Ken Dryden

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About Ken Dryden

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  • Birthday 10/03/1954

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  • Location Ooltewah, TN

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  1. It's not really a big issue here. Masks are still required in businesses until November 22 here and music stores have vanished except for a large used book/music chain that occasionally has new releases. I am hesitant to travel to Atlanta, Knoxville and Nashville at this point, since I don't know the risks for those cities.
  2. Ridin' in Rhythm

    Jim, I hope you have a lot of fun doing your show. I missed doing a regular show and it's been lots of fun producing mine once more after a sixteen year gap.
  3. Bob Havens, anyone?

    That is great. Havens was always a class act.
  4. One of my best friends from Tulane spent 30 years at San Quentin, as a staff psychiatrist. I don’t know if there was still a jazz band there during his tenure, which began around 1982-3.
  5. Bob Havens, anyone?

    If he is still living, he turns 90 this year.
  6. Bob Havens, anyone?

    Bob Havens was a regular at the Atlanta Jazz Party for many years, as he was a favorite of the host, Phil Carroll. I believe that he at least a studio session or so on the afternoon/evening after the Party that ended up being issued by Jazzology or GHB. He was a very soft spoken, humble individual, but he could swing. I'm glad that I had so many opportunities to hear him on stage.
  7. I produced a show with a similar theme not long after Stan Getz/Kenny Barron People Time was first released. It is amazing how strong some performances are by artists with a terminal illness, such as Charlie Rouse's final CD Epistrophy, issued by Landmark.
  8. I just finished Phil Woods' autobiograhy Life In E-Flat. There are a lot of great stories that he shared in interviews and his Phil In The Gap column for the Al Cohn Memorial Newsletter, plus additional material about his personal life that isn't as widely known. Woods discusses his own shortcomings with candor, while Ted Panken, who edited the book, wrote an excellent introduction and Brian Lynch shared his thoughts about working and talking witht he late jazz master.
  9. For completists only....

    Gene Harris told me that he wasn't too happy with the stuff he recorded in the early 1970s, which is why he retired to Idaho before Ray Brown eventually lured him back.
  10. Mike Weil's discographies - general remarks

    That is a common error. Richard Rodgers and Willard Robison are often misspelled and Bill Evans is frequently credited with composing Miles’ “Nardis.”
  11. Mike Weil's discographies - general remarks

    Adding composers to a discography adds to the challenge since so many releases have incorrect or incomplete credits.
  12. For completists only....

    There is one Fats Waller title issued by a collector who lives in Thailand that you might not have. Let me look up the title. I am pretty sure that I have all of McCoy Tyner's recordings as a leader, co-leader or soloist on Milestone, Impulse!, Blue Note, Half Note, Timeless, Who's Who In Jazz and some other things.
  13. For completists only....

    I have extensive collections of numerous artists, though I hesitate to call any of them complete. There's bound to be a hard to find import-only album or bootleg that I have never run across, not even counting appearances on others' recordings. If we're only counting releases under an artist's name, I think that I own everything by Jaki Byard as a soloist, co-leader or leader, as I managed to pick up a number of European and Japanese releases to fill in some gaps. An added bonus is that I have a dub of the remaining unissued tracks from The Lennie's On The Turnpike date.
  14. LF: Don Grolnick Complete Blue Note

    You might be better off looking for the two individual CDs, Nothing Personal and Nighttown.
  15. Andrew Hill

    I enjoyed this solo piano DVD from late in his career .