Sunday, July 24, 2005

Odds and ends

The McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ has announced its schedule for the upcoming fall and winter season, with a couple of well known mainstream pianists leading the bill, the legendary McCoy Tyner and the cranky young keyboardist Brad Mehldau.

Speaking of Princeton, I stopped down there today to do some record shopping at the Princeton Record Exchange. I picked up Sun Ra's Supersonic Jazz, Chick Corea's Is, Grant Green's Alive, and a Junior Wells' Comin' at You.

Book review - The Rock Snobs Dictionary by David Camp & Stephen Daly. Being something of a music snob myself (why limit it to rock?) I couldn't pass up this little tome. It's a neat book with entries on snob-friendly cult bands like Can and The Fugs. Great for settling arguments or pondering strange bands. It's a call to arms - music geeks unite!

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