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  1. I came across this yesterday on the new-arrivals shelf at the IU Music Library and checked it out--looks promising: Jazz In The 1970s: Diverging Streams
  2. Confirmation on Teddy Wilson and Mosaic update

    I talked to Scott briefly on the phone yesterday, and he said some of the Teddy Wilson orders should be going out this Friday, with the rest to follow at the end of next week. He says the Savory is most likely shipping out in mid-April.
  3. 20% off EVERYTHING on eBay today

    No big-ticket items I had in mind or could find, but did end up using it to knock a few dollars off Bob Gluck's book on Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi Band, something I've been wanting to pick up since it came out. Thanks again.
  4. 20% off EVERYTHING on eBay today

    Thanks for the heads-up on this!
  5. Grace Kelly

    She was sharing a stage with Milo Yiannopoulous? Unless it was a debate (and the quote therein doesn't seem to suggest that it was), then she should expect whatever heckling she might get. Btw was it a denial of Mona Charen's First Amendment rights when she got booed and heckled at the recent CPAC event? And why isn't Liberty University inviting Satanists to come give speeches to the student body? C'mon, free speech, folks, differing viewpoints needed! No, I don't think campuses should ban conservative speakers, or liberal speakers, for that matter. But if you're going to come in and spout hateful, sexist and racist rhetoric a la Milo or Richard Spencer or some other off-the-charts extremist who's trying to normalize and mainstream that kind of crap, don't expect people to not protest or exercise their First Amendment rights in return. Don't be such a snowflake, to use a favorite alt-right term. As for Bari Weiss, that last paragraph is idiotic. And the rest of her piece is akin to complaining about table manners while the house of American democracy is on fire.
  6. Grace Kelly

    I'm 52 and am not bothered by the term or concept either--you're reading way too much into what I wrote. Many of the posters here are pre-millennial and stated that they had no idea what the term meant. My occasional frustration with the millennial left stems from the kind of "Bernie-is-holy, Hillary-is-a-corporate-fascist" mentality that some embrace. The jazz community, like most other American cultural communities, is dealing with longstanding sexist conditioning that sometimes leads well-intentioned people--especially those who have automatically enjoyed a taken-for-granted privilege accorded them on the basis of race and gender--to examine their motivations, actions and responses at great length, often resulting in the kind of self-absorption that epistrophy was critiquing. And there is plenty to address when it comes to the impact that gender discrimination has had on women jazz artists and jazz in general. But in the case of this thread and Grace Kelly, it seems to me some posters here simply find her not to be on par with the amount of hype and publicity she's received. Hardly the first time that's ever occurred in the world of jazz!
  7. Grace Kelly

    Wikipedia definition, fairly accurate as Wiki definitions go: "Cisgender is a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth. Cisgender may also be defined as those who have a gender identity or perform a gender role society considers appropriate for one's sex." Very common term among the millennial left, a movement that both cheers and frustrates me at times.
  8. Upping this in honor of International Women's Day today: Women In Jazz: A Bibliography
  9. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    Resonance street dates are usually reliable iirc. There was one misfire a couple of years ago with a Wes Montgomery release because of a mishap at the vinyl-pressing plant they used, but other than that, generally timely.
  10. Unissued/Unreleased Grant Green

    I'll definitely pick up all of these as soon as they make their way onto CD.
  11. Go for it! I don't think you'll experience regrets... also heartened to see that email (which indicates the Wilson is now expected to ship in mid-March, so hopefully not too much more of a wait on that one). I'd also encourage anybody who's been on the fence about the 1932-40 Ellington to jump on that one as well. I just finished listening to that set all the way through again; an amazing stretch of music.