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Tag: Sarah Vaughan

Friday, May 8th

timeless

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990), “The More I See You” (H. Warren, M. Gordon), live, Sweden (Stockholm), 1964

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, January 4th

timeless

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990), “Misty” (E. Garner, J. Burke), live, Sweden (Stockholm), 1964

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

welcoming in loads
of new year’s rain . . .
trashy house

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue

Tuesday, 10/5/10

beauty from behind bars

Tadd Dameron wrote and arranged this while serving time for a federal drug crime.

Blue Mitchell Orchestra (Blue Mitchell, trumpet, with [among others] Clark Terry, trumpet; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Willie Ruff, French horn; Philly Joe Jones, drums), “Smooth as the Wind” (1961)

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Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Medical Center (as it’s now called)
Lexington, Kentucky

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Tadd Dameron

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lagniappe

Sarah Vaughan, live, “If You Could See Me Now” (Tadd Dameron)

*****

radio gems: jazz

Bird Flight
WKCR-FM
New York (Columbia University)
Monday-Friday, 8:20-9:30 a.m. (EST)

I know of nothing, in radio or anywhere else, like Phil Schaap’s daily meditations on the music of Charlie Parker, which he’s been offering now, five days a week, for over twenty-five years. At its best, his show enthralls. At its worst, well, sometimes you wish Phil would play a little more music and talk a little less. But even when he goes on longer than perhaps he should, your tendency, as with a charmingly eccentric uncle, is to excuse his excesses.

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