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  1. Chet Baker, misjudged?

    Chet Baker + Duke Jordan -dom = excellence!
  2. Big Joe Turner Is Truth

    a tale of two tv mamas Big Joe Turner - TV Mama (1954) - YouTube Big Joe Turner - 01 - T.V. Mama ("Turns On The Blues", 1970) - YouTube "imperfect" maybe but still astounding Hampton Hawes All Stars ft Big Joe Turner Live at Memory Lane 1970 - YouTube ** Hampton Hawes - Harry 'Sweets' Edison - Sonny Criss - Teddy Edwards - Leroy Vinnegar - Bobby Thompson - Drums.... Special Guest: Big Joe Turner Recorded live at the Memory Lane Steak House, from the T.V. Series "Jazz on Stage", Los Angeles, 1970
  3. Oscar Peterson - RIP

  4. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    Bill Charlap says...
  5. Oscar Peterson - RIP

    ODE TO BILLIE JOE Oscar Peterson - Ode to Billy Joe (1969) - YouTube not as great as Nancy Wilson / Oliver Nelson but nothing is Nancy Wilson: Ode to Billie Joe - YouTube
  6. Phil Schaap R.I.P.

    Young Phil Schaap was a Quicksilver Messenger Service fan, especially - of course - JOHN CIPOLLINA. At some point Phil meets John & befriends, tells him how great his playing behind the (largely mediocre) vocals was, asks if he's influenced by Billie & Lester; John says, "silver penny Brunswicks" - meaning the silver-colored (but really steel) coins of his birth year, 1943. John is also a huge JACK SHELDON fan, tells Phil he needs to hear early Jack he'd not yet been hipped to; Phil in turn introduces John to EDDIE DURHAM, whom he's good friends with and getting work for as manager of the Basie alumni band, THE COUNTSMEN. None of this is "surprising" but I'd not heard the Cipollina / Jack Sheldon connection before... Maybe Phil is "making it up" as some have accused him of doing? Well, early Quicksilver tapes (which I doubt Phil heard) now circulate where they cover TWO tunes from Jack's 1962 album OUT! ** Also, LENNIE TRISTANO became a big DIANA ROSS fan tho' when Phil loaned Lenny his LITTLE RICHARD records, Lennie never played them. (from today's September 13, 2021 broadcast of Matthew "Fat Cat" Rivera interview with Phil this past April.)
  7. Phil Schaap R.I.P.

    Schaap has some brilliant acolytes; Charles Iselin is one, Matthew "Fat Cat" Riviera, who's in his mid-twenties, is another. Without personal knowledge, I'm certain Phil's archives will be carefully attended to.
  8. Liner notes to "Harold Land, Westward Bound!"

    Raise Up Off Me is one of great American autobiographies, period, not "just" jazz or music or Black culture. Highest recommendation to all and an excellent companion to the novels of Ishmael Reed, the poetry of Wanda Coleman, and the movies of director Charles Burnet. Having missed the (very) superficial Horace Silver comparisons, I thought the biggest gripe about Hawes' music was his electric piano period but I dig those sides too. Hampton Hawes - Tune Axle Grease - YouTube
  9. Reid Miles - non-BN covers

    Reid MF'n Miles, 1970s Album Cover Photographer (A Partial Sampling): ** Kenny Rogers The Gambler (1978) ! ** Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight (1978) ** The Jacksons Goin' Places (1977) ** Sergio Mendes and the New Brasil '77 (1977)
  10. Gary Burton

    this is "pretty good," apologies if already posted in a a Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Chick Corea or other ECM related thread?
  11. Fort Worth kid to UT Arlington to Roosevelt U, Chicago (Eddie Harris, Anthony Braxton) - what a journey!
  12. Bonnie Pointer R.I.P.

  13. Tina Brooks

    Utica 10 Feb 1964, during Birdland gig of (at least) late Jan through mid Feb. Presume the same quartet too, Lefty Simms, piano; George Scott; drums; Hassan Abdullah; bass. Anyone know Lefty or the bassist Hasaan Abdullah? George Scott we "all" know from Mingus "Pre-Bird" the 1969 trio with Ronald Shannon Jackson is likely among the last of Tina's known engagements; that Shannon was himself then "sick" too adds extra dimension to the whole thing; were their connections in Utica that solid or were they bringing stuff up from the city, etc?
  14. Tina Brooks

    Tina Brooks, Utica late-January to early Feb 1969; Rick Montalbano (misspelled ad), organ, is alive-- Ron Jackson, drums, who is almost certainly Ronald Shannon Jackson, is not. I do not have the Mosaic booklet at hand but Tina played Birdland in Utica regularly since at least February 1962, not long after coming off road with Ray Charles? Also not the first nor the last time J.R. Monterose misspelled. May 1966 with belly dancer Mari-Jay (who?!). There is more.