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  1. Nonagenarian Jazz Musicians

    Martial Solal 94
  2. Passing of George Wein

    Thank you, Sir!
  3. The vinyl version should be out very soon. Will get it!
  4. Charlie Watts RIP

    Vers sorry to learn this. Gréât musician. Was impressed when I read several years ago that Frank Butler was his favorite drummer.
  5. Hadi is also heard on what remains of Mingus music for John Cassavetes film ’Shadows’.
  6. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    The French team rolled when it should have rocked in the first half of ils maitch against Switzerland. The Swiss team proved its worth with cohesive actions.
  7. Burton Greene (1937-2021)

    Very sad to hear he passed away.
  8. Shaving

    Electric of manuel? What's yours? JimS, you're out of this! My trusted Braun electric shaver gave up this morning. After several years of daily service. No problem with the thing before. The motor just went down. Shaving is about the first thing I do in the morning. And I don't really fell good until I have had my shave. After it's done in a few minutes, I'm ready for the day. Tried to grow a beard decades ago but I just didn't like it. I realise it's a personal problem because I have to admit the best (and closest) shaves I have had have been at hairdressers in North Africa and around the Mediterranean where they use the single blade razor. Manual shaving is just not for me. I tried that too but I grew tired of the scratches and the blades and creams rituals. Right now I don't feel good. The beard is growing. Can't wait until I'm done at the office so that I can rush out to buy a new electrical razor!
  9. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    The french team showed they will go far in this compétition With their opening game against Germany.
  10. Bertrand Tavernier (1941 - 2021)

    Superb director. Also à great fan of jazz.
  11. RIP Claude Carriere

    His regular Ellington broadcasts were priceless items on French radio for years.... Hé is very much missed...
  12. Janet Thurlow

    Found this CD while in New York this week: THE JIMMY CLEVELAND JAZZ OCTET FEATURING JANET THURLOW CLEVELAND This seems to be a privately produced album. A short one: 7 tunes totalling 26'37 seconds. Janet Thurlow Cleveland who is featured on what looks to me like a decades old photo on the cover sings on all seven tunes. Tracks listing is: - I've Got a Crush on You - Don't Worry About Me - I Can't Believe You're in Love With Me - Here's That Rainy Day - Eyes of Love - If You Could See Me Now - Eclipse This is out on J.C. Recordings. No album number. A google search proved vain. The liner sheets include a short biography of Janet Thurlow Cleveland, some of her musical credits and the short list of recordings she appears on (with Lionel Hampton and Charles Mingus. Even if her voice falters from time to time Janet Thurlow remains a very interesting singer. The excellent octet that accompanies her remains unnamed. The arranger(s) remain(s) anonymous. No details about the album is given. Anybody has info on this recording.
  13. Howard Johnson - RIP

    Howard Johnson's présence on any session was a sure sign that the music would be swinging and enjoyable. Heard him in thé 60's with Archie Shepp and Gil Evans among others. Hé will be missed!
  14. Big John Patton Sighting?

    Howard Johnson's présence on any session was a sure sign that it would be swinging and enjjoyable.. Heard him in thé 60's with Archie Shepp and Gil Evans among others. Hé will be missed.!
  15. Stanley Cowell, R I P

    Great loss!
  16. How old are YOU?

    I'm BN old! Same year!
  17. Happy Birthday, Phil Here is hoping you'll get a Grammy this year!
  18. Great news... Hope we wont wait too long now to listen to this!
  19. Diego Maradona (1960 - 2020)

    Great Great little player. Was at the 1986 Hand of God World Cup final in Mexico City and at the 199 WC final when Argentin'a défeated West Germany.. Hé was magic!
  20. Sean Connery (1930 - 2020)

    First and best!
  21. Diane di Prima 1935-2020

    Poètess Diane Di Prima died this week. Se was an active member of the NY béatniks group in the 60s and à good friend of LeRoi Jones.
  22. Juliette Grèco 1927-2020

    Juliette Greco died in Ramatuelle, in southern France today. She was 93
  23. Charli Persip

    Sad to near that this impecable musician is no longer with us.
  24. Philly Joe Jones on piano

    Always liked the romantic side of PJJ on his piano interpretation of 'Gwen' from his Riverside album "Showcase
  25. Hal Singer 1919-2020

    Vétéran saxophonist Hal Singer diréd in Chatou, near Paris, on Wesnesday. Hé was born in 1919 in Tulsa. Oklahomà. . His French wife was at his side