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miles of granite

for the xvth granite mix i decided to feature the artist who i have most recordings of, miles davis – it’s a long mix – nearly an hour and a half. instinct led me from one track to another. here’s … Continue reading

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When I Was 4

Here’s the next year of the Rock And Roll Years series. I better confess now that I don’t have all of these. In fact I’m missing some of the ones that I would most like to have in particular those … Continue reading

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granite mIX

first i must explain the ethos behind this the 9th granite mix. which is that i used my box to create a playlist. the songs chosen to make up the playlist all are chosen with 2 common letters – in … Continue reading

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granite mix 3

I still remember very well first hearing Rock Bottom back in 1974. My friend Ray Kent bought it before me and played it to me. He described it as soft rock. My favourite British rock/pop albums are The Madcap Laughs, … Continue reading

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Tattooed Brains

Further to my recent post about the Thelonious Monk biography here are some related thoughts. Another biography I got out the library over the summer was Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head. Both Monk and Syd had this nut thing … Continue reading

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Monk Biography

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Quotations 3

Jazz Quotations Here are some quotations gleaned from the Down Beat magazine archives which make some interesting points. Be-bop wasn’t developed in any deliberate way. For my part, I’ll say it was just the style of music I happened to … Continue reading

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