Today’s Listening Tip

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Late notice—apologies—but this will be worth hearing: Monday, July 2nd On the Noontime Jamboree Record collector/musician/record producer Tony Baldwin visits the show. Tony is bringing in a mixed sample from his extensive collection of 78s. Join me, host Retta Christie, from Noon until 2 pm PDT On KBOO-FM, Portland 90.7 fm Baldwin specializes in vintage recordings restored to remarkable fidelity. … [Read more...]

Finding Donelian

Donelian

One thing leads to another, if you're lucky. Bear with me; we’re backing into this. I was reading Thomas Vinciguerra’s Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition feature about the 50th anniversary of “The Girl From Ipanema.” When I saw a reference to “…the 1962 album Jazz Samba by Stan Getz and Charlie Parker,” I nearly lost my mouthful of coffee. Parker was nicknamed “Bird,” but the great alto saxophonist died in 1955. The Jazz Samba album seven years later was by the guitarist Charlie Byrd. It … [Read more...]