Monthly Archives: May 2019

As Easy as Recognizing His Voice

SKF NOTE: Digitizing audio cassettes today. I came across this quote that echoes my lifelong belief that music is a language, and the best musicians communicate through music as well as our best orators communicate through the spoken word. “All … Continue reading

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Ray Appleton: A Marvelous Blues Shuffle

SKF NOTE: Listening today to Willie Nelson’s version of the song Outskirts of Town, had me thinking of that song on one of favorite albums ever. Jimmy Witherspoon’s Blues is Now remains among my top blues albums — with superb … Continue reading

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Elvin with John Coltrane – Belgium 1965 (Full Performance)

SKF NOTE: Thank you, Eric Ross, for posting this whole set chance to see and hear Elvin Jones with the classic John Coltrane Quartet. It’s curious that for set’s last song, My Favorite Things, Elvin switches to a larger floor … Continue reading

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My Heart Attack

My heart attack Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • May 10, 2019 To park on the street I turned my car steering wheel right and felt a new chest pain. “Heart,” was my first instinct. But, since … Continue reading

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The Day Krupa Fired Gerry Mulligan

SKF NOTE: Gerry Mulligan wrote some great arrangements for Gene Krupa’s big band. Lemon Drop and Leave Us Leap come first to mind. I never met Mr. Mulligan, but from many accounts I’ve read, in addition to his talent as … Continue reading

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