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Meeting of the Minds

for Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins

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session over, farewells
outside in the evening
sun, full of admiration:

“After 400 years, well worth the wait!”
Hawkins riffs as Ellington replies,
“Now never getting together would’ve been too late.”

©2014 MDSHall


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Song Of The Day — First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Roberta Flack sings this song so beautifully!

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Homage

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Ellington idolized “The Lion”
Who, in turn, dug Brubeck
Honoring him with words
Of wisdom, when
He said, “he plays
Like where
The blues
Was born.”

©2020 MDSHall

Photos from http://jazzprofiles.blogspot.com/2012/08/willie-lion-smith-and-his-son.html?m=1 and http://www.davebrubeckjazz.com/Images/Jazz-Cats.


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Song Of The Day — One For My Baby ( And One More For The Road )

Billie Holiday and great jazz. What a phenomenal talent she was!

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