Ted O'Reilly

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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Odd as it seems, I believe Gordon was referring to his very young son. I interviewed Dexter around that time, and his wife and child sat outside the studio, and he lovingly referred to the boy (maybe 2ish years old?) as the Little Monster. He was indeed an active lad... Perhaps "Lullaby" was an attempt to quiet him down?
  2. "Jazz" albums by "Pop" Singers

    Good band, but nevertheless, bruising Fats Waller, et alia... https://ca.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=youtube+mccartney+very+good+friend+the+milkman+live#id=1&vid=b8718e0091e0c7b764c1af931581acdc&action=click
  3. Glenn Osser - Be There at 5 - Mercury, 1956

    Jack Lesberg was a bassist... Who's the "jack-of-all-trades drummer" you're referring to?
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Benny Goodman had 'friends'? Just how small IS this band...
  5. Complete NORK 1922-1925 on Rivermont

    Ordered. Thanks for the link.
  6. Michael Gibbs with Gary Burton Live 1969

    Art died last May... I produced an LP/cassette by Art, with Tommy Flanagan on piano. Great stuff, sold maybe 500 copies, so it must be among the least-heard Flanagan records. It seemed few people knew who Art was, so it was ignored.
  7. Post a pic

    Too much penance required -- you'd NEVER get out.
  8. Neal Hefti-- comedian?

    Is the punch line "...wear it!"?
  9. Good music, good narration. But it would be nice if Loren would NOT talk over the music, telling us the soloists when they've already been introduced. This certainly whets one's appetite for an issue. I hope the Ellington family/executors can come to a reasonable agreement and share Duke's genius once again.
  10. Post a pic

    ...the underground ran out of banjos I suppose?
  11. Today's tenor players

    No, he does both now. Phil's a dynamite piano player, too. (And a good cook!) He never went to university, but was admitted into law school as a senior student and aced it. He's very much a "community" lawyer.
  12. Today's tenor players

    I heard Pat playing mostly soprano (a guest appearance) in a big band setting last Thursday. Sounded wonderful, as one would suspect. He switched to tenor for a performance of his brother John's arrangement of a rare late '40s Ellington composition, "Fantazm". I was later told Pat usually plays soprano on that... Musicians!!! So unpredictable.!!!
  13. Today's tenor players

    Keep an ear open for Quinsin Nachoff. He's active in Toronto and New York mostly...