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(N-Word)-dog VS (N-Word)’s dog

something deeper than these changes or being punk’d by punctuation I watched the 49ers’ opening game early Sunday at The Old Pro, formerly The Old Pro’s Bar. The bar was in a quonset hut on Pepper near El Camino and … 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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Lions with Wings update

I started Lions With Wings while I was in the bubble, trying to avoid getting a deathly virus. So far, so good. I am healthy. Even better, I am back in the concert biz, with 3 shows on sale, for … Continue reading

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Sneak peek new year’s preview of Dayna Stephens song-cycle regarding human archetypes

Dayna Stephens told me that 2020 was both his loneliest year and his most productive as a jazz composer. An annus horribilis plus. Besides two cds released and at least one other major commission, he wrote and demo’d a song cycle … Continue reading

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Six singles released by Earthwise’s Lions With Wings imprint on Bandcamp

Lions With Wings, the content platform spearheaded by Mark Weiss of Earthwise Productions as a work-around for a cancelled concert series, has released a total of six songs, with more in the works, Weiss says. The songs are: 1) Dayna … Continue reading

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Five oh one saxophone blues

In a former life, we used to have a notebook in which I wrote the names, date of birth of 1,001 saxophone players that I had culled from three different music reference books, all music guide, a British one, and … Continue reading

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Samora Pinderhughes mentions

SAMORA PINDERHUGHES’S ‘VENUS’ at Le Poisson Rouge (July 19, 8 p.m.). Mr. Pinderhughes, a pianist and vocalist, grabbed attention in 2016 with his politically incisive “Transformations Suite.” At Le Poisson Rouge he returns with a new set of material, “Venus,” … Continue reading

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Fifty Palo Alto jazz tropes

1. Thelonious Monk live at Paly, 1968 A Palo Alto high student organized a concert with Thelonious Monk at Palo Alto High during a time fo racial unrest (soon after murder of Dr. King), cited in Prof. Robin Kelley’s Monk’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dayna Stephens

COMING TO PALO ALTO, SUNDAY AUGUST 18, 2 P.M. SHOW TICKETS ON SALE, AT EVENTBRITE I had the pleasure of seeing Dayna Stephens at the Stanford Jazz Workshop concert series, at Dink. Because he is coming back to his home … Continue reading

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My 12 picks: Stanford, Northwestern, Army, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Schauer, New Mexico, Michigan, Texas, UCLA and UTEP

I am not actually a gambler nor do I advocate such. I picked 11 teams plus the Democratic challenger for the gubernatorial seat of Michigan, Mark Schauer just as an experiment. It is more like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern picking a … Continue reading

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