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Dexter Gordon: One Flight Up (1964) Blue Note

An LJC follower wondered why I had omitted to cover this excellent Dexter Gordon title. I couldn’t think of a convincing answer, so here it is,  hot from the LJC collection. 1,222 more words

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Andre's Amazon Archive for 9/6/2014: 'Chameleon' by Harvey Mason

Only in recent years have I come to realize just how significant Harvey Mason is to the progression of jazz-funk on through “chill” and into the modern expansive era of the jazz idiom. 535 more words


Donald Byrd's Transitional Period


In the wake of jazz great Donald Byrd’s passing, there has been a revived interest in his critically-acclaimed hard bop period as well as his later involvement with funk and disco. 644 more words

Trains, Planes, Automobiles and that Surrey Thing

Something got me started this morning and I’ve been revved up all day, thinking about places to go, people to see, music to hear. Maybe it’s because I’m working on a novel which includes a road trip along what’s left of old Route 66. 548 more words