Category Archives: jazz

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Seasons of the Mitch; or Woods that it were so simple

Someone sent me an old photo from 1991 with Mitch Woods, Johnny Sansone two others and Bob Margolin. I also shot Mitch Woods last year in downtown Palo Alto. In between, from his website, promoting a new life album, are … Continue reading

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‘Bemsha Swing’ by 86 different artists including Charlie Hunter, TJ Kirk and MMW– but I learned it from my then-client Jack Walrath, at the Octopus Lounge in Pacifica, on October 5, 2004

  And I once wrote about it to a Penn grad student Bethany Klein, who apparently had different ideas of what is “our song”. The song of course is by Thelonius Monk and Denzil Best. It’s a pigeon of “Bimshire”. … Continue reading

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14 piano players with whom I’vry worked

  Taylor been paid since his days of underoos — which is actually a Biggie Smalls line; which I copped from Spider-Man Spider Verse; and sample Herb Alpert. andand: I just got off the phone, eight minutes, with the advertising … Continue reading

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8 Ella songs, and their respective composers

“All Too Soon”, Duke Ellington & Carl Sigman ”Somebody Loves Me”, written by George Gershwin, and lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and Buddy DeSylva. ”Chelsea Mood” ”Something’s Gotta Give”, Johnny Mercer ”I Was Doing All Right”, George Gershwin ”Ev’ry Time We … Continue reading

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Sshhh! (Secret Mountain View Jazz heaven with Larry Vukovich w Jackie Ryan)

Vuckovich Ryan $25 > Allen Woolf Stewart $35 B. 1936:

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Newk’s fade

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Luciana Souza, John Salley

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