medjuck

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  1. I've read both books and like the way they contradict each other at least in terms of their evaluations of individual songs. Marcus's chapter on the Harry Smith anthology is really good but as a Canadian of a certain age I was offended by his condescension to Ian and Sylvia.
  2. Ahmad Jamal: But Not For Me

    One of the first jazz Lps I ever bought --some 60 years ago. When I got more into jazz I learned it was frowned upon by hipsters.
  3. "Boogie Woogie"

    Right. I read (too) fast.
  4. "Boogie Woogie"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogie_Woogie_(album) Has this ever been released as a cd (or even as an Lp)? And were they 10" or 12" 78s?
  5. Clifford Brown

    Me too. I can barely believe that it's the same guy on his own recordings.
  6. I don't think this is true.
  7. My copy of Jazz Modernism finally arrived. I may never get around to reading it but it's a beautiful book with many great illustrations: photos of musicians and colour reproductions of art works. Even the spine of the book is illustrated.
  8. Mistakes in covers, booklets...

    Just reading "From Swing to Bop" -a great book btw- and Ira Gitler explains that he was originally called "Kinney, short for McKinley".
  9. Perhaps on release but IIRC most scores were at least recorded multi-track.
  10. I don't think so. Last mono movie I worked on came out in '81.
  11. Friend of mine used Lester's "The Great Pretender" in a short film she made. (I warned her that it might be really expensive but as usual I was wrong.)
  12. Thanks, that's it. But is Appel quoting someone else or was he present at the event? The typology is confusing-- I can't tell if just the italicized part is from the book or whether the whole thing is. (I should just buy the book. the topic interests me.)
  13. On twitter :"Harmony Holiday" just posted a great account of the night Stravinsky came to Birdland to hear Bird, but they didn't cite whom they were quoting. The quote was from someone sitting at the table next to Stravinsky. I've asked "Harmony Holiday" where it's from but she hasn't responded. Does anyone here know?
  14. Fire Music - Free Jazz Documentary

    On the Criterion Channel. Watched it last night. Good stuff.