Time and Tide

Hail and Farewell to Destination: OUT

D:O! was right there at the beginning of the jazz blogosphere, predating DTM slightly. In those first exciting years there were many connections between us; we were almost sister sites. 

In a way I'm not surprised there won't be any new content, because they have covered so much. Surely every major avant jazz leader got their own post. There's always more and more obscure music, of course, but as far as covering the important bases, they did it.

D:O! was an influence on DTM and the way I see avant jazz in general. Thanks so much, Chilly Jay Chill and Prof. Drew LeDrew.

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Doug Ramsey reports on the passings of Alice Babs and Dick Berk.

And I've just learned that drummer Bobby Thomas died late last year. [Wikipedia] I knew Thomas best as part of the Billy Taylor trio on CBS Sunday Morning, and remember a delightful bit where Thomas played a swinging waltz solo for Charles Kuralt.

02/15/2014

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