Some cool postings by Bill Reed: Bird ‘n’ Sassy, a candid photo of
Charlie Parker and Sarah Vaughan, which Reed explains in “For the Latest in Be-Bop.” And
check out “Next Stop Altoona,” his
memories of the 1938 Art Deco Municipal Auditorium still
preserved, to his surprise, in his hometown of Charleston, W. Va.
Jazz has influenced classical music, though not usually the
other way around. But have a look at these Igor Stravinsky / Thelonious Monk album covers, courtesy of Bill Reed. The
influence seems mutual. “I took note of this easily 30 years ago,” Reed messages, “then promptly
forgot about it [until I was] scrambling for something to put up on my blog.” He also wonders
whether Olive Oyl and Ms. Mushroom Cloud were separated at birth.