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July 23, 2009


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I appreciate the brief rundown. I am a lover, lyricist and performer in this genre and always on the lookout for groups in this style. L,H & R and Double Six were head and shoulders above the rest because of their soloing and willingness to take more chances.

Bill Forbes

Thanks for recommending this fascinating stuff! After listening to the Amazon samples, my only misgiving is that the French language isn't the right medium for this sort of material. Tant pis!

Pompy Pompadopolous


THE PEACEFUL SIDE OF BILLY STRAYHORN featured the "Paris Blue Notes" which I thought I just read was founded by Mimi Perrin of the Double Six of Paris.

I may still have this old UA LP.

side bar - plugging Ellington's "Midnight In Paris" LP on Columbia. Ellington Jazz and French melodies deliciously mixed.


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