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  • Birthday 10/28/1939

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  1. Milcho Leviev (1937 - 2019)

    This hurts... Saw him with Art Pepper's quartet at the Palace hall in Paris back in 1980. Magnificient concert. Spinning the AP Ronnie Scott box in remembrance...
  2. Harold Mabern R.I.P.

    Very sad news... He will be missed! Saw him once only but it was with Wes Montgomery when they played at the Théâtre des Champs Elysees...
  3. Happy Birthday, Dan Gould!

    Trust it was a Great Birthday☺
  4. Robert Frank (1924 - 2019)

    Unique photographer with a vision of America's dark side. He was a Giant!
  5. Underrated Mosaic sets

    The Chu Berry box!
  6. Miles Davis in Paris 1957

    Alreeady posted two days ago by JSngry as VIDEO in thé Artists forum...
  7. Jazz musicians who became expatriates

    Mickey Baker Billy Byers Hal Singer
  8. VIDEO: Miles w/Barney Wilen

    Rene Urtreger, piano, Pierre Michelot, bass.
  9. Happy birthday Sidewinder!

    A Very Happy Birthday 👍👍👍
  10. Jazz musicians who became expatriates

    Archie Shepp indeed... Also Marion Brown... Others include Mezz Mezzrow, Garnet Clarke, Albert Nicholas, Idrees Sulieman, Kansas Field. ...
  11. VIDEO: Miles w/Barney Wilen

    Thanks Jim for relaying this. The video is the earliest filmed appearance by Miles. It was directed for French TV by Jean-Christophe Averty on December 7, 1957 to be aired on Christmas Day. The video was lost after that. It was found very recently under à wrong label.
  12. Jimmy Giuffre and Yves Montand

    Jimmy Giuffre appeared along with Billy Byers on trombone, Al Hall on bass, Jim Hall on guitar, Charles Persip on drums, Nick Perrito on accordion and Bob Castella on piano when Montand sang in NY in September 1959. The concerts were coproduced by Norman Granz. Not familiar with any official recording of these.
  13. D.À. Pennebaker 1925-2019

    Very sorry to learn that D.A. Pennebaker died this week at his home in Long Island. Been an admirer of his work since I saw his 'Daybreak Express' at the Paris Cinémathèque back in the 50's.
  14. Collections

    Those French 'brown bag' single LPs came from the local distributors of the United Artists label which also handled BN at the time (late 70s). Among the BN records they released were Lee Morgan 'Candy', Erroll Garner 'Overture to Dawn'', Tal Farlow "Early Tal'. UA LPS included Duke's 'Money Jungle', Joe Pass 'For Django', Booker Little with Max Roach, Zoot and Al 'Jazz Alive', Warne Marsh 'Jazz of 2 Cities' Bill Perkins with Richie Kamuca, among others.
  15. Very rare Charlie Christian!

    That February 1941 'America in Swingtime' broadcast by the BG Sextet is awesome! A very rare opportunity...