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  1. Illusions is a solid album and Blythe had a truly distinctive voice on his instrument.
  2. Joke of the Day

    I don't get it, eh?
  3. Terry Teachout, R.I.P.

    Can't say I'm familiar with that term, and Googling didn't help.
  4. This whole series is stellar. Next to vintage Blue Note, early Stax is pretty much my favorite. Well, that and Chess blues in the '50s. All of them valued feeling in performance and presence in recording.
  5. Guy Lombardo Saxophone Sound

    Yea and no, or is it no and yes? There are still bands who make their living playing for private parties and corporate events - it's generally a separate circuit and different bands than play public club gigs and they play differently too. They don't play like the Royal Canadians anymore, but I think there is a thread of continuity there.
  6. I love Trouble in Mind, but both it and Full Force are extensions of things started in the late '70s - which is the problem with dong it by decade, music doesn't really divide up neatly like that. Full Force is part of a strong run on ECM for the AEC. 40 years later and Shepp is still doing duets with piano. Mirror, Mirror I'm not really familiar with, but tht could be said of pretty much any Joe Hen or Chick Corea after a certain point. I put something from either Trouble in Mind or Going Home on my blindfold test here and it got a pretty lukewarm and dismissive response, much to my disappointment.
  7. So many. She doesn't like Spinal Tap because she thinks it's mean spirited and belabored.
  8. Poll: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    I prefer the final version, I think it's more artful, sings better, still has a melancholy undertow and is more aspirational and hopeful than the Pollyanna that others apparently hear (or don't hear and project) in it. YMMV.
  9. Poll: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    The original lyrics to ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ weren’t very... - Classic FM Is this accurate? It seems like it skips a step and there should be 3 sets, as written, rewritten for the movie, rewritten again for Frank. And even the last has a melancholy undertow to me.
  10. Mosaics you’re still on the hunt for

    The Edmond Hall, Vick Dickenson, James P Johnson, etc. and the single Morton/Hamilton.
  11. Jimmy Smith "Plays Fats Waller"

    I'm pretty sure he did sometimes, I'll have to check.