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    I'll PM you links.
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    I picked up the Panasonic digital mentioned in another thread and took it to the Colts game to test it out a bit. I've barely opened the manual so the above are just using the auto setting (and lots of zoom).

    Links to a couple more:
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    Manning in shotgun:
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    Nice shots Bball...it looks like you either had good seats, or you have a good camera, or both!

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    Nice shots Bball...it looks like you either had good seats, or you have a good camera, or both!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Those were taken from Section 129, Row 31 ($59.00). So lots of zoom.

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    Here is a picture I took of the sunset from my balcony a couple days ago:




    And since a lot of you are photography experts, perhaps someone can answer something for me. This is one of my favourite jazz photographs/posters I have (Art Kane's Jazz Portrait). I like to get my favourites mounted/laminated like this one. Anyway I bought a lamp for my place as you can see - and was wondering if the one light being directed at the picture is bad for it? I don't leave it left on for over 3-4 hours / day, but will that have any negative effects over time?


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    No one know the answer to my question from the last post?

    Anyway - took a couple more pictures today.





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    Hey - is that the photo they made the documentary "A Good Day in Harlem" on?

    I saw that movie in the theater in Seattle. It was great.
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    Yes, A Great Day In Harlem was based on this photograph. It was a great day indeed...just think about all the musical geniuses gathered there that day. It is one of my favourite shots that I own, and that is why it is centred right in my family room. It is also why I want to make sure that the light which I have focussed on it will not damage it.

    But man, my place looks awesome at night with all the lights off except for that one directed on the photograph.

    EDIT: A real cool website dedicated to the picture: www.harlem.org

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    I'm only a casual fan of jazz and of documentaries for that matter. But that documentary got me really pumped about both.

    I can't believe it's been 10 years since I saw that movie.

    As far as Jazz goes, I know only the biggest names and of those biggest names, I can maybe guess about half of them by ear. I listen to Jazz the way I watch baseball. Live or hardly at all. I guess that's why I've strayed from jazz since moving to LA from Chicago. You can see live jazz in Chicago every night of the week - usually for less than $10 and often for free. Sadly, LA doesn't have that kind of scene.
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    You can see live jazz in Chicago every night of the week - usually for less than $10 and often for free. Sadly, LA doesn't have that kind of scene.


    I would have never left!

    Honestly though, I know what it's like to have a non-existant jazz scene in the community. As such, I've relied heavily upon listening. A good investment for me was buying Sirius satellite radio, because now I can listen 24/7 to 4-5 different specialized jazz stations. It's still not live (which is a real treat for me), but it does the job.

    Whenever I go on vacation to the States, I manage to find some great places. There's a lot more options down south than here. My ultimate goal is to someday catch a Knicks/Pacers game at Madison Square Gardens, and then head over to Birdland for the rest of the evening. Man, it just wouldn't get much better than that.

    When I visited New Orleans about 6 years back, I literally spent an entire day just wandering the streets and listening to some extremely talented musicians playing for free. That place was like heaven to me. I have never been to Chicago, but they have such a rich jazz history that I have always wanted to pay a visit.

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    If you go to Chicago, put the Green Mill and the Velvet Lounge on the top of your list, but make sure you read up on who's playing.

    It will have to be 2 different nights because they are in 2 different parts of town. Both are in kind of sketchy parts of town, particularly the Velvet lounge. But both are somewhat accessible to the 'L'.

    It was the improvisation of Jazz that always attracted me, so there really isn't a replacement for watching it live. I just get bored listening to recordings more than once.

    When the players are improvising, things come out that you can't hear on tape. Like little musical "jokes" that make the players laugh, or when the melody of the song they just played is brought into a solo, or when a pause in a solo is just there for a pull on a cigarette or a beer.

    The conversation of Jazz and the physical interaction of the players bring out all kinds of things - like a player's sense of humor - that I just don't have the ear to pick up in recordings.

    I guess it's like the difference between going to a museum and looking at a painting vs. going to an artist's studio and watching the painting actually being painted. Even if the painting isn't as good, I'll always prefer the artist's studio. The smell of turpentine makes it seem more "real" to me.
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    Thanks for the recommendations.

    You brought up some great points, and you're right - there is no replacement for watching it live. You get to see that chemistry the group has, and everyone interacting with one another and playing off one another. There's nothing like it.

    Some of the stuff you were saying made me think of drummer, Art Blakey. Recording or not, he was never one to shy away from talking/laughing/singing/humming in the background during a solo. He becomes so consumed by what's taking place around him that he fully immerses himself within and just seems to go off in his own world.

    Another guy to listen to, as far as a sense of humour goes is Thelonious Monk. I'm sure you've heard some of his stuff, but he will throw in little licks every now and then that just make you laugh. He's doing it intentionally - but that's just the kind of person he was. Take a look at his picture in the Harlem photograph - you can tell just by looking at him with the top hat, white suit, cool shades, and next to two women that he was just that kind of guy.

    I find that you can pick a lot of stuff up through recordings once you get to know a player, their personality, and their tendencies. But as you said, it's still not the same as having them playing right in front of your face, where you can see and hear every little thing that is taking place.

    I have never become bored of listening to recordings more than once. I can literally whistle entire ALBUMS, every note of every solo and part of the melody because I have listened to them so much. That's not a lie (it freaks my friends out). I have surrounded myself with the music, because I wanted these people's styles and ideas to rub off on me. The next time I was performing live, low and behold I found myself unconsciously using similar licks and styles of tonguing (I'm a trombonist), intonation, dynamics, etc.

    It's too bad I wasn't alive to see these guys play. I will take pride in the fact that I got to see Wynton Marsalis and his Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra play in Toronto a few years back. One of the most memorable experiences of my life. That man can send shivers down your back with the sound he produces. I would argue he is one of the most, if not the most skilled trumpet players to ever play. And I can tell people I've seen him live.

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    While we're on the topic of documentaries, the CBC put on a great one entitled Saving Jazz. I saw it about one month ago, and I'm not sure what the CBC decides to do with them after that.

    It was centralized around the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina, and it's impact on the jazz culture of New Orleans. Famous jazz photographer, Herman Leonard, is the main man throughout the entire documentary, and it's interesting to hear his takes on the entire situation, what he feels will come from this all, how Katrina has affected the musicians and culture, and how Katrina specifically affected him (and his art).

    One of my favourite photos taken by Herman which I also have displayed on my wall:

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    Wow - that's funny. My favorite Jazz night was also a Marsalis - Branford.

    It was after he left the Tonight show. It was $75 and only room for 300 seats. I was sitting about 20 feet away. He comes out on stage. Fools around a little, and then grabs a mic.

    "If any of you are here because you know me from the tonight show, there's the door. We ain't here to play that sh--." There's a long uncomfortable pause until he turns around and boom - the quintet kicks in all at once. No build. No count. The players saw him breath and all hit on the one count, perfectly together.

    The set was two hours of hard hitting smoldering bad *** darkness. It was so good that when it was all over, the drummer (who I don't recall who it was) said to nobody in particular "The tape ain't rolling. You believe that ****? All your life you wish you had a night like this and the tape ain't rolling." They were visibly tired and actually looked like they needed to take time off just to recover.

    I went out and bought one of his albums, hoping to maybe re-experience something from that night. I was like .

    Still, I'll never forget that night.
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    That's awesome...wow, I would have killed for tickets to a tiny, intimate gig like that.......with Branford nonetheless.

    You nailed it though - there is just no way you can duplicate the overall environment. Jazz is participatory music. It is made for live listening. I can try all I want to turn off all the lights in my house, get a drink, burn a candle, light a cigarette, and blare some Coltrane on the speakers - but there's no way that even comes close to the real thing (but it's still DAMN good! )

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    Should I mention mixing the stage (mons) for Branford a couple of years ago for a gig?

    ...Or FOH for Ramsey Lewis?



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    Should I mention mixing the stage (mons) for Branford a couple of years ago for a gig?

    ...Or FOH for Ramsey Lewis?



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    I got to play with the Panasonic outside this weekend.

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    I almost forgot the pictures from this thread...

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    How did that guy in the truck walk away from that ?
    Here was the after math...

    An Olney man has been fined for his part in an accident that ultimately caused the 10th Street Bridge to collapse.

    Last month, 31-year-old Franklin Moyes, Olney, was fined $1,136 and sentenced to 12 months court supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was also fined $28.92 plus $46.08 costs for improper lane usage. A charge of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident was dismissed.

    Moyes was driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck north on 10th Street Bridge about 2:44 a.m., on March 27, Easter Sunday. Illinois State Police said the truck hit a pillar on the bridge’s east side, causing the 120-year-old structure to collapse.

    Moyes had to be extricated from the truck by the Lawrence-Allison Fire Protection District and he was treated for his injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

    Lawrence Township owned the bridge, which was built in 1885 by Massillon Construction from Massillon, Ohio. It had been on the list of historical bridges in Illinois.


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    Nice photos everybody!

    Keep posting them, I really enjoy seeing new photos!

    I'm leaving for 4 days in Vegas on Sunday, so next weekend I should have some new material to post....Everybody have fun in my absence!

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