My Christmas gift to you is ... Live jazz in Rochester, December 26th to January 1st

Christmas falls on a Wednesday, and my present to you is I'm sitting here at my computer setting up the listings for the next seven days, such that it is (always kind of light around the holidays).  As usual for the holidays, check with the venue before you go out.  Other than what's listed below, I haven't heard about any jazz at New Years Eve parties that are open to the public, but will add them if I do (or if you let me know....).  My ancient image of Dexter Gordon is kind of nostalgic for ...
Tags: Jazz, Rochester, Dexter Gordon, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ann Mitchell, Mendon, Charley Brown, Greg Bell, Bob Sneider, Bop Shop Records, Rochester Click, Chet Catallo, Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint Henrietta, John Palocy, Deborah Sorensen, Mel Henderson Joe Chiappone

Mumford -- Art and Technics (ix)

"...this recognition of the human importance of technics was indeed one of the radical discoveries of modern times...[Bacon] proposed to honor inventors and scientists in the way that mankind had once honored statesmen, saints, philosophers, and religious prophets...[Marx] pointed out that the means by which a culture gained its living and mastered the physical and economic problems of existence altered profoundly its spiritual attitudes and purposes. ...The world had too long overlooked the sig...
Tags: Jazz, Technique, Brass, Technics, Marx, Stefan Kac, Blog Month 2019, Art And Technics (mumford, Mumford (lewis, Order And Control, Mechanisms Of Devolution

Kanye West Releases Jesus Is Born

Kanye West has a released Christmas album today ‘Jesus Is Born’. The album is a a 19-track collection of songs performed with his Sunday Service Choir. This marks his second gospel effort.
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Stream Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir’s New Album Jesus Is Born

All this year, Kanye West has been putting on his Sunday Service shows and his various operas with a choir in tow. His come-to-Jesus moment has already resulted in a proper full-length album, Jesus Is King, and today he's putting out another album with the Sunday Service Choir called Jesus Is … More »
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Billy Porter’s ‘Pose’ costars and celeb friends gift him with lip-sync video

Billy Porter’s latest dance single is titled “Love Yourself,” but a ton of other celebrities are feeling the love for the Emmy winner, too. For the track’s music video, many of Porter’s Pose costars and famous friends lip-sync along to the affirmation anthem, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. Related: Billy Porter on becoming a leading man: “I read these scripts and I just weep” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); You’ll see Pose...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Music Videos, Lifestyle, Dance music, Music Video, Idina Menzel, Adam Smith, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Porter, Tony, Lin Manuel Miranda, Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots, Annaleigh Ashford

Allee Willis Dead At 72

Legendary songwriter Allee Willis has died at 72 after a sudden cardiac event, as The New York Times reports. Willis' credits over the years include songs for Earth, Wind, & Fire, including "September" and "Boogie Wonderland," and the score for the The Color Purple musical. She also co-wrote "I'll Be There For You," … More »
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Mac DeMarco – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

Mac DeMarco has shared a cover of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" to celebrate the holiday. DeMarco has made a tradition out of sharing a new cover every time Christmas rolls around -- his past ones have included "Wonderful Christmastime," "The Christmas Song," and "White Christmas." Per the … More »
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Allee Willis, 72, Dies; ‘Friends’ Theme and ‘September’ Songwriter

She also wrote or co-wrote “Neutron Dance” for the Pointer Sisters, “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” for the Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield, and other hits.
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"I usually suggest Duke Ellington’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s 'Nutcracker Suite,' my favorite piece of holiday music..."

Writes the NYT columnist David Leonhardt in email that I could unsubscribe from, but this is clearly excellent enough to stay my hand for the nonce: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Allee Willis, ‘Friends’ Theme and ‘September’ Songwriter, Dies at 72

Her writing and co-writing credits include “Neutron Dance” for the Pointer Sisters and “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” for the Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield.
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Big Black Bassist Dave Riley Dead At 59

Dave Riley, bassist for the punk band Big Black, has died at 59. In a social media post, his partner confirmed the news, saying that he passed away shortly after being diagnosed with throat cancer. More »
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Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Week 17 NFL Predictions

First off, Merry Christmas to each and every one you out there reading this. Welcome to Week 17 aka the final weekend of the regular season for the NFL. With this being the final weekend, we still have playoff positioning and berths on the line. Last week, Philadelphia beat Dallas to gain the lead in the NFC East. The Eagles still need to beat the Giants or have the Cowboys fall to Washington to claim the division. On Monday night, Green Bay’s defense dominated Minnesota en route to claiming t...
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Suhr Owner's Gallery :: Custom Standard Arch Top - Lacewood Reptile Burst

Author: tdziak Subject: Custom Standard Arch Top - Lacewood Reptile Burst Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:35 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 0 Picked this up off Reverb a few weeks back. These are some of the original dealer shots (more professional than my own). I'm hoping to overlay the black plastic back plates with gold metal similar to the neck plate. I queried Suhr customer service about the possibility via email from their website, but only received an automated "someone will make contact" respon...
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The Observer Christmas puzzles special: bumper quiz of the year

Test your mettle against our writers’ questions on film, music, politics, theatre and more• Try your hand at the Observer’s literary picture quizWhich of these bestselling novels has not been seen on British stages this year?Life of Pi – Yann MartelThe Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter Small Island – Andrea LevyA hugely successful revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal transferred from the West End to Broadway this year. Tom Hiddleston's casting in the...
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Revisiting Band Aid’s Cringe-Inducing 1984 Single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

We all know, don’t we, that the 1984 charity hit “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” qualifies as possibly the worst Christmas song ever recorded? Does that go too far? The song’s writer, Bob Geldof, went even further, once saying, “I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history. One is ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ and the other one is ‘We Are the World.’” There’s no objective measure for such a thing, but I’m not inclined to disagree, with due respect for the millions Geldof, co-or...
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Allee Willis, songwriter behind Friends theme tune, dies aged 72

Willis penned hits for Earth, Wind & Fire, and wrote score for musical The Color PurpleAllee Willis, the US songwriter behind the Friends theme tune as well as hits such as September by Earth, Wind & Fire, has died aged 72.She had suffered a sudden heart attack and Willis’s partner, Prudence Fenton was described as being “in total shock” over the news. Continue reading...
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Julie London's Holiday Album

Today it's Christmas around the world, the day on which I traditionally feature the Julie London holiday album that never was. As JazzWax readers know, London is one of my favorite female vocalists. She had a captivating, cool singing style that never felt forced. Her satiny delivery, superb taste and sophisticated phrasing were nocturnal and relaxed. She routinely took on tough, little-known songs and aced them with an understated, whisper-y strength. I've long wondered why London resisted re...
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Happy Birthday Jimmy Buffett!

BuffettWorld would like to wish Jimmy Buffett a happy 73rd birthday today! Born December 25th, 1946 to James Delaney Buffett and Mary Loraine, Jimmy shares his birthday with Humphrey Bogart, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, Annie Lennox, Justin Trudeau, Karl Rove, and Jesus Christ. Happy birthday Jimmy and Merry Christmas everyone!
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Mumford -- Art and Technics (viii)

"We ordinarily use the word technology to describe both the field of the practical arts and the systematic study of their operations and products. For the sake of clarity, I prefer to use technics alone to describe the field itself, that part of human activity wherein, by an energetic organization of the process of work, man controls and directs the forces of nature for his own purposes. " (15) "Art, in the only sense in which one can separate art and technics, is primarily the domain of the pe...
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The most exciting movies of 2020 – family films

Mulan fights her way out of controversy, Pixar jams with a jazz Coco and Keanu Reeves stars opposite SpongeBob Squarepants in next year’s most promising kids’ flicksMore of the most anticipated films of 2020We had a pretty good version of Roald Dahl’s The Witches in 1990, but that was a whole generation ago. Now the story gets a redo with Anne Hathaway taking over from Anjelica Huston as the leader of the witchy cause. The whole thing has been relocated to 1960s Alabama; Robert Zemeckis directs....
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: 2 Standards need help

Author: Drew7 Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:25 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 4 Only other thing I'll add - there's no shame at all in not having the experience and ability to do your own setups. I personally enjoy doing it and think that since the only person who knows exactly how I want a guitar to play is me, then doing it myself is the best way to guarantee I get it right... But, if you don't have that interest, then there's nothing wrong with just focusing on playing and letting someone else do ...
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