Category Archives: Miles Davis

iPod Shuffle: 2/1/12

I haven’t done one of these in a while, let’s see which 20 random songs we get out of the 20,641 on my 160GB iPod Classic: Dave Douglas  – Black Rock Park Ida Maria – Morning Light Miles Davis – … Continue reading

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RIP Saundra Hummer

Sandi Hummer August 10, 1938 – April 13, 2011 I just learned about the death of a dear friend.  A woman I never met or even spoke to, yet shared many a conversation. Sandi was a regular poster on the … Continue reading

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Chris Opperman – The Lionheart (2010, Purple Cow)

When Frank Zappa needed someone to arrange and transcribe music for him he called upon Steve Vai and Mike Keneally.  When THEY needed some music transcribed and arranged they called upon Chris Opperman.  If that doesn’t speak volumes about his … Continue reading

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Jazz: A Life Story Part 1

OK here goes. I’ve been contemplating this for a while and I guess I should just get it all out there now. It’s cliche to say ‘What Is Jazz?’ but it’s an important thing to think about for those who … Continue reading

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