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  1. Ellington songs you feel should be better known

    Single pedal of a rose. I love that tune.
  2. Giant Steps at 60.

    They are. No need for this one for me after checking.
  3. Giant Steps at 60.

    With 40 minutes of outtakes, I just might buy my third copy of this session. John Coltrane: Giant Steps 60th Anniversary Edition review – more a giant leap in jazz 4 / 5 stars4 out of 5 stars. (Rhino) This celebratory reissue includes outtakes that confirm the original’s brilliance and the sense of a genius in transition Within the same few weeks in the spring of 1959, the great saxophonist and composer John Coltrane astonishingly found the composure to play a key role on one of the most thoughtful and spacious of all jazz albums – Miles Davis’s iconic Kind of Blue – and the virtuosity and fearless insight to record one of the fastest and most intense, his own game-changing Giant Steps. In 1959, Miles was moving toward a meditatively floating and almost chordless music in his search for a new jazz language, while Coltrane’s route was to pack his pieces with so much harmonic movement and warp-speed fast lines that it could seem as if he were trying to outrun his listeners’ aural perceptions and fool them that the hundreds of notes pouring from his horn were really one long seamlessly soulful wail. Giant Steps’ 60th anniversary is celebrated this month by Rhino’s CD, vinyl and download release, including 40 minutes of outtakes, and illuminating liner notes by Coltrane authority Ashley Kahn. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/18/john-coltrane-giant-steps-60th-anniversary-edition-review
  4. WTF?

    Was there really a campaign to stop teens from listening to jazz in the 60's?
  5. RIP Stanley Crouch

    He was very active in the jazz world. Many times he would speak before concerts and give his opinion. RIP, Stanley.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Jamal Plays Jamal.
  7. Reggie Johnson, R.I.P.

    RIP, Reggie.
  8. Dame Diana Rigg, R.I.P.

    As a young boy, I had a big crush on her. RIP Diana.
  9. The Saxophone Colossus turns 90 today.

    It will be out sometime next year. Sonny has been working on it with with a writer. Aidan Levy is currently writing a biography of Sonny Rollins. Sonny has been involved, but I don't know to what extent.
  10. The Saxophone Colossus turns 90 today.

    It will be out sometime next year. Sonny has been working on it with with a writer. Here is an interview just done for his 90th birthday.
  11. Lou Brock Steals Home

    Two baseball greats from my childhood dead in the same week. Both Brock and Seaver were two of the best.
  12. The Saxophone Colossus turns 90 today.

  13. The Saxophone Colossus turns 90 today.

    An old interview. https://tidal.com/magazine/article/qa-sonny-rollins/1-74370?fbclid=IwAR3J4MuuM2uim82PwWkJXTukuQu_4CjOKbgY95In3dK3NGTe7umZNhc14aA
  14. The Saxophone Colossus turns 90 today.

    Happy 90th birthday, Sonny Rollins. You are a true living legend.
  15. Gary Peacock R.I.P.

    I see this stating it’s a hoax. https://en.mediamass.net/people/gary-peacock/deathhoax.html