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Herbie Mann: Norwegian Wood - from The Wailing Dervishes, 1967

Personnel: Bass – Reggie Workman; Bass [Fender] – Steve Knight; Clarinet – Hachig T. Kazarian; Drums – Bruno Carr; Flute - Herbie Mann; Goblet Drum [Dümbek] – Moulay “Ali” Hafid; Oud – Chick Ganimian; Vibraphone [Vibraharp] – Roy Ayers; Zither – Esber Köprücü

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Birthday of Armenian-American painter, Arshile Gorky - April  15, 1904 - 1948…
Arshile Gorky: Summation, 1947 - Pencil, pastel, and charcoal on buff paper mounted on composition board (MoMA)
“‘This is a world’, Gorky said of Summation. But it is an ambiguous world. The plant– and animal–like forms that appear to blossom, flop, poke, and tickle each other defy identification, even while their forms are crisp and clear. Gorky’s interest in the Surrealist practice of spontaneous and unplanned ‘automatic’ drawing freed and mobilized his line, allowing him to create what Surrealist leader André Breton called ‘hybrids’, or linear units with multiple metaphoric meanings. - MoMA text on-line

Birthday of Armenian-American painter, Arshile Gorky - April  15, 1904 - 1948…

Arshile Gorky: Summation, 1947 - Pencil, pastel, and charcoal on buff paper mounted on composition board (MoMA)

“‘This is a world’, Gorky said of Summation. But it is an ambiguous world. The plant– and animal–like forms that appear to blossom, flop, poke, and tickle each other defy identification, even while their forms are crisp and clear. Gorky’s interest in the Surrealist practice of spontaneous and unplanned ‘automatic’ drawing freed and mobilized his line, allowing him to create what Surrealist leader André Breton called ‘hybrids’, or linear units with multiple metaphoric meanings. - MoMA text on-line

heystacks

It just wouldn’t be Lowell George-day on OF without his trademark song Willin’. Here is a live version of Lowell duetting w. Linda Ronstadt - if you want the two studio versions Little Feat released, you’ll have to travel back in time three or four years, respectively, or you can hear the official LF live version here

Lowell George with Linda Ronstadt: Willin’ - from Live at WHFS bootleg, 1974

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elimfcash

Growing up, as I did on a steady diet of 60s soul and r&b, plus the white equivalents of those types of music, one could not help but to love Little Feat, the great musicians’ musicians, whose funky and bluesy stomps and ballads were so incredible…

My affection fell mainly with the extraordinary singer, songwriter and slide guitarist Lowell George (April 13, 1945 - 1979), who tragically died of a massive heart attack at the too young age of 34. Lowell was always, and perhaps too much so, Willin’…

Lowell George: Cheek to Cheek - from Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here, 1979

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johnnykskim

Herbie Hancock, the versatile pianist, keyboardist and composer, who started as one of the primary post-bop piano players in Miles Davis’s ‘young’ quintet (with Ron Carter (b) and Tony Williams (dm) rounding out the rhythm section) in the early 60s, turns 74 today…

Herbie Hancock: A Tribute To Someone - from My Point of View, 1963

Personnel: Herbie Hancock – piano; Donald Byrd – trumpet; Grachan Moncur III – trombone; Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone; Grant Green – guitar; Chuck Israels – bass; Tony Williams – drums

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