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  1. Standards by non-standard people

    I think someone misunderstood the brief. Anyway, Jacques Prévert, one of the writers of Autumn Leaves, was a poet and screenwriter. The song is actually a setting of one of his poems, it seems. Ill-fated singer Russ Columbo co-wrote Prisoner of Love The actor Gene Lockhart co-wrote The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise. And how could we forget Bertolt Brecht, who co-wrote Mack the Knife?
  2. Mosaics on Spotify

    Denny Zeitlin The Columbia Studio Sessions on Spotify looks as if it might be the Mosaic Select.
  3. Standards by non-standard people

    Joe Pesci didn't write The Folks Who Live On The Hill
  4. Standards by non-standard people

    Well Lehar was no amateur either. I interpreted the topic as people outside general songwriting, so film and operetta composers would be OK, but it doesn't matter. More: Al Jolson contributed to a number of songs; Avalon is probably the best known jazzwise. One of the writers of Too Close For Comfort, Larry Holofcener, was later known as a sculptor (he did that one of Churchill and Roosevelt in New Bond Street in London). Film director Victor Schertzinger co-wrote I Don't Want To Cry Anymore and I Remember You. Eric Maschwitz, who co-wrote These Foolish Things, later became controller of the BBC (among many other achievements). Anthony Newley was an actor who also co-wrote many songs, including the Bill Evans favourites Who Can I Turn To and What Kind of Fool Am I. And maybe slightly outside jazz (but since you liked the politicians...): screenwriter Edmund Goulding co-wrote Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere and Mam'selle; novelist William Saroyan co-wrote Come On-A My House; and film director Leo McCarey co-wrote the title song for his film An Affair To Remember.
  5. Standards by non-standard people

    Bing Crosby, I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You Charlie Chaplin, Smile David Raksin, Laura Sigmund Romberg, Lover Come Back to Me & Softly As In a Morning Sunrise Franz Lehár, Vilia Eden Ahbez, Nature Boy Bronislau Kaper, On Green Dolphin Street & All God's Chillun Got Rhythm Truman Capote, A Sleepin Bee (Of course on some of these the contribution was minimal) Maybe not jazz standards, but It's All in the Game was written by US vice president Charles G. Dawes and You Are My Sunshine by Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis
  6. Mosaic Masters After They Go Out of Print

    Some do, most don't. The Verve ones tend not to but it's obvious that they are the Mosaics.
  7. Mosaic Masters After They Go Out of Print

    The Cole is available. That was my first Qobuz purchase, after a board member steered me there. Have bought lots since.
  8. Mosaic Masters After They Go Out of Print

    Off the top of my head the Teagarden, Ellington, Kenton, Goodman, Herman and Four Freshmen are unavailable for download and streaming. Universal has made available other Mosaics from Blue Note and Verve, but there are many it hasn't. I'd like to see the Kid Ory set for example; I debated over that one when it was going oop then decided not to bite. The OP makes a good point -- why not just do it? Apathy or ignorance would be my guess.
  9. Remember those PD jazz boxes?

    Ha, should have specified recorded music, but now you mention it...
  10. Remember those PD jazz boxes?

    I don't think any music should be PD. Instead I would like a law whereby any copyright holder who is approached by a third party wishing to license otherwise unused music should be compelled to coooperate. That way instead of a flood of substandard issues of the same material we would be more likely to have professional masters from the original source material and appropriate fees paid. Until that happens I'll support Mosaic, Resonance, Ace, Real Gone etc and ignore the PD merchants. Unfortunately I also miss out on a lot of music.
  11. Raspberry PI 4 As An Audio Streamer

    I'll look into it, thanks
  12. Raspberry PI 4 As An Audio Streamer

    Thanks bresna, food for thought. I'd like to free my Macbook from my audio set-up and have thought about the Raspberry Pi but can't see that it would be compatible in an Apple set-up (it's apples and raspberries, I guess). FWIW my set-up is MyBook EHD > Macbook running JRiver > amp & speakers. I control it with JRemote on an iPad. (I too have 2 more MyBooks as back-up, silly not to.) Going by what has been posted above In wonder (if I could get it connected) if I could control it with JRiver on the Macbook, which would be great.
  13. Bertrand Tavernier (1941 - 2021)

    Tavernier's Round Midnight turned me into a jazz fan. Of course I had been exposed to lots of jazz -- as a child of the 1970s/1980s I would hear it often on even quite mainstream TV and radio shows -- but this film was the experience that made me go, "Ah!" I saw it at the Everyman cinema in Hampstead, north London and remember emerging afterwards, really high on what I had just seen and heard, and a middle-aged lady behind me saying: "Well that was one of the worst films I've ever seen."
  14. "New" Brubeck

    I remember a live box being mooted. Pity it never happened and I wonder if Mosaic would do it.