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  1. Henry Grimes RIP

    Rest in Peace. Sweet Soulful master player.
  2. Lee Konitz R.I.P.

    Oh NO!!!
  3. Chick Webb and Jimmie Lunceford

    Better (as far as sound, content and booklets are concerned) was the remarkable Masters of Jazz series. They issued eight Lunceford volumes up to the April 1941 session for Decca. They had planned vol. 9 and 10 but these two were never released.
  4. Been awaré of the garlic shortage problems for some time. Hope that our regular suppliers in southern France keep our stocks available. They keep producing their ëxcellent pink colored stuff near Lautrec (as in Toulouse Lautrec). Need to keep our health in these troubled times....
  5. Jymie Merritt (1926 - 2020)

    Very sad news... Saw him with Art Blakey's Messengers (Morgan, Golson, Timmons) when they appeared at the Paris Club Saint-Germain back in 1958. Great player, very nice and discreet man.
  6. Manny Albam

    Buddy Jones was the bass player on that one.
  7. Manu Dibango

    Another victim of the Coronavirus disease is sax player Manu Dibango who died today, his family annonced this morning. He was 86.
  8. COVID-19

    Life is going to be more difficult to cope with these next months. Hoping to have thé people in charge will be taking the right décisions. Glad we have several knowledgeable ones over here. Now there are some saying that the annual Tour de France race may be postponed. Damn! This is getting serious...
  9. McCoy Tyner has died, aged 81

    Hé was the tower of strength in the classic Coltrane quartet whenever I heard them. His disappearance is very sad news.
  10. Masters of Jazz series

    The Masters of Jazz reissues label which has been dormant for the past few years is back in business. They are releasing a number of sets (all 3 CDs) at very reasonable prices. A preview of the various sets can be seen at Each set includes three previously released CD from the initial Masters of Jazz series. The new sets are being distributed by Discograph. No details yet on their website yet!
  11. My thoughts are with you and your wife.
  12. Averty was Jean-Christophe. I miss his radio shows on the French ORTF broadcasts.
  13. Hilton Ruiz dies

    Bad news for Hilton Ruiz. Looks like he was assaulted while in New Orleans... From The New York Daily News today...
  14. Kirk Douglas has died at 103.

    Not really my favorite film with Kirk Douglas but he was a rather crédible trumpet player in thé 1950 Michael Curtiiz opus 'Young Man With a Horn' very loosely inspiréd by Bix Beiderbecke..
  15. Jimmy Heath RIP

    Another Giant goes away. And a superb composer disappears...
  16. Same here... hoping it was a Happy Birthday!
  17. The year is only three days old and you're already one year older! Happy Birthday, Marty
  18. Richie Kamuca 'Richie' on Concord
  19. Jack Sheldon

    What à great trumpet payer he was... and quite an amazing character too! Wish I had heard him and seen him live!
  20. happy birthday Gheorghe!!

    Happy Birthday, young man!
  21. Actress Anna Karina who starred in several films by New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard including Pierrot le Fou died of cancer in Paris Saturday.
  22. happy Birthday JSngry

    A Very Happy Birthday to you....
  23. A Very Happy Birthday David!!!
  24. Happy Birthday BillF!

    Happy Birthday!
  25. Happy Birthday Hope it's a very good one