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  1. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    I think it was in parts of flyover country.
  2. Thursday -- Nicole Saphos Friday -- Miguel Zenon and Spektral string Quartet performing his recent Yo Soy La Tradicion (available on Miel Music) Saturday -- Cecile McLorin Salvant performing Ogresse
  3. 2018-19 Hot Stove League

    Congrats to Mookie. So does the proper pronunciation rhyme with "bookie" (like the Mets outfielder) or more of the boo/Lou sound in first syllable? Or totally optional, as long as you smile while saying it?
  4. Agree with the semantics/expectations point(s). To be clear, Maria Schneider conducts a jazz orchestra, not a big band.
  5. Happy Birthday Patrick!

    Thanks. Saw Ty Lue’s last game as Cavs coach in person, and Hue Jackson’s last as Browns coach on tv. Enjoyed a great dinner at Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro pre-game. Will need to enjoy Francisco Lindor and Corey Kluber or otherwise ignore CLE sports during these dark times.
  6. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Congrats to Red Sox nation! No whining about David Price or Alex Cora for at least 11 months. Seriously.
  7. Today's tenor players

    So it reads to me as if Jim's main comment is that there has not been a great tenor (or sax more generally) innovator to emerge in recent decades. With that in mind, was the end of Ken Burns' Jazz opus inadequate--from a saxophone perspective--only in that it should have devoted more time to Rollins and perhaps some to AACM? [For those that didn't last that long, one contents guide describes episode 10 as covering 1961 to present and includes material on Coltrane, Miles' 60's quintet, and Mingus. Ornette covered fairly extensively in previous episode.] Or said differently, who qualifies as a tenor (or sax) innovator since then?Just curious, not looking to start a food fight.
  8. 21 CD box of Art Ensemble of Chicago on ECM

    But not in the promo GA posted immediately above.
  9. 21 CD box of Art Ensemble of Chicago on ECM

    Shouldn’t Tribute to Lester be listed as an AEC recording, not Bowie?

    Cool Jazz?
  11. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Come on fellas, DG is finally turning modestly positive to a slight degree about bosox pitching. Let’s enjoy the moment while it lasts. 😎
  12. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Another illustration that for ultimate success team needs to be talented, and lucky. To me, it's a HR. If Houston can overcome this misfortune, that much sweeter. If not, hopefully sufficient levels of humility/gratitude to Nature from Bosox fans if they prevail.
  13. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    An expanding strike zone and HOF Braves pitchers like Maddox and Smoltz—yes, that sounds familiar...
  14. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Joe West, really?
  15. Jazz recordings of television themes

    I have a vague recollection that Larry King used a bit of this as a bumper during his overnight (at least where I grew up) AM talk show.
  16. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Congrats to the Stros who totally took care of business. Tribe had to rise up to the challenge, but basically only Lindor, Clevinger, and perhaps Carrasco showed up. Totally missing in action were Kluber, Ramirez, Donaldson, Miller, C Allen, to name just a few. Frustrating that Tribe lack of ultimate success has been attached to important starter injuries (Bauer, Carrasco, Cliff Lee...), but that’s how it rolls. Go Stros, go Brew Crew!
  17. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Had a sinking feeling when Andrew Miller relieved Carrasco, whose pitch count was still low and had not yet given up any runs. Andrew will be elsewhere next season. Thanks for the thrills in 2016. Too bad that magic could not be replicated/extended. Time on the Lindor free agent clock ticks down a bit more...
  18. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Tribe definitely were/are underdogs against Houston from the start. Like their recent World Series run, little margin for underperformance and Kluber has to be dominant. That obviously didn't happen in game 1. Clayton Kershaw, wow. I get that CLE/HOU is not going to be as popular as larger market series, and am fine if the scheduling reflects that a bit. But the extreme approach is kind of pathetic, and feeds the view that there is much less interest/concern in the League than in a few large markets. But maybe this for the schoolchildren of northeast Ohio, who will get proper sleep on school nights. (And this very well may be over before holiday weekend anyway).
  19. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Dear MLB, Do you and your scheduling geniuses give a crap about anything other than the epic Boston/NYY series? Why is it that NOT ONE single game of (World Series champion) Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians is scheduled in prime time? Not a one. Game 1 is 2pm today (Friday!), and the other scheduled start times (including a Saturday and a federal holiday) are 4:30, 1:30, 4:30 (Tuesday!), 4:00 (Thursday!). I understand ratings matter, but you couldn't possibly let one game (say pitched by a Cy Young award winner or two) involving teams in flyover country start after the workday is over? And I understand there are a lot of games to play in the first round. But sharing of the early time slot, especially on weekdays? Apparently not. We will get the (statutorily required) fawning about the historic ballpark on Yawkey Way. It is a cool part of the League's history. How about going old school and actually playing a day game there? Rant over. Back to bullpens. With Cody Allen still lost at sea, and Andrew Miller far from 100%, the question in Cleveland is how effective Trevor Bauer (still coming back from leg injury) can be in a new role. I don't have much confidence in the Tribe pen, even with the (overpaid) acquisitions of Hand and Cimber. Mike Clevinger was a pleasant surprise in the rotation, and he now gets the #3 slot. If TB hadn't been injured, Clevinger would have been the long guy added to the pen. It will be interesting to see how well Clev performs (...and how much help he gets from Bauer).
  20. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    ...and face the Tribe in the Series.
  21. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Kind of cool (...totally data mined...) stat: Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez are the first pair of teammates to have consecutive seasons in which they each had at least 80 extra base hits since DiMaggio and Gehrig in 1936-37.
  22. Bummer. I was in Chicago one week too early. Experienced Robert Glasper at a packed Jazz Showcase on a Thursday. Regretted not trying Kingston Mines or B.L.U.E.S. instead.
  23. Frank is (...or perhaps was...) a lurker/occasional poster here. In the binge-able present, is such a large project that surprising? I'm intrigued enough to explore. Maybe some more Andrew Hill or Herbie Nichols retrospectives in the future? Finally got a copy of Frank's solo piano date Air (Palmetto). Loving the much slower take on "Wig Wise". Has anyone heard Solstice (Pirouet) w Jay Anderson and Jeff Hirschfield? I have not.
  24. MLB 2018: let the games begin!

    Somewhat amused that the Sunday night crew were all picking the Tribe as their favorites in the AL. Was hoping to continue flying under the radar in flyover country. But when the genius ARod opines otherwise, so be it. Think the rotation can hang with anyone's, as can the top 1/3 of the order. But the rest of the lineup drops off considerably, as does the bullpen. Hoping that Andrew Miller who has been injury-plagued, and Cody Allen who has just been lost, can regain some effectiveness. Pleasantly surprised by the season Mike Clevinger has had. I did not have him penciled in for 200K, even in today's wildly swingin' era.