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One of the forgotten greats of L.A. jazz, along with tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, alto saxophonist Sonny Criss, bassist Curtis Counce...
Quote: Originally Posted by MBreinin My MF blue and white stripe french cuff. I wear it constantly. Mike "MF", Mike?
Quote: Originally Posted by texas_jack No B3 thread can be made without reference to Jimmy Smith. ...or Dr. Lonnie "The Turbanator" Smith, Richard "Groove" Holmes, "Brother" Jack McDuff, Joey De Francesco, "The Mighty Burner" Charles Earland"...
Quote: Originally Posted by A Y I'm glad someone is more OCD about this than I am. --Andre
Quote: Originally Posted by A Y Piece or composition but I realize I'm tilting at windmills especially after "song" was institutionalized by MP3s. --Andre They should use "track" for MP3s. Actually, perhaps the terms should be "tune" or "line" for something that a "head" for improvisation (e.g. all Charlie Parker compositions, which are melodies placed over chords of existing pieces), "song" for a piece with lyrics (i.e. standards -...
Quote: Originally Posted by A Y A pet peeve of mine: a piece of music is not a song unless it's sung by a voice. Calling "Take 5" a song is like calling Michelangelo's David a painting. --Andre I agree, Andre, but even many jazz musicians refer to compositions as "songs" (I recently saw John Scofield and he referred to one of his own pieces as a song...interestingly enough, he referred to one of Carla Bley's pieces as a "composition").
Some voters undoubtedly voted for specific performances of specific tunes, e.g. Coltrane and Johnny Hartman's rendition of "Lush Life", Peggy Lee's performance of "Fever", Weather Report's "Birdland" - much the way a poll of pop music would really be a poll of specific records rather than tunes per se. If the poll was taken among jazz "cognoscenti " (however you want to define that term), the voting would be more focused on the compositions rather than on specific,...
These look great, David!
Quote: Originally Posted by ChicagoRon You know it Lou Ah for the good old days when I was a semi-VIP at P.J. Clarke's...back when it was a great local hangout, especially on Thursdays and the barkeeps made scads in tips. Now it's just "meh".
Quote: Originally Posted by kwilkinson No, the girls got kinda weird. They were being cool and then they got into an argument with Ron about which direction was North. We went out to the usual spot, and then I witnessed something amazing. Something truly amazing. We're kinda drunk and we go into this packed ass gyros joint. Ron is such a celeb in his goddamned neighborhood that he walks straight to the front of the line and less than 2 minutes...
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