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  • Birthday 03/18/1969

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Washington DC!! (formerly Kansas City, MO)
  • Interests 'Progressive' hard bop (Andrew Hill!!!, Larry Young, Charles Tolliver, Woody Shaw, later Lee Morgan, Tyrone Washington). Also a big fan of 20th Century classical, and Frank Zappa.

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  1. Happy Birthday Woody Shaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just as good as the other one, best as I'm remembering (though I haven't spun either one in ages). Got 'em both on CD some 15 years ago.
  2. T-minus 3 days until we fly to Austin. Looks to be fairly hot (at least by my wife's standards) -- low 90's most of the entire week we're there. But on the plus said, the humidity looks to be less than 50% the whole time (thank heavens for that). Don't have a detailed plan, day by day -- but we do have a big list of things we want to do, grouped into logical bunches. Probably 3 full days in Austin, one full day in San Antonio, and 2 full days in and around other parts of the Hill Country (including San Marcos). We're staying in Austin the entire time, at the same place the entire week - so we can do whatever we feel like each day.
  3. Whatever became of . . . Eric Kloss

    Giving this topic a bump, as a parallel question about Eric came up on Reddit recently...
  4. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    Go to, and set up a free account. You can use that to set a "snipe bid" to bid for you 10 seconds before the auction close, and you can set your maximum bid. I've been using that site for well over 10 years, maybe closer to 15 years even? It's great, it lets you bid your maximum at the very, very end – and not drive up the overall final price. (The idea being that if you don't bid until the last minute, last 10 seconds actually, it doesn't give anyone else much or any time to outbid you. Goodbye bidding wars!) Very reliable, and you get 3 free snipe bids every week, without having to pay for their services. I swear by it.
  5. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    Here's one on eBay, for not such an insane price. Not cheap, but not a whole lot more than I think I paid for my brand new copy from Tower Records back circa 2003...
  6. I feel vindicated

    Or Radiohead, or Bjork, or Nirvana. Or maybe Michael Jackson, or Tears For Fears, or David Bowie -- to think of some actual recent jazz covers I've encountered in the last 5-8 years.
  7. Ebay craziness

    Not a shred of evidence of the connection to Dolphy, that I can see. (Or did I overlook something?)
  8. I saw this thread last night, and read and shared the article and video with my wife. But it wasn't until I just saw your comment, Brad, about "the feeling is infections" that I remembered an experience I had 100 years ago, back in college (circa 1990), my junior year. I'd sung in the college choir every semester since I was a Freshman, and had taken private voice lessons more often than not during that time. I was a Computer Science major, but I took a whole bunch of music classes, to the point where I ended up getting a double-major (not my aim, but that's how it turned out). So one semester, I did a half-credit independent study on blues, and one of my assignments was to go hear some real gospel in a couple African American churches in town (small town of 35K, in upstate IL). So I went one Sunday to an AME church near campus, and discovered they were having a "music revival" all afternoon the next Saturday, which was perfect timing for me. Long story, short -- I went. And I really got moved by the whole experience. I'd long gone to various churches as I was growing up (long story, but United Church of Christ, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and I was a hired gun in a paid choir all through high school at a Catholic Shrine near where I lived, which was DAMN good money I might add, $15/hour back when the minimum wage was like $3/hour), and I was also a paid choral section leader at the local Congregational Church all through college. BUT, I was decidedly an agnostic, in terms of actual belief (and an atheistic-leaning agnostic, at that - always have been). So I get to the AME "musical revival" -- little 20-year old me (who's white, I might add) -- and I'm totally swept up in the music. To the point where -- I swear this is true (I'm sure I've told this here before) -- I get up and sing (solo!) some spiritual I knew from my college choir experience (something I knew like the back of my hand, because we'd memorized it the previous spring for a college choir tour over spring break). That was all 30 years ago, but I think I must have had a solo in the piece (when my choir did it), which must have given me the courage/chutzpah to get up in front of an all-Black congregation of probably 300-400 people, and sing something from their tradition, and solo at that. "Infectious" indeed. I can attest to that personally.
  9. Allan HolsworthBox Set for sale !!!

    That's about what I paid for my copy (used) off eBay a few months ago -- just looked it up, I paid $57.80 -- so that would seem to be about the going price these days. Wonderful music!! I'd never heard any of it before, though I'd heard Holdsworth as a sideman on a couple things. I've been meaning to make a CDR compilation of all the tracks with male vocalists - which I think would make a nice disc for the car on road trips.
  10. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    And it's about time for that unreleased TW session, finally, with all four alternates. Oh please, oh please, oh please.
  11. Brownie Emarcy Box: 11th Disc???

    Pretty positive mine has that 11th 3"-CD - I can check tomorrow to be sure.
  12. Mosaic empty boxes for sale !!!

    I could use a Larry Young box!
  13. Lee Morgan: The Last Session

    I don't think I've ever heard that saw solo before, though it vaguely rings a bell. Is there a version uploaded to YouTube by any chance? (I can't remember which tune it's in, let alone where in the tune it falls.)
  14. Bob Dorough Dies at 94

    Just listened to the sides with Miles this morning, first time in years. They could have made a really fine full-length album together. I need to dig into my Miles & Gil box liners and see, but it seems so unlikely that Miles' and Bob's orbits would have ever intersected. But I must say the irregular form of those tunes, and Dorough's wild phrasing really put Miles in a unique context. Nice obit in the Washington Post yesterday too (or was it the day before). I'll have to post that too. Interesting guy, who really found his calling.
  15. It's gone, looks like it sold. Did someone here get it?