Category Archives: Listening

Let’s Talk #2

LISTEN INNG What if as part of “Let’s Talk,” we had a “We’ll Listen” campaign. File this under new ideas and let’s talk and mental health. The idea is this; start with a pilot project in a few high traffic malls, the airport, the universities, the library and offer to listen to passers by for […]

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One of the reasons I like Mingus/Like Listening to Mingus

Ted Curson, Trumpet: After a yearlong stint with Cecil Taylor that resulted in one concert and a recording for United Artists (Love For Sale, 1959 or 1957 [depending on who one asks]), Curson joined Charles Mingus in a quartet in 1960, with reedman Eric Dolphy as a foil. “I got a phone call from a […]

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Drums and Bass Part 2

BASS I heard Dave Young play in Winnipeg if memory serves with Lenny Breau in the early seventies at the WAG Richardson Auditorium. He’s been back to Winnipeg, if not as often as I would like. The most recent album of his that I am enjoying now is One Way Up (feat. Renee Rosnes), with […]

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Drums and Bass – Part 1

I’ve always preferred trios, quartets, and quintets when I’m listening to jazz. Trios do not always have drums and bass, with experimentation and preferences varying instrumentation. It is unusual for quartets, quintets and sextets not to have an strong rhythm section including drums and bass. I’m listening to Dr. John and Jimmy Smith on the […]

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Changing things up a bit

I will be spending a bit of time making some changes to my website.  I have added two new pages, The 49th Parallel and 1 2 10, which you should check out. Reading has moved to Books as parent, and Vicipedia to About. 1 2 10 will be accepting contributions with the possibility of setting […]

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Listen to work in progress

The Jimmy Bang Blues Project from The Complete Jimmy Bang Poems  

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Recommended Listening

Dawn Tyler Watson Brad Mehldau Blues and Ballads  

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Manitoba Interlake Grain of Sand Poetry Contest

Deadline April 26 2 pm, at the Interlake Gimli Klean-All Laundromat April is poetry month in North America. The League of Canadian Poets has chosen “Time” as Canada’s theme celebrating our 150th year since confederation. Considering the Interlake beaches (they’re under the snow and ice somewhere), A Grain of Sand has been adopted for the […]

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19 MARCH 2017 ONE NIGHT ONLY!

7:30 Sunday TONIGHT !!!!!!!! SHIP & PLOUGH 40 Centre Street, Gimli, MB FREE FALL OPEN OPEN MIC THIS IS OUR ANNUAL OPEN NO THEME THEME NIGHT COME TO LISTEN, TO READ, TO SPEAK, TO CHANT, TO TELL A STORY, TO SING KEEP IT OPEN!   THERE WILL BE CONTESTS AND PRIZES INCLUDING TWO VOUCHERS PROVIDED […]

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  Having finished with The Sad Phoenician we’ll be moving on, possibly to some Mennonite poets. Blue in Green by Miles Davis  to have green become blue. Or vice versa.

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