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Anita O’Day

I watched a really good DVD last night – a documentary film on the 1958 Newport Jazz festival with Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong…all kinds of folks but one that really stuck out for me was Anita … Continue reading

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Gin Soaked Bar Room Queen

“I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in…” —actually it was in New Orleans.

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Jazz Night At Costa’s Bar

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Jazz Night

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The Paris Wife

I thoroughly enjoyed The Paris Wife, a historical novel about Hadley, Earnest Hemmingway’s first wife. Author Paula McLain carefully captures the era, the lives and the emotions of Hadley, Earnest and the others. Popping up in the book are glimpses … Continue reading

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Duane on Flugelhorn

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