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Be Bop Wino: Blow “Mr. Low-Blow” / Lyin’ Girl Blues – Red Saunders and his Orchestra (Columbia 30218)

Recorded in Chicago, June 15th, 1950. Personnel: Hot Lips Page, Sonny Cohn (trumpets); Harlan Floyd, John Avant (trombones); Porter Kilbert (alto sax); Leon Washington (tenor sax); McKinley Easton (baritone sax); Earl Washington (piano); Jimmy Richardson (bass); Jumpin’ Joe Williams (vocal); … Continue reading

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How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?

Wayne Shorter On Jazz: “The six years I was with Miles, we never talked about music. We never had a rehearsal. Jazz shouldn’t have any mandates. Jazz is not supposed to be something that’s required to sound like jazz. For … Continue reading

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Christmas Curtain Raiser

Traditional carol mash-up by Sinfonia alumnus Ross Hasting, “Christmas Curtain Raiser” (Alfred Publ 1971) rendered here by the Heritage High School Concert Band (aka the Marching Mountaineers)

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Billboard – Google Books

Billboard – Google Books: “In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world’s premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest … Continue reading

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Busking Owen Sound? Absolutely!

I’ve been corresponding with Doug Cleverley over at the Owen Sound Special events office on the topic of their plans for a late summer busking festival, and in my bid to have this folded in to make Summerfolk Weekend a … Continue reading

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A Coming Paradigm Shift in (Online) Music

FAƟCINATED: “For starters, it seems to me that over the course of history very little of what we now think of as great music was produced specifically because the people making it were concerned about making the music a commercial … Continue reading

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Musicians’ brains keep time–with one another

Scientific American Blog: “The synchrony was most prominent in the frontal and central parts of the brain that regulate motor function. ‘Whenever synchrony of behavior was high, synchrony of brain waves were also high,’ Ulman Lindenberger, a director the Max … Continue reading

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