Monthly Archives: March 2016

THE MAN WHO MADE TIMELESS MUSIC

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This is Abbey Road Studio #2. See that little window upstairs? That’s the control room where producer George Martin sat, listened and looked out as some of the greatest music in history unfolded down below.

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From “Please, Please Me” to “Sgt. Pepper” Sir George and his crew of engineers rolled tape, collecting takes and helping to steer that creative force known as The Beatles. I walked down that stairway once upon a time thinking about just how important he was to the recipe. Thank you George Martin for your vision and dedication. You were one of a kind.

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LIVIN’ ON TULSA TIME

Rather than being auctioned off to wealthy collectors piece by piece, Bob Dylan’s massive $60 million collection of papers, poetry, films and notebooks are going to be kept under one roof. And, believe it or not, it’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Aside from being the home state of his hero and mentor Woody Guthrie, it’s the location of the George B. Kaiser Foundation and the University of Tulsa. Scholars, musicologists and historians will have access to this stunning trove for all time. Eventually there will be a museum/gallery for all of us Dylan fans.
Here’s more from the New York Times.

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MY MUSICAL MENTOR

Happy Birthday to a most amazing cat. Teruo Nakamura has been a great friend and mentor for thirty years now. He’s an incredible acoustic and electric bassist, as well as record producer, concert promoter and photographer of the highest order.

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Over the years we’ve traveled to Japan together for some of the finest radio broadcasts of my career. Along the way Teruo has introduced me to some of the finest jazz players on the planet.; The MJQ, Brian Blade, Roberta Flack, Roy Haynes, George Benson, Lenny White, and Chaka Khan. From Harlem to Tokyo, a true Renaissance man. Happy Birthday Nak!

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