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Justin Owen and an open book

What book is Justin Owen reading? The nerd in me wants it to be a fantasy/science fiction tome. Dune? The Lord of the Rings? A Song of Ice and Fire? The snobby English major hopes the book is Don Quixote, … Continue reading

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Happy belated birthday to Satchmo

August 4 was Louis Armstrong’s 113rd birthday. Can’t believe I missed it. Here he is, keeping it really real. With an assist from Duke Ellington.

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2014 deaths

This is morbid but after losing James Garner, Elaine Stritch, and Nadine Gordimer within days of each other, figured it was time to offer a RIP to those who made the journey a little easier: Bobby Womack, Eli Wallach, Horace … Continue reading

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RIP Jimmy Scott

If you’ve never heard of Jimmy Scott, listen to the below recording of ‘The Way We Were.” Miss Streisand cries each time she hears it because Scott’s cover out duels the original. It’s not even a fair fight. RIP Mr. … Continue reading

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New Orleans Swamp Donkeys jazz up Game of Thrones theme

Always been certain jazz inspired album of famous television show themes would be a hit. Cassandra Wilson would make the Mary Tyler Moore Show introduction brand new. Imagine Sonny Rollins having a go at Hill Street Blues? The New Orleans … Continue reading

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Duke Ellington- Work Song

Jazz Fest, the New Orleans musical and food spectacle, starts this weekend. To honor all the fun we’re missing here is Duke Ellington and his band of merry gentlemen.  

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