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The Cool Cole – The Nat “King” Cole Trio

While I was at it, cataloging my record collection, I bumped into this exquisite LP, featuring the Nat “King” Cole Trio in the mid 1940s with radio show transcriptions, entitled “The King’s Court”. With Nat Cole on piano, Oscar Moore … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Roy Hargrove (1969 – 2018)

It’s so very sad to learn that Roy Hargrove is gone. He was a real jazz man, a fantastic improvisor who loved to play it rough and risky. He really gave more than 100%, as he said in this video. … Continue reading

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Just a beautiful, a fitting song for the season: THE SUMMER WIND …

… as delivered by one of my all time favorite songstresses: Miss Madeleine Peyroux 💋

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THE QUEEN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN! ~ R.I.P. ARETHA FRANKLIN (1942-2018)

Barack Obama said via Twitter: Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and … Continue reading

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One of Hitchcock’s greatest films: SPELLBOUND (1945) with music by MIKLÓS RÓZSA

And here’s a re-recorded portion of the score to the nightmarish scene with scissors, and Ingrid Bergman as Salome (pictured) which was extra designed for the film by Salvatore Dalí: Part III of this little entry is strictly on topic … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY NOW!

  Here’s the REAL PRESident, playing his tune “Detention Barracks Blues” a.k.a. “D. B. Blues”. — Lester Young (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) J. C. Heard (d) – Bushnell Memorial Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, May 1953: … Continue reading

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Helsinki: TRUMP/ PUTIN – Press Conference – some minutes ago

Yessir! Ban all nuclear weapons! I took this screenshot from the ‘live’ feed some minutes ago. Why was the old man not permitted to hold this demand clearly readable in front of a camera? Chapeau!

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