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April 25, 2010


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Rab Hines

Thanks for the background information on Gene Lees. His name is familiar, but I had no idea of the breadth of his accomplishment. Thanks once again for running the best jazz blog around.

PS: What is unfortunate about JL Collier?

Doug Zielke

"Cats Of Any Color" remains my favorite book by Mr. Lees, along with his many insightful album notes. He was a precise yet warm and engaging writer.

John P. Cooper

Gene Lees was very perceptive and his writing revealed that fact.

John P. Cooper

Billy May Cha Cha LP - I see he does big band Swing era favorites like "Snowfall" and "Artistry In Rhythm". Amen! Those numbers have always called out for the Cha Cha treatment.

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