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Les Baxter Centenary March 14, 2022

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An important date for jazz fans is the upcoming centenary of exotica pioneer Les Baxter, born March 14, 1922, in the same state that gave us Beto O'Rourke and JSngry.

While most of Les Baxter's classic exotica albums did not receive decent CD releases - most are sourced from vinyl - lossless downloads are inexpensively available from the master tapes via Qobuz.  These albums include:

  • Ritual of the Savage
  • Tamboo
  • Ports of Pleasure
  • Space Escapade
  • African Jazz
  • Jungle Jazz
  • The Sacred Idol
  • Jewels of the Sea
  • The Primitive and the Passionate
  • Soul of the Drums

Mark your calendars.  See you at the party!

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Shivers in the Nessa household.

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I'm looking forward to the street parades and the public unveiling of the statues.

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11 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Shivers in the Nessa household.

Shavers here!

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Posted (edited)

I was kept up by the fireworks all night.

I understand that people wanted to celebrate, but I thought that the worldwide 'Malibu to Bali' laser show relay was excessive in these times of scarcity.

Edited by Rabshakeh

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Who was the wag who said, "The Les Baxter the better"?

 

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54 minutes ago, GA Russell said:

Who was the wag who said, "The Les Baxter the better"?

It may have been Milt Bernhart.

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That dog looks like it could wag!

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38 minutes ago, JSngry said:

That dog looks like it could wag!

I know Les Baxter's daughter.  She said that dog was vicious, and they got rid of it after it bit Joan Crawford!  

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I think I'd keep a dog that bit Joan Crawford!

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7 minutes ago, JSngry said:

I think I'd keep a dog that bit Joan Crawford!

That's what I told her!

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Funny, TTK, but I've been having a bachelor pad/ exotica weekend at my house while playing pool, and the wife and friends are really digging the program. 

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