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A technologically-impaired roving 'I' with a predilection for making interesting noise
A technologically-impaired roving 'I' with a predilection for making interesting noise

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"Nostalgia in Time Square - the Immortal 1959 sessions" CHARLES MINGUS
For #turntabletuesday #vinyl #recordcollection #vinlyrecords
I'm a major fanatic for Mingus, he was the greatest composer in Jazz, meshing gospel, hard bop, freeform experimental/third stream, AND classical music in his work. Bandleader, double bass prodigy, poet and civil rights activist, he was known as "The Angry Man of Jazz" because of his temper ( One of the few musicians Duke Ellington ever fired personally for fistfights on stage. Once, when confronted with a nightclub audience talking and clinking ice in their glasses while he performed, Mingus stopped his band and loudly chastised the audience, stating "Isaac Stern doesn't have to put up with this shit." Mingus reportedly destroyed a $20,000 bass in response to audience heckling at New York's Five Spot)
Because of his brilliant writing for mid-size ensembles—and his catering to and emphasizing the strengths of the musicians in his groups—Mingus is often considered the heir of Duke Ellington, for whom he expressed great admiration.
This double LP re-issue contains some of his best period, with his legendary septet featuring; John Handy also sax Booker Ervin tenor sax Jimmie Knepper trombone Horace Parlan piano Danny Richmond drums Shafi Hadi also sax and Willie Dennis trombone.
By the mid-1970s, Mingus was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), a wastage of the musculature. His once formidable bass technique suffered, until he could no longer play the instrument. He continued composing, however, and supervised a number of recordings before his death. He never got to finish his last project in 1979, a collaboration with Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Jaco Pastorius. Joni had put words to his composition "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" among others, along with Mitchell originals and short, spoken word duets and home recordings of Mitchell and Mingus.
His ashes were scattered in the Ganges River.

http://mingusmingusmingus.com/
Jazz Classics: Charles Mingus - Boogie Stop Shuffle
Charles Mingus Septet 1959 ~ Bird Calls
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Cue the wah-wah guitar........
"That #turntabletuesday is one bad Mother of a theme..."
What's the day of the week when we haul our vinyl treasures out of the closet and glory in the days of real records ?? That's right, I'm talkin' 'bout +Turntable Tuesday curated by that cat +walt sprinkle
...wocka-wokwok-wockawocka-wokwokwok.....

#vinylrecords #recordcollection #vinyl +Vinyl #turntablefm
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I've been immortalized in Lego by my friend Olga Nostrovia!!

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Have a happy Easter everybody see you in two weeks :))
off to hide the chocolate
Sign Sunday will be taking this Sunday off in celebration of Easter and time spent with our families.

Sign Sunday will officially return on 4/15/2012 with your hosts +walt sprinkle and +Gene Bowker
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Welcome vinyl fans, it's #turntabletuesday
Today I'd like to shine the spotlight the most famous and influential album artists of all time Roger Dean His art set the standard for Prog-rock covers (with many imitators), and his style influenced much heavy metal art and is also the basis for the whole look of the movie "AVATAR"
Though he primarily works with watercolour paints, many of his paintings make use of multiple media, including gouache, ink, enamel, crayon and collage (I love the swirly oil paint effects he creates). In addition to his cover paintings, Dean is respected for his calligraphic work, designing logos and titles to go with his paintings. Graduate of the Canterbury School of Art and the Royal College Of Art, a designer, architect and publisher, he has made many contributions to pop culture. The futuristic "retreat pod" chairs in "A CLOCKWORK ORANGE" were his creation, and since 1985 with the software company Psygnosis has done many video game covers, including Shadow of the Beast, Tetris Worlds as well as a redesign of the Tetris logo.
His long association with YES -creating their iconic "bubble" logo, and working with his brother Martyn Dean on their stage set designs is what he is most noted for. I've included a few Yes covers in this post, but mostly I wanted to to show off the rarer ones I have. GUN (1968) was his very first cover, and I have the RARE EARTH "One World" album (the record company thought the art "too weird" and against the band's strong objections, made it the inner cover, putting a cheesy band photo on the outside instead) The three GREENSLADE albums I have are probably my favourite designs of his, in art school I silkscreened one on to a t-shirt.
Three compilations of his work have been published, including Views (1975) (the success of which led him to form publishing house Paper Tiger Books), Magnetic Storm (1984), and Dragon's Dream (2008). In addition, his architectural and furniture work have been exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum and in the Royal Academy.
#vinyl #vinylrecords #albumcoverart #rogerdean #recordcollection
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