medjuck

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  1. A friend of mine in Toronto was driving cab one night and picked up Amram with Ramblin' Jack Elliot! One of the highlights of his cab driver career. He recently ( well, several years ago-- at my age everything is recent since Elvis died) did the music for a film a friend of mine made.
  2. I have a bunch of the Azure Tapes that were done by Sjef Hoefsmit. Let me check if i have that one.
  3. RIP Johnny Mandel

    A bad morning: First I hear about Carl Reiner, then Johnny Mandel. I saw him lead a big band in a small local club a few years ago. My friend Ira Nepus was in the band and was kind enough to introduce me to Johnny. RIP
  4. Carl Reiner passes at age 98

    Best celebrity encounter I ever had: I went up to him once at an event and said I thought he and Mel Brooks were the funniest people alive and he acted as if he were completely delighted and nobody had ever said that to him before.
  5. A friend of mine in Toronto was driving cab one night and picked up Amram with Ramblin' Jack Elliot! One of the highlights of his cab driver career. Plus he's mentioned in a Rafi song and did the music for Pull My Daisy. An icon ( to use a word I hate).
  6. Gabor Szabo

    Oh, I didn't know that. I think I never heard them and always presumed they were like Weather Report (who's work I wasn't that familiar with either).
  7. Gabor Szabo

    What Chick albums were his populist ones? Who was in the group?
  8. Now reading...

    I first read many of these stories 60 years ago. Most of them hold up.
  9. Gabor Szabo

    Is that the one with liner notes by Nat Hentoff?
  10. Gabor Szabo

    I once saw a a tv piece on Tommy Lipuma (sp?) in which George Benson told how great it was to find a producer who would let him sing. Is it possible that Nat, George and even Ramsey liked the kind of music that coincidently made them rich just as much as they liked playing jazz? Hangin a very little bit with Benny Carter I realized that he appreciated a much wider range of music than I did. (OTOH I remember reading a piece where someone talked about how embarrassed Wes was by his more popular later recordings.)
  11. Ray Crawford

    Well since they're cdrs you might as well get them as downloads which I just did.
  12. Ray Crawford

    What are the two missing cuts?
  13. Ray Crawford

    Yes he takes great solos on La Nevada on both Great Jazz Standards and Out of the Cool (though he only plays on 4 cuts of the former).
  14. Ray Crawford

    Thanks.