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First time listening in a few decades, and I like it as much now as ever, albeit for probably completely different reasons. 

Bruce Johnstone came to play. Hell, the whole band came to play. When people come to play, hell, that's all you can ask of them. How they do, that's their business. They're not gaming you, so enjoy the honest humanity in that 

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To accompany my reading of this, with which I'm still persevering:

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Charlie Christian was so much further down the road than Dizzy in 1941! In my ears he's coming out as the virtual inventor of bop. I must refresh my knowledge of Bird with Jay McShann.

P.S. Ah yes, 1941 Bird is way out there, too. So Diz must have made enormous steps before his 1945 recordings.

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Not sure why, but I often find myself in the mood for 1920s jazz on Saturday mornings:

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15 hours ago, JSngry said:

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First time listening in a few decades, and I like it as much now as ever, albeit for probably completely different reasons. 

Bruce Johnstone came to play. Hell, the whole band came to play. When people come to play, hell, that's all you can ask of them. How they do, that's their business. They're not gaming you, so enjoy the honest humanity in that 

My friend John Porter turned me on to this album! 

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:tup That may be my favorite Blakey album. 

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19 hours ago, JSngry said:

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First time listening in a few decades, and I like it as much now as ever, albeit for probably completely different reasons. 

Bruce Johnstone came to play. Hell, the whole band came to play. When people come to play, hell, that's all you can ask of them. How they do, that's their business. They're not gaming you, so enjoy the honest humanity in that 

My first copy looked like that, too. I played it a LOT!  It's a fine album, still sounds good. As one wag put said,  it could have been titled "Bruce Johnstone and His Orchestra." The amount of solo space Johnstone gets is really apparent when you listen to the whole thing right through on CD. The tenor player Ferdinand Povel is impressive, too.   

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