Category Archives: jazz

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Seventeen jazz / blues tracks on Lions With Wings

Lions with Wings label Palo Alto, CA and worldwide web (Bandcamp) Erik Lawrence / Akira Tana “Opening Day” Erik Lawrence / Akira Tana “Take Me Out . . .” Wayne Horvitz / Ha-Yang Kim / Ayesha Brooks “Crispin and Lisa’s … Continue reading

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Counting sheep

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Connie Han Solo

Or: Ableton V Earthwise at The Cub, The Mitch, Pollstar In brief, although I am actually wearing briefs, (Calvin Klein snuggies), grey or gray Billabong sweats, K-swiss sneaks, dri fit not my normal South African socks, a Giants t-shirt, a … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven titles I carried apropos of Diunna

Books:1. Home, Toni Morrison;2. Race Against Time, Keith Boykin;3. African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song, Kevin Young, editor;4.Sing For Freedom, Carawan;5. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison;6. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin; Magazines: 7. Pollstar (Yola);8. NYT Magazine … Continue reading

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Gunn’s tertius tops CCS

LIST OF TEAMS WITH SEVEN OR MORE WINS, ACCORDING TO MAXPREPS RANKINGS 11/14/21 Hill -San Jose (7-4) Cupertino (7-2) Soquel (7-4) Los Altos (8-3) King City (7-2) San Mateo (8-2) Gunn – Palo Alto (7-2)* St. Francis – Watsonville (8-3) … Continue reading

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Charlie at The Mitch


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David Boyce Philip Greenlief Duo of improvised tenor sax plans show Saturday at Lytton Plaza three p.m. sharp

I don’t have a permit but I am paying two musicians, David Boyce and Philip Greenlief, to play a concert at Lytton Plaza on Saturday, October 16, 2021. If for some reason the plaza is not available for such an … Continue reading

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Earthwise announces free concert series as part of Mayor’s ‘Together Again Palo Alto’ project

Mayor Tom Dubois, whose music bona fides include being the “Band Dad” for the Gunn High orchestra during his son’s formative years and now being engaged to a jazz singer, asked me to help out his “Together Again Palo Alto” … Continue reading

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Notable jazz releases in a year that seemed to have stopped for a few months

The Nels Cline Singers, Share the Wealth (Blue Note)Lafayette Gilchrist, Now (Lafayette Gilchrist Music)Maria Schneider Orchestra, Data Lords (ArtistShare)Rudresh Mahanthappa, Hero Trio (Whirlwind)Fred Hersch, Songs From Home (Palmetto)Jeff Parker, Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem)Chicago Underground Quartet, Good Days (Astral … Continue reading

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Sweded two minute take on San Jose’s Joy Dawn Hackett doing bubble version of Esperanza Spalding ‘Ebony and Ivy’

While this was loading I was checking out the original versions: reminds me of early Stew and The Negro Problem which became “Passing Strange” plus Enorchestra Brian Eno “Taking Tiger Mountain” plus Nicole Mitchell / Lisa Harris “Earth Seed” based … Continue reading

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