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    Re: Pianist Hazel Scott

    This _wikipedia article claims she was the first African-American woman to host a network TV show, The Hazel Scott Show in the summer of 1950: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hazel_Scott_Show
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    Free the G-Man!!

    OK, he's not in jail, yet, but the G-Meister is in hot water with the Chinese authorities over an innocent stroll around Hong Kong. Notice in the photo he doesn't even have his saxophone with him, so...
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    Pianist Hazel Scott

    Hazel's name does not come up too often, but she was a child prodigy pianist in jazz and classical, a singer, appeared in several Hollywood movies, and was enough of a political rabble-rouser to be...
  4. Re: Zappa Fans: Interesting History Detectives Episode

    Yes, the suit coat and the bell were amazing to me. Who keeps a junky old bell in storage for 50 years... and can actually find the darn thing when they want to?
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    Re: Tone Master copies for tenor

    Two questions Sakshama: 1) what do you mean by "alto facing" and 2) when are you going to make a reproduction of that mouthpiece??
  6. Zappa Fans: Interesting History Detectives Episode

    A guy buys a $5 collage initialed "FZ" in a thrift store in South Carolina, somehow thinking it may have been done by Frank Zappa. One of the detectives gets on the case. The ending is quite...
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    Re: Would Jazz Today Be Different If...

    I can only imagine.
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    Re: Would Jazz Today Be Different If...

    Trumpeter Lionel Ferbos, who died not long ago at 103, supposedly was still playing at 102.
  9. Linda Navarro, Fats Navarro's Only Child

    I just read the excellent biography of Fats Navarro by Leif Bo Peterson and Theo Rehak. I was curious about Fats and Rena Navarro's only child, a daughter Linda born in 1949, about 15 months before...
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    Re: Top tenor sax ballads

    Beatrice by Sam Rivers.
    Summertime by Albert Ayler.
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    Re: Timbre Trainer

    I wonder if the thing has an undo feature if that happens.
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    Re: Would Jazz Today Be Different If...

    Bill Evans lived to the ripe old age of 51.

    I mentioned Lafaro.

    Missed Pastorius and Larry Young, and I'm sure many others.
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    Would Jazz Today Be Different If...

    ...all the greats and potential greats who died young had instead lived long, musically productive lives? Would the music itself be different, or it's place in our society? Of course we can't know...
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    Re: Just did a cruise ship audition!

    Interesting that cruise ships of all things would be one of the last bastions of performance opportunities for musicians.

    Though it wouldn't be for me, I know some people really love life on the...
  15. Re: Jack Walrath's FB rant: Kind of Blue recreation.

    Does that just mean, in essence, that the estate is not getting a cut of the action?
  16. Re: Jack Walrath's FB rant: Kind of Blue recreation.

    Kelly posted a full track in post #4 above.
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    You have to take that up with _viglink, they are the ones that added the link.
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    I was more thinking of the write-up in the _Wall Street Journal.



    You would make a good test case. Does that sound like Coltrane as you remember hearing him 30 years ago?

    As I got to...
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    I agree, the "issues" posed in that discussion are a shabby ruse to try to provide "intellectual" justification for this worthless endeavor.



    Yes - by generating a huge amount of completely...
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    Re: Sonny Rollins on his Buescher

    Where? I thought the only video of Clifford Brown was the clip from Soupy Sales's TV show.
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