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Hot enough to melt our snow ... Exodus to Jazz Latin Heat Series begins on Friday

Even though I'm out of town, it's still Friday. So Take Five ...

TakeFiveFriday logoFriday and I'm so far from home (although being with my parents always is home as well). No jazz here in the small 2,500+ town in SE Kansas (except on the iPod, that is).

  • In 2007, I shared a great YouTube video of a Looney Tunes cartoon The Three Little Bops (you know, the one about the Big Bad Wolf...). Mark Myers over at JazzWax recently explored the lineup of musicians playing those hipster porkers (were they wearing pork pie hats?), which to date has been shrouded in mystery. Investigative reporting at its best....
  • As you might remember, I've started a Flickr image pool for Jazz@Rochester where I and several others have uploaded photos of jazz musicians and other jazz images. There's a pool out there of vinyl record covers called Vinyl Junkie, which has a number of images of covers for jazz record album covers. If you're of a certain age, like me, you may still have some of these in your collection.
  • OK, it's a bit odd and macabre, but Dutch photographer Jaap van de Klomp has written a book that ranges across the U.S. and Europe to get images of the grave sites of legendary jazz musicians. It's called Jazz Lives (long "i" sound or it would be weirder).
  • I don't know if you're familiar with Ning, the DIY social networking folks, but you may want to join up and network with some other jazzers at The Jazz Network, which is one of the growing number of Ning communities featuring jazz. I haven't joined myself (not ready to take on another community yet), but assume I will soon. If you're already there let us know what you think about it in the comments.
  • A little plug (in addition to the one up there for the Flickr pool). I've been using the microblogging service Twitter for awhile and created a Twitter account for this blog. If you're on Twitter, follow me at jazzrochester (I have another account where some of my other personalities come out... gregorybell).

So take five and explore. Let me know what you think in the comments ....There will be five more next week.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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