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Message started by Lon on 11/01/13 at 21:13:37

Title: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/01/13 at 21:13:37

Thought I'd start another thread in some way all about the music because we love our GEAR but it's the MUSIC we really want to get to right, that we love so deeply?

I'll start.

Bille Holiday.
Before too much of the sadness.

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Post by mark58 on 11/01/13 at 21:29:46

OK Lon, Art Pepper is in my top ten....who's my favorite probably changes depending on what I'm listening to. His recordings from the late 70's until his death is the sweet spot for me.  Mark.  PS...he was pretty much a life long addict as Billie was.

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Post by Lon on 11/01/13 at 21:51:54

Cool. I keep hoping one day I'll LOVE Pepper. I totally respect his artistry, but I don't really enjoy listening to his music that much. I like the earliest Pepper the most.

Shifting continents, here's another favorite artist I can't ever stop playing the music of.

Antonio Carlos Jobim.


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Post by mark58 on 11/01/13 at 22:27:38

Lon,  I would have never guessed...hehe. This is one area where our collections/tastes differ.  Although I like Brazilian Music i have far less than you. I have mainly Stan Getz's bossa nova stuff, Flora Purim and a few others.  I've enjoyed sampling your album choices though.  My lack of knowledge in this regard is not because I don't like it I just haven't heard much of it.

Ok Lon, I love Jazz as you know but I have lots of non-jazz favorites as well...Laura Nyro is right up there...

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/01/13 at 22:30:50

The photo didn't take....

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/01/13 at 22:30:57

Hey, we're all different and that's what's great! I never got bitten by the Laura bug, mainly I think because I was in Africa during her highest times and not exposed to her.


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Post by Donnie on 11/01/13 at 23:06:38



I'll take a lot of flack for this, James McMurtry.

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/01/13 at 23:27:51

Why would you take flack? It's not like you chose. . . Debbie Gibson. I might give you some friendly flack for that! :)


Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/01/13 at 23:29:23

Donnie, no flack here.  I went and sampled a little of "Live in Europe" and kinda like it.  I'll go back and listen to more soon. My philosophy about what is "Good" Music has always been, it's what the listener thinks is good....whether it's Katy Perry or Mozart or a guy banging two garbage can lids together....if the listener thinks it's good it is for him/her. I think Lon will agree. I'm not a Lady Gaga fan but those who think she's talent-less should go listen to her Duet with Tony Bennett doing "The Lady Is A Tramp".

In the same vein as your choice, I went through a Townes Van Zandt phase not too long ago....

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/01/13 at 23:43:18

One of my favorite artists, Duke Ellington, is reported to have said "There are two kinds of music, the good kind, and the other kind."

I agree.

Here's a picture of that subversive genius, Duke Ellington, doing the "finger snapping" bit.



Then again I used to work with someone who had a very different taste in music from me who used to tell me "I like BOTH types of music, Country AND Western." :D

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Donnie on 11/01/13 at 23:44:56

And after James McMurtry I'll go with Ray Wylie Hubbard.


Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/01/13 at 23:49:23

He's the twenty dollar bionic man, with the steel slide finger.

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/02/13 at 00:06:32

Lon,  I've got the huge red box of the Duke's RCA output but don't know where it is....everything gets lost or so it seems. Also have Two maybe three Mosaic Box Sets....somewhere.

Donnie, you have a thing for Texas Musicians.  Well I guess Ray Wylie Hubbard is originally an Okie by birth.  Here's a favorite local boy...born right here in Oak Cliff and honed his skills in Austin where Lon has spent some time....

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Post by Donnie on 11/02/13 at 00:33:40

I see your Stevie and raise you a Jimmie



I noticed that I had a "Texas" thing a few years ago, I really don't know why.

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Post by miller88 on 11/02/13 at 01:27:20

I'm still in a little bit of a Zandt phase

Ayub Ogada

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/02/13 at 14:19:18

Mark, as a Pepper fan(attic) you probably know about the releases that his widow Laurie has been putting out?  Seems there is a new cd, DVD and book on the horizon.

http://www.artpepper.net

http://www.artpeppermusic.blogspot.com

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/02/13 at 14:22:25

Another one of my favorites, Brazilian singer Paula Morelenbaum. I first heard her when she and her husband Jacques Morelenbaum (excellent cellist, composer and arranger) were members of Jobim's final band. Since then Paula has released a handful of recordings of her own and as a member of the trio Morelenbaum2Sakamoto. All are recommended if you like Brazilian music.


Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/02/13 at 14:24:21

Here's a photo of "the Pres," Lester Young, one of the artists I've sought every note I could find from. Lester was an immense influence in jazz, as a player and as a personality and intellect. I just love to listen to Pres!


Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/02/13 at 15:04:38

Lon,  I have sampled some of Paula's music thanks to  your  past posts. She's very nice.  

In regards to the Art Pepper "Widow's Taste" releases...I am aware of them but don't think I have bought any though I have listened to some.  They are all excellent.  Art was very consistent in his later years...it was like he thought each tune might be his last and wanted it to count. There is a documentary called "Notes from a Jazz Survivor" that I have, the whole thing is on you tube for those interested. His wife for many years has been trying to get a film made...maybe that's the DVD? Thanks for the links...I'll investigate.

I have been out of the Hi Fi game for 10...15 years, it's hard to say for sure.  During this time I listened to CDs in my car and music on my laptop...my stereo was broken for those years.  I am happy to say I'm back in and can't believe I left for so long. I don't think I've got quite as large a collection as you...never counted...but I certainly have more than I could possibly listen to during my remaining years.  I had sort of a music buying/Hoarding/collecting addiction for many years; and as a result at least one third, probably more, of what I have has yet to be listened to.

I will give you Bill since I know you would soon anyway....Until later, Mark.  

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/02/13 at 15:10:26

Yes, I'm that compulsive musical hoarder too. Son of a collector (Dad collected Civil War material--and wrote four books on Civil War characters) and sheet music from the early twentieth century (supplementing what he inherited from his Mom).

I have actually listened to almost everything in my collection at least once, but of course it's silly to have this much, and even sillier to buy more. But nothing short of the grave will likely stop me.

On top of that I collect  books and instruments. Sigh.

Anyway, thanks for that picture of Bill. Leisure suit and all!

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/02/13 at 16:28:37

Lon, thanks for reminding me of the websites on Art.  I have tried to read his autobiography but can never finish it. He was such a self centered, impulsive addict...a horrible unrepentant sociopath like many of my favorite Musicians.  But I don't judge Musicians on how they lead their lives....just the Music.  I have a lot of reading and listening to do via the sites.  

I think I owe Laura, Art's third wife, for all the beautiful Music Art created after meeting her in Rehab in the 70's.  She kept him somewhat grounded and on track.  Here's what she looked like when she met Art.   Mark.

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Post by Lon on 11/02/13 at 19:02:35

Yeah, that is a hard book to read, but a good one in its way.

Here's another of my favorites. Louis Armstrong, His music changed many sectors of the musical world and always strengthens me.

Interesting parallels for me with Louis. His father and my father are both named William Armstrong. He said/thought his birthday was July 4, but turns out it was August 4. My parents' first child was stillborn on July 4, and was going to have my name, and I was born 13 months later on August 4.

The man was a genius of many talents. Few know how much he wrote, he was a compulsive and excellent writer, and he created interesting artwork as well.


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Post by Lonely Raven on 11/02/13 at 20:10:46


I'm a bit obvious.


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Post by Lonely Raven on 11/02/13 at 20:11:53


Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/02/13 at 20:17:41

I'm not a Satriani fan at all but I would have gotten to Jimi, one of my main influences, and an amazing man.

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/02/13 at 20:22:13

Kenny Burrell. Still doing it today. What tone and feel!

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Donnie on 11/02/13 at 21:21:50

A twofer Ry Cooder and John Hiatt!


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Post by beowulf on 11/02/13 at 23:27:58

Just curious if anyone knows what hi-fi equipment Jimi is using in that pic?

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/03/13 at 00:34:46

Another of my addicted sociopath favorites....Chet Baker.  I just got home and the Tubes are warming up and soon I'll go into the listening cave.  I'll let you know what I listened to tomorrow.  Mark.

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Post by mark58 on 11/03/13 at 10:12:47

OK, this will be a twofer.  You'll already know who they are if you read my "What's Spinning" post first.  I can still remember when I shunned vocals with my Jazz...what a fool. These two ladies have made my life so much richer.  Both have had a CD or two spot in my car for years...along with Bill Evans of course.

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Post by mark58 on 11/03/13 at 10:14:45

I haven't figured out how to include two photos.  Here's Sarah...

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Post by Lon on 11/03/13 at 18:05:39

I used to play in bands as a drummer. One of my inspirations was Kenny Clarke, a jazz drummer of the 'forties through the 'seventies who had a swinging swinging style, no extraneousness to his playing at all, just direct and swinging and always supportive. A master!



The other inspiration for me was Tony Williams who started playing professionally at 16 with Jackie McLean and then Miles Davis and who was a force of nature, a truly four-limbed independent machine of ideas who really showed me what could be done with a drum kit and an inventive spirit. He left us far too young and he's sorely missed.


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Post by Rivieraranch on 11/03/13 at 18:45:24

Frank & Red Norvo, July, 1959



Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/04/13 at 10:33:38

I can remember the first time I heard my next choice.....I was watching the film "The Bridges of Madison County" and kept hearing this haunting deep voice.  A little investigation revealed Johnny Hartman.  Shortly thereafter I purchased at least half a dozen CDs. In my "What's Spinning" choice he is heard with another favorite or should I say favorites....the whole band is incredible.  Everyone should have the "Complete John Coltrane Quartet on Impulse".  Later Coltrane got too difficult for me just as Miles Davis passed me by when he hit "Bitches Brew".

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/04/13 at 10:38:51

Interesting. I'm not much of a Hartman fan. I have three or four albums but I just don't play them much. I think he's a great talent but just doesn't reach me personally.

I have learned to love late Coltrane, and it was Filles De Kilamanjaro and Bitches Brew that I FIRST heard from Miles Davis, and I bought all the other electric Miles recordings as they came out before I started going back to the albums before that.

Right now

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Post by mark58 on 11/04/13 at 10:47:00

I would have gotten to Sonny but recently I was listening to some of the "Complete Clifford Brown on Emarcy"....wonderful.  He led his life completely opposite of Art Pepper.  Clean living family man.  He even had a lot of life insurance when he died in a car wreak.

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Post by mark58 on 11/04/13 at 20:15:32

Monk with  Pannonica....need I say more?

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by marky on 11/04/13 at 20:44:01

Bill Bruford, drummer who brought drum expression to rock with King Crimson. Mesmeric.


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Post by Lonely Raven on 11/04/13 at 21:33:04




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Post by Donnie on 11/05/13 at 00:41:58

Mr. Warren Zevon.

             

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/05/13 at 00:54:25

I was gambling in Havana
I took a little risk
Send lawyers, guns and money
They'll get me out of this

I'm hiding in Honduras
I'm a desperate man
Send lawyers, guns and money
The shit has hit the fan.........

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Post by mark58 on 11/05/13 at 11:42:57

Over the years I have grown to love Jarrett's music almost as much as Bill Evans'....

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Post by mark58 on 11/05/13 at 13:41:09

How about a little more participation...

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/05/13 at 13:52:27

Mary Lou Williams. A fascinating artist, from Pittsburg, gained prominence in the late thirties in Kansas City, went on to become both a mentor to many beboppers and an interesting modern jazz composer. Mary Lou was a devout Catholic and wrote several suites with religious themes that are vey interesting. In her later years she became quite a jazz promotor and educator.

I really enjoy her music and have as much of it as I can find.


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Post by mark58 on 11/05/13 at 14:14:47

Ah, Mary Lou...I haven't listened to her in more than ten years.  When I discovered her, I accumulated quite a few CDs.  I'll have to see if I can find one.  Lon, thanks for clearing some of the cobwebs from my memory.  Mark.

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Post by miller88 on 11/05/13 at 21:17:35

This might get some wrinkled noses but I really like Herb Alpert, especially the Whipped Cream album.

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/05/13 at 21:19:23

One of my very best friends (Dave Laczko of WD-41) is a trumpeter and he loves those Herb Albert lps.

I like them. . . in small doses. :)

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Post by mark58 on 11/06/13 at 10:40:20

I know Jimi has already been posted but a pic of Jimi really should be seen in color.  Mark.

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lonely Raven on 11/06/13 at 15:23:20


Agreed Mark! Nothing wrong with posting again, as long as it's not the same photo IMHO!

I know we're talking musicians, but I have no doubt you'd all agree with me that this counts.


Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/06/13 at 15:37:16

LR,  when I was in High School my Musical tastes were rather narrow and snobbish and wouldn't have included the likes of Queen, Hendrix or Led Zeppelin. Being a Jazz DJ in College, I was exposed to a lot more than the Fusion I preferred at the time.  I haven't stopped expanding my eclectic tastes since and have recordings of all of the above now although I think I only have a "Best Of Queen" CD...maybe I need another.  Which Studio recording would you recommend?  Mark.

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Post by Lonely Raven on 11/06/13 at 18:16:44

Queen Box Set?  

http://www.amazon.com/Queen-40-Volume-1/dp/B004SBB0LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383761501&sr=8-1&keywords=queen+box+set

http://www.amazon.com/Queen-40-Volume-2/dp/B0057TZIMY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1383762051&sr=8-2&keywords=queen+box+set



I don't know honestly. It's been since the '80s that I've really sat down and been intimate with Queen records. I pretty much wore out side A of the LP Jazz.

http://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Queen/dp/B000000OAH/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_22

And The Game is classic

http://www.amazon.com/The-Game-Bonus-Track-Queen/dp/B000000OAJ/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_18


I've played some of the Greatest Hits CDs I have today, and they honestly sound pretty flat. I'm not sure if that's the modern pressings, or if maybe they simply are just that flat. If I were to do it today, I would probably get the box set. In fact, I might just ask for it for Xmas since I really haven't replaced all my old LPs with CDs.

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Post by mark58 on 11/06/13 at 18:43:06

Thanks LR, I'll look for "The Game" and "Jazz" LPs at Half Price Books and Records after work Friday.  I'll report back.

I went through a phase with this group long ago.  I need to pull out the Box set of CDs and see how it sounds with all the Decware goodness.  Mark.

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Post by mark58 on 11/07/13 at 16:08:56

Unbelievably no one has posted this guy. Love this pic.  By the way, at the Mosaic Records site a print of this photo is for sale for a limited time.  About $250, if I remember correctly.  Mark.

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Post by marky on 11/07/13 at 19:09:05


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Post by mark58 on 11/07/13 at 21:00:49

Who is that above this post?

I found some Mozart discs today...I'll listen tonight.

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Post by mark58 on 11/07/13 at 21:26:57

Marky, is that Jeff Beck?  I'm not used to seeing him with sleeves or so young.  Mark  PS....this is more like it.

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by marky on 11/07/13 at 21:43:20

Jeff Becks an artist I`ve sadly neglected over the years. I did have a Beck, Bogart and Apiece album years ago with a track called Jody I think. Very meloncholy jazz feel mmm.

The pic above is Peter Green betwixt and between his early later/now years

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Post by mark58 on 11/07/13 at 22:02:22

Ok, I found that pic online.  He sure looks different now.  Jeff Beck looks more like he did in your photo than he does.  Mark.

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Post by marky on 11/07/13 at 22:13:36

Just been playing his `Portrait` album again Mark. The track Slabo Day always gets me going. The 2 chord rythym  really hits that `oh ye
s` spot.
As it`s my birthday.... :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_w7XGeo5K0

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Post by mark58 on 11/07/13 at 22:48:36

Birthday huh...that must be what the Birthday cake with one candle was for on your profile when i looked earlier. The big six oh...I'm not far behind.  Did we give our birth date with registration...I don't remember.  I'll have to investigate Peter Green more.  Mark.

PS...here's a nice slow blues by Peter Green with the photo you posted...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXXI87DHL-s

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lonely Raven on 11/08/13 at 00:20:07


Another November baby?! I knew there was something I liked about you. Happy Birthday!

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/08/13 at 12:37:45

OK, I'll kill two Birds, so to speak, with one stone.  I have had a 2 CD set of Charlie Parker in my car for a while....I think it's Dial recordings.  I seem to always skip them because the sound quality isn't very good.  I've got the Verve box and the sound there is better. I also have been enjoying Dizzy's newest box on Mosaic...so here's my Pic...Mark.

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Post by mark58 on 11/09/13 at 12:46:28

I saw a DSO Pops program last night called "A Night At The Cotton Club" with Jeff Tyzik, Byron Stripling, Ted Louis Levy and a singer named Carmen Bradford. She was the last singer personally hired by Count Basie...my next choice.  Mark.

PS...I'm adding some links of Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford....enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24JtesO12jU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96a-4rG48PY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6iqSbG2Umo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aHBMRiZI-o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHCMyf5JdCs

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Post by mark58 on 11/10/13 at 14:13:51

Another twofer...

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Donnie on 11/10/13 at 14:18:47

Chris Whitley

                 

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/10/13 at 14:40:30

Donnie,  I can't believe you picked him.  About 6 months, maybe more, ago I discovered him during a you tube Musical Journey...I pretty much listened to all I could find...more than once.  Now I'll do it again.  First off to Spotify then you tube. Thanks for reminding me of Chris.  Mark.

PS...Donnie, I'm sure you've listened to his daughter....right?  She's amazing too. Some Trixie...check her out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onsz1TbU-j4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz60ur2U44Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lvp1hYslS4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPRxeiHphiA


Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Donnie on 11/10/13 at 21:01:54

Mark, I've been a fan of Chris Whitley for quite a while. I always loved his guitar playing and Junky Blues songs.
I'm pretty sure that I bought Black Dub's album but it doesn't seem to have made a impression on me. I will have to play it again.  

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/11/13 at 13:05:01

another

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/16/13 at 00:05:59

One of my very favorite musical minds, Pee Wee (Charles Ellsworth) Russell.


Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/16/13 at 00:43:06

I listened to a little of the Hawk today.

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Post by mark58 on 11/18/13 at 14:21:57

I've been listening to a lot of  Gerry Mulligan in the past few months...with Chet Baker, in his Concert Jazz Band, smaller groups and collaborations with other greats...Mark.  

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Post by mark58 on 11/18/13 at 20:49:55

Of Course...

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/21/13 at 19:02:38


Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/21/13 at 21:41:47

LOL Lon,  Love the girls with the soul patches.  Who's next to Diz?

Here's a favorite as a solo act, in a Big Band, trio with Pat Metheny, with Joni Mitchell, with Weather Report....whatever.  Mark.

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by Lon on 11/21/13 at 21:52:00

Not sure, a friend of mine says it's Bird. . .I'm not sure.

Title: Re: Post a Pic of a Favorite Musician
Post by mark58 on 11/21/13 at 21:59:12

My guess was Bird...he needs to trim his finger nails...

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