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On this day in jazz (September 13)

On this day in 1961, Paul Desmond recorded “My Funny Valentine” in New York City. The song would later become part of the album Desmond Blue… 121 more words


On this day in jazz (September 12)

On this day in 1963, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan began recording the album Night Lights. The album includes several other great jazz musicians who had played with Gerry earlier in their careers: trombonist… 67 more words


On this day in jazz (September 05)

On this day in 1959, Paul Desmond recorded “First Place Again” in NYC with Percy Heath and Conny Kay of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jimmy Giuffre… 131 more words


Synthetic drug Flakka on rise in Florida

We have a new synthetic drug hitting the streets of Florida. The new drug is call Flakka, which causes hallucinations, paranoia and violent outbursts, has taken off in Florida, where authorities are seeing a spike in criminal activity and bizarre behavior linked to the drug, reports say. 427 more words

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“Slam” is a fun blues by Jim Hall.  On his live record Grand Slam each band member takes a turn ad libbing over the gaps while the others hold down the melody.  25 more words


50 Years After Stunning Victory, Iconic Chaparral 2 Returns

50 Years After Stunning Victory, Iconic Chaparral 2

Returns To Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring


Jim Hall and Innes Ireland, Monaco 1963...

Jim Hall and Innes Ireland chewing the fat, no doubt swapping notes on the setup of their British Racing Partnership Lotus 24 BRM’s…

The Texan took a sabbatical from his growing Chaparral Sports Car program program at home to sharpen his skills in Grand Prix racing, fortunately for motor racing innovation he decided to focus more on the engineering aspects of his programs than his driving, having said that he was a driver of absolute world class, perhaps losing his ultimate edge after his big CanAm shunt late in 1968. 187 more words