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  1. I have received some spontaneous requests for Blindfold Test presentations in 2022. So I want to open it up to everyone. We have January, February and June covered already. January Dan Gould February mikeweil March Pim April May June Dub Modal July August September JSngry October mjzee November December. felser
  2. You can both have those months. Dan has January and Dub Modal has June.
  3. I went to the Ann Arbor Jazz Festival in September, 1978. The lineup was: Thursday night: Mary Lou Williams and Ronnie Boykins, duets; Max Roach Quartet; Stan Getz: Archie Shepp and Max Roach, duets. Friday night: Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon; Johnny Griffin and Dexter Gordon together; Freddie Hubbard Saturday night: Kenny Burrell; Stanley Turrentine; Sun Ra and his Arkestra Sunday afternoon: Marcus Belgrade and the II-V-I Orchestra (with a teenage Kenny Garrett as a featured soloist); Chico Freeman; Hubert Laws Sunday night: Ellington Orchestra conducted by Mercer Ellington; Mose Allison; Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
  4. Before it was cancelled I was planning to travel to New Orleans to Jazz Fest, mostly to see this group on October 9: Cookers feat. Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, Donald Harrison, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart There were many other worthy artists scheduled that weekend. I love the variety of New Orleans food served on the festival grounds too.
  5. Why was Oscar Peterson a star and not Jaki Byard or Phimeas Newborn, Jr.? Popularity beyond the core of jazz fanatics seems to be very unpredictable. I saw Dexter and Sonny Stitt live in the late 1970s. Sonny sat on a stool and never spoke. If the club owner had not shouted often between songs about how lucky we were to have the great Sonny Stitt with us, he could have gone almost unnoticed. Dexter commanded the room, and the 2,000 seat auditorium in which I saw him live twice. He had a way of talking between songs which seemed tongue in cheek but was appealing and sometimes funny. He stood tall and you had to look at him. I saw 2,000 college students become captivated by his performances and they gave him loud ovations.
  6. It is hard to say what it would be just for LPs. I also have furniture, thousands of books, thousands of CDs, office papers, my audiophile stereo system, Christmas decorations, sports memorabilia and clothes in the unit. So it is a really big unit. I could have a much smaller, less expensive unit if I was storing just music. It would be $100 a month or less most likely if I had just my LPs and CDs in there.
  7. I like that. She is far too fierce to actually approach that way! Now that is more like my collection, only it is currently in a climate controlled underground limestone cave storage unit.
  8. Oh, my significant other is a wonderful woman but she never wants to see a single album. She often says, "why don't you just listen to music on a smartphone like a normal person?"
  9. Since I have many boxes full of vinyl, almost all purchased between 1970- 2010, I could never put all my vinyl on a wall. There are thousands of vinyl records. Also, my significant other does not like literally any of my music. She does not want to ever hear it, and definitely does not ever want to see it!
  10. I listened to #3 and I have no idea who it is.
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