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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. This one took me by surprise: It might seem odd that the prototypical bebop rhythm section from Dizzy Gillespie's '40s orchestra would morph into the pioneering chamber jazz group of the '50s. But the music created by Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Percy Heath and Connie Kay (replacing Kenny Clarke) collectively under the Modern Jazz Quartet moniker never strayed far from bop or the blues and much of their classical endeavors were influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach, whose intricate, sycopated music bore an uncanny resemblance to bebop. After two striking albums on Prestige, the quartet was snapped up in 1956 by Atlantic Records, an emerging major label (their forte was R & B) which was then returning to its jazz roots on a grand scale signing the likes of Charles Mingus, Jimmy Giuffre and the MJQ. One of the most popular and controversial groups of its time, the MJQ has faded from the forefront of jazz history in recent times. So Mosaic thought it was about time to pull together the seminal work that the band recorded for Atlatnic over the next years. They were prolific, releasing 14 albums (all of which are included on this 7-CD set) in just eight years. But these albums were more than just blowing sessions; they were well thought-out conceptual albums that required imagination, compositional time and hard work. They range from classic jazz albums by the foursome to collaborations with Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Giuffre and Laurindo Almeida to two ambitious third-stream projects to the masterful reinterpretation of Gershwin's "Porgy And Bess." Taken as a body of work, this set not only captures the creative peaks of this extraordinary group but also puts into focus its expansive scope.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Remember those PD jazz boxes?

    Ha, should have specified recorded music, but now you mention it...
  11. 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.
  12. Raspberry PI 4 As An Audio Streamer

    I'll look into it, thanks
  13. 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.
  14. 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."
  15. "New" Brubeck

    I remember a live box being mooted. Pity it never happened and I wonder if Mosaic would do it.
  16. I haven't even played my copy yet
  17. ABC shows

    DVD release just announced:
  18. ABC shows

    Video, not radio, but couldn't find anywhere more suitable. Network DVD is making available for free streaming a different British ABC programme each day until Christmas. Today's is Duke Ellington at Coventry Cathedral in 1966. Available free for 24 hours (you have to register to play it). Find it here.
  19. ABC shows

    Tch, small print... One for the Brits on the forum I guess
  20. BBC4

    Can't think of anywhere else to put this. Don't forget that BBC4 (a digital television station) in the UK is screening an evening of jazz programmes tonight from 9pm: 9pm Arena: Sonny Rollins - Beyond the Notes 10pm Arena: Sonny Rollins '74 - Rescued! 11pm Omnibus: Ronnie Scott and All That Jazz 12 midnight 1959: The Year That Changed Jazz
  21. A batch of Blue Notes repackaged for this month: Dexter Gordon Wayne Shorter Joe Henderson Art Blakey Kenny Burrell
  22. Loudon Wainwright III - I'd Rather Lead a Band

    Thanks for the heads up. I very much like his contributions to Giordano's Boardwalk Empire albums.
  23. Mosaic boxes on mp3

    Fair enough. Addey is excellent.
  24. Mosaic boxes on mp3

    Good point LJazz, but there are still lots of Mosaic sets unavailable as download. I'm still buying the ones that come out just in case it's my only chance*. *Except the Mobley. I honestly couldn't see the point of that set and that Spotify playlist bears me out.