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  1. Everything about Teddy Reig was big. Wish his book was even bigger than it is. Bought my copy for 29,95 dollars during a visit at NY’s Jazz Record Center soon after it came out.
  2. Sorry to report that the great Italian photographer Giuseppe Pino died in Bellagio this week. He was 82.
  3. Jean-Luc Godard has died, says Libération He was 91.
  4. Sempe died yesterday in Paris. He was 89. He is deeply missed.... So is forum contributor Paul Secor....
  5. Fred Plaut recorded many of Miles sessions for Columbia inluding ’Kind of Blue’.
  6. News of his death still remain unreported in the NY Times or the Washington Post. Or did I miss these?
  7. Very sad news. Tremendously underrated player.. Saw him when he was playing with Archie Shepp back in the 60’s. Love the sessions he recorded for BN.
  8. The excellent French ténor saxophonist Jean-Louis Chautemps who played with Martial Solal, Chet Baker and Nathan Davis, among others, died in Paris last week.
  9. Have the Brown (all 7 LPs) and the Milburn ( all 10 LPs) boxes and gîve them the listening they deserve!
  10. Already mentioned here several years ago that I was to accompany François Postif when he interviewed Lester Young but had to abstain because I had to prépare an important school examination. My eternal regrets! As for Lady Day, caught her when she .sang at the Paris Olympia in November 1958. She was not in top form .but I found her beautiful. Saw her also shortly after when she and Mal Waldron had dinner with Postif and à couple of friends at Chez Gaby’s near Pigalle. She was in top form that night.
  11. Very sad news. Too many these days!
  12. Pulled out my vinyl set.. No problem on ’Autumn Leaves’. RVG mastered that Mosaic.
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