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The Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(5)

January 20.2017

Nat Hentoff died on on Jan. 7 at his home in Manhattan. He was 91.Go here

I will post about “Mating Call” from the consideration of Nat Hentoff. 220 more words


Donald Byrd - Slow Drag (1967)

There is a refreshing summery spontaneity about this 1967 release, set in motion by the loose-limbed opening title track featuring a scene stealing spoken ad-lib by drummer Billy Higgins, onward through a tumbling run-through of ‘Secret Love’ where Donald Byrd fires scattergun runs during the verses. 71 more words


Episode 324 (December 26, 2016)

01. Aquarian Foundation – Mind Miniatures Side A – Going Good
02. Aquarian Foundation – Mind Miniatures Side B – Going Good
03. Donald Byrd – Xibaba – Blue Note… 27 more words

I'm So Glad I Found Someone Just Like You

How many times do you hear a song credited to someone and you have to listen carefully to find where they are? Usually, people who sing are heard handling the lead vocal. 454 more words



Lately I’ve been fascinated with how Bud Powell deals with the 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 11th, & 12th bar of the blues. He goes out of his way to find the major 7th. 169 more words