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  1. John Coltrane: Expression

    Saw the Quartet, August 1, 1965 at the Comblain-la-Tour festival in Belgium.
  2. Archie Shepp Bill Dixon Helsinki 1962

    "Don Warren" = Don Moore (of 1963 New York Contemporary Five fame) and "Howard McGray" = Howard McRae (who also played in the 1962 Dixon-Shepp Quartet on Savoy.
  3. There was another concert at jazzclub Persepolis in Utrecht, May 6. I was there too. Don't know if it was recorded.
  4. king ubu: Musis Sacrum is NOT the same as the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst. The concert was at the aula of the Akademie. I was there.
  5. Interesting acetate on ebay: Monk, Mintons 1941

    Newman's was a disc recorder, not a wire recorder. He used large discs and recorded at 33 rpm (machines had that option). That's why his recordings were longer than the usual 3.5 min of the time.
  6. Jimmy Heath RIP

    Jimmy Heath Big Band, Philadelphia 1948, with Heath conducting, Bird soloing and Coltrane in the reed section.
  7. Jazz musicians who became expatriates

    Sunny Murray Earl Freeman Don (Rafael) Garrett Art Taylor Frank Wright Bobby Few
  8. Who's the bass player in this photo?

    Oscar Pettiford
  9. Jazz musicians that played chess.

    I played a lot of chess with (bassist) Victor Kaihatu and with (trombonist) Radu Malfatti.
  10. Eric Dolphy with the Platters.

    Don Byas recorded with the Platters while the latter were in Paris in 1957. Indeed, just a gig, no big deal.
  11. Boy Raaijmakers (1944-2018)

  12. Elvin & Ellington -- there's a tape

    There is more:
  13. Cecil Taylor RIP

    Shatz wrote: "....Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “This Nearly Was Mine” on his 1960 album The World of Cecil Taylor—one of the last standards he would ever perform...." In 1962 (Copenhagen and Stockholm) he was still playing What's New? and Flamingo, the latter of Earl Bostic (but not written by) renown.
  14. Monk on the Steve Allen's Tonight Show.

    The personnel listed in that cd is wrong. It is Art Farmer, Eddie Bert, Teo Macero (ts), Monk, Mingus, Willie Jones (dr), recorded Oct 6, 1955. It also contains a little "interview" with Monk, in which he "explains" the tunes played. More about this session can be found here, where Teo Macero recalls some hilarious moments of that day. Note that Macero names Dannie Richmond as the drummer, but it really is Willie Jones, who was working with Monk at the time (in as far as Monk was working at all during that period).
  15. Leo Cuypers 1947-2017

    I have been informed that "Leo planned his decease himself, he had been ill for several years. It all went in accordance with the rules (law) and accompanied by doctors". Little Leo was a good friend of mine. May he have found the peace he had been longing for so long.