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Jack Sheldon

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RIP I have always liked his contributions to the music

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RIP Mr. Sheldon. 

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I only have two of his leader dates, The Quartet and the Quintet and On My Own (a duo with Russ Tompkins), but his tone, warmth, phrasing and humor made an impression on me.  When rumors of his death after a stroke circulated a few years ago, his response that he was only 'slightly dead' cracked me up.  He then dealt with the stroke's after-effects by switching to playing trumpet left-handed.  Thank you, Mr. Sheldon, and rest in peace.

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Like many in my age group, I was introduced to Jack via his gig with Merv Griffin.  

Now, Jack and Merv have been reunited, along with Zsa Zsa Gabor, Truman Capote, and Orson Welles.

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TTK - you have been delequent in pointing out the Sheldon/Sebesky albums..

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I was listening to a few of his recordings over the past few days, including The Warm World of Jack Sheldon (Dot).  Unless I am just not looking in the right places, The Cool World of Jack Sheldon is not available for streaming and generally only as a pricey CD import.  It's not that hard to find it on LP, though given shipping prices these days...

Does anyone have a view on The Cool World?  Is it worth tracking down?  How does it compare to his other sessions?  Thanks!

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1 hour ago, JSngry said:

TTK - you have been delequent in pointing out the Sheldon/Sebesky albums..

Never heard 'em!  I can't know everything!

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Very sad to hear. Compared to Doc, he was a refreshing, subversive presence on the Tonight Show.

When I heard the Miles album he made without knowing who it was, I thought, ",Hey, I've been wrong about Miles all these years...".

RIP, Mr. Sheldon...

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27 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Never heard 'em!  I can't know everything!

Oh my!

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20 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Oh my!

plus:

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I've seen that top one, but I can't see the other images.

I take it that these pre-date CTI - let alone that 80s album with the horrible cover where Sebesky looks like an annoyed golfer.  

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1968 and 1969. I like Warm a lot better than Cool, but that's just me. Sebesky's fully formed here, and there is Rhodes.  It's pretty much like Freddie Playing "Uncle Albert" only a few years earlier and with shorter tracks. And, of course, with Jack Sheldon instead of Freddie.

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Marc Myers has posted links to the 2008 Jack Sheldon documentary film on his blog. Definitely worth checking out !

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So this is it for West Coast Jazz?  I mean I know Ernie Andrews is chillin but as far as the pacific jazz guys and such was Jack Sheldon the last remaining big dog- end of an era :( :( :(

Edited by chewy-chew-chew-bean-benitez

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7 hours ago, chewy-chew-chew-bean-benitez said:

So this is it for West Coast Jazz?  I mean I know Ernie Andrews is chillin but as far as the pacific jazz guys and such was Jack Sheldon the last remaining big dog- end of an era :( :( :(

Well,  Terry Gibbs and Plas Johnson are both still with us.

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Lennie Niehaus?

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8 hours ago, duaneiac said:

Well,  Terry Gibbs and Plas Johnson are both still with us.

:)

5 hours ago, sidewinder said:

Not to forget Bill Holman !

:)

5 hours ago, JSngry said:

Lennie Niehaus?

:)

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