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  1. Art Pepper

    Got see/catch Art Pepper on three occasions: May, 1982 (1) Joe Segal's JAZZ SHOWCASE, Chicago (2) KOOL Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC three weeks later several short weeks later.....Art died (3) w/Stan Kenton Orch., Kirkland Air Force Base, Albuquerque , NM.....I'm old...that was in 1951 when I was a freshman at the University of New Mexico. My CD collection of Art Pepper is 100 +.
  2. Jack Sheldon

    FACEBOOK is reporting that Jack Sheldon passed away..............
  3. Lee Young RIP

    ----- Original Message ----- From: Jack Tracy To: 20s-to-50sPopMusic ; JazzWestCoast ; Songbirds Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 4:17 PM Subject: [JWC] Lee Young R.I.P. Drummer Lee Young, West Coast jazz giant and brother of Lester, has died at 91, I was told today by his close friend, Dave Pell. Funeral arrangements are pending. Jack Tracy __._,_.___ Lee Young (born 7 March 1917) is an American jazz drummer and singer. Young was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His older brother was famed saxophonist Lester Young. In 1944 he was the drummer at Norman Granz's first Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, which also featured guitarist Les Paul, trombonist J.J. Johnson, and saxophonist Jean-Baptiste "Illinois" Jacquet, amongst others. He played with such jazz and swing music notables as Mutt Carey, Fats Waller, Les Hite, Benny Goodman, and Lionel Hampton. In the 1950s he played with Nat King Cole's trio. From the 1960s on he worked as an artist & repertory man for such record labels as Vee-Jay and Motown.
  4. Am selling/actioning via E-Bay my Jazz LP collection. - Tons of Dexter - Hard-to-Find Rosolino - A big batch of Japanese ATLAS Art Pepper - Art Pepper on Interlude, Tampa - Mint Japanese Verve/Norgan Buddy Defranco - Shorty/Chet/Kenton - A big batch of Pacific Jazz/World Pacific Samplers/Compilations Take a look. . . you'll recognize lots of great stuff: Check out E-Bay: Sellername ID: bobvl Contact: bobvl@aol.com
  5. Take a Look!!!!

    Take a Look at my posting the the section: Offering and Looking for Am selling a ton of my mint Jazz LPs. . .you'll recognize the lot of them
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  7. One More Hi-Los Question

    I have 3,500 + Jazz CDs. . .and Harmony In Jazz is most decidedly. . . one of the top ten!
  8. I've finally begun to get out of my LP collection and I need to come up with a value on the only two Mosiac Boxed sets. . . .the first two I ever bought (early 80's I beleive) when they were still in Santa Monica, CA. What is the "going" price on these. .. perhaps E-Bay is the route to go. (1) The Complete Art Pepper Pacific Jazz - 3 LPs (2) The Complete Clifford Borwn Pacific Jazz - 5 LPs
  9. Your First Mosaic Set Purchased

    Art Pepper & the two Chet sets. . . . all three as LPs. . . . . .way back in the very early eighties. Gordon
  10. Jessica Williams

    I'm hooked on Jessica. . . have all of her CDs [ that's 39 to date ] Order a goodly batch from her Wed Site. Gordo
  11. Enrico Pieranunzi Fellini jazz

    Tho pricey. . . . .just received from Japan. . . . . the trio playing Morricone II. Great stuff. Gordon
  12. Tete Montoliu Trio

    Tete - Got 49 CDs by El Senor. . . .can I help? Gordon
  13. George Kawaguchi RIP

    Renowned jazz drummer George Kawaguchi dies at 76 Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 01:06 JST TOKYO - Renowned jazz drummer George Kawaguchi, known as the Japanese Art Blakey, died Saturday at a hospital in Tokyo, his family said Sunday. He was 76. Kawaguchi, a native of Kyoto, died of a brain hemorrhage at 10:40 p.m., the family said, adding that he was taken to hospital after falling at his home in Tokyo on Friday. (Kyodo News)
  14. Have this same boxed set from Japan on the DAN Label. Also have all of the ATLAS/Yupiteru very same LPs that made up this set. Am thinking about going on E-Bay to sell the LPs. What'd think? Gordon
  15. Roy Harte RIP

    Roy Harte passed away this past Sunday, October 26, 2003, at St. Josephs Hospital, Burbank, CA. Roy grew up with the swing bands of the late 1930s and among his gigs he counted time with the bands of Muggsy Spanier and Dizzy Gillespie while still in high school. In the early 1940s Roy moved on and played drums with the orchestras of Bobby Sherwood, George Paxton, Billie Rogers, Boyd Raeburn, Lucky Millinder, Vido Musso, and the Stan Kenton All Stars. He also had a short gig with Billie Holiday. Roy is best remembered as the co-founder of Pacific Jazz Records with Dick Bock in the summer of 1952, and later as co-founder of Nocturne Records with Harry Babasin in the spring of 1954. Roy was an active studio musician in Hollywood in the late 1940s and early 1950s when he was known to keep a drum set at all of the major recording studios where his drumming would provide the beat for dozens of recording artists, among them: Ella Mae Morse, Kay Starr, Georgia Carr, Helen O'Connell, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Hank Snow, Dave Pell, Les Brown, and Stan Freberg. Roy is best known for his jazz drumming with the Bud Shank / Laurindo Almeida Quartet, and his backing of numerous groups on the Nocturne label, most notably Bud Shank's first album as leader for Nocturne playing the compositions of Shorty Rogers. For many years Roy operated Drum City on Santa Monica Boulevard where he provided drum instruction plus sales and repair for all of the major drum manufacturers. In addition to his busy schedule in the recording studios Roy found time to tutor some famous personalities for the movie business. When Sal Mineo was tapped to play Gene Krupa in the Hollywood production, Roy was the drummer who coached Sal on the rudiments of drumming. Likewise when Fred Astaire needed some instruction for a scene in Daddy Long Legs, Hollywood turned to Roy for expert lessons. In the spring of 1954 Roy held the first "Percussion Fair" at Drum City which included a display of drums from the past to the present, a collection of foreign drums, drum demonstrations, a Sound Effects Department, and displays of the latest percussion instruments from the leading manufacturers. The fair was a great success attracting youngsters as well a cross section of amateur and professional percussion enthusiasts. The fair would become an annual event that continued to grow and build the national reputation of Drum City as one of the nations leading drum retail and instruction centers. In December of 1955 Roy entered the Ripley's BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Hall of Fame after setting the world record for continuously playing a drum for 57 hours. The sixth Annual Percussion Fair drew throngs of retailers, manufacturers, professional percussionists, as well as movie stars and celebrities such as William Holden, Sal Mineo, Tommy Sands, Pat Wymore (Mrs. Errol Flynn), Marlon Brando, and many others. During the six weeks of the Fair (March 17 through April 30), the clinics offered saw the participation of thirty-two public schools, ten parochial schools, and eleven drum and bugle corps. Based on the national attention that this Fair drew and the crowds of attendees at Drum City, Roy made plans to accommodate 10,000 visitors at the seventh annual Fair to be held the following year. When the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958 Roy was instrumental in organizing a welcome reception for the team which included a full battery of percussionists led by Roy. Jazz fell on some hard times in the sixties and later decades when popular music of the day embraced rock-n-roll and other music. But Roy and Harry continued to support Jazz in Hollywood through a rebirth of their Nocturne label, and other jazz enterprises which kept straight ahead jazz a priority. In 1961 Roy and Harry Babasin established Jazz Chronicles to record and promote jazz in Hollywood and continue some of the goals they set with their original Nocturne label.