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  1. Pony Poindexter, any fans?

    i met pony in the late 80s when he was visiting germany for the last time and stayed with a good friend of mine. we drove him to several concerts in the mannheim area where he put up a little stand to sell his book. i still have the copy he gave me, with "to bill cosby" whitened out and my name over it, lol. i remember going backstage with him in mannheim to greet art blakey. for some reason woody shaw was also there, suddenly standing in front of me, holding out his hand and introducing himself. i remember that he didn't talk much and that he seemed not to be in good shape. he did like to smoke the green. i think he died a few months later. i have a tape somewhere with a gig he did on an earlier visit, no sax, just singing, with my buddy on piano and a local rhythm section, iirc. i could find it if it's of any interest. i'd love to see the photos from frankfurt. any idea who was playing with pony? and +1 to the recordings with rene thomas.
  2. Regarding BFT171: I edited my answer, as I didn't stop to check my notes before replying to your guess about "Just Friends."

  3. BFT 171 Discussion Thread

    1. old devil moon. bobby hutcherson, late period? 3. fantastic bass player, could it be george tucker? is yusef lateef involved? 13. just friends. first vibraphone solo sounds like terry gibbs. i enjoyed his combo records on jasmine. 15. jim halls debut as a leader with carl perkins and red mitchell. seven come eleven, associated with charlie christian, whose influence is obvious here.
  4. i bet it's better than "standards" or the quartet recording with wynton kelly
  5. i've heard from a reliable scource that there is another GG with ike quebec where grant is totally on fire.
  6. i'm not sure how much money you can actually grab from releasing Grant Green material the paris session could've been left alone, since there is video already. but i'm happy for everything new that we get. i mean, the holy barbarian session is probably not of great artistic value but gives a great snapshot of grant's development. surely there is historic value in releasing unissued material? is it a bit odd how cuscuna likes this release so much when he is appearantly still sitting on better grant green material? and is it true that he writes in his liner notes that cannonball brought grant to NYC? wasn't that lou donaldson?
  7. good read. i think i commented on don lamond when the video came out. also ridley and kessel make quite a train-wreck of "i wish you love", playing the chords twice as fast to a visibly frustrated grant.
  8. now i'm even more intrigued. it*s got that late fifties vibe of jim hall. a final guess: dempsey wright?
  9. i only got jim hall on #1. looking forward to reading the discussion.
  10. who's Babs Gonzales?

    did you guys see this already?

    claude was kind enough to mail me the fifth tune. it's definitely attila zoller.

    i can't find my "i giganti del jazz" right now. could you post a snippet of the fifth tune?

    the track is cantaloupe woman, but played as a 12-bar blues instead of the original 16-bar blues form. the only thing they add at the end is the chromatic fall to the VI chord. but they still leave out 4 bars of the original tune.

    the material is from the 1966 newport guitar workshop. GG plays cantaloupe woman, zoller plays straight no chaser and darn that dream, and burrell plays an untitled blues. hth