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Gil Evans: The Answer to All Musical Problems

SKF NOTE: This weekend I re-read Gil Evans‘s 5/20/76 interview with Down Beat contributor Arnold Jay Smith, on the cusp of synthesizers’ broad use in jazz and other musics. Evans, creator of unique, acoustic sounds, was an early proponent of … Continue reading

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Elvin & Miles: 18 Year Photo Mystery Solved!

SKF NOTE: May 19, 1961, Miles Davis and the Gil Evans Orchestra performed their legendary concert at Carnegie Hall. In 1998 Columbia/Legacy released a 2-CD package of the entire concert with extra songs not included with any earlier releases of … Continue reading

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Finding Art Blakey

SKF NOTE: My first memory of Art Blakey is in the early 1970’s when I was working at Sam Goody’s record store in Huntington, NY. Sam Goody’s was a great place to learn about jazz, rock, and classical music. Store … Continue reading

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