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Wow...I genuinely had no idea, but just clicked the link out of curiosity, and appear to have been nominated in the organ category...

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Jim (Alfredson) will be disappointed. :lol:

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Wow...I genuinely had no idea, but just clicked the link out of curiosity, and appear to have been nominated in the organ category...

good show!

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Jim (Alfredson) will be disappointed. :lol:

Why on earth would I be disappointed? I've only dedicated the last 17 years of my life to the instrument, permanently fucked up my back because of it, released four records with the now defunct organissimo on our own dime that I'm immensely proud of but nobody in the jazz press paid attention to, and I'm still broke as a joke because I continue to play it (though not necessarily in a jazz context these days)?

What's to be disappointed about? :)

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Wow...I genuinely had no idea, but just clicked the link out of curiosity, and appear to have been nominated in the organ category...

:tup

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Wow...I genuinely had no idea, but just clicked the link out of curiosity, and appear to have been nominated in the organ category...

:tup

Yes, congrats and good luck!

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Wow...I genuinely had no idea, but just clicked the link out of curiosity, and appear to have been nominated in the organ category...

Well done, Alex.

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Wow...I genuinely had no idea, but just clicked the link out of curiosity, and appear to have been nominated in the organ category...

:tup

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Gene Ludwig should win the organ category this year. Of course, he's not even nominated so you'll have to write him in. But he should win it. The guy was a true gentleman, a monster player, and devoted to his craft for damn near 50 years.

Oh and consider voting for my new boss, Janiva Magness, in the blues category. Thanks!

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Gene Ludwig should win the organ category this year.

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Absolutely - should definitely be someone like this (I must confess I'm not really too familiar with Gene Ludwig's playing: I think someone like Dr Lonnie would probably get my vote :)). Also - I've never looked at one of these lists before, and I guess it's really just a bit of fun so not to be taken too seriously, but it's really comparing apples with oranges on so many of the lists...

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Gene Ludwig should win the organ category this year.

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Absolutely - should definitely be someone like this (I must confess I'm not really too familiar with Gene Ludwig's playing: I think someone like Dr Lonnie would probably get my vote smile.gif). Also - I've never looked at one of these lists before, and I guess it's really just a bit of fun so not to be taken too seriously, but it's really comparing apples with oranges on so many of the lists...

Congratulations Alex. Certainly what I've heard of your organ playing, live and on record, deserves this nomination.

I'm also pleased to see your name nominated as I'm not too sure such polls should always be about recognising players that have been at it for yours (ignored or otherwise) - some kind of long-service award/recognition. From this listeners point of view it's great to have new names appear in such poll categories.

But as you say, there's little point in taking such things too seriously....

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Gene Ludwig should win the organ category this year. Of course, he's not even nominated so you'll have to write him in. But he should win it. The guy was a true gentleman, a monster player, and devoted to his craft for damn near 50 years.

Oh and consider voting for my new boss, Janiva Magness, in the blues category. Thanks!

YES. Glad you are pushing this Jim. He is criminally underappreciated. And I hope it doesn't take you 50 years to have the jazz world give you your due.

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