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You Play The Songs Five

Once again, it’s time to play You Play The Songs. If you weren’t here last month for the last edition or you’ve forgotten how it goes, I’ll tell you all about it. 593 more words


Music to Write By: #BrightCityBook Edition

Sometimes, I get questions about all kinds of aspects related to my writing process: Where do I do the bulk of my writing? Do I write everyday? 177 more words

Bright City

On Stage: Missing?

Beth Corning’s latest piece for The Glue Factory, What’s Missing?, was a puzzlement. Performed with noted choreographer and writer Donald Byrd, Missing (as the title indicates) asked more questions than it answered, leaving it up to the viewer to provide a personal solution. 407 more words

Beth Corning

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