Robert Middleton

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  1. And the AOW Chairman for Aug 24-30 is...

    Sonny's Dream is absolutely one of the best jazz albums of all time. The title song is off the hook and Sonny plays unlike anyone else, a true master, sadly underappreciated.
  2. R.I.P. John Abercrombie

    Very sad to hear this evening that John had passed away. He was one of my all-time favorite jazz musicians and I always anticipated his next album. I own 55 albums that feature John as a leader, collaborator, or as a sideman. My very favorite song of his is from Open Land. "Gimmie Five." I may have played that more than any other song in my life! I once cut a CD with nothing but that song on it! But my very favorite album with John is by Mark Egan (electric bass) - "As We Speak." Also with Dan Gottlieb on drums. The serpentine lines John and Mark spin out on this album are wondrous to behold. A true masterpiece. Check it out if you haven't heard it. R.I.P. John, you will be missed immensely.