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Baseball And Modern Jazz (How I Learned To Love the First And I'm Trying The Second)

Braxton, baseball has got to be the most boring game in the world.

Why’s that?

Just look at it. The most “exciting” game is a no-hitter.

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Personal Development

Jon Hammond Show MNN Ch. 1 Broadcast 03/28/2015 Funk Soul Blues & Soft News

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Show MNN Ch. 1 Broadcast 03/28/2015 Funk Soul Blues & Soft News

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Jon Hammond Show cable access TV show broadcast for 03/28/2015, Jon’s band performing in jazzkeller Frankfurt original composition “Get Back in The Groove” – exclusive footage from Jon Hammond Show of the late great Dave Van Ronk followed by radio interview footage with Alan Pasqua and Jon Hammond just before Alan’s concert with Allan Holdsworth recorded for DVD, then never-before-seen footage Jon filmed of Michael Brecker, the late great jazz tenor saxophonist in performance with Barry Finnerty’s band in Michael’s club Seventh Avenue South he co-owned with his brother Randy Brecker in Greenwich Village – wrapping up the show, a wonderful segment of Joe Franklin on mic with Jon Hammond, Joe Franklin was the King of Radio & TV… 1,676 more words


James Taylor - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

This isn’t simple folk or folk/rock. James Taylor can write very sophisticated tunes — like this — and Michael Brecker’s sax solo only ups the ante. 12 more words


(This was originally a separate page but decided to file it away with my blogs.)

I could just write a list of all those who have influenced me during my playing career, but there are a handful of musicians whom I feel I should acknowledge and explain why I like them so much. 471 more words


Joni Mitchell - The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines

Finally taking some time to listen to some albums that I have missed for some reason over the years.

Live version with lineup as follows: … 130 more words


Spinning Wheel: Blood Sweat & Tears

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears is one of the best horn bands of the 70s. Trumpeters in the group include original members Randy Brecker and Jerry Weiss, as well as legendary Lew Soloff and Chuck Winfield. 89 more words


Making it intentional

If there is one constant theme in everything I try to do in music, it is the idea of intentionality. I once read both John Cage’s books in praise of chance operations and ambient sounds, and found them highly entertaining, and even persuasive, but when the chips are down, I beg to differ. 348 more words