Ken Dryden

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About Ken Dryden

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  • Birthday 10/03/1954

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  1. what are you drinking right now?

    19 Crimes 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon.
  2. Mingus at Birdland 1961-62

    I have collected broadcasts of live shows for a long time and have frequently offered copies to artists whom I have interviewed. Dick Hyman enjoyed a BBC show of his 1998 Brecon Jazz Festival concert enough that he has been trying to find the source tape. Sadly I only had one of the two broadcasts and one song was joined in progress.
  3. Unheard Bird!

    The one that I owned was Big and Warm.
  4. Mingus at Birdland 1961-62

    I recall that Sonny Rollins was selling downloads of some Harkit bootlegs.
  5. Unheard Bird!

    Years ago I was given a copy of an LP by Big Nick made for India Navigation. I didn’t care for it at the time and I wonder if I should have held onto it.
  6. Claudio Roditi RIP

    The St. Louis club you mentioned was called Just Jazz around 1991-1992 and we briefly carried a live series recorded ther around that time. I made it there twice with friends who had a private plane and we heard George Shearing with Neil Swainson and the McCoy Tyner Trio there. i think the name has changed since then.
  7. It happened to my Sonny Stitt and one of the Basie sets is peeling.
  8. After learning of Jimmy Heath’s death, I decided to honor him next week. I hope to include excerpts of my interviews with him, so that may require a second program on the following week. Timeless Jazz streams live at WUTC.org on Sunday from 3-5 pm ET and repeats on the HD2 station the following Wednesday from 10am to noon.
  9. After learning of Jimmy Heath’s death, I decided to honor him next week. I hope to include excerpts of my interviews with him, so that may require a second program on the following week. Timeless Jazz streams live at WUTC.org on Sunday from 3-5 pm ET and repeats on the HD2 station the following Wednesday from 10am to noon.
  10. Jimmy Heath RIP

    That is sad news. I did wrote one of my first Hot House features about him and he was one of the first artists that I met at the NEA Jazz Masters reception. He was a real gentleman and a lot of fun, while his music and teaching touched many lives.
  11. I only got to see the Phil Woods Quintet once, with Brian Lynch, Bill Charlap and Steve Gilmore. Bill Goodwin had a better paying gig that night, so Pete Sims spelled him. The ERM material was interesting but I wonder if Phil possibly felt more at home returning to bop.
  12. My memory was fuzzy. He studied math and psychology at Columbia beginning in 1964, then spent a few years working in computer programming at NYU after graduating. He did teach later in life.
  13. Amazon - on demand CDRs

    Is Amazon sells a cdr without you knowing about it, ask for a refund. I think the last one I bought wasn’t very well labeled on their site and they refunded in full and provided a mailing label.
  14. Since my focus was on Hod O'Brien as a leader rather than sideman, I didn't include any of his recordings as a sideman. I included tracks from several CDs that were either rare imports from Japan, the German Blue Jack label and the long gone JazzMania label, in addition to the better known music issued on Reservoir and Criss Cross. He was a math professor for a number of years, so I don't think he spent much time in the studios and likely played sporadic gigs.
  15. The show is already recorded. Normally when I have done tributes, I have focused on an artist's work as a leader, though I do make exceptions. I don't think I have that Kirk album.