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  1. inspired by Blossom Dearie's version of "Both Sides Now"
  2. Congratulations Pim, and best wishes to your new & improved family! Perhaps not as a first listen for the lad, but at some point this disc could come in handy for you overworked parents --
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Wonderful new CD which has an assortment of tracks recorded between 1968 and 1989. Most of the selections find Ms. Dearie in a trio setting, but on 5 of the selections she is backed by the Metropole Orchestra. Love her version of "Both Sides Now".
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The Torino concert disc. Disc 2 of 2.
  5. Fine late Mulligan

    I enjoy these two albums:
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Hot Barbecue is also included on this two-fer CD issued by the UK's Beat Goes Public label
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    This is a very powerful musical composition. Perhaps Ms. Akiyoshi's most important album . . . I'm still waiting on my copy from Amazon. Should be here next week. I also have a Blossom Dearie CD in this series also on backorder with Amazon. "Imagine My Frustration" is one of my favorite performances by Ella!
  8. After years of searching for a reasonably priced, still in good condition copy, this finally arrived in the mail yesterday -- It's a 4 CD set. From it, today I listened to: Mr. S kept himself to a minimum on this album. He only shows up on two tracks, each time with other performers. Heck, Johnny Prophet gets three tracks. Anybody know anything about him? He doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. He's got kind of a Andy Williams/John Davidson quality about him. This is all the info I found. Sammy Davis' "Too Darn Hot" might be the highlight here, but I also love Keely Smith's "Always True To You (In My Fashion)" (which is Cole Porter at his best; that "Harris pat / Paris hat" line is almost too clever for its own good, but he makes it work). As noted in the under-informative liner notes booklet, "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" is noticeably missing here. and Sinatra kept some of the best songs for himself here: "This Nearly Was Mine". "Some Enchanted Evening", "Twin Soliloquies" (with Keely Smith -- gosh they were a great singing pair; I really wish they had made and entire album together during those Reprise years), and a reprise of "Some Enchanted Evening" (with Rosemary Clooney). The other two albums in the set, Finian's Rainbow and Guys and Dolls, I already had, the former on LP and the latter on CD, so I'm kind of familiar with them. I'll give a listen to them later. Looking at Wikipedia, I saw that this CD set was issued, coincidentally enough, on Sep. 26, 2000 -- so today is its 21st birthday!
  9. Passing of George Wein

    A nice heartfelt tribute by John Batiste on last night's Colbert show:
  10. How about the Trident in Sausalito, CA --
  11. Standards by non-standard people

    "Meet The Flintstones" by Hoyt Curtin, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
  12. Ralph Sutton recorded several times at Sunnie's Rendezvous in Aspen, CO Are there more performers who have recorded at the Regattabar in Cambridge, MA?
  13. I'm not sure if this venue counts as a jazz club, but Recorded in concert in The Sculpture Garden of The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  14. Standards by non-standard people

    Sadie Vimmerstedt! She sent the idea for and what eventually turned out to be the first line for "I Wanna Be Around" to Johnny Mercer. He gave her co-composer credit and 1/3 of the royalties.