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Bill Evans combo in Finland, 1970

December 26th, 2020 | by msalt

The great (but troubled, junkie) jazz pianist Bill Evans and his combo — Eddie Gomez and Martin Morrel — played [&hellip


Let’s Be Leonard!

December 9th, 2020 | by msalt

I was listening to a band, live on some upstate New York radio station, and couldn’t shake the idea that [&hellip


You Forget Yourself

November 26th, 2017 | by msalt

In the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton,” our hero meets his future wife Eliza Schuyler by first hitting on her sister [&hellip


Bruce Lee and the Power of Water

April 20th, 2016 | by msalt

I just ran across a classic post at Maria Popova’s always worthwhile BrainPickings that illuminates the connection between martial arts [&hellip


Poems After Drinking Wine (#5)

March 5th, 2014 | by msalt

How can you find meditative quiet in a busy city? The Taoist poet T’ao Ch’ien (365 – 427 C.E.) knows. [&hellip


Catfish Blues

July 13th, 2013 | by msalt

Continuing this series about a great blue song in its various incarnations. The first example was an unreleased 1968 Rolling [&hellip


Still A Fool

July 8th, 2013 | by msalt

Something a little different — I’m going to trace back several versions of a favorite blues song, known alternately as [&hellip



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