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  1. Now reading...

    I read a version that supposedly was the "revised" edition that Fitzgerald prepared after the commercial failure of the original edition. May have been a mistake on my part. The first two: Call for the Dead and A Murder of Quality are good, easy reads and important for understanding Smiley. I have a "complete" short stories volume and somehow didn't notice that some of them involved continuing characters. (Except the Pat Hobby stories.) How many Basil &Josephine stories are there?
  2. Jazz on jukeboxes

    I have a cd entitled Jukebox Jazz which is a compilation of records originally released on small Chicago labels for radio and jukebox play. It includes cuts done by Coleman Hawkins and Jimmy Rushing. I can scan the notes and send them to you if you like. Just tracked it down at Amazon:
  3. Your Guide to the Treasures of Vintage Jazz

    What's the discographical info on "Ill Get Away"?
  4. BFT 181 link and discussion

    Wow. I've seen Trucks with the Tedeschi-Trucks band. Didn't know he could play like this.
  5. BFT 181 link and discussion

    Haven't listened to all of it yet but really like what I have heard. (I was listening while working out at the Y this morning. Great exercise music.) Only one I've id'd is number 7 (which was pretty easy). Metronome al stars and they really were all stars-- Basie, Bean, Christian, Carter, Goodman etc. I think Bean's solo was one he later turned into a song. One Step Down maybe?
  6. I wish they had sent out all that information with the cd. Or did they, and I just lost or misplaced it? Anyway I've printed it out now and tucked it into the cd sleeve.
  7. Charlie Parker: Communion?

    I was listening to "Cecil Payne Performing Charlie Parker" from the Charlie Parker Records box set which consists of fairly familiar Parker tunes except one called "Communion" which is credited to C.Parker. It sounded like post bop or hard bop to me so I thought maybe it was from Bird's last couple of years. But checking the very reliable P. Losin Bird discography I could find no such composition amongst Bird's extant live or studio recordings. Anyone here know anything about this song? BTW The record is really good. I thinking I've been taking Clark Terry too much for granted: he was just always there for most of my jazz listening life. And 2nd BTW: in the Losin discography I noticed that there's only one live recording of Bird playing The Hymn.
  8. Any *early* Pink Floyd fans? (67-72 era)

    Not really a fan but I did see them at a free concert in Hyde Park in 1968. They were the headliners but others on the bill included T-Rex (who were still acoustic) and Jethro Tull who impressed me because they had a flute player who sounded a bit like Roland Kirk. (I was a jazz snob.)
  9. Charlie Parker: Communion?

    Wow. I never knew about this website. Thanks. What does GEMA stand for?
  10. Hannibal Lokumbe (Marvin Peterson)

    I saw him with Gil at Sweet Basil a couple of times in 1985.
  11. Hannibal Lokumbe (Marvin Peterson)

    I once contributed to a Hannibal Marvin Peterson discography being compiled by someone in Europe. (My info was about some Gil Evans live recordings with Peterson. To be honest his work with Evans is about all I'm familiar with.)
  12. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Glitter Wolf

    What an American thing to say.
  13. Is Verve at Sony? I thought it was at Universal. I can't keep up with who owns what anymore.
  14. Your Favorite Album Covers

    Where's Joni Mitchell?
  15. I just read the following in an on-line essay about The Sound of Jazz: " In 1956, he recorded a blues with Giuffre at Music Inn, ." (The "he" being Pee Wee Russell.) Is this correct? I can find no reference to a recording of Giuffre at Music Inn except the record with the MJQ.
  16. Jimmy Giuffre and Pee Wee Russell at Music Inn?

    Yes, They're on both the supposed rehearsal record (I always thought it was a CBS tie-in recording session) and the tv show. So is he on the legitimate MJQ with Giuffre cd? It appears not on the Discogs credits.
  17. I still hear people use Miles's (really Kenny Dorham's?) Theme. The first one, recorded for Prestige.
  18. I Like it too. The only piece that's repeated really a lot is "Eat That Chicken" which is very short and which he uses as a theme to signal the end of a set. How can you you have too many "Eat That Chicken"s?
  19. David Raksin Tune

    Sorry, I'm confused. (I'm often confused.) Are you talking about The Bad and the Beautiful here?
  20. I saw 14. Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Monk, Sonny, Art Blakey, Milt Hinton, Lawrence Brown, Dizzy, Count Basie, Mary Lou, Horace Silver, Mingus, Gerry Mulligan and Willie the Lion.
  21. Happy Birthday Rooster Ties!

    Happy Birthday, young man. (Oh to be 50 again!)
  22. LF Dale label 10-inch LPs

    Surely these were bootlegs?!