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Good Music

   There is a radio station in my town called, KGUD. Or, as it is intoned, with dramatic pauses in between, Kay-Good.   Good.   Very good.  I don’t listen to the radio as much as in the past. I can control … Continue reading

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Darius Milhaud – Composer and Teacher

  Darius Milhaud was a composer and teacher who fled the Nazis and came to the United States in 1940. Once here, he taught at Mills College in San Francisco. Among his graduate students were Dave Brubeck and Burt Bacharach. … Continue reading

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Jose Neto – Beneath the Electronics

   Jose Neto recorded an album in 1987 that, for me, has never gotten old. It’s acoustic guitar and original compositions. I’ve played it a million times. Okay, not a million, but a lot. With The Trees    He’s originally … Continue reading

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Stan Getz – Cool Forever

   Stan Getz always sounded like a big guy to me. His tenor saxophone sound was huge, round, mellow. He idolized Lester Young and learned the lessons of simplicity and soulfulness from him and stayed with it his whole life. … Continue reading

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Yamandu!

   Last night, I saw Yamandu Costa at a small church in Boulder. He’s been in hero status, since I first stumbled onto his playing. I never thought I’d hear him in person, but synchronicity is always at work. Baionga … Continue reading

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Brazilian Invasion ’66

   In 1966, I heard some stuff on the radio that blew my mind. It wasn’t the usual rock and roll on WDGY or country music from one of the stations late at night, though this was late at night. … Continue reading

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Djavan – What kind of name is that?

  Djavan, an old favorite from Brazil.  He was born in northeast Brazil in 1949.  One of his first groups played Beatles songs and was called, Luz, Som, Dimensão (LSD – “Light, Sound, Dimension”).  He has 25 albums.  That’s all … Continue reading

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