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  1. I'd go for almost all of these but I doubt if they'd sell very well. BTW When you say the Victor "Bix and Lang/Venuti" sets is that mainly Whitman?
  2. Ed Bickert, RIP

    Is Coda on-line somewhere?
  3. Hal Blaine, RIP

    Billy Higgins? I think I read that Earl Palmer played on even more records.
  4. USC used to be known as the University of Spoiled Children. It's been scandal ridden for the last few years. I've always though a couple of the state schools along with Stanford were better.
  5. I have a faint memory of there once being a discussion here about Bird's longest recorded solo but I'm not finding it using search. Anyone remember it or know ho to find it?
  6. Now reading...

    As Lew Archer says: "It's all one case."
  7. Now reading...

    MacDonald's last book. I read it because it's the one where it is most obvious that Santa Teresa is Santa Barbara. Good story but as far as I can see two murders in it are never actually solved. And I think that the epithet for every Lew Archer story should be Faulkner's "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past."
  8. Verve - The Bottomless Pit Of "Who Knew?"

    Wow! I gotta watch it someday. (I remember when it was new but never saw it. )
  9. Hal Blaine, RIP

    He also gives credit to Earl Palmer who had so too many studio gigs and he recommended Blaine for the ones he couldn't make. Palmer may have played on even more records than Blaine:
  10. Hal Blaine, RIP

    IIRC (and I may not) in the documentary about the wrecking crew both Blaine and Carole Kaye say they started out wanting to be jazz musicians but couldn't make a living at it.
  11. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    That's sort of the Tesla model. (Though they only ask for a deposit.)
  12. Me too. Though I've gradually begun to find those missing tracks, at my age I'm worried death will find me before I find the rest of them. BTW Aren't there also a couple of tracks from a label called "Hits of the Week" or something like that?-- I'm travelling and away from my cds and reference books. I think at least some of those tracks are on the Naxos Duke series.
  13. Jacques Loussier (1934-2019)

    I remember when people used to ask it you dreamed in black and white or colour. Maybe because I was studying with McLuhan at the time, I'd always point out that nobody asked that question before the invention of photography.
  14. I think they've done the most with Miles and Dylan.
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    He's got a small part in Stormy Weather. Many (but not all) of the Jubilee shows are on-line. I downloaded 142 of them.
  16. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    So these are from AFRS Jubilee shows?
  17. Roscoe Mitchell Targeted for Dismissal at Mills College

    WTF! My kids went to NYU and Stanford for about half that a few years ago. And before Stanford my daughter went to McGill for about 10% of that.
  18. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    There was an early cd release of Plays W.C. Handy that contained several cuts that were not on the original Lp (and left out some that were). That cd was soon replaced by another one with everything from the original Lp and some extras but not everything on the first cd. it would be interesting to see what else is in the vaults. (BTW there's also a great cut of Pops trying to get Lotte Lenya to syncopate Mack the Knife on a Lotte Lenya cd. I presume this will be included if Mosaic does do this box set.)
  19. Happy Birthday, garthsj

    Happy B'day Garth! (Are you still with us? Both on the board and elsewhere -- at my age I find I have to ask. )
  20. Ed Bickert, RIP
  21. I may have missed it but I couldn't figure out who they actually pay. Record companies? Artists? And do they pay composers?
  22. Andre Previn (1929 - 2019)

    i've been trying to figure out via the internet which came first: jazz, classical or film music. But looks like he was a prodigy in all of them fro the beginning. (I first noticed him as the pianist on Shelly Mann's My Fair Lady.)
  23. How? Where? I'm presuming you mean I'm wrong and you're probably correct about that but what are the new laws and contracts?
  24. What a great story. I hope your parents were suitably impressed.