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  1. Thanks, good point; afterwards we plan on going up to 125th St. and hanging out.
  2. Feel free to throw things at the screen. Sorry, riding on the train, may have put this in the wrong place.
  3. Just to let everybody know, we will be streaming live on Tuesday night February 20 from Dizzys.
  4. Count Basie -Super Chief

    just to note, for sound geeks; re: the Columbia CD Basie reissue with notes by Loren Schoenberg: the notes are terrific, as usual for Loren, but the sound, really, is not as good as the earlier CD issue. I think its the transfers, not the restoration - and that Super Chief LP has some of the best sound of all.
  5. probably not, but here is our set list: Funeral March: Watch Your Step/New Orleans is Sinking and so is Dixieland Tiger Rage Modal Stomp Monk and the Evangelist Of the Lamb Exit My Mind Enclosures March of the Vipers Part 2 Vachel Vachel Monroe Incident In the Midst Roswell's Dream Play That Ladnier Holy Roller Shakes Name Her Tar Roof Blues Pee Wee Russell Enters Into Heaven In a Lonely Place
  6. from the NY Times: ALLEN LOWE at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Feb. 20, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Mr. Lowe doubles as an alto saxophonist and a kind of alternative cultural anthropologist. His histories of American popular music (“That Devilin’ Tune: A Jazz History 1900-1950” and “God Didn’t Like It: Electric Hillbillies, Singing Preachers and the Beginning of Rock and Roll, 1950-1970,” among others) reflect a fathomless musical knowledge and an iconoclastic streak. Those elements define his music too: a loose meld of American folklore, halcyon pop and free jazz. For this concert, Mr. Lowe has convened a 13-piece band to honor the heavy influence of John Coltrane’s 1960s work. He’s doing it in decidedly unconventional fashion, reaching back to the polyphonic sound of early-20th-century New Orleans. 212-258-9595,
  7. Mosaic's forthcoming James P. Johnson set

    love it; buy it.
  8. Surveying the scene, the Half-Price way

    unfortunate name for Josef Suk. I do wonder what he would call himself if he married Philip Dick.
  9. I wrote my own some years back; I think it holds up pretty well; the cover pic is a little to big to download here, so I'll have to re-shoot it later. The title is: God Didn't Like It; Electric Hillbillies, Singing Preachers, and the Beginning of Rock and Roll, 1950-1970. My main complaint about virtually every rock and roll history I have read is that they haven't a clue about the connection of country music to its origins; they all stick to the blues/r&b party line.
  10. Buddy Rich Big Band

    I think it was his inspirational after-hours speeches that held the band together.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I always thought Tommy Flanagan was a strong African name.
  12. Same Song Title Different Composers

    funny reading this because last year Ken Peplowski and I talked about doing a CD of songs with the same names as standards, but completely different tunes and changes. I wanted to call it Sub-standards.
  13. Jamie Branch

    this is better, but I remain not real interested. Listen at 19:20 or so; plays a simple major scale; doesn't get to me. "Effects" playing, as Jim says. You might be surprised at how easy it is to play like this. I remain troubled by musicians who confuse gimmicks with ideas, mannerisms with with style. And that's how I hear this.
  14. New server and increased cost...

    i'm in for whatever is necessary.