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  1. John Coltrane - Blue World

    I remember seeing Patterns when it was first broadcast. I was surprised when Serling became known for Sci-Fi. BTW he also wrote the script for Assault on a Queen which stars Frank Sinatra and has a score (or at least some of the score) by Ellington. Unfortunately the film is not very good. They wouldn't need a stereo tape for a film in 1964 so they may not have made one.
  2. John Coltrane - Blue World

    Are there any other recordings of this quartet playing Naima?
  3. I just came back from seeing a documentary about David Crosby that begins with him telling a great John Coltrane story. According to Crosby he had taken some drugs and gone to see Coltrane who took a long solo so intense that Crosby fled to the bathroom. Suddenly the bathroom door was kicked open and Trane entered still playing his solo. Crosby never says whether Coltrane was there to use the facilities or just chasing him. The movie then begins and the incident is not mentioned again.
  4. David Crosby tells great Coltrane story

    None of this is made clear in the film. Crosby was present at a recent sold-out screening here in Santa Barbara (he lives nearby). If I'd gone I would have asked him more about it. It seemed to me that the story is included (and starts the film) to show just how passionate people can be about their music.
  5. David Crosby tells great Coltrane story

    BTW The Byrds always claimed 8 Miles High was inspired by Trane.
  6. John Coltrane - Blue World

    I saw the Le Chat dans le Sac when it first came out (I was in university in Montreal at the time). I recognized Naima but presumed it was the version from the record . Not that I really remember after more than 50 years. I don 't remember all of the score being by Coltrane and the only scene I remember is one where Barbara Ulrich tries to imitate a shot of Anna Karina from (I think) Le Petit Soldat.
  7. I don't mind the spread (mainly listening on headphones) but it is very weird during the long drum solo on 52nd St. Theme when suddenly it sounds like you're in the middle of the drum set with the cymbals on the left and the drums on the right.
  8. David Crosby tells great Coltrane story

    He still comes off that way. At least he admits it. He says he managed to alienate all of CSN&Y as well as Roger McGuinn none of whom have spoken to him the last couple of years. Film explains how he pissed off Young and McGuinn but not Sills and Nash-- the latter of whom seems to have been his best friend.
  9. Woodstock - How Much Were They Paid?

    On a recent PBS documentary about Woodstock you hear him say that he improvised Freedom on the spot to entertain the crowd while they tried to get other performers to the site. .
  10. David Crosby tells great Coltrane story

    I liked it. Never been a big fan but I saw Crosby perform at a charity event a year or so ago and was surprised how good he was.
  11. Woodstock - How Much Were They Paid?

    Thanks. Never knew that. IIRC they were really hyped by the Village Voice which was my bible at the time.
  12. Woodstock - How Much Were They Paid?

    What was infamous about The Paupers at Monterey? BTW Academy award winner Howard Shore played in Lighthouse. Two other Canadian band I liked form the '60s were Kensington Market and Chilliwack. (Hmmm: both are place names. )
  13. He also voiced Bugs Bunny in Space Jam.
  14. Booker Ervin

    Though on one of her film vocal performances she was partially dubbed by Andy Williams.
  15. IIRC the stereo release prepared by Steven Lasker is also on the big RCA Centennial box.
  16. Happy Birthday kinuta!

    Happy B'day!
  17. Me too. I presume the first released Handy cd is now a collectors item-- especially if the Mosaic Pops never comes out.
  18. Aren't the stereo and mono editions of JJ Johnson and Stan Getz at The Opera House completely different? Well at my age, as Douglas Adams said "everything is recent since The Beatles broke up" but is everything since 1955 recent?
  19. IIRC (and I often don 't) I had a fake stereo Miles Ahead. And there was a strange phenomena where one some early cd releases alternate tracks were in stereo while the originally released tracks were still in mono (e.g. George Russell's Jazz Workshop on RCA.) Was this because somehow stereo tapes were destroyed in making the original mono releases?
  20. I think that was one number from Rockland Palace.
  21. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Releases

    Thanks for this. How did you even find out about it? (I'll take any Tim Hardin I can get.)
  22. Looking for best places to buy records in Amsterdam

    Worth visiting Concerto even if you don't buy anything. It's just a nice place to be.
  23. Sexiest album covers

    This looks like a good record.
  24. D.À. Pennebaker 1925-2019

    He was still showing Daybreak Express as one of his favorites even after he gained fame with Don't Look Back.
  25. I just found this under a photo on Ricky's Instagram account : "Famed jazz historian, producer and author Chris Albertson passed away on April 24 at the age of 87. The Jazz Foundation of America helped find a home for Albertson’s massive collection, with most of it going to the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers. But Albertson has a close relationship with Louis’s second wife, Lillian Hardin Armstrong, and the Jazz Foundation decreed that anything relating to Lil and/or Louis could go to the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Yesterday, on a sweltering hot summer day, a team comprised of Armstrong House staff members Ricky Riccardi, Sarah Rose, Hyland Harris and Junior Armstead descended upon a storage unit in Amityville, NY to search for Lil and Louis items. 210 boxes were opened and rifled through (with help from Rutgers, New School and Jazz Foundation friends) and we’re happy to report that we have brought some stunning artifacts back to Queens! This includes an autobiographical manuscript Lil and Chris worked on in the 60s; other autobiographical writings by Lil; numerous letters from Lil to Chris; rare photos of young Lil; photos of Louis and Lil from one of her scrapbooks; a framed autographed photo of Louis; a poster for Louis’s 1932 debut at the London Palladium; Lil’s framed version of an original King Oliver publicity photo; and more." BTW The photo makes the storage space look more like a warehouse than a storage space-- not quite of Citizen Kane/Raiders of the Lost Ark proportions but more like someone's basement than a Pod.