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  1. Benny Golson

    i saw him with a local Montreal rhythm section in the early '60s. Interestingly the rhythm section was guitar bass and drums: The Charlie Biddle Trio whom I also saw back Art Farmer and Jackie McLean.
  2. Catesta?

    I've heard from at least one other prolific poster that you were why he left.
  3. Catesta?

    Was he one of the guys Jim drove off the board?
  4. Benny Golson

    He was pretty well known amongst jazz fans when I started listening in the early '60s. I Remember Clifford, Whisper Not, Along Came Betty and Killer Joe amongst others by him were as close as you got to "hits" in the jazz world.
  5. Ted Curson/Don Cherry

    The liner notes to a Savoy cd which includes 3 cuts from Archie Shepp and the New York Contemporary 5 state that Curson "had been recruited by Charles Mingus in 1960 to play in the style of Don Cherry". Is this widely known? Has it been published elsewhere? I was familiar with Curson before I'd ever heard any Don Cherry because he often played Montreal when I moved there in 1961. (I saw Mingus sit in with him at least once.)
  6. Ted Curson/Don Cherry

    The notes go on to say that Curson even took up the piccolo trumpet "to fit the bill". But the notes also quote him as saying "I think (Don and I) were trying to come close to each other. I don't know why, because all we ever talked about was Dizzy."
  7. Mosaics on Spotify

    Sort of off-topic: The Mosaic Louis Prima/Wingy Manone set is available for both streaming and downloading on Amazon. A bit expensive per disc but the discs have more on them than the hard copy release. (3 volumes instead of 4.)
  8. Are we not counting bootlegs? There are many recordings of Bird from the Pershing Hotel Ballroom:
  9. Formatting gone nuts?

    Am I the only one who can only one who can't get the "active" format?
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I've somehow got a disc's worth of Infidel's outtakes on my computer and it's way better than the original release, so I'm looking forward to this.
  11. Phil Schaap R.I.P.

    Thanks for this.
  12. Is that the one from the Savory collection? IIRC they used recordings he supplied when they wanted a "sequel" to the Carnegie Hall set. Are the Manhattan Room discs from Savory? And are they a licensed release?
  13. Fire Music - Free Jazz Documentary

    Damn right. And the ad doesn't even mention Cecil Taylor.
  14. Just got this on my FB feed:
  15. Occasional Singers

    A Love Supreme?
  16. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Can't find the credits for this but I wonder if Bill Evans gets one.
  17. Been listening to it on my headphones at the Y this morning. So far it's been nothing but great music and great sound. Reminded me of how exciting the music seemed when I started hearing it 60 years ago. (I know this music is only 50 years old, but it's not that different from what I used to hear in the early '60s.)
  18. Jazz guitarists--nice guys?

    I met Pat Martino in the elevator of a cheap hotel a few years ago when he was just starting his "comeback". Seemed like a nice guy especially considering I condescendingly asked if he had a gig when I saw his guitar and he had to explain who he was.
  19. Royalties to performers depend on their contracts. In jazz usually the leader of the group gets them unless the group is a co-operative. Sometimes the royalties go to a group or other legal entity. I have a vague memory (I have many vague memories) that Bill Wyman still owns a small piece of the Rolling Stones.
  20. Streaming questions

    Funny, I just tested Spotify by trying the Bird at Town Hall 1945 but couldn't find it. I guess you can't search by label. (I tested it years ago by seeing if they had the alternate take of the Prez Smith/Jones Lady be Good and much to my surprise they did.)
  21. Surprising Brian Wilson Interview from 1976

    My wife spent an afternoon interviewing Brian at his home near Lake Arrowhead while he was preparing for his Smile tour. Part of the time he sat at the piano and played things for her asking her opinion. She says he was charming. Unfortunately the magazine for which she for which she was working folded before the interview was published.
  22. Charlie Watts RIP

    Friend of mine who collects jazz films had a visit from Watts who requested to see footage of Big Sid Catlett. First saw The Stones in 1966. I think I was the oldest person in the audience.