Bases Loaded

Bases Loaded.jpgBlogging must sometimes take a back seat to gainful employment. I’m roundin’ third and headin’ home* in one deadline project, an essay and play-by-play account of the music for the Anita O’Day entry in the next Jazz Icons series**. It has been an adventure in research into the two European concerts on the DVD. As soon as that wraps up, I’ll begin notes for Bud Shank’s final CD, then a piece about Emil Viklický’s forthcoming trio CD with George Mraz and Lewis Nash. I may even get in a little work on my alleged next novel. While all that’s going on, I hope to bring you a few items of interest. Thanks for your patience.
*For puzzled readers not in the US, that is a quaint allusion to baseball.
**Here are the titles, coming out in October:
Coleman Hawkins- Live in ’64- (w/ Sweets Edison)
Art Blakey- Live in ’65- (w/ Freddie Hubbard)
Max Roach – Live in ’68
Jimmy Smith- Live in ’65 & ’69
Woody Herman- Live in ’64
Anita O’Day- Live In ’63 & ’70
Art Farmer- Live In ’64- (w/ Jim Hall)
Boxed Set featuring bonus performances, including a one-hour unseen Coleman Hawkins concert from the Adolphe Sax Festival in Belgium in 1962.

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