Category Archives: jazz

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Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom rattles Mitchell Park Center in Palo Alto, Thurs., Oct. 18, presented by Earthwise Productions

People can email me at or if you can figure out how to post a comment below to RSVP or COD cash on delivery but otherwise it’s cash at door. The room is pretty big we should be fine. … Continue reading

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Super John John

I met John Shifflett (1953-2017) at Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto in July, 1996 when Medeski Martin and Wood sold clean the room and, on the advice of Charlie Hunter, I booked as support Will Bernard, John Shifflett, Rob … Continue reading

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Criss cross: Darren w Harold Lopez-Nussa

edit to add: ok, the guy owns a piano bar in LA, called Tramp Stamp Granny’s and made a video of himself playing and singing “Desperado” so this is a natural collaboration, four hands even. He also went to St. … Continue reading

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Eddie Gale ‘Black Rhythm Happening’ w Brother Thelonious Belgian style abbey ale

Brother Thelonius is from North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg and I’m pretty certain they sponsored a tour by Helen Sung Whose cousin married a dear friend of mine and who’s reed player is my former client. Whereas Eddie Gale … Continue reading

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Cage w. Moe

(and I am indebed-tah to The Wedge and a KFJC guy Thursday named Max Levell for this itemizer) So, John Cage is the guy who brought our ears training to the ambient sound in a room and for example when … Continue reading

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I woke up in a big yellow taxi, counting crows and pondering dense housing

I woke up in a SoHo doorway, a police man knew my name. Twenty years in the Tin Pan, Lord there’s got to be another way. That’s a pretty close to direct quote of a famous song by a famous … Continue reading

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Alexis Cuadrado and Vijay Iyer on a panel together, unless that’s Anderson Cooper and Dinesh D’Souza

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