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Gruppo Sportivo – Rhythm is a Constant Beat.

   The SingleThe late 70s and 80s were a time lost between the expanded vision of the 60s and the approaching, unknown, and, possibly, sci-fi new century. Frank Zappa had set my absurdity antennae twitching and he and a bunch … 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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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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