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Bob Blumenthal


  • Mingus

    Mingus music doesn't sound like anybody else's. Though Charles Mingus may have gone out of his way to acknowledge how much the music of Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington inspired him, even the various tributes he penned ("Reincarnation of a Lovebird" for Parker, "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love," "Jelly Roll" for Jelly Roll Morton, "Goodbye, […]

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  • Water Babies

    Subterfuge, thy name is Columbia. The album cover gives no recording dates, but the constant personnel (Davis, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums) is that of the 1964-68 Davis quintet. Side one contains three Shorter compositions recorded on Wayne's 1969 Super Nova (Blue Note); comparisons between the […]

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