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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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Henry Butler is no small, Japanese woman although Mimi Jones is a West Indian ram

I was Henry Butler’s manager, for six months. (blind piano player from New Orleans) Malcolm Papa Mali Welbourne (who actually got his moniker from his reggae days, dubbed such by Burning Spear himself, because Malcolm or Mali had four kids … Continue reading

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Tiny conductors

I just got noted that in Philly coming up, thanks to Mark Christman’s excellent Ars Nova series, two great jazz or out music events. The first is called Ballrog which is a Tolkein reference — the ballrog was a monster … Continue reading

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