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  1. Steel Guitar Legend Buddy Emmons, 78

    Steel guitar legend Buddy Emmons has died at 78. Among his many other achievements, his 1963 release Steel Guitar Jazz was the first jazz record featuring pedal steel. It's available on Spotify and...
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    Chicago Jazz Label Revived on Mosaic

    I was caught off-guard by the announcement by Mosaic of the expected late-August release of a 12-CD box set, The Complete Bee Hive Sessions. You can read more on the Mosaic site:...
  3. Ellipsis Arts World Music Collections

    Are there any Ellipsis Arts fans here? This was an interesting label that was around in the 1990s. I'm not sure when they went out of business. There's an interesting article from 1998 about the...
  4. Re: Now Something Completely Different - From Your Music Collection

    How's about an album from Tina Louise, Gilligan's pal, from 1957:

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    Re: Joe Vassallo refacing.. What??

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    Yes, I agree, the signature actually looks pretty good.
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    Favorite Pop/Rock Album?

    Since jazz is dead anyway :dontknow:, let's change the subject. What is your favorite pop/rock album?

    Choosing from the ten or twenty I've heard, mine is probably David Byrne's Rei Momo.

    I love...
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    Jazz Pianist John Taylor, 72

    British jazz pianist John Taylor died suddenly July 18 after suffering a heart attack while performing at the Saveurs Jazz Festival in Segré, a village in western France:
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  8. French Jazz Organist Eddy Louiss, 74

    The French jazz organist Eddy Louiss died June 30th, age 74, at a hospital in western France: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6613185/eddy-louiss-french-jazz-organist-dead-at-74

    He may be...
  9. Howard Rumsey, Bassist and Lighthouse Cafe Operator, 97

    West coast jazz icon Howard Rumsey, who operated the Lighthouse Cafe for many years, has died at age 97:...
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    Re: Streisand - The Nearness of You

    Ouch, that hurt!
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    Re: Streisand - The Nearness of You

    That's unreal on so many levels. A, that Arnett can sound so fantastic, B, that he can do it while draped over a pair of crutches like that, and C, that there was once on Planet Earth actually a...
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    Re: Eric Dolphy in 3D

    That's different...
  13. They Don't Make Them Like They Used To...

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    Re: Remembering Lucky Thompson

    Dig... Lucky Thompson was the all-time best soprano player. And a monster on tenor as well.

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    Long live Lucky!
  15. Re: Video Lessons that break down tunes, Dexter Gordon Example

    I know jazz labels are pretty fluid, but I would describe Dexter as a quintessential hard-bopper. When I think of "cool school" saxophonists I think more of guys like Konitz, Desmond, Marsh, Getz,...
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    Re: My dad is dying

    So sorry Dogster. I lost my father a year and a half ago. Like yours, he lived a full, long life, which I am very grateful for. I hope your warm memories of your father help sustain you through the...
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    Re: John Geers, known here as Saintsday

    I was caught totally off-guard by this news. Like qwerty, I had the chance to get to know John personally at the Rascher Centenary, but I've known him much longer through the forum as many here have....
  18. Re: Chicago Jazz Festival, September 3-6 2015

    There's also a weekly Thursday evening series "Great Jazz Made in Chicago" during August in Millenium Park leading up to the festival. Looks like a pretty interesting lineup:

    8/6 Steve Coleman and...
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    Re: Streisand - The Nearness of You

    Yeah but you can't hold that against her :bluewink:

    All seriousness aside - I had that album in high school I think, and really liked most of it. Then for many years I dismissed it as corny. I...
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    Streisand - The Nearness of You

    What do you think??

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