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  1. Jimmy Giuffre and Yves Montand

    Has anyone ever heard of French singer Yves Montand being backed by Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet, Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Castella on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, Tommy Shepherd on trombone, and Frank Moracco on accordion, for a few shows in Los Angeles in November 1959?
  2. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Releases

    I bought the Legacy edition of the first Santana album when it was released and the liner notes say “Interestingly, the band opted not to perform ‘Evil Ways’,” at Woodstock. Maybe the liner notes have been corrected in reissues of the Legacy edition.
  3. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Releases

    Speaking of the original Woodstock album: …Two of the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young tracks, “Wooden Ships” and “Sea of Madness,” came from a Fillmore East show shortly after the festival, since Neil Young was reportedly happy with the recordings. Arlo Guthrie’s mic gave out during “Coming Into Los Angeles,” so the version heard on Woodstock was taken from a show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles…. …The crowd chanting Country Joe McDonald’s “The ‘Fish’ Cheer” (“Gimme an F. . . . Gimme a U…”) weren’t loud enough, so under Blackstead’s direction, a gaggle of studio employees shouted along in the studio. The same went for the famous “Rain Chant,” a clatter of pots and pans that was also concocted in the studio. “There is a ton of fake stuff,” says producer Andy Zax, who sorted through the tapes for an upcoming, unadulterated Woodstock box. “To one degree or another, the Woodstock soundtrack record is a pretty fraudulent artifact. But a lot of it was defensible. There were technical reasons or artist preferences.” https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/triumph-tragedy-woodstock-album-producer-eric-blackstead-849575/
  4. UK jazz renaissance

    Rising numbers of younger fans spark a UK jazz renaissance: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul/29/rising-numbers-of-younger-fans-spark-a-uk-jazz-renaissance
  5. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Releases

    For those who do not already know, there is a Woodstock commemorative stamp that will be put on sale on August 8, 2019 http://www.stampnewsnow.com/uspsnewissues.html
  6. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Releases

    I would buy the 38 CDs if released in a cardboard box with cardboard sleeves at a much lower price.
  7. Who's totally misreading the market?

    Throughout the last 10 years or more, I have several times given as a gift the 2001 Impulse CD John Coltrane Spiritual.
  8. Santana - Africa Speaks

    I also heard that Santana put on a great show at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest.
  9. On May 6, a blogger named Aslan Sagutdinov was arrested for holding a blank poster in a public square in Uralsk, Kazakhstan… The blankness of the poster is comparable to the statement that John Cage made in his famous work 4’33” (1952) when he allowed the listeners to interpret a perceived silence. https://hyperallergic.com/500658/man-arrested-in-kazakhstan/
  10. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Releases

    the Woodstock 50 team announced that it has enlisted the help of Oppenheimer & Co. to complete financing for the three-day event to take place in August. https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/woodstock-50-is-back-on-maybe.html
  11. Abusive and violent jazz musicians

    If we include violence on jazz musicians, there's also Anita O'Day's description of being raped (in her memoir High Times Hard Times, p. 172). You can read the description in Google Books.
  12. Jimmy Giuffre 3-Live in Graz 1961

    Someone needs to write a biography of Jimmy Giuffre.
  13. Record stores

    If you stop in Austin, check out Waterloo Records. Every time I go there, I get the impression that the vinyl section has expanded.
  14. Did Gustav Mahler take the A Train? Most likely, he took the Ninth Avenue Line, which is now defunct, but went to Harlem like the song popularized decades later by Duke Ellington. During his New York years (1908–11), Mahler is reported to have missed his 72nd Street stop and didn’t know it until he hit 140th Street. https://www.wqxr.org/story/gustav-mahler-take-a-train-new-york-philharmonic/
  15. Buddy Guy in the New Yorker

    My apologies if this has already been posted: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/03/11/buddy-guy-is-keeping-the-blues-alive
  16. Santana - In Search of Mona Lisa

    Speaking of Buddy Miles, the Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! album needs to be remastered and remixed and re-everything else!.
  17. Santana - In Search of Mona Lisa

    I would say Greg Walker was Santana's best vocalist, and Walker appeared after "Welcome".
  18. In the 1930s: https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/hearing-the-hammond-organ/
  19. Hazel Scott on 2 grand pianos

    Check it out: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-grammys-hazel-scott-alicia-keys-20190210-story.html
  20. It was fifty years ago today

    Looks like it is 55 hours of unseen footage https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/peter-jackson-directing-happier-doc-163519113.html
  21. It was fifty years ago today

    I say make the entire 18 hours available to the public.
  22. 2018 rock hall inductees

    A reunion with Brian Eno
  23. An essay that dives deep into something about the early days of computer music in the United States - it got its start, quite literally, in the off-hour downtime of the military-industrial complex: https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/automation-divine-early-computer-music-and-the-selling-of-the-cold-war/
  24. If I remember correctly, Friedrich Gulda's "Fugue" is in the first half of Keith Emerson's "Piano Improvisations" (in the "Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends" 3-LP Emerson, Lake and Palmer album)
  25. “…But what if the story that so many of us lean on to prove that classical music can be, in a word, “crazy,” is just that — a story? Because there’s a very good chance the Rite riot never happened. And if that’s the case, then how did we begin to believe it?...” https://www.wqxr.org/story/what-if-we-got-story-rite-wrong/