jazztrain

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  1. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    I guess that's what you need to do when you keep trading away your best starters!
  2. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    If you were a kid in NY in 1969, you'd remember him like this (blue, orange, and white): Yes, but the Red Sox loss on opening day (wasting a nifty 6-inning, 1-hit effort by Chris Sale) when the bullpen imploded (you need to take Joe Kelly out sooner if he doesn't have his control) was ugly.
  3. This is bullshit defined.

    The McIntosh pool towel will only set you back $45. Or you could spring for the $18 keychain. So many choices...
  4. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Bird is having surgery tomorrow. Expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks.
  5. You can look at some pages of it here: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Entertainment-Discography-1897-1942-Expanded/dp/0306762102 Some excerpts from the introduction (which is not available in the preview): >>> All artists? No, not quite that; a work of such a scope would call for a series of massive encyclopedic works beyond the means of all but the wealthiest collectors and enthusiasts. So where and how have we drawn the line? We decided that jazz and blues musicians, entertainers though they undoubtedly are, should be excluded, as volumes on their recordings already exist. (This accounts for the exclusion from this book of names such as Ethel Waters, Lee Wiley, Rudy Vallee, Will Osborne, George Olsen, Bob Crosby, and Maxine Sullivan). Artists whose fame spread through their records, and who in this medium were truly prolific, as as Billy Murray, Irving Kaufman, Edward M. Favor, Henry Burr and Ada Jones, seem to us to deserve a volume each. We are left with the minstrel pioneers, the vaudevillians, the film stars and radio personalities, and the straight actors and actresses -- some of whom even lifted their voices in song, some with delightful results that leave us wishing we had more, others rather less successfully, but with undeniably interesting results -- and these are the subjects of the hundreds of chapters in this book. A further qualification is that they should be artists of American birth, or of such stature that they are as well-known in America as in their own countries, here we can see in this book biographies and details of the records of not only American citizens such as Bing Crosby, Edwin Booth, Jessie Bartlett Davis and Dinah Shore, but Noel Coward, Beatrice Lillie, Maurice Chevalier, Conrad Veidt, Raquel Miller and Bert Williams. >>> If you have any particular artists of interest, I can let you know if they're included.
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I miss James. He used to live a block from me in Boston. Nice guy.
  7. Happy Birthday jazztrain!

    Thanks guys! Where does the time go!?
  8. Anyone have any suggestions for music or record venues in South Africa?
  9. Solo guitar

    How about "Standards that Bird played?"
  10. Solo guitar

    I know the thread started with solo guitar records, except for Joe Pass. However, I wanted to recommend the following. I remember seeing him play solo live shortly after this was released and found it a rather spellbinding experience.
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  12. Solo guitar

  13. Whatever happened to James Carter?

    No. See here for information on his current touring plans: http://jamescarterlive.com/performances
  14. Roswell Rudd (1935-2017)

    I had the good fortune to be at the same dinner as Stereo Jack at a mutual friend's house. I recall Roswell as being modest and enormously insightful.