Hal McKusick: Cross Section-Saxes - JazzWax

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May 10, 2010


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Rab Hines

An exceptional interview, thanks. I came to be aware of McKusick relatively recently but he is on heavy rotation around here. But it never occurred to me that he was active and available to reminisce. McKusick, Art Farmer, Giuffre, George Handy - this article is a goldmine.

I'm off to listen to my copy of Cross Section Saxes, acquired when it was unreasonably priced; Who'd have thought it would reach ghastly price status so soon?

This article is continued proof that you have the best jazz blog on the web.

Thanks again, again.

Jamielle McKusick

Most interesting! As a child I loved Hal's sound. We had two albums of his.I have two older sisters who had almost anything worth listening to at all, from Monk and Miles to Carmen MacRae,June Christie,Chris Connor and Ella, Ruth Olay and Anita O'Day. We are also distant relations. He loosely resembles my Dad.He started me on a love of cerebral as well as wailing saxes. Great website. Thank you so very much! Jamielle McKusick

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