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  1. Clora Bryant, R.I.P.

    Very sad story and with women it is too common.
  2. I didn't care for Brand New Key back in the day but......a few weeks ago at an acoustic jam session a young woman sang it and I caught myself digging her version. She looked to be barely voting age and she had that little girl voice that fit the song perfectly. It was the first time I had ever played the song but I admit it was kind of fun. I've been playing the hell out of this one since it came out. My favorite new release this year so far.
  3. Name of Tony Scott's first wife?

    Depression is the bitter part of Valium. :-)
  4. Woodstock - How Much Were They Paid?

    Memory could be faulty but I think it was the Incredible String Band.
  5. MYSTERY: Dolphy/Jitterbug Waltz Opening Head

    I dropped the ball. I did listen to the track but I didn't have this thread available and couldn't remember the details enough to analyze it. Next time!
  6. Brasil '66 Does Beatles Better Than the Beatles

    I started djaying last year at a friend's cider tasting room and I've used their records from time to time with good responses fr M the crowd. I grew up hearing them on the radio but ignored them for years after that because I was too "hip" but I started buying their lps about twenty years ago and found out I was misguided. They are hip in their own way.
  7. funny jimmy smith quote

    Circa 1999 I saw him several times in local venues as he was living here for a while but one of the more memorable times was when he was in the audience for a Eddie Harris show. We were sitting at tables next to each other up front so I could hear things and he was giving Eddie shit all night. Sure it was friendly teasing but weird. Alcohol might have been involved. Another time he came into a hotel that was being used to celebrate the local NPR station going fulltime jazz and Joey Calderazo was playing piano in a room and when he decided to take a break Jimmy sat down and played piano for about fortyfive minutes. That was a real treat.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Np Grant Green's Idle Moments (Blue Note) Analogue Prod. 45 RPM Pressing Haven't played this in a while so it's sounding extra good this morning.
  9. MYSTERY: Dolphy/Jitterbug Waltz Opening Head

    Very interesting. I'm going to give it a listen today.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Bartz-Henderson-Conners - Live at Nemu Jazz Inn 19July1975 Gary, Eddie and Norman of course with Reggie Workman and Elmer Gibson. Three long tracks including a nce version of Naima.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    NP Walt Dickerson - Life Rays (Soul Note) w/Sirone and Andrew Cyrille from 1982
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    George Wein Presents Toshiko (Storyville/Trio reissue) w/Paul Chambers and Ed Thigpen! Quiet Japanese pressing. Recent purchase and pleased.
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Blue Mitchell - Step Lightly. (Blue Note) LT series copy I scored today. I've been wanting a copy for some time and this copy didn't break the bank.
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    NP Bennie Maupin Qt. - Early Reflections (Cryptogramophone) i wish this group had recorded more music together.
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Np Andrew Hill - Eternal Spirit (Blue Note) 1989 sometimes this one gets lost in the shuffle but I like hearing Hutcherson w/Hill and Greg Osby is a nice addition. His adventurous soloing mixed wth his lovely tone makes for satisfying listening.