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May 12, 2012


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Misty Night? Looks more like Night Train Murder ;))
And your book looks classy. Hope it'll find a lot of readers.

Rab Hines

Thanks for the heads up on the Gil Evans broadcast, Marc. KCR is one of the gems of the internet (and local radio) and this particular broadcast had slipped by me.

Looking forward to the book, and I'm actually going to get it in a reg'lar bookstore, and not the Strand. Ain't that devotion?

Joseph Broz

Nice to find the legendary Bob Mintzer mentioned here. I especially recommend listening to his outstanding HOMAGE TO COUNT BASIE.

John Cooper

A fave A&C routine of mine (among several)

"Alexander 2222!"


Steve Barrow

King Fleming made two more albums for Argo - they have been made available on CD in Japan.
Personally I love the cover of 'Misty Night' although it is remniscent of the Buddy Morrow 'Night Train' set on mercury too ! To me here in the UK, it signifies
'big-city USA'....
King Fleming also produced the excellent singer Lorez Alexandria, including her early hit 'Baltimore Oriole'. King Fleming - yes, another almost-forgotten musician - but his sides are worth hunting down on e-bay and similar listings. AACM stalwart Malachi Favors played bass for him on one album too.

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