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Ken Dryden

Dick Hyman Interview and Upcoming Shows at Dizzy's

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I interviewed Dick Hyman for a Hot House article today and will also likely air a broadcast or two focusing on his long career. At 92 years young, the NEA Jazz Master is still going strong, though he isn't performing much outside his Florida home these days.

His new duo CD with Ken Peplowski, Counterpoint (The Music of Lerner & Lowe), is due to be released by Arbors Records next month.

I hope to make at least one, if not both, of the concerts at Dizzy's on October 16.

 

 

 

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I wish that I remembered to record the audio as they happen, too bad they don't seem to be archived.

 

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I used to have the CD of Dick Hyman playing with his daughter Judy on violin. It is entitled, "Late Last Summer". I picked it up because my mother used to work his daughter at the Holyoke Halo Center. I can't find it now so I must've given it to my mom. Lost for sure now.

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Dick was kind enough to send that CD to me around the time it was issued.

 

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Did you ask him about either of these two albums:  Moon Gas, with Mary Mayo, on MGM; or Moog: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman on Command?

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The latter album came up, there were so many releases to possibly cover, I couldn't get to them all and I have a large, though by no means complete, collection of Dick Hyman's recordings. 

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1 minute ago, Ken Dryden said:

The latter album came up, there were so many releases to possibly cover, I couldn't get to them all and I have a large, though by no means complete, collection of Dick Hyman's recordings. 

My wife interviewed him for NPR in the 1990s and they talked about the Moog record.  We did not know of Moon Gas at that time.   Do you know this album?  It is unbelievable.  

My parents were in the biz and they worked with Dick Hyman in the 1950s and 60s.

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Both albums were combined in the Moon Gas compilation issued in 2015, which I own. One of the things I shared with Dick Hyman was an incomplete broadcast of his 1998 set at the Brecon Jazz Festival in Wales with Howard Alden and Michael Moore. He really enjoyed it and has been looking for the full broadcasts, which were done over two nights on the BBC.

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1 hour ago, Ken Dryden said:

Both albums were combined in the Moon Gas compilation issued in 2015, which I own. One of the things I shared with Dick Hyman was an incomplete broadcast of his 1998 set at the Brecon Jazz Festival in Wales with Howard Alden and Michael Moore. He really enjoyed it and has been looking for the full broadcasts, which were done over two nights on the BBC.

I have a lot of Moog and electronic records, spanning the spectrum from "serious" to pop cash-ins.  Dick's first (aforementioned) Moog album inhabits a very interesting space someplace between those two extremes.  It is probably my favorite Moog album from that post-Walter/Wendy Carlos period.   "The Moog and Me" is a real fave.

 

And the beautiful "Evening Thoughts:"

 

Edited by Teasing the Korean

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