Category Archives: Music

The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-70

I like jazz a lot, specifically from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. That includes a lot of great music! I’m particularly fond of Bop and Hard Bop, and among my favorite artists is Hank Mobley. I have the … Continue reading

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Christmas Swag

note: my Current Reading post will be back next week Thanks to “wish lists”, friends and family know just what to buy this old fella. Take a look: The Mistletoe Murder and other Stories by P.D. James. Four stories in … Continue reading

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New Book! New OS! Play Mania!

New Arrival!  Bob Dylan The Lyrics 1961-2012. I pre-ordered this three or more months ago, before Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize for Literature. It’s just out. It has the lyrics to every song through 2012. This stuff is both poetry and … Continue reading

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New Stuff

I had a birthday, so, some books and a CD came my way. The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton [Thomas & Mercer, 2015 trade paper, new] – mystery. The first Detective Lavender mystery. A review drew me in, … Continue reading

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Jazz: The Gerald Wilson Orchestra

I’ve listened to and enjoyed the music of the Gerald Wilson Orchestra for years. I’ve never been disappointed by what I heard. I have heard them live once, at the Playboy Jazz Festival in the Hollywood Bowl, sometime in the Eighties, I … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, June 17

Books and music. Life is good. The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts [Poisoned Pen Press 2015 trade paper, new] – mystery. Originally published in 1933, long out of print. Introduction by Martin Edwards. Antidote to Venom by Freeman Wills … Continue reading

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