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Matthew Whitaker, right wing VS Matthew Whitaker, right hand

I just got news of a jazz rising star named Matthew Whitaker, who plays piano. But when I tried to find more information, I was reminded of a former football player for Iowa who apparently took too many hits to … Continue reading

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First of the Mohegans

I just think that we offer an escape. That people are tired of watching the news. They are so disgusted with the negativity, the daily 24/7 media bombardment of what is wrong; that they can’t wait to have fun, and … Continue reading

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14 piano players with whom I’vry worked

  Taylor been paid since his days of underoos — which is actually a Biggie Smalls line; which I copped from Spider-Man Spider Verse; and sample Herb Alpert. andand: I just got off the phone, eight minutes, with the advertising … Continue reading

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Feeling his presence

And

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Pinetop and Henry announce four-hand residency* at The Gatehouse: stone angels weep, then ‘boogie’

*nina Simone appears on some dates. Always call venue day of show to confirm. Limited seating.

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I wish I knew how it would feel to be free

Billy Taylor wrote “I Wish I Knew” in 1963, before I was born. Nina Simone recorded the most famous version, in 1967, on “Silk and Sumpin’”, released as a single, later used in recent times out of context by some … Continue reading

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Henry Butler, 69

It’s appropriate if the New York Times ran Henry’s obituary on July 4 because he was an American original. I just sent out some thoughts to another of his former agents or managers, and left two voice mail to total … Continue reading

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