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  1. Art Pepper - The Complete Maiden Voyage Sessions

    I was wondering the same thing as John about the Galaxy box, so thanks for checking, GA!! gregmo
  2. Any News On The Goodman?

    Collector's Choice did a pretty good 3-cd set of Forrest's complete records with Goodman. "Perfidia," of course, is included. I think it's an essential complement to this set (along with Columbia's Peggy Lee 2-fer). Forrest apparently *really* disliked Goodman, but she did her best work with him.
  3. Disc 8, which starts with some fine Bud Freeman:
  4. Jet Blue and Mosaic

    They won't have the original paint job. gregmo
  5. Wow. Bea Wain was still living? Who knew! Thanks for posting, Jim! Larry Clinton led one of the best of the big white dance bands during that era, and one that seldom got its due. Its HEP cds are well worth a listen for those who enjoy that era. gregom
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Harry James! Miles once said "Harry James is a good trumpet player, and he never did tom or no shit like that. Harry had some feeling." I'm with Miles.
  7. Deepest condolences to her family. gregmo
  8. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Disc One, with Bobby Hackett. Wonderful, wonderful music:
  9. Never seen the follow up. Love it!! gregmo
  10. "Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant, and this white waitress came up to me and said: 'We don't serve colored people here.' I said: 'that's all right, I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.'" One of a kind! gregmo
  11. Sonny Rollins

    Listening to the great master on this one right now. He doesn't disappoint!
  12. Any News On The Goodman?

    Jim's love for the Goodman Russia album caused me to listen to it again, and it does stand up pretty well (though Bill Crow's account of the leader on that tour is somewhat less than complimentary! Russia Without Love) My favorite late Benny is an album he recorded for London. It seems obvious to me that he really enjoyed these musicians and was having a good time:
  13. Any News On The Goodman?

    All that means is that you have some great listening ahead of you! gregmo