to say Percy Heath, Charles McPherson with Johnathan Blake behind him and Joanne Brackeen.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Speaking of Galeta and McLean, I caught Steve Davis (super nice guy!) in town and chatted with him. I mentioned Galeta and he hopped behind the piano and played some of Galeta's music.
  11. Joe Chambers - Back on Blue Note

    I also forgot about Ambrose Akinmusire. I don't believe I've heard Immanuel Wilkins. When I saw Joel Ross with Marquis Hill, he split time between vibes and piano.
  12. Joe Chambers - Back on Blue Note

    It's interesting how Blue Note is doing things. It's like they throw a bone to fans of vintage Blue Note by signing Wayne Shorter, Joe Chambers and Dr. Lonnie Smith, while pursuing neo-soul/jazz fusion with their younger artists. I guess that's about the best we can expect.
  13. Happy Birthday, Benny Golson!

    Today is the great Benny Golson's 90th birthday. I have been listening to him a lot since recently buying the Jazz Icons DVD of Art Blakey's '58 Jazz Messengers. I last saw him live in 2017, my fifth time seeing him, and he still sounded fantastic. Here's wishing him a very happy birthday, which he will be spending on The Jazz Cruise.
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    More of the birthday Benny, with a crack band of Dr. Eddie Henderson, Steve Davis, Mike LeDonne, Buster Williams, Carl Allen and a guest spot from Al Jarreau.
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Some more Benny Golson, via his arrangements on Brass Shout. The reissue pairing it with The Aztec Suite is essential Art Farmer, IMO.
  16. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Thinking about Benny Golson on his 92nd birthday. I only have one other Winchester album, With Feeling, which has another living legend, the mighty Roy Haynes.
  17. Happy Birthday, Benny Golson!

    Mr. Golson is 92 today. Happy Birthday!
  18. Covid vaccination: poll

    It's also unclear how long immunity would last with only 1 shot (or with two, for that matter).
  19. Covid vaccination: poll

    As a healthcare worker, my wife was able to be vaccinated two weeks ago before they moved on to another group. I am signed up to be notified when I am eligible. I turn 40 at the end of the year and have no health issues, so I have a long wait ahead of me. Then there is my little munchkin, who turns 3 in 2 weeks. I know that serious pediatric cases are rare, but I'll feel much better when she has been vaccinated.
  20. 2nd Gentleman's kids named after Trane and Ella

    I have a cousin on the way who will be named Miles.