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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Me in 1975
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  My songs
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      Please note: All music videos are located on the <a href="videos.html#music_videos" style="font-weight:bold;color:#691F01; font-style: italic">Videos</a> page.
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<a href="#history" class="menu">My musical history</a> <img src="images/dot.gif" height="10" width="4" hspace="1" title="|">
<a href="#musicians" class="menu">Favorite artists</a> <img src="images/dot.gif" height="10" width="4" hspace="1" title="|">
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Music has always been a big part of my life. I grew up playing many instruments for many years, and when I was in my twenties in the early 1970s
I had developed into a jazz bassist and I studied at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berklee_College_of_Music"
      class="blueulb">Berklee&nbsp;College&nbsp;of&nbsp;Music</a> in Boston. Although I'm not actively performing anymore, music is still one of my
      first loves and I can often be seen listening to music with my earbuds in my ears. The only instrument I have now is a piano, which doesn't get
      as much attention as it deserves (my grown son, <a href="picture.html?image=pics/ben_in_amsterdam2.jpg&topcap=Ben as a student in Amsterdam"
      class="green">Ben</a>, a very talented keyboardist, plays it when he visits). I have broadened my tastes beyond the jazz I loved so much at one
      time (see my <a href="my_songs.html" class="green" title= "My songs">current songs</a>), but improvisational music will always be my favorite
      style, and jazz is the ultimate form of that because there are no boundaries to the influences on jazz musicians.
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      <a href="#playlists" border="0"><img src="images/samsung_s4_mini_sm.gif" width="36" height="58" hspace="5" align="left" title="Smartphone"
      hspace="5"></a><a href="key_case.html"><img src="images/key_case_t.gif" align="right" hspace="5" width="42" height="35" align="left" border="0"
      title="key case" hspace="5"></a> <a href="#playlists" class="green">Listening to music</a> is a very personal pleasure and I put music on my <a
      href="about.html#smartphone" class="green"><i>smartphone</i></a>, because it is always in my pocket and I can listen to music anytime I want
      with earbuds that I keep in a <a href= "key_case.html" class="green" title= "key case">case</a> that holds my car key. Smartphone music players
      work very much like the <i>iPod</i> I used for years (most references to my <i>smartphone</i> on this page previously applied to my <i>iPod</i>).
      As far as sources of digital music, I am not happy with what is provided by those that think they can identify my listening tastes, like <i>
      iTunes, Pandora, Spotify,</i> and <i>Google Play</i> (they apparently don't really understand what makes certain music appeal to me) and I get my
      music elsewhere, including previously ripping songs from my own <a href="#stereo" class=
      "green">vinyl&nbsp;records</a>. Sometimes I find a song I like on <i> YouTube</i> and I paste the link to it at <a href=
      "http://youtubemp3.to">YouTube&nbsp;mp3</a> (also a Firefox <a href=
      "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/124500/addon-124500-latest.xpi">extension</a>), where it is converted to an
      MP3 that I put on my phone.
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          I'm really enjoying a present from Patti, a Bluetooth cap that enables me to listen to music off my phone without earbud wires connecting to
          my phone in my pocket. Because this is a knit cap I guess this is only a cold weather option.
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   <a href="play_video.html?video=music_in_brain.flv&title=Music in the brain" class="title">
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   A study of the neurological wonders behind playing a musical instrument showed enhancement in multiple brain areas.
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   <i>(Interesting that my instrument, the bass, is shown in the example.)</i>
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    <img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="10"><br>&quot;The inexpressible depth of music, so easy to understand and yet so inexplicable, is
      due to the fact that it reproduces all the emotions of our innermost being, but entirely without reality and remote from its pain. . . .
      Music expresses only the quintessence of life and of its events, never these themselves.&quot;</span>&nbsp; <span style="color: 000000">
      &mdash;&nbsp;Arthur&nbsp;Schopenhauer</span>
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&quot;Researchers have scanned musicians' brains and found that the 'chills' that they feel when they hear stirring passages
of music result from activity in the same parts of the brain stimulated by food and sex.&quot;</span>&nbsp;
<span style="color: 000000">&mdash;&nbsp;Drake&nbsp;Bennett,</span>&nbsp;<a href="survival_of_the_harmonious.html"
><i>Survival&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;harmonious</i></a>
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<span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:18px">My musical history</span>
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<img src="images/linus.gif" align="left" hspace="10" width="47" height="42" title="piano"> <img src="images/trumpetplayer.gif" align="right"
      hspace="5" width="40" height="60" title="trumpet">We had a piano in our house when I was growing up in <a href="payette.html"
      class="green">Payette,&nbsp;Idaho</a> and I took several years of lessons starting at age 7, and in 6th grade I took up trumpet, playing in the
      concert and marching bands. Since I had a lot of drive and practiced diligently I was able to achieve the first chair position, which I held for
      three years. When I started high school band (9th grade), there were many older and more experienced trumpet players already there, so with my
      desire to always be the leader in the section I switched <img src="images/tromboneplayer.gif" align="right" hspace="5" width="46" height="56"
      title="trombone"> to French horn, which I played for a year. At the end of my freshman year the lead trombone player graduated from high school,
      so with an eye on that position I decided to switch to trombone. My older brother had played trombone before, so we had one at home, and by
      practicing a lot during the summer and playing in several outdoor concerts at the <a href= "picture.html?image=pics/bandshell.jpg&topcap=Kiwanis
      Park bandshell - Payette, Idaho" class="green">bandshell</a> in the park, I got my chops in order and successfully achieved first chair trombone
      in the high school band in 10th grade. For reasons I don't remember the last two years of high school I was not in the band, but when I went off
      to college in 1966, I did what many of my generation were doing&mdash;grew my hair long, took up guitar, and joined a rock band. I was at the <a
      href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Idaho" class="blueulb">University&nbsp;of&nbsp;Idaho</a> (majoring in Mechanical Engineering)
      and our band played at campus parties at fraternities and sororities and we once played at the local high school.
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      <span style="font-weight:bold;color:#333399">(After decades apart, in 2015 I reconnected with the lead guitar player in this band on Facebook,
      and he still remembered the name of our band, &quot;<i>The Creation</i>.&quot;)</span>
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  At this point in my life I was really into flat-picking on acoustic guitar, emulating the style of <a href=
  "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_White">Clarence White</a>, who had a bluegrass band with his brother, Roland, named the <i>Kentucky
  Colonels</i>, and then he went on to play lead guitar in <i>The Byrds</i> (I saw this band in concert, before his untimely, accidental death in
  1973). After hearing <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Baker_%28fiddler%29" title="Bluegrass fiddle">Kenny Baker</a>, one of the best
  fiddle players around (and even playing with him at a bluegrass festival) I read that he and Clarence were influenced by
  <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Reinhardt" title="Guitar">Django Reinhardt</a> a great jazz guitarist. I started
  listening to Django and violinist <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St%C3%A9phane_Grappelli">Stephane Grappelli</a> (<i>The
  Quintette du Hot Club de France</i>).
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  In 1968 I had one of my first experiences with hearing outstanding, contemporary jazz performed live at a daytime concert in Seattle's
<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/YsYkJau4Dmu" class="black" target="_blank">Seward Park</a>, the <a href=
"picture.html?image=pics/Charles Lloyd quartet.jpg&topcap=Charles Lloyd quartet, 1968" class="green"><i>Charles Lloyd quartet</i></a>:
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      <a href="picture.html?image=pics/Charles Lloyd quartet.jpg&topcap=Charles Lloyd quartet, 1968" border="0" title="Charles Lloyd quartet">
      <img src="images/charles_lloyd_quartet.jpg" width="127" height="67"></a>
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        <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lloyd_%28jazz_musician%29">Charles Lloyd</a> &ndash; sax
        <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Jarrett">Keith Jarrett</a> &ndash; piano
        <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_McBee">Cecil McBee</a> &ndash; bass
        <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_DeJohnette">Jack DeJohnette</a> &ndash; drums
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      <a href="play_video.html?video=http://www.youtube.com/v/j3wo-OtHMao&autoplay=1&rel=0&title=Charles Lloyd quartet&comment=Charles Lloyd - sax, Keith Jarrett - piano, Cecil McBee - bass, Jack DeJohnette - drums" border="0">
      <img src="images/charles_lloyd_youtube.jpg" width="93" height="70" title="Charles Lloyd quartet - watch" align="absmiddle"></a>
      <img src="images/left.gif" height="9" width="9" hspace="3" border="0">watch
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I learned later that I heard some of the best musicians play that day. After this I started to listen to jazz more frequently and began
      experimenting with my own style of playing.
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      After several years of playing a variety of improvisational types of music on guitar, <a href=
"picture.html?image=pics/ep_bass.jpg&topcap=Me on bass in 1974&comment=A student at <br><a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berklee_College_of_Music'
class='blueulb'><i>Berklee College of Music</i></a>"><img src= "images/ep_bass.gif" align="left" hspace="10" width="43" height="76"
      title="Me on bass in 1974" border="0"></a> I started playing more and more jazz, and I decided that to better understand this complex music I
      wanted to study it in college. I was living in Seattle at the time but the school I chose was <a href=
"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berklee_College_of_Music">Berklee&nbsp;College&nbsp;of&nbsp;Music</a> in Boston, one of the
leading jazz schools in the country. I drove cross-country to Boston in 1973 (my 4th cross-country car trip) and when I started at <i>Berklee</i>
I was asked if I would consider switching to <a class="green" href=
"picture.html?image=images/bass_player-276.jpg&topcap=Upright bass">upright&nbsp;bass</a> because the school had an abundance of guitar players
      and a shortage of bass players. I made the switch, which turned out to be a good choice because acoustic bass players at school were always in
      demand. I studied at <i>Berklee</i> for two years under <a href=
"picture.html?image=pics/John_Neves.jpg&comment=John Neves" class="green">John&nbsp;Neves</a> (he really taught me <i>jazz</i> bass) and <a href=
"picture.html?image=pics/John_Repucci.png&comment=John Repucci" class="green">John&nbsp;Repucci</a> (very technical lessons, all with a bow).
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The recording and touring bass players that I was most inspired by at that time were three bassists with very distinctive styles
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  <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Holland">Dave&nbsp;Holland</a> (have him on many albums)
  <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Clarke">Stanley&nbsp;Clarke</a> (played with Chick Corea's <a href=
  "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_to_Forever"><i>Return to Forever</i></a> for years)
  <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miroslav_Vitou%C5%A1">Miroslav&nbsp;Vitous</a> (his <a
  href="http://www.discogs.com/Miroslav-Vitous-Mountain-In-The-Clouds/release/1155451" class= "blueulb"><i>Mountain in the Clouds</i></a> is one
  of my all-time favorite albums!)
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<span title="YouTube video">
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<img src="images/mid_dot.gif" hspace="5">Studying music greatly enhances one's appreciation and performing abilities, but it can also put you out of touch with the public's
appreciation of music.
<br><img src="images/mid_dot.gif" hspace="5">This priceless video says so much about the unenlightened views one encounters in life after a musical education.
<br><img src="images/mid_dot.gif" hspace="5">Read the great comments on YouTube!
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  <a href="picture.html?image=pics/jazz_workshop.jpg&topcap=Paul's Mall &amp; Jazz Workshop&comment=I went to these clubs many times to see big name performers"><img src="images/jazz_workshopt.jpg" width="109"
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While I was at <i>Berklee</i> I went regulary to the local jazz clubs in Boston (sadly <a href=
"https://patch.com/massachusetts/southend/bp--live-jazz-its-dying-here-man">many now gone</a>) including
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    <li><a href="http://www.boston.com/blogs/yourtown/boston/dirty-old-boston/2013/09/pauls_mall_the_jazz_workshop_1.html"><i>Jazz Workshop</i></a> and
        <a href="http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/08/pauls-mall-733-boylston-street-boston-ma.html"><i>Paul's&nbsp;Mall</i></a>
      (<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/WTbfBcBkFsR2" target="_blank" class="black">Boylston Street</a>)
        &ndash; thanks to <a href="http://massjazz.com/whatsnew/FredTaylorHero.php">Fred Taylor</a> for these wonderful clubs
    <li><a href="https://goo.gl/maps/CeZPLaujo4P2" target="_blank" class="black"><i><b>1369&nbsp;Club</b></i></a> and
      <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/D54pwd1buB62" target="_blank" class="black"><i><b>Ryles</b></i></a>
      (<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/BthUhE9o6yA2" target="_blank" class="black">Inman Square</a>, Cambridge)
    <li><a href="http://troystreet.com/tspots/2014/04/16/apr-15-1981-michaels-jazz-club-closes/"><i><b>Michael's Pub</b></i></a>
      (<a href="https://goo.gl/maps/nDe1Fp1eszr" target="_blank" class="black">Gainsborough Street</a> near <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/4iZHivF2FE52"
      class="black" target="_blank"><i>Symphony Hall</i></a> and the <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/6gEmDL3ELiL2" target="_blank" class="black"><i>New England Conservatory</i></a>,
      with regular <a href="play_video.html?video=http://www.youtube.com/v/sgquok3PYUI&autoplay=1&rel=0&title=The Fringe" class="blueulbul">performances</a> by
      <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/ablogsupreme/2012/05/11/152521838/forty-years-of-mondays-one-saxophonists-addiction-to-the-fringe"><i>The Fringe</i></a>)
  </ul>
One of my favorite clubs was <a href="https://www.boston.com/event/jazz-revival-in-the-west-end-1970-1975-3484367"
      class="blueulb"><i><b>Debbie's</b></i></a> (a small place on <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/rBP8jsbtriB2" target="_blank" class="black">Merrimac Street</a> in Boston's old <a href=
      "picture.html?image=images/Debbie's.jpg&topcap=Debbie's club in Boston's West End" class="green"><i>West End</i></a> neighborhood near
      <i>Government Center</i>) that had great local performers every night (I remember
      guitarist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scofield">John&nbsp;Scofield</a> was a regular there while he was going to
      <i>Berklee</i>) and big bands played on Monday nights (the only night with a cover-charge, something like $1). Occasionally well-known artists
      on tour like <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Metheny">Pat&nbsp;Metheny</a> and others would sit in with the locals. In
      addition to going to the clubs to see great live music I also saw a lot at school (<i>Berklee</i>) and the <a href=
      "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Conservatory_of_Music">New England Conservatory</a>, which had a great jazz department
      (2 of my apartment dwelling neighbors studied jazz there).
      One of the best concerts I ever attended was a duo of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Surman ">John Surman</a> on
      sax (bari- and soprano-) and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miroslav_Vitou%C5%A1">Miroslav Vitous</a> on bass at the small,
      intimate <a href= "http://troystreet.com/tspots/2013/05/10/on-may-4-1986/"><i>Jonathan Swift's</i></a> club about 1975 (this was in
      <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/pEouG72NpTC2" class="black" target="_blank"><i>Harvard Square</i></a> but has now closed).
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<img align="absmiddle" src="images/blogspot_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://bostonjazzscene.blogspot.com/2015/01/jazz-journal-1970s.html">Boston Jazz Scene</a><br>
<img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://www.jazzboston.org/scene/history.asp">Boston's Jazz History</a><br>
<img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://backbaysun.com/2011/04/28/a-jazz-lesson-%E2%80%94-with-a-distinct-boston-accent/">A Jazz Lesson &mdash; with a Distinct Boston Accent</a><br>
<img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="https://www.apassion4jazz.net/yogi-berra.html">Yogi Berra on Jazz</a> &ndash; a delightful perspective!<br>

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<a name="loft"></a>
<table><tr><td height="30" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Loft jazz</td></tr></table>
<table>
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<td>&nbsp;</td>
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  <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loft_jazz" border="0"><img src="images/loft_jazz.jpg" width="74" heightg="50" align="left" hspace="10"
  title="Loft jazz"></a>
My perspective on things has frequently leaned towards the cutting-edge so my taste in music ultimately evolved into the avant&minus;garde style
that was being performed in the 1970s in the <a href=
"http://www.villagevoice.com/arts/loft-jazz-improvising-new-york-in-the-1970s-explores-a-vital-chapter-in-downtown-history-9494195">jazz lofts</a>
(some <a href=
"https://www.google.com/search?q=jazz+loft+photos&newwindow=1&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwik4vz48ZfKAhXFGz4KHQ0OCrgQ_AUICSgD&biw=1280&bih=849">photos</a>).
This very non-commercial style of music had a serious following among musicians and some fine recordings of it can be found on the <a href=
      "http://www.discogs.com/Various-Wildflowers-The-New-York-Loft-Jazz-Sessions-Complete/release/2149304"><i>Wildflowers</i></a> series
(this 5 record vinyl LP set, which I owned, is now on 3 CDs). When these musicians came to Boston, they usually didn't play in the well known
      clubs, but they did find that, like New York, Boston had a loft scene, and some of the best music I heard when I was in college was performed in
      the jazz lofts. In an <i> Atlantic&nbsp;Monthly</i> article, "<a href="jazz_religious_and_circus.html" class="green"><i>Jazz &minus;
      Religious&nbsp;and&nbsp;Circus</i></a>," Francis Davis writes about how many of us viewed the 1970s as the "Golden&nbsp;Age"&nbsp;of&nbsp;jazz. Alan Douglas,
      who recorded the <i>Wildflowers</i> sessions, says, "I think the loft jazz period was the last time that significant changes took place in jazz."
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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1977/04/17/archives/jazz-lofts-a-walk-through-the-wild-sounds.html?_r=0"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jazz Lofts: A Walk Through the Wild Sounds</a><br>
<a href="http://www.discogs.com/Various-Wildflowers-The-New-York-Loft-Jazz-Sessions-Complete/release/2149304"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/discogs_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Wildflowers - The New York Loft Jazz Sessions</a><br>
<a href="http://www.bostonphoenix.com/archive/music/00/08/10/WILDFLOWERS.html"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Loft-y Sounds</a><br>
<a href="http://www.bb10k.com/RSS.html#Wildflowers"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Riversteppingstones - The New York Loft Jazz Sessions</a><br>
<a href="http://www.electricfetus.com/rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=227&upc=03582830372&pt=1&affnr=-1"><img align="top" src="images/cduniverse_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/1285110/a/Wildflowers+5%3A+The+New+York+Jazz+Loft+Sessions.htm">The Wild Flowers - Wildflowers: New York Jazz Loft Sessions</a><br>

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<table><tr><td height="30" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Jazz fusion</td></tr></table>
<table>
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<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>
  <table style="display:inline" align="left"><tr><td align="center" style="font-size:10px">
  <a href="picture.html?image=pics/bitches_brew.jpg&topcap=Miles Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (soprano), Dave Holland (bass)&comment=&quot;Bitches Brew&quot;"
  title="Miles Davis - Bitches Brew"><img src="images/bitches_brewt.jpg" width="74" height="50" align="left" border="0" hspace="10"></a>
</td></tr></table>
      Much of the jazz I listened to over the years was produced before I was into it so being a contemporary person my
      tastes evolved quite naturally into <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_fusion">jazz fusion</a>, a mixture of Jazz &amp;
      Rock or Jazz &amp; Latin music that took off in the 1970s. Some of my favorites in this genre are <a href=
      "http://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2013/03/01/miles-davis-fusion-era">Miles Davis</a>, <a href=
      "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahavishnu_Orchestra"> Mahavishnu Orchestra</a>, and <a href=
      "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_to_Forever">Return to Forever</a> (Chick Corea's group). Miles had great fustion bands
      starting around 1969, featuring some of the best musicians of the time, many who went on to have their own fusion bands.
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These are my favorite <span style="font-weight:bold;font-style:italic">fusion albums</span> that I still listen to all the time (previously on vinyl, now on digital):
  <ul style="margin: 5 0 5 0">
    <li><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/extrapolation-mw0000263810"><i>Extrapolation</i></a> &ndash; John McLaughlin, 1969
    <li><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0ifyxqtgldhe"><i>Bitches Brew</i></a> &ndash; Miles Davis, 1970,
    <li><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/in-a-silent-way-mw0000188020"><i>In a Silent Way</i></a> &ndash; Miles Davis, 1969
    <li><a href="http://www.discogs.com/Miroslav-Vitous-Mountain-In-The-Clouds/release/1155451" class= "blueulb"><i>Mountain in the Clouds</i></a> &ndash; Miroslav Vitous, 1969
    <li><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/native-dancer-r147524" class= "blueulb"><i>Native Dancer</i></a> &ndash; Wayne Shorter,
        1974, featuring a lot of Brazilian jazz musicians
  </ul>
      See more below under <a href="#musicians" class= "green">Favorite artists</a> and <a href="#albums" class="green">Favorite albums</a>.
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<img align="top" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">"<a href="jazz_religious_and_circus.html"><i>Jazz &minus; Religious and Circus</i></a>" &ndash; According to this <i>Atlantic Monthy</i> article many of us think jazz peaked in the 1970s.<br>
<img align="top" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">"<a href="Off_the_record.html"><i>Off&nbsp;the&nbsp;record</i></a>" &ndash; Is jazz dead? I hope not. This 2002 <i>Boston Globe</i> article says with sales flat, the jazz industry may have lost its groove.<br>
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By the end of the 1970s, although my interest in jazz remained very intense, my desire to play music for a living had lessened, so I basically
      reached the end of that pursuit. Jazz had always evolved and progressed in the 20th-century and I had assumed it would continue on this path, but
      it seems that it reached its peak around this time. My favorite jazz recordings were all done in the <i>Seventies</i>, as you can see if you go
      to the <a href="my_songs.html" class="green">My&nbsp;songs</a> page and see my listening choices.
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<table><tr><td height="25" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Later</td></tr></table>
<table>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>
<a href="picture.html?image=pics/holiday_2009.jpg&topcap=My family in 2009"><img src = "images/holiday_2009t.jpg" title="Family, 2009"
width="53" height="40" title="Family, 2003" align="left" hspace="5" border="0" align="bottom"></a>
When my kids (who are now adults) became teenagers I was exposed to musical styles that I might not have discovered on my own, some of which were not even around
when I was younger. My son Alex turned me on to <font color="333399"><b><i>Ska</i></b></font><font color="#990000">*</font>, and in summer 2000 we
went to a concert by <a href="http://www.reel-big-fish.com/">Reel&nbsp;Big&nbsp;Fish</a>, one of the top American <i>Ska</i> groups, and
I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved how a lot of <i>Ska</i> bands took previously recorded songs and did them in a <i>Ska</i> style.
&quot;<i>Come&nbsp;On&nbsp;Eileen</i>&quot;, a top-40 song by <i>Dexy's&nbsp;Midnight&nbsp;Runners</i>, was redone by the group <a href=
"http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=SAVE|FERRIS&sql=11:3ifqxqqhld0e~T0">Save&nbsp;Ferris</a> (that name comes from the great
movie &quot;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferris_Bueller's_Day_Off"><i>Ferris&nbsp;Bueller's&nbsp;Day&nbsp;Off</i></a>&quot;),
and &quot;<i>Take&nbsp;On&nbsp;Me</i>&quot;, a top-40 hit by the Norwegian group <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-ha"><i>a-ha</i></a>,
was redone by <a href="http://www.reel-big-fish.com/">Reel&nbsp;Big&nbsp;Fish</a>.

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<td valign="top" nowrap style="color:#990000">&nbsp; *</td>
<td valign="top" style="color:#333399;font-style:italic;font-weight:bold">
Ska
</td>
<td valign="top" style="color:#333399;font-style:italic">
  <br>
"Ska is an uptempo, rhythmic variation based on the New Orleans R&amp;B Jamaican musicians heard broadcast
from the US on their transistor radios. Relying on skittering guitar and syncopated rhythms, ska was their
interpretation of R&amp;B and it was quite popular in the early '60s. However, during one very hot summer,
it was too hot to either play or dance to ska, so the beat was slowed down and reggae was born."</font>
&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ska"><i>Wikipedia</i></a>
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Both of my sons have been actively involved in music. Alex took piano lessons for several years, and sang in a rock band in high school and
      college. Ben is also quite accomplished on piano (I love to hear him play when he visits). We have always enjoyed Broadway musicals
      when they come to Boston. We would buy the CDs of these shows and the boys grew up listening to this music, like <a href=
      "http://www.siteforrent.com/"><i>Rent</i></a> and <a href= "http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com/"
      class="blueulb"><i>Phantom&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;Opera</i></a>. Now that the boys have graduated from college and started their adult lives I don't
      get to hear them perform music, but I know it is in their genes to love it as I do.
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<table>
  <tr>
    <td height="25" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold" colspan="2">Today</td>
  </tr>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td valign="top">
It may appear that I have abandoned jazz, but I prefer to think that I am just not actively involved at the moment. I enjoy listening to many
      styles of music (see <a href="my_songs.html" class="green">My songs</a>) but improvisational music will always be my most respected and enjoyable
      style, and jazz is the ultimate form of that because there are no boundaries to the influences on jazz musicians.
      <p>
      Since the early 1980s my creative energy has been consumed by writing <a href="cgi-bin/print_source.pl?src=../music.html"
      onClick="javascript:windowOpener(this.href,this.target,'width=875,height=700,left=25,top=100,scrollbars=1');return false;"
      class="green">computer code</a> and though some might find it hard to believe, I get some of the same creative fulfillment as a programmer I
      received from being a musician. I have heard that these two interests involve the same parts of the brain (see <a href=
      "program.html" class="green">Programming</a> for more).
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    <td width="80" align="center" style="font-size: 12px" valign="top">
  <a href="my_songs.html"><img src="images/ipod_listen.gif" width="57" height="51" hspace="10" border="0" title="My songs"></a><br>
  My songs
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</table>

<a name="stereo"></a>
<table><tr><td height="25" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">My stereo</td></tr></table>
<table>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>
  <table align="right"><tr><td style="font-size:10px;line-height:1" align="center">
    <a href="picture.html?image=pics/portable_stereo.jpg&topcap=Portable stereo with detachable speakers"><img src="images/portable_stereo_t.gif"
    width="117" height="60" border="0" align="right" title="Portable stereo"></a><br>Portable stereo
  </td></tr></table>
  I remember having a little record-player when I was quite young. After I started collecting record albums as a teenager I knew I needed something
      better. I purchased my first stereo record player when I was in high school, a <a href=
      "picture.html?image=pics/portable_stereo.jpg&topcap=Portable stereo with detachable speakers" class="green">portable system</a> with a
      fold-down turntable and detachable speakers. In 1968 in Seattle I heard a component system for the first time and couldn't believe that the
      records I had listened to for years had so much bass! I knew I had to have this so I started my first component stereo system that consisted of:<br>
      &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (pictures I found online of my actual components)
  <ul style="margin: 0 0 5 0">
      <li><a href="picture.html?image=pics/dual_1019.jpg&topcap=Dual 1019 turntable with variable speed control" class="green"><i>Dual 1019 turntable</i></a>
      (with variable speed control so I could tune a record to my guitar instead of tune the guitar to the record)
      <li><a href="picture.html?image=pics/tube_amplifier.jpg&topcap=Tube power amplifier&comment=Don't lay record albums on top or they'll melt!"
      class="green">tube power amplifier</a> (replaced this with a <a href=
      "picture.html?image=pics/sansui_661_receiver.jpg&topcap=Solid-state receiver with radio tuner" class="green">solid-state receiver</a> with radio tuner)
      <li><a href="picture.html?image=pics/sony_560_tape_recorder.jpg&topcap=Sony reel-to-reel tape recorder" class="green"><i>Sony</i> reel-to-reel tape recorder</a>
      (replaced this with a modern <a href=
      "picture.html?image=pics/yamaha_cassette_recorder.jpg&topcap=Yamaha cassette recorder" class="green">cassette recorder</a> that would eventually
      become a "<a href="http://www.penceland.com/play_video.html?video=listen_to_cassette_tape.flv&autoplay=1" class="green">relic of the past</a>")
      <li><a href="picture.html?image=pics/klh_17_speakers.jpg&topcap=KLH-17 speakers" class="green"><i>KLH-17</i> speakers</a>
      (still had these in my living room 40 years later&mdash;they survived our <a href="about.html#fire" class="green">house fire</a> in 1982
      because they were stored in the basement)
      </ul>
      <table><tr>
      <td width="125" style="font-size:10px;line-height:1" align="center">
        <a href="picture.html?image=pics/dual_1019.jpg&topcap=Dual 1019 turntable with variable speed control">
        <img src="images/dual_1019_t.gif" width="103" height="70" title="Dual 1019 turntable" vspace="3"></a><br>
        Dual 1019 turntable
      </td>
      <td width="125" style="font-size:10px;line-height:1" align="center">
        <a href="picture.html?image=pics/tube_amplifier.jpg&topcap=Tube power amplifier&comment=Don't lay record albums on top or they'll melt!">
        <img src="images/tube_amplifier_t.gif" width="110" height="70" title="Tube power amp" vspace="3"></a><br>
        Tube power amp
      </td>
      <td width="125" style="font-size:10px;line-height:1" align="center">
        <a href="picture.html?image=pics/sony_560_tape_recorder.jpg&topcap=Sony reel-to-reel tape recorder">
        <img src="images/sony_560_tape_recorder_t.gif" width="67" height="70" title="Sony reel-to-reel tape recorder" vspace="3"></a><br>
        Sony tape recorder
      </td>
      <td width="125" style="font-size:10px;line-height:1" align="center">
        <a href="picture.html?image=pics/klh_17_speakers.jpg&topcap=KLH-17 speakers">
        <img src="images/klh_17_speakers_t.gif" width="81" height="70" title="KLH-17 speakers" vspace="3"></a><br>
        KLH-17 speakers
      </td>
      <td width="125" style="font-size:10px;line-height:1" align="center">
        <a href="picture.html?image=pics/sansui_661_receiver.jpg&topcap=Solid-state receiver with radio tuner">
        <img src="images/sansui_661_receiver_t.gif" width="105" height="70" title="Solid-state receiver" vspace="3"></a><br>
        Solid-state receiver
      </td>
      <td width="125" style="font-size:10px;line-height:1" align="center">
        <a href="picture.html?image=pics/yamaha_cassette_recorder.jpg&topcap=Yamaha cassette recorder" class="green">
        <img src="images/yamaha_cassette_recorder_t.gif" width="152" height="70" title="Yamaha cassette recorder" vspace="3"></a><br>
        Yamaha cassette recorder
      </td>
      </tr></table>
      <p>
      Most of the music I listened to in those days was on record albums, and since I have always been very particular about what I listened to,
      if I got tired of an album I typically <a href="about.html#my_music" class="green">got rid of it</a> so there would be no
      chance somebody requesting to hear it again.
      <p>
      I hauled my stereo and all my albums in my car from Seattle to Boston when I came here for school in 1973 (the KLH speakers were actually made in
      Boston and shipped to Seattle where I bought them, and then I brought them back to Boston). I had this stereo for years, upgrading many times,
      ultimately replacing the reel-to-reel recorder with a casette recorder and the tube amplifier with a solid-state receiver that had a radio tuner.
      As music became more digital most of these analog stereo&nbsp;components became discarded. Eventually listening to music became a personal thing
      and I got a <i>Sony&nbsp;Walkman</i>. I had this for a couple of years before I finally got into digital music with an <i>iPod</i>, which I had
      for several years until it was replaced by putting music on my <a href="about.html#smartphone" class="green">Smartphone</a>.
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</table>

<a name="vinyl_records"></a>
<table><tr><td height="25" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Vinyl records</td></tr></table>
<table>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td valign="top">
  <img src="images/vinyl_record_album.gif" width="128" height="85" align="left" hspace="5" vspace="3" title="Vinyl record album">
</td>
<td>
Like most people of my generation I collected vinyl record albums for years. My albums experienced incredible heat in a house fire in 1982 and
      were mostly warped beyond playable. Even though I had ultimately converted my music listening to cassette and then digital&mdash;for some reason
      I kept these albums for years and finally decided to get rid of them in 2015. Before trashing them I made a list so I would always know what
      albums I had owned. Here is that list of <a href="albums.html" class="green">record&nbsp;albums</a>. I was surprised that some of my favorite
      albums were not here when I made this list, so apparently I had purchased them as CDs. Many of the songs on these albums have been ripped to
      digital MP3s and put on an <i>iPod</i> and now my <a href="about.html#smartphone" class="green"><i>smartphone</i></a>. I have heard the vinyl
      records are making a comeback, and when I left my <a href="picture.html?image=pics/dual_1019.jpg&topcap=Dual 1019 turntable" class="green">
      turntable</a> at the <i>swap area</i> at the &quot;dump&quot; (now a transfer station since the landfill is full) somebody picked it up as soon
      as I set it down.
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Although decades have passed, some of my greatest musical euphorias were experienced in the mid-1970s, at a time when I was studying music in
college and I think improvisational music reached its peak. One of my favorite groups will always be <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coltrane"><img src="images/trane2.gif" align="right" hspace="5" vspace="8" width="68" height= "78" border="0"
title="Trane"></a> John McLaughlin's <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahavishnu_Orchestra">Mahavishnu Orchestra</a> (<a href=
      "videos.html#video_mahavishnu" class="green">videos</a>), and I am still totally amazed at how good they were. As a jazz <i>aficionado</i> I
      acquired an extensive collection of recordings by <a href=
      "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coltrane"> John&nbsp;Coltrane</a> (in 2017 I was wearing a <a href=
      "picture.html?image=images/trane_tshirt.jpg&topcap=<i>'Trane</i> t-shirt"><i>Trane</i> t-shirt</a> and somebody asked me if it was for the
      manufacturing company), and I spent many hours listening to Trane and other tenor players who were greatly influenced by him, like
      <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharoah_Sanders">Pharoah Sanders</a>,
      <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Shepp">Archie Shepp</a>,
      <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Shorter">Wayne Shorter</a>,
      <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Redman">Dewey Redman</a>, and
      <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Rivers">Sam Rivers</a>.
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Listed below are some of the people who have really moved me through the years. The musicians listed by
instrument are jazz musicians; non-jazz musicians and groups are listed at the end. Some of the
groups may no longer exist and sadly, some of the musicians have passed away (see <a href="#memoriam" class="green">In&nbsp;Memoriam</a>),
but I still want to list them here because they will always rank as some of my favorites. There are also some
musicians listed below under <a href="#sixties" class="green">60s music</a>. Photos of many of these artists can be seen at
<a href="http://www.downtownmusic.net/pictures/">DowntownMusic.net</a>. See videos by many of these artists at
<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">Music&nbsp;videos</a>.
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I have included a link to each artist's page at
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/">All&nbsp;Music&nbsp;Guide</a> for the discographies, cross-reference links,
and song previews.<br>
(Periodically AMG reorganizes their website and some of these links stop working. I try to correct them when I notice this.)
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<td valign="top"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a></td>
<td valign="top"><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="4"><br><img src="images/left.gif" height="9" width="9"><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" width="4"></td>
<td>I have links to some of the artist's videos on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/">YouTube</a>.
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<table><tr align="left"><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Reeds, flute</td><td valign="middle"><img src="images/smSax.gif" width="33" height="21" title="Reeds, flute"></td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/john-coltrane-mn0000175553"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.johncoltrane.com/">John Coltrane</a> &ndash; tenor, soprano <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=John+Coltrane" class="green"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/pharoah-sanders-mn0000330601"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharoah_Sanders">Pharoah Sanders</a> &ndash; tenor, soprano<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/archie-shepp-mn0000503279"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.archieshepp.com/">Archie Shepp</a> &ndash; tenor, soprano<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/wayne-shorter-mn0000250435"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Shorter">Wayne Shorter</a> &ndash; tenor, soprano <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Wayne+Shorter" class="green"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dewey-redman-mn0000252226"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Redman">Dewey Redman</a> &ndash; tenor<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sam-rivers-p7428"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.samrivers.com/">Sam Rivers</a> &ndash; tenor, soprano, flute<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/joe-henderson-mn0000139804"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://hardbop.tripod.com/henderson.html">Joe Henderson</a> &ndash; tenor<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/david-murray-p38268"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0623,hull,73459,22.html">David Murray</a> &ndash; tenor<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/hamiet-bluiett-mn0000795771"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamiet_Bluiett">Hamiet Bluiett</a> &ndash; bari<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/oliver-lake-mn0000398491"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.oliverlake.net/">Oliver Lake</a> &ndash; alto, soprano, flute<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/henry-threadgill-mn0000673638"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Threadgill">Henry Threadgill</a> &ndash; alto, flute<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/anthony-braxton-p6166"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Braxton">Anthony Braxton</a> &ndash; alto, soprano, flute (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/joe-farrell-p75194"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.answers.com/topic/joe-farrell">Joe Farrell</a> &ndash; tenor, soprano, flute<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/julius-hemphill-mn0000251078"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Hemphill">Julius Hemphill</a> &ndash; alto, flute<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/hubert-laws-mn0000234374"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.hubertlaws.com/">Hubert Laws</a> &ndash; flute<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/john-surman-mn0000189180"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.johnsurman.com/">John Surman</a> &ndash; bari, soprano<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/arthur-blythe-mn0000507583"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Blythe">Arthur Blythe</a> &ndash; alto<br>

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<table><tr><td><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="2"></td></tr><tr align="left"><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Bass</td><td valign="middle"><img src="images/smBass.gif" width="24" height="54" title="Bass"></td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/stanley-clarke-p64811"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.stanleyclarke.com/">Stanley Clarke</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=stanley+clarke"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/miroslav-vitous-mn0000499683"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.miroslavvitous.com/">Miroslav Vitous</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Miroslav+Vitous"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dave-holland-p6757"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.daveholland.com/">Dave Holland</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Dave+Holland"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/fred-hopkins-mn0000180968"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.jazzhouse.org/gone/lastpost2.php3?edit=920474002">Fred Hopkins</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Fred+Hopkins+bass"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/alex-blake-p57155"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.alexblakebass.com/">Alex Blake</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eberhard-weber-mn0000796060"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eberhard_Weber">Eberhard Weber</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/charlie-haden-mn0000211483"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.charliehadenmusic.com/">Charlie Haden</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Charlie+Haden"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sirone-mn0000015100"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="sirone.html">Sirone</a> &ndash; some great <a href="http://www.downtownmusic.net/pictures/picturesrhtml/Sirone/default.htm">photos</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/victor-wooten-mn0000178114"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.victorwooten.com/">Victor Wooten</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Victor+Wooten"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> *<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/avishai-cohen-p291468"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.avishaimusic.com">Avishai Cohen</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Avishai+Cohen"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>

<table><tr><td><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="8"></td></tr><tr align="left"><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Keyboards</td><td valign="middle"><img src="images/smPiano.gif" width="39" height="37" title="Keyboards"></td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/chick-corea-p66463"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.chickcorea.com/">Chick Corea</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Chick+Corea"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/keith-jarrett-mn0000066570"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=7984">Keith Jarrett</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Keith+Jarrett"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mccoy-tyner-mn0000868092"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.mccoytyner.com/">McCoy Tyner</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=McCoy+Tyner"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/cecil-taylor-mn0000988386"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Taylor">Cecil Taylor</a> &ndash; check out this <a href="http://www.jazzdisco.org/cecil-taylor/discography/">Discography</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/don-pullen-mn0000192972"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.donpullen.de/">Don Pullen</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/muhal-richard-abrams-mn0000509696"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.aacmchicago.org/muhal-richard-abrams">Muhal Richard Abrams</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bill-evans-p6477"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Evans">Bill Evans</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bill+Evans"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/joe-zawinul-p53219"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.zawinulfans.org/">Joe Zawinul</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/herbie-hancock-mn0000957296"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.herbiehancock.com/">Herbie Hancock</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/thelonious-monk-p106839"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.theloniusmonk.com/">Thelonius Monk</a><br>

<table><tr><td><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="8"></td></tr><tr align="left"><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">Brass</td><td valign="middle"><img src="images/smTrumpet.gif" width="33" height="27" title="Brass"></td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/miles-davis-p6377"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.milesdavis.com/">Miles Davis</a> &ndash; trumpet <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Miles+Davis"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/charles-tolliver-mn0000167787"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://charlestolliver.com/">Charles Tolliver</a> &ndash; trumpet<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/charles-sullivan-mn0000198150"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/bio/0,,498734,00.html?artist=Charles%2bSullivan">Charles Sullivan</a> &ndash; trumpet, flugelhorn<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/lester-bowie-mn0000255287"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.aacmchicago.org/lester-bowie">Lester Bowie</a> &ndash; trumpet, flugelhorn<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/freddie-hubbard-mn0000798326"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.freddiehubbardmusic.com/">Freddie Hubbard</a> &ndash; trumpet, flugelhorn<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/enrico-rava-mn0000182392"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.enricorava.com/">Enrico Rava</a> &ndash; trumpet<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bill-watrous-mn0000765776"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Watrous">Bill Watrous</a> &ndash; trombone<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/maynard-ferguson-mn0000397042"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.maynardferguson.com/">Maynard Ferguson</a> &ndash; trumpet<br>

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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/billy-cobham-p65255"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.billycobham.com/">Billy Cobham</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Billy+Cobham"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tony-williams-p7832"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Williams_(drummer)">Tony Williams</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Tony+Williams"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jack-dejohnette-mn0000104388"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.jackdejohnette.com">Jack DeJohnette</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/airto-moreira-mn0000609992"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.airto.com/">Airto Moreira</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/elvin-jones-mn0000179379"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.elvinjones.com/">Elvin Jones</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sunny-murray-mn0000590210"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=503">Sunny Murray</a><br>

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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/john-mclaughlin-p7100"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.johnmclaughlin.com/">John McLaughlin</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=John+McLaughlin"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/pat-metheny-mn0000179698"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.patmethenygroup.com/">Pat Metheny</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Pat+Metheny"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="5" width="4" height="10"><a href="./ram/Metheny.ram">Pat Metheny video with Kenny G remarks</a> (uses <a href="http://www.real.com/">RealPlayer</a>)<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="5" vspace="2" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.allaboutjazz.com/articles/arti0900_03.htm">Pat's initial message board comments</a> &ndash; Go Pat!<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="5" vspace="2" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.allaboutjazz.com/threads/patmetheny.htm">Message board thread on Pat's comments</a> &ndash; This gets hot!<br>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/john-abercrombie-mn0000214546"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.johnabercrombie.com/">John Abercrombie</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/allan-holdsworth-p6754"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.allanholdsworth.com/">Allan Holdsworth</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/george-benson-p6098"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.georgebenson.com/">George Benson</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=George+Benson"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="3" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/birli-lagrne-p6931"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.lagrene.com/">Bir&eacute;li Lagr&egrave;ne</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bireli+Lagrene"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="3" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>) (his name spelled here with the <a href="http://www.alt-codes.net/french_alt_codes/">French accent codes</a>)<br>

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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mahavishnu-orchestra-mn0000233862"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mahavishnu_Orchestra">Mahavishnu Orchestra</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Mahavishnu+Orchestra"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/milton-nascimento-mn0000497132"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Nascimento">Milton Nascimento</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Milton+Nascimento"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/flora-purim-mn0000184637"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.florapurim.com/">Flora Purim</a> &nbsp; (married to Airto Moreira)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/air-p5984"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_(jazz_group)">Air</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-art-ensemble-of-chicago-mn0000600734"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.artensembleofchicago.com/">Art Ensemble of Chicago</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Art+Ensemble+of+Chicago"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="3" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/world-saxophone-quartet-p7853"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=1899">World Saxophone Quartet</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/return-to-forever-mn0000463527"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.return2forever.com/">Return to Forever</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jerry-goodman-mn0000845928"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.myspace.com/jerrygoodmanviolin/">Jerry Goodman</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jerry+Goodman"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>) &ndash; a virtuoso jazz fusion violinist<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/richard-galliano-mn0000150471"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.richardgalliano.com/">Richard Galliano</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Richard+Galliano"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>) &ndash; a virtuoso accordian player<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/weather-report-mn0000243527"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Report">Weather Report</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Weather+Report"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="3" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/earth-wind-fire-mn0000135273"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth,_Wind_%26_Fire">Earth, Wind &amp; Fire</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/pink-floyd-mn0000346336"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.pink-floyd.org/">Pink Floyd</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Pink+Floyd"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/chicago-mn0000110161"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.chicagotheband.com/">Chicago</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/leon-russell-mn0000816387"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.leonrussellrecords.com/">Leon Russell</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/electric-light-orchestra-mn0000163229"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.electriclightorchestra.com/">Electric Light Orchestra</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Electric+Light+Orchestra"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-byrds-mn0000631774"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.byrds.com/">The Byrds</a> &ndash; here is a <a href="http://www.urban.ne.jp/home/koa7/byrdstree.htm">Byrds Family Tree</a> someone put together<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eagles-p4153"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.eaglesband.com/">The Eagles</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tin-hat-trio-p365259"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.tinhattrio.com/">Tin Hat Trio</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bla-fleck--the-flecktones-p196073"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.flecktones.com/">B&eacute;la Fleck &amp; the Flecktones</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/neil-young-p5896"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.neilyoung.com/">Neil Young</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bob-dylan-p4147"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.bobdylan.com/">Bob Dylan</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bill-monroe-p663"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Monroe">Bill Monroe</a> &ndash; the father of bluegrass music<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/david-lindley-mn0000211146"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.davidlindley.com/">David Lindley</a> &ndash; I first saw him with his band <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaleidoscope_%28US_band%29"><i>Kaleidoscope</i></a> at a rock festival in 1969<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/clarence-white-mn0000136588"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.flatpick.com/Pages/Featured_Artist/clarence.html">Clarence White</a> &ndash; he played guitar for the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_Colonels_%28band%29"><i>Kentucky&nbsp;Colonels</i></a>, then The Byrds<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bruce-langhorne-mn0000635087"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.brucelanghorne.com/">Bruce Langhorne</a> &ndash; Bruce <a href="http://www.wirz.de/music/langhfrm.htm">recorded</a> with many artists in the mid-60s including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Richard &amp; Mimi Farina <br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ian-sylvia-mn0000074134"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_%26_Sylvia">Ian &amp; Sylvia</a> &ndash; great Canadian folk singers <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ian+and+sylia"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/cleo-laine-mn0000120273"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.quarternotes.com/Cleo.htm">Cleo Laine</a> &ndash; a British singer with a huge range<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=41:40418"><img align="top" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.gotomidori.com/">Midori</a> &ndash; she recorded Paganini's <a href="http://www.amazon.com/24-Caprices-Paganini/dp/B0000026QE"><i>24 Caprices</i></a> as a teenager<br>
<a href="http://www.irishmusic.us/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Lindsays</a> &ndash; great Irish music<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3zfyxqe0ldje"><img align="top" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.therackythomasband.com/">The Racky Thomas Band</a> &ndash; I know Racky and I've seen him perform<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/christopher-tin-mn0001435165"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.christophertin.com/">Christopher Tin</a> &ndash; composer<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="5" vspace="2" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.tinworksmusic.com/">Tin Works</a> &ndash; good music all the time<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/yma-sumac-p3154"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.yma-sumac.com/">Yma Sumac</a> &ndash; a Peruvian singer with a vocal range of five octaves<br>
<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/gabriela-montero-mn0002052652"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="AMG" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.gabrielamontero.com/">Gabriela Montero</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Gabriela+Montero"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a> (<a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="green">vid</a>)
&ndash; an incredible concert pianist who also improvises<br>
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<span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:18px">Favorite albums</span><img src="images/album_cover_flow.gif" align="absmiddle" vspace="5" hspace="15" width="127" height="60" title="Favorite albums"><br>

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Most of my favorite albums were recorded in the early 1970s, when I was studying jazz at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berklee_College_of_Music"
>Berklee&nbsp;College&nbsp;of&nbsp;Music</a> in Boston. At that time I was thrilled to experience so much really outstanding music,
      and the quality is so great I never get tired of listening to it. Though most of these albums are jazz-based, over the years I've listened to and
      loved a lot of music that is not jazz, like <i>Bob&nbsp;Dylan</i>, <i>The&nbsp;Beatles</i>, <i>Pink&nbsp;Floyd</i>, and <i>Electric Light Orchestra</i> (see <a href="my_songs.html"
      class="green">My&nbsp;songs</a> for what I listen to now), but improvised music with extended solos will always be my favorite.
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All these albums have such musical virtuosity that decades later I still enjoy listening to them immensely&mdash;now &quot;ripped&quot; from the
      original <a href="#vinyl_records" class="green">vinyl recordings</a> to digital and put on my <i>smartphone</i>. Click on the album to go to
      its page on <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/">Allmusic.com</a> where you can sample the songs.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0ifyxqtgldhe"><img src="images/bitches_brew.jpg" width="50" height="50"
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0ifyxqtgldhe"><b><i>Bitches Brew</i></b></a> - Miles Davis (1970)
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With Davis (trumpet), Chick Corea (keyboards), John McLaughlin (guitar), Joe Zawinul (keyboards), Wayne Shorter (sax), Dave Holland
(bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), Airto Moreira (percussion), and many others.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/extrapolation-mw0000263810"><img src="images/extrapolation.jpg" width="50" height="50" vspace=
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<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrapolation_%28album%29" class="blueulbb"><i>Extrapolation</i></a> - John McLaughlin (1969)
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An outstanding album with McLaughlin (guitar), John Surman (sax), Brian Odgers (bass), Tony Oxley (drums).
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/infinite-search-r149559"><img src="images/mountain_clouds.jpg" width="53" height="50" vspace="2"
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<a href="http://www.discogs.com/Miroslav-Vitous-Mountain-In-The-Clouds/release/1155451" class= "blueulbb"><i>Mountain in the Clouds</i></a>
(aka <a href="https://www.discogs.com/Miroslav-Vitous-Infinite-Search/release/2346907" class="blueulbb"><i>Infinite Search</i></a>) - Miroslav Vitous (1969)
<br>
With Vitous (bass), John McLaughlin (guitar), Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Joe Henderson (tenor), Jack DeJohnette (drums).
<br>
This album has some of the best jazz musicians of the time.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/native-dancer-r147524"><img src="images/NativeDancer.jpg" width="50" height="49" vspace="2"
title="Wayne Shorter - Native Dancer" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href= "http://www.allmusic.com/album/native-dancer-r147524" class="blueulbb"><i>Native&nbsp;Dancer</i></a> - Wayne Shorter (1974)
<br>
With Shorter (sax), Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Airto Moreira (percussion), and many outstanding Brazilian musicians.<br>
Introduced me to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Nascimento"> Milton Nascimento</a>, the great Brazilian
vocalist, who just blew me away!
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-inner-mounting-flame-mw0000198020"> <img src="images/inner_mounting_flame.jpg" width="50" height=
"50" vspace="2" title="Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-inner-mounting-flame-mw0000198020" class="blueulbb"><i>The Inner Mounting Flame</i></a>
- Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971)
<br>
With John McLaughlin (guitar), Jerry Goodman (violin), Jan Hammer (keyboards), Rick Laird (bass), and Billy Cobham (drums).
<br>
This was the best jazz fusion band of the era&mdash;too bad they only existed a few years.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-lost-trident-sessions-r430407"> <img src="images/lost_trident_sessions.jpg" width="50" height=
"50" vspace="2" title="Mahavishnu Orchestra - Lost Trident Sessions" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-lost-trident-sessions-r430407" class="blueulbb"><i>The Lost Trident Sessions</i></a>
- Mahavishnu Orchestra (1973)
<br>
Another album by this fantastic group.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/where-fortune-smiles-mw0000113645"> <img src="images/WhereFortuneSmiles.jpg" width="50" height=
"50" vspace="2" title="John McLaughlin - Where Fortune Smiles" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/where-fortune-smiles-mw0000113645" class="blueulbb"><i>Where Fortune Smiles</i></a>
- John McLaughlin (1970)
<br>
With McLaughlin (guitar), John Surman (soprano/bari-sax), Karl Berger (vibes), Dave Holland (bass), and Stu Martin (drums).
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/return-to-forever-r137069"><img src="images/returntoforever.jpg" width="50" height="50" vspace="2"
title="Chick Corea - Return to Forever" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.artistdirect.com/store/artist/album/0,,69206,00.html" class="blueulbb"><i>Return&nbsp;to&nbsp;Forever</i></a>
- Chick Corea's group Return to Forever (1972)
<br>
With Corea (keyboards), <a href= "http://www.airto.com/"> Airto&nbsp;Moreira</a> (drums/percussion), his
wife <a href="http://www.florapurim.com/">Flora&nbsp;Purim</a> (vocals), Stanley Clarke (bass), and Joe Farrell (reeds and
flute).<br>
I was blown away when I heard this incredible group.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/light-as-a-feather-r708002"><img src="images/lightasafeather.jpg" width="51" height="50" vspace="2"
title="Chick Corea - Light as a Feather" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.artistdirect.com/store/artist/album/0,,69197,00.html" class="blueulbb"><i>Light&nbsp;as&nbsp;a&nbsp; Feather</i></a>
- Chick Corea's group Return to Forever (1972)
<br>
Another album of this same incredible group.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3zfixqugldae"><img src="images/MoonGerms.jpg" width="50" height="49" vspace="2"
title="Joe Farrell - Moon Germs" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href= "http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3zfixqugldae" class="blueulbb"><i>Moon&nbsp;Germs</i></a> - Joe Farrell (1972)
<br>
With Farrell (sax and flute), Herbie Hancock (piano), Stanley Clarke (bass), and Jack DeJohnette (drums).
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/joe-farrell-quartet-mw0000187989"> <img src="images/joe_farrell_quartet.jpg" width="50" height=
"50" vspace="2" title="Joe Farrell - The Joe Farrell Quartet" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/joe-farrell-quartet-mw0000187989" class="blueulbb"><i>The Joe Farrell Quartet</i></a>
- Joe Farrell (1970)
<br>
With Farrell (sax and flute), Chick Corea (piano), John McLaughlin (guitar), Dave Holland (bass), and Jack DeJohnette (drums).
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wbfyxqqgldae"><img src="images/milton_milton.jpg" width="49" height="50" vspace=
"2" title="Milton Nascimento - Milton (Raša)" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wbfyxqqgldae" class="blueulbb"><i>Milton (Ra&ccedil;a)</i></a> - Milton Nascimento (1976)
<br>
With Nascimento (vocals and guitar) and really outstanding Brazilian musicians.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wifyxq8gldae"><img src="images/500_miles.jpg" width="51" height="50" vspace="2"
title="Flora Purim - 500 Miles High" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wifyxq8gldae" class="blueulbb"><i>500 Miles High</i></a> - Flora Purim (1974)
<br>
Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Purim (vocals), her husband Airto (drums), Ron Carter (bass), and many Brazilian musicians.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-kln-concert-r141474">
<img src="images/jarrett_koln.jpg" width="50" height="50" vspace="2" title="Keith Jarrett - The K÷ln Concert" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_K%C3%B6ln_Concert" class="blueulbb"><i>The K&ouml;ln Concert</i></a> - Keith Jarrett (1975)
<br>
This solo piano concert was recorded in K&ouml;ln, Germany. (Read the bit about the wrong piano on the <i>Wikipedia</i> link.)<br>
The encore, named "<i>Part IIc</i>" by Jarrett on the album, has been transcribed under the name &quot;<i>Memories of Tomorrow</i>&quot;
in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_book" class= "blueulb">fake books</a> used by many musicians.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/music-inc-big-band-r148989">
<img src="images/music_inc.jpg" width="50" height="50" vspace="2" title="Music Inc." border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://graypunk.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/music-inc-music-inc-lp-strata-east-ses-1971/" class="blueulbb"><i>Music Inc.</i></a> - Music, Inc. (1971)
<br>
This is an outstanding album of great songs by an all-star big-band led by Charles Tolliver (trumpet), Stanley Cowell (piano), Cecil McBee (bass),
and Jimmy Hopps (drums).<br>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-dark-side-of-the-moon-mw0000191308">
<img src="images/Dark_Side_of_the_Moon.jpg" width="50" height="50" vspace="2" title="Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-dark-side-of-the-moon-mw0000191308" class="blueulbb"><i>Dark Side of the Moon</i></a> - Pink Floyd (1973)
<br>
Pink Floyd was one of one of the great British rock bands of the 1970s.
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/elos-greatest-hits-mw0000189776">
<img src="images/ELOsGreatestHits.jpg" width="50" height="50" vspace="2" title="ELO's Greatest Hits" border="0" hspace="5"></a>
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<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/elos-greatest-hits-mw0000189776" class="blueulbb"><i>ELO's Greatest Hits</i></a> - Electric Light Orchestra (1979)
<br>
ELO was very distinctive with synthesizers, strings, and the great guitar &amp; vocals of Jeff Lynne.<br>While there is not a single one of
their albums that stands out to me, this album includes all their great songs.
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Now I listen to songs from many of these albums on my <a href="about.html#smartphone" class="green"><i>smartphone</i></a> with earbuds.
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<i>I Wonder</i> - The Mahavishnu Orchestra<br>
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<span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:18px">In Memoriam</span><img src="images/sun_cloud.gif" align="absmiddle" vspace="5" hspace="15" width="32" height="32" title="In Memoriam"><br>

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Sadly not every artist whose music I love is still with us. R.I.P. these fabulous artists and long live their legacies. Here are some of those
      who have passed on in my lifetime, many that I had the privilege of seeing perform live.
      These are primarily musicians but there are some composers and others included. The names are links to Wikipedia.
      Hover over name for more info.
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<tr><td> &nbsp; <b>1950s</b></td></tr>
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<ul>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fats_Navarro" title="Trumpet">Fats Navarro</a> &nbsp; (1923-1950)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Reinhardt" title="Guitar">Django Reinhardt</a> &nbsp; (1910-1953)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Williams" title="Country singer/songwriter">Hank Williams</a> &nbsp; (1923-1953)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parker" title="Tenor sax">Charlie Parker</a> &nbsp; (1920-1955)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_Brown" title="Trumpet">Clifford Brown</a> &nbsp; (1930-1956)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly" title="Early Rock &amp; Roller">Buddy Holly</a> &nbsp; (1936-1959)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Young" title="Tenor sax">Lester Young</a> &nbsp; (1909-1959)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Holiday" title="Singer">Billie Holiday</a> &nbsp; (1915-1959)<br>
</ul>
</td></tr>
<tr><td> &nbsp; <b>1960s</b></td></tr>
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<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89dith_Piaf" title="Singer">Edith Piaf</a> &nbsp; (1915-1963)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinah_Washington" title="Singer &amp; piano">Dinah Washington</a> &nbsp; (1924-1963)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Dolphy" title="Alto sax">Eric Dolphy</a> &nbsp; (1928-1964)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Cooke" title="Singer">Sam Cooke</a> &nbsp; (1931-1964)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_King_Cole" title="Singer &amp; piano">Nat King Cole</a> &nbsp; (1919-1965)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud_Powell" title="Piano">Bud Powell</a> &nbsp; (1924-1966)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Epstein" title="Beatles manager">Brian Epstein</a> &nbsp; (1934-1967)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coltrane" title="Tenor & soprano sax">John Coltrane</a> &nbsp; (1926-1967)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Guthrie" title="Folk singer">Woody Guthrie</a> &nbsp; (1912-1967)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_Redding" title="Singer">Otis Redding</a> &nbsp; (1941-1967)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Montgomery" title="Guitar">Wes Montgomery</a> &nbsp; (1923-1968)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Chambers" title="Bass">Paul Chambers</a> &nbsp; (1935-1969)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Jones" title="Rolling Stones">Brian Jones</a> &nbsp; (1942-1969)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleman_Hawkins" title="Tenor sax">Coleman Hawkins</a> &nbsp; (1904-1969)<br>
</ul>
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<tr><td> &nbsp; <b>1970s</b></td></tr>
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<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix" title="Guitar">Jimi Hendrix</a> &nbsp; (1942-1970)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin" title="Singer">Janis Joplin</a> &nbsp; (1943-1970)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Ayler" title="Tenor sax">Albert Ayler</a> &nbsp; (1936-1970)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison" title="Singer, The Doors">Jim Morrison</a> &nbsp; (1943-1971)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Armstrong" title="Trumpet">Louis Armstrong</a> &nbsp; (1901-1971)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_Allman" title="Guitar">Duane Allman</a> &nbsp; (1946-1971)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Apollon" title="Mandolin">Dave Apollon</a> &nbsp; (1898-1972)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahalia_Jackson" title="Singer">Mahalia Jackson</a> &nbsp; (1911-1972)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Darin" title="Singer">Bobby Darin</a> &nbsp; (1936-1973)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_White" title="Blugrass guitar &amp; The Byrds">Clarence White</a> &nbsp; (1944-1973)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram_Parsons" title="Country rock">Gram Parsons</a> &nbsp; (1946-1973)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Ellington" title="Composer, pianist, band leader">Duke Ellington</a> &nbsp; (1899-1974)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Elliot" title="Singer - The Mamas &amp; the Papas">Cass Elliot</a> &nbsp; (1941-1974)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannonball_Adderley" title="Alto sax">Cannonball Adderley</a> &nbsp; (1928-1975)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Nelson" title="Band leader">Oliver Nelson</a> &nbsp; (1932-1975)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Garrison" title="Bass">Jimmy Garrison</a> &nbsp; (1934-1976)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errol_Garner" title="Piano">Errol Garner</a> &nbsp; (1923-1977)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Desmond" title="Alto sax">Paul Desmond</a> &nbsp; (1924-1977)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley" title="Early Rock &amp; Roller">Elvis Presley</a> &nbsp; (1935-1977)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahsaan_Roland_Kirk" title="Reeds">Rahsaan Roland Kirk</a> &nbsp; (1935-1977)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Young_(musician)" title="Keyboards">Larry Young</a> &nbsp; (1940-1978)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Venuti" title="Jazz violin">Joe Venuti</a> &nbsp; (1903-1978)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Ellis" title="Trumpet, band leader">Don Ellis</a> &nbsp; (1934-1978)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mingus" title="Bass">Charles Mingus</a> &nbsp; (1922-1979)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Flatt" title="Singer, mandolin, Flatt and Scruggs">Lester Flatt</a> &nbsp; (1914-1979)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Fiedler" title="Boston Pops conductor">Arthur Fiedler</a> &nbsp; (1894-1979)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Riperton" title="Singer">Minnie Riperton</a> &nbsp; (1947-1979)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Rodgers" title="Composer">Richard Rodgers</a> &nbsp; (1902-1979)<br>
</ul>
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<tr><td> &nbsp; <b>1980s</b></td></tr>
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<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Evans" title="Piano">Bill Evans</a> &nbsp; (1929-1980)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon" title="The Beatles">John Lennon</a> &nbsp; (1940-1980)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hardin" title="Folk singer, composer">Tim Hardin</a> &nbsp; (1941-1980)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Bloomfield" title="Guitar">Mike Bloomfield</a> &nbsp; (1943-1981)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marley" title="Reggae">Bob Marley</a> &nbsp; (1945-1981)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelonious_Monk" title="Piano">Thelonious Monk</a> &nbsp; (1917-1982)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Orff" title="Composer">Carl Orff</a> &nbsp; (1895-1982)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Gould" title="Piano">Glenn Gould</a> &nbsp; (1932-1982)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Rubinstein" title="Piano">Arthur Rubinstein</a> &nbsp; (1887-1982)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muddy_Waters" title="Blues singer">Muddy Waters</a> &nbsp; (1913-1983)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Gaye" title="Singer">Marvin Gaye</a> &nbsp; (1939-1984)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_Basie" title="Piano">Count Basie</a> &nbsp; (1904-1984)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Farrell" title="Reeds">Joe Farrell</a> &nbsp; (1937-1986)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Goodman" title="Clarinet, band leader">Benny Goodman</a> &nbsp; (1909-1986)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Rich" title="Drums">Buddy Rich</a> &nbsp; (1917-1987)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Butterfield" title="Singer">Paul Butterfield</a> &nbsp; (1942-1987)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaco_Pastorius" title="Bass">Jaco Pastorius</a> &nbsp; (1951-1987)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Evans" title="Pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader">Gil Evans</a> &nbsp; (1912-1988)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nico" title="Singer">Nico</a> &nbsp; (1938-1988)<br>
<li><a href="https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-8071428.html" title="Bass, my teacher at Berklee">John Neves</a> &nbsp; (1930-1988)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Orbison" title="Rock &amp; Roller">Roy Orbison</a> &nbsp; (1936-1988)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Eldridge" title="Trumpet">Roy Eldridge</a> &nbsp; (1911-1989)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_McCall_%28drummer%29" title="Drums">Steve McCall</a> &nbsp; (1933-1989)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Horowitz" title="Piano">Vladimir Horowitz</a> &nbsp; (1903-1989)<br>
</ul>
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<tr><td> &nbsp; <b>1990s</b></td></tr>
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<ul>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Vaughan" title="Singer">Sarah Vaughan<a> &nbsp; (1924-1990)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_Gordon" title="Tenor sax">Dexter Gordon<a> &nbsp; (1923-1990)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Bernstein" title="Piano, composer, conductor">Leonard Bernstein<a> &nbsp; (1918-1990)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Blakey" title="Drums, band leader">Art Blakey<a> &nbsp; (1919-1990)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Clark" title="The Byrds">Gene Clark<a> &nbsp; (1944-1991)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Getz" title="Sax">Stan Getz<a> &nbsp; (1927-1991)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_North" title="Composer">Alex North<a> &nbsp; (1910-1991)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Davis" title="Trumpet, band leader">Miles Davis<a> &nbsp; (1926-1991)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Adams_%28musician%29" title="Tenor sax">George Adams<a> &nbsp; (1940-1992)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Hazel" title="Guitar - Funkadelic">Eddie Hazel<a> &nbsp; (1950-1992)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillip_Wilson_(drummer)" title="Drums, Art Ensemble of Chicago">Phillip Wilson<a> &nbsp; (1941-1992)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dizzy_Gillespie" title="Trumpet">Dizzy Gillespie<a> &nbsp; (1917-1993)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Montoya" title="Flamenco guitar">Carlos Montoya<a> &nbsp; (1903-1993)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Ra" title="Composer, bandleader, keyboards">Sun Ra<a> &nbsp; (1914-1993)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa" title="Composer, singer-songwriter, guitar">Frank Zappa<a> &nbsp; (1940-1993)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Mancini" title="Composer">Henry Mancini</a> &nbsp; (1924-1994)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Hopkins" title="Piano">Nicky Hopkins</a> &nbsp; (1944-1994)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab_Calloway" title="Singer &amp; bandleader">Cab Calloway</a> &nbsp; (1907-1994)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Hemphill" title="Reeds">Julius Hemphill</a> &nbsp; (1938-1995)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Pullen" title="Keyboards">Don Pullen</a> &nbsp; (1941-1995)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Garcia" title="The Grateful Dead">Jerry Garcia</a> &nbsp; (1942-1995)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Cherry_(trumpeter)" title="Trumpet">Don Cherry</a> &nbsp; (1936-1995)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Mulligan" title="Baritone sax">Gerry Mulligan</a> &nbsp; (1927-1996)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Larson" title="Composer &amp; playwright - Rent">Jonathan Larson</a> &nbsp; (1960-1996)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Monroe" title="Mandolin, the Father of Bluegrass">Bill Monroe</a> &nbsp; (1911-1996)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Harris" title="Sax">Eddie Harris</a> &nbsp; (1934-1996)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Williams_(drummer)" title="Drums">Tony Williams</a> &nbsp; (1945-1997)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Melvin" title="Singer">Harold Melvin</a> &nbsp; (1939-1997)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Nyro" title="Singer">Laura Nyro</a> &nbsp; (1947-1997)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Kamakawiwo%27ole" title="Hawaiian musician">Israel Kamakawiwo'ole</a> &nbsp; (1959-1997)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephane_Grappelli" title="Jazz violin, played with Django Reinhardt">Stephane Grappelli</a> &nbsp; (1908-1997)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Perkins" title="Rock-a-billy">Carl Perkins</a> &nbsp; (1932-1998)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal_Farlow" title="Guitar">Tal Farlow</a> &nbsp; (1921-1998)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Carter" title="Singer">Betty Carter</a> &nbsp; (1929-1998)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hopkins" title="Bass">Fred Hopkins</a> &nbsp; (1947-1999)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Springfield" title="Singer">Dusty Springfield</a> &nbsp; (1939-1999)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yehudi_Menuhin" title="Violin">Yehudi Menuhin</a> &nbsp; (1916-1999)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Thomas" title="Singer">Leon Thomas</a> &nbsp; (1937-1999)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Bowie" title="Trumpet">Lester Bowie</a> &nbsp; (1941-1999)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Earland" title="Keyboards">Charles Earland</a> &nbsp; (1941-1999)<br>
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<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fahey_%28musician%29" title="Guitar">John Fahey</a> &nbsp; (1938-2001)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bull" title="Guitar">Sandy Bull</a> &nbsp; (1941-2001)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Henderson" title="Tenor sax">Joe Henderson</a> &nbsp; (1937-2001)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hartford" title="Composer &amp; musician">John Hartford</a> &nbsp; (1937-2001)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Atkins" title="Guitar">Chet Atkins</a> &nbsp; (1924-2001)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison" title="The Beatles">George Harrison</a> &nbsp; (1943-2001)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waylon_Jennings" title="Outlaw country singer">Waylon Jennings</a> &nbsp; (1937-2002)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Scott" title="Organ">Shirley Scott</a> &nbsp; (1934-2002)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Brown_(musician)" title="Bass">Ray Brown</a> &nbsp; (1926-2002)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Hampton" title="Vibes">Lionel Hampton</a> &nbsp; (1908-2002)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Harris" title="Singer, actor">Richard Harris</a> &nbsp; (1930-2002)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Gibb" title="The Bee Gees">Maurice Gibb</a> &nbsp; (1949-2003)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Simone" title="Singer">Nina Simone</a> &nbsp; (1933-2003)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_White" title="Singer">Barry White</a> &nbsp; (1944-2003)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Cash" title="Singer">Johnny Cash</a> &nbsp; (1932-2003)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Redding" title="Bass - The Jimi Hendrix Experience">Noel Redding</a> &nbsp; (1945-2003)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Hatfield" title="Singer - The Righteous Brothers">Bobby Hatfield</a> &nbsp; (1940-2003)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malachi_Favors" title="Bass - the Art Ensemble of Chicago">Malachi Favors</a> &nbsp; (1927-2004)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Kessel" title="Guitar">Barney Kessel</a> &nbsp; (1923-2004)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvin_Jones" title="Drums">Elvin Jones</a> &nbsp; (1927-2004)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Charles" title="Singer">Ray Charles</a> &nbsp; (1930-2004)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Branigan" title="Singer">Laura Branigan</a> &nbsp; (1957-2004)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeeter_Davis" title="Singer">Skeeter Davis</a> &nbsp; (1931-2004)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_(musician)" title="Organ">Jimmy Smith</a> &nbsp; (1928-2005)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vassar_Clements" title="Bluegrass fiddle">Vassar Clements</a> &nbsp; (1928-2005)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Rawls" title="Singer">Lou Rawls</a> &nbsp; (1933-2006)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Alias" title="Drums">Don Alias</a> &nbsp; (1939-2006)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Preston" title="Keyboards">Billy Preston</a> &nbsp; (1946-2006)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syd_Barrett" title="Pink Floyd">Syd Barrett</a> &nbsp; (1946-2006)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maynard_Ferguson" title="Trumpet, band leader">Maynard Ferguson</a> &nbsp; (1928-2006)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Redman" title="Tenor sax">Dewey Redman</a> &nbsp; (1931-2006)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brown" title="Singer">James Brown</a> &nbsp; (1933-2006)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Coltrane" title="Keyboards &amp; harp">Alice Coltrane</a> &nbsp; (1937-2007)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Brecker" title="Sax">Michael Brecker</a> &nbsp; (1949-2007)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leroy_Jenkins_(jazz_musician)" title="Jazz violin">Leroy Jenkins</a> &nbsp; (1931-2007)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Hill" title="Piano">Andrew Hill</a> &nbsp; (1931-2007)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Roach" title="Drums">Max Roach</a> &nbsp; (1924-2007)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Zawinul" title="Keyboards">Joe Zawinul</a> &nbsp; (1932-2007)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Fogelberg" title="Singer, songwriter">Dan Fogelberg</a> &nbsp; (1951-2007)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Peterson" title="Piano">Oscar Peterson</a> &nbsp; (1925-2007)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Hayes" title="Singer">Isaac Hayes</a> &nbsp; (1942-2008)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Miles" title="Singer">Buddy Miles</a> &nbsp; (1947-2008)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yma_Sumac" title="Singer">Yma Sumac</a> &nbsp; (1922-2008)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wright_%28musician%29" title="Pink Floyd">Richard Wright</a> &nbsp; (1943-2008)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odetta" title="Singer">Odetta</a> &nbsp; (1930-2008)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Mitchell" title="Drummer - The Jimi Hendrix Experience">Mitch Mitchell</a> &nbsp; (1947-2008)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Hubbard" title="Trumpet">Freddie Hubbard</a> &nbsp; (1938-2008)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Paul" title="Guitar">Les Paul</a> &nbsp; (1915-2009)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Travers" title="Singer - Peter, Paul and Mary">Mary Travers</a> &nbsp; (1936-2009)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes_Sosa" title="Argentinian singer">Mercedes Sosa</a> &nbsp; (1935-2009)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirone_%28musician%29" title="Bass">Sirone</a> &nbsp; (1940-2009)<br>
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<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Pendergrass" title="Singer - Harold Melvin &amp; the Blue Notes">Teddy Pendergrass</a> &nbsp; (1950-2010)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barry_(composer)" title="Composer, the James Bond theme">John Barry</a> &nbsp; (1933-2011)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott-Heron" title="Singer">Gil Scott-Heron</a> &nbsp; (1949-2011)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Baker_%28fiddler%29" title="Bluegrass fiddle">Kenny Baker</a> &nbsp; (1926-2011)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Lee_Wilson" title="Singer">Joe Lee Wilson</a> &nbsp; (1935-2011)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Winehouse" title="Singer">Amy Winehouse</a> &nbsp; (1983-2011)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Jansch" title="Guitar">Bert Jansch</a> &nbsp; (1943-2011)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Rivers" title="Reeds">Sam Rivers</a> &nbsp; (1923-2011)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Lee_Wilson" title="Vocals">Joe Lee Wilson</a> &nbsp; (1935-2011)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Motian" title="Drums">Paul Motian</a> &nbsp; (1931-2011)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etta_James" title="Singer">Etta James</a> &nbsp; (1938-2012)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Scruggs" title="Banjo">Earl Scruggs</a> &nbsp; (1924-2012)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levon_Helm" title="Singer and drummer, The Band">Levon Helm</a> &nbsp; (1940-2012)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Summer" title="Singer">Donna Summer</a> &nbsp; (1948-2012)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Gibb" title="The Bee Gees">Robin Gibb</a> &nbsp; (1949-2012)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Watson" title="Blugrass guitar">Doc Watson</a> &nbsp; (1923-2012)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brubeck" title="Piano">Dave Brubeck</a> &nbsp; (1920-2012)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_Shankar" title="Sitar">Ravi Shankar</a> &nbsp; (1920-2012)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontella_Bass" title="Singer">Fontella Bass</a> &nbsp; (1940-2012)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Byrd" title="Trumpet">Donald Byrd</a> &nbsp; (1932-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Cliburn" title="Piano">Van Cliburn</a> &nbsp; (1934-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Havens" title="Singer">Richie Havens</a> &nbsp; (1941-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Jones" title="Singer">George Jones</a> &nbsp; (1931-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Manzarek" title="Keyboards, The Doors">Ray Manzarek</a> &nbsp; (1939-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Duke" title="Keyboards">George Duke</a> &nbsp; (1946-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Walton" title="Piano">Cedar Walton</a> &nbsp; (1934-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Reed" title="Singer, songwriter, guitar">Lou Reed</a> &nbsp; (1942-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Hall_%28musician%29" title="Guitar">Jim Hall</a> &nbsp; (1930-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusef_Lateef" title="Reeds">Yusef Lateef</a> &nbsp; (1920-2013)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Everly_Brothers" title="Everly Brothers">Phil Everly</a> &nbsp; (1939-2014)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger" title="Folk singer">Pete Seeger</a> &nbsp; (1919-2014)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paco_de_Lucia" title="Guitar">Paco de Lucia</a> &nbsp; (1947-2014)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Silver" title="Piano">Horace Silver</a> &nbsp; (1928-2014)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Haden" title="Bass">Charlie Haden</a> &nbsp; (1937-2014)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bruce" title="Cream - bass, singer">Jack Bruce</a> &nbsp; (1943-2014)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Bonner" title="Piano">Joe Bonner</a> &nbsp; (1948-2014)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Cocker" title="Singer">Joe Cocker</a> &nbsp; (1944-2014)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesley_Gore" title="Singer">Lesley Gore</a> &nbsp; (1946-2015)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Terry" title="Trumpet">Clark Terry</a> &nbsp; (1920-2015)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Renbourn" title="Guitar">John Renbourn</a> &nbsp; (1944-2015)<br>
<!--li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Sledge" title="Singer">Percy Sledge</a> &nbsp; (1941-2015)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_E._King" title="Singer">Ben E. King</a> &nbsp; (1938-2015)<br-->
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.B._King" title="Blues singer and guitar">B.B. King</a> &nbsp; (1925-2015)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornette_Coleman" title="Alto sax">Ornette Coleman</a> &nbsp; (1930-2015)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunther_Schuller" title="Composer, conductor, arranger, and historian">Gunther Schuller</a> &nbsp; (1925-2015)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Keith_(musician)" title="Banjo">Bill Keith</a> &nbsp; (1939-2015)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Cole" title="Singer">Natalie Cole</a> &nbsp; (1950-2015)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bley" title="Piano">Paul Bley</a> &nbsp; (1932-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie" title="Pop star, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, actor">David Bowie</a> &nbsp; (1947-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Frey" title="The Eagles">Glenn Frey</a> &nbsp; (1948-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kantner" title="Jefferson Airplane">Paul Kantner</a> &nbsp; (1941-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Hicks_(singer)" title="Hot Licks">Dan Hicks</a> &nbsp; (1941-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Martin" title="Beatles producer (the &quot;fifth&quot; Beatle)">George Martin</a> &nbsp; (1926-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gato_Barbieri" title="Tenor sax">Gato Barbieri</a> &nbsp; (1932-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merle_Haggard" title="Outlaw country singer">Merle Haggard</a> &nbsp; (1937-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Stanley" title="Bluegrass banjo, singer">Ralph Stanley</a> &nbsp; (1927-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Hutcherson" title="Vibes">Bobbie Hutcherson</a> &nbsp; (1941-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toots_Thielemans" title="Harmonica, guitar, whistling">Toots Thielmans</a> &nbsp; (1922-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Cohen" title="Singer, songwriter">Leonard Cohen</a> &nbsp; (1934-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Russell" title="Singer, songwriter, piano, guitar">Leon Russell</a> &nbsp; (1942-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonse_Mouzon" title="Drums">Alphonse Mouzon</a> &nbsp; (1948-2016)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jarreau" title="Singer">Al Jarreau</a> &nbsp; (1940-2017)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Berry" title="Rock 'n' Roll legend">Chuck Berry</a> &nbsp; (1926-2017)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Campbell" title="Singer, guitar">Glen Campbell</a> &nbsp; (1936-2017)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abercrombie_(guitarist)" title="Guitar">John Abercrombie</a> &nbsp; (1944-2017)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Becker" title="Steely Dan guitarist">Walter Becker</a> &nbsp; (1950-2017)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Petty" title="Singer, guitar">Tom Petty</a> &nbsp; (1950-2017)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fats_Domino" title="Singer-songwriter, piano">Fats Domino</a> &nbsp; (1928-2017)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhal_Richard_Abrams" title="Piano">Muhal Richard Abrams</a> &nbsp; (1930-2017)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Della_Reese" title="Singer">Della Reese</a> &nbsp; (1931-2017)<br>
<li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Masekela" title="Trumpet, singer">Hugh Masekela</a> &nbsp; (1939-2018)<br>
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    title="Smartphone" hspace="5"></a> I listen to my music on my <a href="about.html#smartphone" class="green">smartphone</a> in playlists that I
    create in <i>iTunes</i> (I also access the music on my phone using Bluetooth on my car radio).
These are <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2037016/creating-complex-smart-playlists-in-itunes.html" target="_blank"
><i>smart playlists</i></a> configured using <i>iTunes</i> columns <i>Genre</i>, or a specific value I put in an unused column called
    <i>Grouping</i>. Multiple values in <i>Grouping</i> will put a song on multiple playlists. Please note I use "contains" and "is" (equals) when
    validating stored values. Sometimes I just select <i>Songs</i> and put it on random play. I have an <i>Android</i> phone and use <a
    href="http://www.jrtstudio.com/iSyncr-iTunes-for-Android"><i>iSyncr</i></a> software to transfer the playlists from <i>iTunes</i>
    to my phone.
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Here are my playlists and the <i>iTunes</i> settings for each:

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         <li><b>Added recently</b> &mdash; the most recent 30 songs (<i>Limit to</i> [30] [items], <i>Selected by</i> [date&nbsp;descending])
         <li><b>Best Albums &amp; Artists</b> &mdash; <i>Grouping</i> contains "Alb"
         <li><b>Favorites</b> &mdash; <i>Grouping</i> contains "Fav"
         <li><b>Favorites - Best</b> &mdash; <i>Grouping</i> contains "Fav1" (these are also on the Favorites playlist)
         <li><b>Fusion</b> &mdash; <i>Genre</i> is "Jazz Fusion"
         <li><b>Golden Age of Rock</b> &mdash; <i>Grouping</i> contains "Gld"
         <li><b>Jazz</b> &mdash; <i>Genre</i> contains "Jazz" (also includes Jazz Fusion songs)
         <li><b>Jazz - Best</b> &mdash; <i>Grouping</i> contains "Jzb"
         <li><b>Memories</b> &mdash; <i>Grouping</i> contains "Mem"
          </ul>
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    <a href="key_case.html"><img src="images/key_case_t.gif" hspace="5" width="42" height="35" align="left" align="absmiddle" border="0"
    title="key case" hspace="5"></a> Carrying my earbuds <b>. . .</b>
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<span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:18px">Links</span><img src="images/music_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" vspace="10" hspace="15" width="76" height="31" title="Links"><br>

<table><tr><td height="15" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Reference &amp; reviews</td></tr></table>
<a href="http://allmusic.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/allmusic_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">All Music Guide</a> &ndash; a highly cross-referenced database of music and musicians with sample cuts<br>
<a href="http://new.music.yahoo.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/yahoo_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Yahoo Music</a><br>
<a href="http://www.artistdirect.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/artistsd_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="15" height="15" border="0">ARTIST direct Network</a> &ndash; a searchable music database with sample cuts<br>
<a href="http://www.jazzbonotes.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/jazzbo_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="15" height="15" border="0">Jazzbo Notes</a><br>
<a href="http://www.sing365.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/sing365_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Sing365.com</a> &ndash; a huge database of pop music and musicians<br>
<a href="http://www.warr.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/warr_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Wilson &amp; Alroy's Record Reviews</a> &ndash; "We listen to the lousy records so you don't have to."<br>
<a href="http://www.restructures.net/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/restructures_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Restructures: Creative Music Forum</a> &ndash; Artist info &amp; discographies<br>
<a href="http://zookeeper.stanford.edu/index.php"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/kzsu_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Zookeeper Online</a> &ndash; Stanford radio station KZSU music database<br>
<a href="http://www.songfacts.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/songfacts_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Songfacts</a> &ndash; a searchable database of song information compiled by radio professionals and music enthusiasts<br>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_music_databases"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">List of online music databases</a><br>

<table><tr><td height="30" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Jazz</td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.aacmchicago.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">AACM</a> &ndash; Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians<br>
<a href="http://www.jazzcorner.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/jc_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jazz Corner</a><br>
<a href="http://www.allaboutjazz.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/alabtjz_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">All About Jazz</a><br>
<a href="http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/smithsonian_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="15" height="15" border="0">Smithsonian Jazz</a> &ndash; very extensive<br>
<a href="http://www.jazzonline.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jazz Online</a><br>
<a href="http://www.europejazz.net/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/eurojazz_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Europe Jazz Network</a><br>
<a href="http://www.jazzvisionsphotos.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">JazzVisionsPhotos.com</a> &ndash; Michael Wilderman's Jazz Photo/Graphics<br>
<a href="http://www.jazzhouse.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/jazzhouse_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jazzhouse.org</a> &ndash; The Jazz Journalists Association<br>
<a href="http://www.52ndstreet.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/52street_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="15" height="15" border="0">Welcome to 52nd Street Jazz</a> &ndash; reviews, discussions and news about the world of Jazz!<br>
<a href="http://www.freejazz.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/freejazz_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">freejazz.org - Freedom in Music</a> &ndash; an avant garde music discussion group<br>
<a href="http://www.distance-education.org/Degrees/Jazz-Education--A-Timeline-A535.html"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/jazzed_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jazz Education: A Timeline</a> &ndash; recommended to me by an after school class in New York<br>

<table><tr><td height="30" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Festivals</td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.montreuxjazz.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Montreux Jazz Festival</a><br>
<a href="http://www.festivalfinder.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/festf_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Festival Finder: Music Festivals of North America</a><br>

<table><tr><td height="30" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Education</td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.berklee.edu/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/berklee_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Berklee College of Music</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="5" vspace="2" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.berklee.edu/bt/">Berklee Today</a> &ndash; the monthly magazine<br>
<a href="http://necmusic.edu/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/nec_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">New England Conservatory of Music</a><br>

<table><tr><td height="30" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Purchasing sites</td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.omnitone.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">OmniTone</a> &ndash; my favorite online CD store<br>
<a href="http://www.cduniverse.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/cduniverse_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">CD Universe</a> &ndash; this online CD store has song samples<br>
<a href="http://www.classic45s.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/classic45s_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Classic 45's</a> &ndash; rare vinyl records on the web<br>
<a href="http://music.barnesandnoble.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/bn_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Barnes &amp; Noble.com Music</a> &ndash; listen to samples of selections on CDs they sell<br>

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<table><tr><td height="30" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Assorted links</td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.aganaze.com"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/ppv_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Aganaze.com</a> &ndash; Aganaze is my brother's girlfriend<br>
<a href="http://www.beatles.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/beatles_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">BEATLES.COM</a><br>
<a href="http://www.beatlesagain.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/beatlesagain_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Internet Beatles Album</a><br>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Beatles_songs_by_singer"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">List of Beatles' songs by singer</a><br>
<a href="http://www.nzentgraf.de/books/tcw/works1.htm"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Complete Works of the Rolling Stones 1962 - 2005</a><br>
<a href="http://www.innerviews.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/intvrw_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Innerviews&reg; - Music Without Borders</a><br>
<a href="http://www.onehitwondercentral.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/1hitw_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">One Hit Wonder Central</a><br>
<a href="http://www.amiright.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/amiright_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Am I Right</a> &ndash; Making fun of music. One song at a time . . .<br>
<a href="http://www.lyricsbox.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/lbox_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Lyrics Box</a><br>
<a href="http://www.downtownmusic.net/pictures/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET || photo gallery</a> &ndash; artist photos<br>
<a href="http://www.secondhandsongs.com/home/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/shs_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Second Hand Songs</a> &ndash; find out who performed the original version of a song, or who covered it<br>
<a href="traffic_jams.html"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/bostoncom_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Traffic jams</a> &ndash; an article in the <i>Boston Globe</i> stating that [music] &quot;releases chemicals that create a sense of happiness and well-being in the brain&quot;<br>
<a href="http://www.playingforchange.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Playing for Change</a> &ndash; a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music<br>
<a href="http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/concerts/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wv_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Wolfgang's Vault</a> &ndash; where <i>live</i> music lives<br>
<a href="images/genealogy-of-pop-and-rock-music.jpg"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/littler_p.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music</a> &ndash; a really cool graphic<br>
<a href="http://www.streetpianos.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Play Me - I'm Yours</a> &ndash; pianos placed on the streets in cities to be played by <i>anybody</i>!<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="5" vspace="2" width="4" height="10">see on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Y1rmRIwWE&feature=related">YouTube</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Y1rmRIwWE&feature=related"><img src="images/youtube_icon.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="1" width="16" height="16" title="YouTube" border="0"></a><br>
<a href="pay_to_play.html"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/bostoncom_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Pay to Play</a> &ndash; strict enforcement of copyrights jeopardizing live music in small venues<br>
<a href="http://upchucky.com/JukeCity/music-room.htm"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/upchucky_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">~The Music Room~</a> &ndash; listen to jukebox hits from the 40s through the 90s<br>
<a href="http://www.jazz.com/jazz-blog/2009/3/5/the-jazz-photography-of-richard-laird"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/jazz_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Jazz Photography of Richard Laird</a> &nbsp; Laird was the bass player in the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahavishnu_Orchestra">Mahavishnu Orchestra</a><br>
<a href="http://www.discogs.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/discogs_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Discogs</a> &ndash; Database and Marketplace for Music on Vinyl, CD, Cassette and More<br>
<a href="http://billboard.fm/birthday-song"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/billboardfm_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Find the #1 Song on the Day You Were Born</a><br>

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b style="font-size:14px">RealAudio</b>&nbsp; <img src="images/RealLogoSm.gif" width="31" height="17" align="absmiddle" title="RealAudio"><br>
<a href="http://swc2.hccs.cc.tx.us/rmorecook/ikepappassongsofwarinvietnam.html"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Songs of War in Vietnam</a> &ndash; by Ike Pappas of CBS News<br>
<a href="http://forms.real.com/netzip/fromrde.html?promo=http://www.real.com/R/RDX.downloadr_1.R/software-dl.real.com/098fe8adb80510bd7319/windows/RealPlayer10-5GOLD.exe&type=dl_rp10"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Download RealPlayer</a><br>

<table><tr><td height=35 valign="bottom">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<b style="font-size:14px">Windows Media</b>&nbsp; <img src="images/wmp-titlesm.gif" width="60" height="16" align="absmiddle" title="Windows Media"></td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/default.aspx"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/ms_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Windows Media Player download</a><br>
<a href="http://www.windowsmedia.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/ms_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">WindowsMedia Guide</a><br>
<a href="http://support.microsoft.com/ph/7763/en-us#tab0"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/mplayer_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Windows Media Player Solution Center</a><br>

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(see <a href="#streamaudio" class="green">Stream an audio file</a> for more on streaming)</td></tr></table>
<a href="http://www.shoutcast.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/shoutcast_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.shoutcast.com/">SHOUTcast.com</a> &ndash; Nullsoft's distributed streaming audio links (see <i>Internet Radio</i> in Winamp)</a><br>
<a href="http://www.superkeyword.net/jukebox.htm"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">SuperKeyword Jukebox</a><br>
<a href="http://www.jazzfm.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/jazzfm_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">JazzFM.com</a><br>
<a href="http://www.jazzafterhours.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jazz After Hours</a><br>
<a href="http://www.comfm.com/radio/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/comfm1_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Live Radio en Direct Tuner Virtuel - COMFM</a> &ndash; Live FM around the world</a><br>
<a href="http://kzsu.stanford.edu/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/kzsu_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">KZSU 90.1FM Stanford University</a> &ndash; see <a href="http://kzsu.stanford.edu/prosched/">program schedule</a><br>
<a href="http://www.kmhd.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/kmhd_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">KMHD - 89.1FM, Gresham, OR</a> &ndash; Jazz 24 hours/day<br>
<a href="http://www.jazz24.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/J24favi.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jazz24.org</a> &ndash; KPLU - 88.5FM, Seattle, WA<br>
<a href="http://www.jazz88fm.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">KBEM - Minneapolis, St. Paul</a> &ndash; Jazz88fm.com<br>
<a href="http://www.npr.org/music/?sc=re&cc=nprmusic"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/npr_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">National Public Radio (NPR) Music</a><br>
<!--IMG align="top" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://www.radioboston.com/">RadioBoston.com</a> &ndash; more Boston radio links on the <a href="boston.html#radio">Boston</a> page<br-->
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<option value="http://www.wgbh.org/watch-listen">&nbsp;89.7 WGBH - public broadcasting</option>
<option value="http://live.wbur.org">&nbsp;90.9 WBUR - varied (Boston University)</option>
<option value="http://www.92.5theriver.com/frames/listenlive/listenlive.html">&nbsp;92.5 WXRV - "The River", alternative</option>
<option value="http://www.streamaudio.com/listen?station=WQSX_FM">&nbsp;93.7 WQSX - "Star 93.7", R&B/pop</option>
<option value="http://208.146.254.70/asx/whrb-fm.asx">&nbsp;95.3 WHRB - varied (Harvard University)</option>
<option value="http://www.waaf.com/new_listen.shtml#">107.3 WAAF - hard rock</option>
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<td>I love the freedom ringtones give you to personalize your cellphone, so when someone calls you know it is <i>your</i> phone ringing. You can
even have different ringtones for different callers. Try to use ringtones as unique as possible so you immediately recognize them because you
don't want to think your cell is ringing when someone else's is. There are many websites that allow you to purchase and download ringtones
directly to your phone, but if you want a really unlimited selection you can make your own from any song on your PC and transfer them to your
phone (see <a href="#add_ringtones" class="green">below</a>).
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Here are some ringtones I made from songs I like (I use <a href= "http://www.goldwave.com/"><b><i>Goldwave</i></b></a>, a shareware audio
editor). They are small segments of the original songs (hopefully this prevents <a href="#songs" class= "green"> copyright&nbsp;infringement</a>)&mdash;some
are the intros to the songs and some are instrumental sections I cut and edited&mdash;I didn't include any singing because I don't like voices
on phone rings. I usually like ringtones that start softly and build so they are not startling when they go off. The ones listed here are
typically 15-20 seconds long (saved as 96kbps and mono to decrease size) and they will loop on a cellphone so the end should segue into the
beginning.
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Click on a song to play it&mdash;to copy a song to your computer <i>right</i> click on the title and choose <i> Save&nbsp;Link/Target&nbsp;As</i>.
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<table><tr><td height="25" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Pop/Rock</td></tr></table>
<a href="ringtones/Dancing%20in%20the%20Moonlight.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Dancing in the Moonlight</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">King Harvest</font> (my wife Patti's ringtone)<br>
<a href="ringtones/House%20of%20the%20Rising%20Sun.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">House of the Rising Sun</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">The Animals</font> (my son Alex's unmistakable ringtone)<br>
<a href="ringtones/She's%20a%20Rainbow.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">She's a Rainbow</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Rolling Stones</font> (my son Ben's ringtone &ndash; Nicky Hopkins piano intro)<br>
<a href="ringtones/A%20Song%20For%20You.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">A Song For You</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Leon Russell</font> (my mother's ringtone&mdash;she often calls when I am playing tennis and I hear this coming from my tennis bag on the side of the court)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Gimme%20Shelter.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Gimme Shelter</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Rolling Stones</font> (great gradual crescendo at beginning)<br>
<a href="ringtones/That's%20the%20Way%20of%20the%20World.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">That's the Way of the World</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Earth, Wind &amp; Fire</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Foolish%20Games.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Foolish Games</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Jewel</font> (my friend Jim's ringtone)<br>
<a href="ringtones/In My Life.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">In My Life</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">The Beatles</font> (my friend JoAnne's ringtone&mdash;producer George Martin's piano solo)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Shine On You Crazy Diamond.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Shine On You Crazy Diamond</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Pink Floyd</font> (sometimes my default ringtone&mdash;I've never heard this on another cell)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Wildfire.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Wildfire</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Michael Martin Murphey</font> (sometimes my default ringtone)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Whiter%20Shade%20of%20Pale.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">A Whiter Shade of Pale</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Procol Harum</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Classical%20Gas.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Classical Gas</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Mason Williams</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/These%20Days.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">These Days</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Nico</font> (<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:hifixqw5ldde~T1"class="blueulb">Jackson Browne</a> plays guitar on his song)<br>
<a href="ringtones/MacArthur%20Park.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">MacArthur Park</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Richard Harris</font> (<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fpftxql5ldke~T1">Jimmy Webb</a> plays piano on his song)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Darkness,%20Darkness.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Darkness, Darkness</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">The Youngbloods</font> (fiddle by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Daniels">Charlie Daniels</a>)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Us and Them.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Us and Them</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Pink Floyd</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Embryonic%20Journey.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Embryonic Journey</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Jefferson Airplane (Jorma Kaukonen on guitar)</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Sunshine%20Of%20My%20Life.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">You Are The Sunshine Of My Life</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Stevie Wonder</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Another%20Star.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Another Star</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Stevie Wonder</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Purple%20Haze.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Purple Haze</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Jimi Hendrix</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Does%20Anybody%20Really%20Know.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Chicago</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Wake%20Up%20Everybody.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Wake Up Everybody</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Harold Melvin &amp; The Blue Notes</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Rhiannon.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Rhiannon</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Fleetwood Mac</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Beautiful%20Day.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Beautiful Day</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">U2</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Hotel California.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Hotel California</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">The Eagles</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Desperado.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Desperado</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">The Eagles</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Way%20of%20the%20World.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">That's the Way of the World</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Earth, Wind &amp; Fire</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Tiny%20Dancer.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Tiny Dancer</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Elton John</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Betty%20Davis%20Eyes.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Betty Davis Eyes</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Kim Carnes</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Handbags%20and%20Gladrags.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Handbags and Gladrags</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Rod Stewart</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Maggie%20May.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Maggie May</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Rod Stewart</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Secret%20Agent%20Man.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Secret Agent Man</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Johnny Rivers</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Venus.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Venus</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Shocking Blue</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Friday%20I'm%20In%20Love.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">It's Friday I'm In Love</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">The Cure</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Stay%20With%20Me%20Tonight.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Stay With Me Tonight</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Jeffrey Osborne</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Stayin'%20Alive.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Stayin' Alive</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Bee Gees</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Can't%20Get%20You%20Out%20Of%20My%20Head.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Can't Get You Out Of My Head</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Kylie Minogue</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/We've%20Ended%20As%20Lovers.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Cause We've Ended As Lovers</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Jeff Beck</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Wildfire.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Wildfire</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Michael Martin Murphey</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Secret Garden.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Secret Garden</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Bruce Springsteen</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Thank U.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Thank U</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Alanis Morissette</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/A Fifth of Beethoven.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">A Fifth of Beethoven</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Walter Murphy</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/You Can't Always Get What You Want.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">You Can't Always Get What You Want</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Rolling Stones</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/I Can't Make You Love Me.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">I Can't Make You Love Me</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Bonnie Raitt</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Helplessly Hoping.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Helplessly Hoping</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash</font><br>
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<table><tr><td height="25" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Jazz/Fusion</td></tr></table>
<a href="ringtones/Memories of Tomorrow.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Memories of Tomorrow</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Keith Jarrett</font> (Part II C, from his album, <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-kln-concert-r141474"><i>The K&ouml;ln Concert</i></a>)<br>
<a href="ringtones/In%20a%20Silent%20Way.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">In a Silent Way</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Miles Davis</font> (sometimes my default ringtone)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Lilia.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Lilia</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Milton Nascimento</font> (from a live concert video)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Lilia HH.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Lilia</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Herbie Hancock</font> (the intro to the song on the Wayne Shorter album, <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/native-dancer-r147524"><i>Native Dancer</i></a>)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Stolen%20Moments.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Stolen Moments</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Oliver Nelson</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Waltz%20For%20Nicky.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Waltz For Nicky</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Richard Galliano</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Eberhard%20Weber.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">An Evening With Vincent Van Ritz</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Eberhard Weber</font> (one of my favorite bass players)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Tangaria.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Tangaria</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Richard Galliano</font> (extracted from the <a href="#video_galliano" class="green">video</a>)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Icarus.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Icarus</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Paul Winter Consort</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Premonition.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Premonition</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Andrew Hill</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Theme%20de%20Celine.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Theme de Celine</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Art Ensemble of Chicago</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Earth,%20Wind%20&%20Fire.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">All About Love</a> &ndash; Larry Dunn interlude on Earth, Wind & Fire album<br>
<a href="ringtones/On%20The%20Nile.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">On The Nile</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Music Inc.</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/You're%20Everything.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">You're Everything</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Chick Corea</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Captain%20Marvel.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Captain Marvel</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Chick Corea</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Return%20To%20Forever.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Return To Forever</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Chick Corea</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/The%20Gathering.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Gathering</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Joe Bonner</font> (his intro to the Pharoah Sanders song)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Love%20Is%20Everywhere.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Love Is Everywhere</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Joe Bonner</font> (from his piano solo in the Pharoah Sanders song)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Samba%20da%20Rua.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Samba da Rua</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Archie Shepp</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Bass%20Folk%20Song.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Bass Folk Song</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Stanley Clarke</font> (his intro to song on Joe Farrell album, <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3zfixqugldae"><i>Moon Germs</i></a>)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Phase%20Dance.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Phase Dance</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Pat Metheny</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Funky%20Tonk.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Funky Tonk</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Keith Jarrett</font> (from his solo on the Miles Davis album, <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dzfyxqygld0e"><i>Live-Evil</i></a>)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Giant%20Steps.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Giant Steps</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">McCoy Tyner</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Meeting%20of%20the%20Spirits.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Meeting of the Spirits</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Mahavishnu Orchestra</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Celestial%20Terrestrial%20Commuters.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Celestial Terrestrial Commuters</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Mahavishnu Orchestra</font><br>
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<table><tr><td height="25" valign="bottom" style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Other</td></tr></table>
<a href="ringtones/Chopin%20-%20Waltz%20Opus%2064.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Chopin Waltz Opus 64</a><br>
<a href="ringtones/Moonlight%20Sonata.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Moonlight Sonata</a> &ndash; Movement 1 from this fantastic Beethoven piece<br>
<a href="ringtones/Caprice%20No1.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Caprice No 1: Andante</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Midori</font> (from her album, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/24-Caprices-Paganini/dp/B0000026QE"><i>Paganini, 24 Caprices</i></a>)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Pachelbel.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Pachelbel Canon in D</a><br>
<a href="ringtones/The%20Piano.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Sacrifice</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Michael Nyman (from &quot;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107822/"><i>The Piano</i></a>&quot; soundtrack)</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Eight%20Miles%20High.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Eight Miles High</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Leo Kottke</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Somewhere%20Over%20The%20Rainbow.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Somewhere Over The Rainbow</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Israel Kamakawiwo'ole</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Impression%20That%20I%20Get.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Impression That I Get</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">The Mighty Mighty Bosstones</font><br>
<a href="ringtones/Sailor's%20Hornpipe.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Sailor's Hornpipe</a> &ndash; <font color="#000066">Bill Monroe</font> (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PEqPa9BG_E">Bill Keith</a> on banjo)<br>
<a href="ringtones/Communicator.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Star Trek Communicator</a> &ndash; <i>&quot;Beam me up, Scotty.&quot;</i><br>
<a href="ringtones/Twilight Zone.mp3"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Twilight Zone</a> &ndash; the theme song from the TV show<br>
<a href="audio/silent.wav"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Silent ringtone</a> &ndash; I use this where my phone requires a ringtone (i.e email) but I don't want to hear anything<br>

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<td>There are several ways to put a ringtone from your PC on your cellphone:
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<li>You can connect your cell to your PC with a USB cable<br>
On a Windows PC you can use Explorer to copy it from the folder on the PC to the ringtone folder on the cell.<br>
<li>There are websites like <a href="">Myxer.com</a> that allow you to upload it then send it to your cell
<li>One easy way is to <a href="http://web500.us/how-to-send-text-messages-or-pictures-from-pc-to-cell-phone/">email it</a>
to your phone<br>If you send it to your text message address (<i>phone#@vzwpix.com</i> or whatever your carrier supports)
it will be received as a multimedia text message.
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<span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:18px">60s music</span>
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align="middle" width="68" height="68" vspace="5" title="Jimi Hendrix" border="0">
&nbsp; (find more 60s links on the <a href="cool.html#sixties" class="green">Favorites</a> page)<br>

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Because I was a teenager in the 1960s, the music of that time played a big part in my life. Like many young people of that era I was in a rock
      band when I was in college that existed primarily for our own entertainment, although we did play a few gigs at fraternities and sororities on
      campus. and once at the local high school. (After decades apart, in 2015 I reconnected with the lead guitar player in this band on Facebook.)
      When I lived in <a href="about.html#seattle" class="green">Seattle</a> I went regularly to concerts by the top West Coast groups of the day at
      the <a href= "http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/seattle/s16.htm">Eagles Auditorium</a>.
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      <b>Sky River Rock Festival</b>
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      <a href="picture.html?image=pics/Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter than Air Fair.jpg&topcap=Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter than Air Fair, 1968">
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      In 1968 (the year <i>before</i> Woodstock) I joined 20,000 other &quot;social revolutionaries, hippie communalists, psychedelic evangelists,
      musicians, and music fans&quot; to attend one of the world's first outdoor rock festivals, a 3-day affair in a pasture near Sultan, WA, a small
      town Northeast of Seattle. My buddy and I had originally planned on staying for all 3 days, but woke up the first night in our sleeping bags
      getting wet when it rained, so we went home and commuted every day from our apartments in Seattle. Not every band listed on the poster showed up,
      but there was still a tremendous amount of great music. The performers who were there included the Grateful Dead, Santana, Youngbloods, Country
      Joe and the Fish, Big Mama Thornton, James Cotton, Dino Valenti, It's a Beautiful Day,, Sandy Bull, Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band, John
      Fahey, Ramblin' Jack Elliot,and New Lost City Ramblers. One thing besides music that I enjoyed was Richard Prior doing a standup comedy routine.
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<a href="http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=5425">Sky&nbsp;River&nbsp;Rock&nbsp;Festival&nbsp;and
Lighter&nbsp;than&nbsp;Air&nbsp;Fair</a><br>
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<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_River_Rock_Festival">Sky&nbsp;River&nbsp;Rock&nbsp;Festival</a><br>
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<a href= "http://paul.bullen.com/SkyRiverFestival/">Festival photos</a><br>
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<a href="sky_river_at_30.html">A&nbsp;30-year&nbsp;review</a>)<br>
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&nbsp; &nbsp; In 1969 I went to Sky River II, which had a lot of the same bands as the year before and some new bands, and it didn't rain.<br>
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<a href="http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=1271">Sky&nbsp;River&nbsp;II</a><br>
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<a href="http://www.humbead.com/skyriver/">Festival photos</a><br>
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&nbsp; &nbsp; <b>More 60s music links...</b>
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&nbsp; &nbsp; (many of the band links below are to Wikipedia for great info)
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<a href="http://members.tripod.com/Yelnats_Yarkled/Monterey/index.html"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/montereypop_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Monterey International Pop Music Festival</a> &ndash; June 16, 17, and 18, 1967<br>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_Festival"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Woodstock</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="6" width="4" height="10"><a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=woodstock&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjou9Ck3eXJAhXCPz4KHeP4BPMQ_AUIBygB&biw=1280&bih=849">photos</a><br>
<a href="http://wild-bohemian.com/bands.htm"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">A list of Haight-Ashbury era bands</a><br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jimi Hendrix</a> (deceased, 1970)<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="6" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.univibes.com/">UniVibes</a> &ndash; International Jimi Hendrix Magazine<br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Janis Joplin</a> (deceased, 1970)<br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_Joe_and_the_Fish"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Country Joe &amp; the Fish</a> &ndash; <i>Gimme an F!</i><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="6" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.countryjoe.com/">Country Joe's Place</a><br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grateful_Dead"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Grateful Dead</a> (Jerry Garcia deceased, 1995)<br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moby_Grape"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Moby Grape</a><br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Airplane"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jefferson Airplane</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="6" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.jormakaukonen.com/">Jorma Kaukonen's Web Site!</a><br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Doors</a> (Jim Morrison deceased, 1971)<br>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Springfield"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Buffalo Springield</a> &ndash; members included Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Jim Messina<br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Neil Young</a><br>
<!--img align="top" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://www.neilyoungmusic.com/">Neil Young</a><br-->
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby,_Stills,_Nash_%26_Young"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young</a><br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream_(band)"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Cream</a><br>
<!--img align="top" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://www.thecream.net/">Cream</a><br-->
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yardbirds"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Yardbirds</a> &ndash; Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy page all played for the Yardbirds<br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Miller_Band"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Steve Miller Band</a><br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Byrds"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Byrds</a><br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Bob Dylan</a><br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donovan"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Donovan</a><br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mayall"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">John Mayall</a> &ndash; band members at various times included Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie<br>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Youngbloods"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wikipedia_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Youngbloods</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="6" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.jessecolinyoung.com/">Jesse Colin Young</a><br>
<a href="http://www.danhicks.net/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks</a><br>
<!--img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://www.slipcue.com/music/country/countryartists/danhicks.html">Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks</a><br-->
<a href="http://www.wirz.de/music/kweskfrm.htm"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Jim Kweskin Jug Band</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="6" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.mariamuldaur.com/">Maria Muldaur</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="6" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.geoffmuldaur.com/">Geoff Muldaur</a><br>
<a href="http://www.pulsatingdream.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Kaleidoscope</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="6" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://www.davidlindley.com/">David Lindley</a> &ndash; still touring!<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="images/dot.gif" title="-" hspace="6" width="4" height="10"><a href="http://home.earthlink.net/~chrisdarrow/default.htm">Chris Darrow</a><br>
<a href="http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4202"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Crome Syrcus</a> &ndash; a band I remember from my <a href="about.html#seattle">Seattle</a> days<br>
<a href="http://www.history-of-rock.com/ike_and_tina_turner.htm"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Ike and Tina Turner Revue</a><br>
<img align="top" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://www.sixtiesrock.com/">SixtiesRock.com</a><br>
<img align="top" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-psych.html">100 Greatest Psychedelic Songs</a> &ndash; you can listen to these here<br>

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<span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:18px">Search for music</span></font><img src="images/musicSearch.gif" width="46" height="44" hspace="20" align="absmiddle" title="Multimedia search engines">
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These search engines allow you to search for songs on sites like mine (or like mine <a href="#songs" class="green"><i>used to be</i></a>). The results typically provide the ability to listen to
songs from the sites where they are found. If the link to play the song goes diredtly to the song file, to save a copy of the song put the mouse pointer on the
link and press the <i>right</i> mouse button, and from the context menu choose <i>Save Target/Link As</i>. If the link goes to a webpage or player and not
directly to the song, you can look in your browser cache after the song has played and you may be able to copy it from there. Sometimes you have to
rename it and put an extension (usually .mp3) on it.
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/youtube_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Youtube</a><br>
<a href="http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile_other/ws/index/qcat=Audio/_iceUrlFlag=11?_IceUrl=true"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/dogpile_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Dogpile</a><br>
<a href="http://www.projectplaylist.com/musicsearch"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/pplist_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Project Playlist</a><br>
<a href="http://www.soundflavor.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/soundflavor_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Soundflavor Music Search</a><br>
<a href="http://www.seeqpod.com"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/seeqpod_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">SeeqPod</a><br>
<a href="http://www.rhapsody.com/home.html"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/rhapsody_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Rhapsody.com</a><br>
<a href="http://audio.search.yahoo.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/yahoo_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Yahoo! Search - Audio</a><br>
<a href="http://www.mp3shits.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/mp3shits_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">MP3sHits.com</a><br>
<a href="http://www.mp3realm.org/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/mp3realm_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Mp3Realm - Mp3 Search</a><br>
<a href="http://www.mp3raid.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/mp3raid_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Mp3Raid.com</a><br>
<a href="http://www.beemp3.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/beemp3_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">beeMP3</a><br>
<a href="http://realsearch.real.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Real Seach</a><br>
<!--a href="http://www.audiofind.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/audiofind_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Audiofind</a> &ndash; search Usenet newsgroups<br-->
<a href="http://www.midifarm.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The MIDI Farm</a><br>

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These MP3 search applications, pioneered by <i>Napster</i>, allow you to find shared files offered by others using software that you install on your PC. They are the best way get
your own copies of audio files, although the RIAA is forcing the government to <a href="#mp3" class="green">crack&nbsp;down</a> on this process (I had to stop <a href="#songs" class="green">sharing</a>).
Also, some are rumored to install <a href="http://cexx.org/adware.htm">spyware</a> (hidden software tracking your web-surfing
habits) on your PC, and you can also download viruses, so be cautious. If you do frequent downloads, it is always a good idea to run anti-virus
and <a href="onlinetips.html#anti-spyware" class="green">anti-spyware</a> programs regularly to keep your system clean. Many of these are
clients of <a href= "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnutella"><b><i>Gnutella</i></b></a>, a large open protocol distributed file-sharing
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<a href="http://www.frostwire.com/"><img align="top" src="images/frostwire.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="http://www.frostwire.com/">FrostWire</a><br>
<a href="http://www.gnucleus.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Gnucleus</a><br>
<a href="http://www.bearshare.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">BearShare</a><br>
<a href="http://www.warez.com"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Warez</a><br>
<a href="http://www.morpheus.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Morpheus</a><br>
<!--a href="http://www.kazaa.com/"><img align="top" src="images/kazaa_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"></a><a href="http://www.kazaa.com/">KaZaA</a><br-->
<a href="http://www.napster.com/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Napster</a> &ndash; no longer does <i>free</i> file-sharing<br>

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"The real threat of MP3 music piracy&mdash;to listeners and, conceivably, democracy itself&mdash;is the music industry's reaction to it."
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&mdash;&nbsp;<i>Charles&nbsp;C.&nbsp;Mann,&nbsp;The&nbsp;Atlantic&nbsp;Monthly</i>
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The above quotation (<i>"The real threat..."</i>) is from an article, &quot;<a href="HeavenlyJukebox.html"
class="green"><i>The&nbsp;Heavenly&nbsp;Jukebox</i></a>&quot;, that includes a history of the MP3, which is one of the <a href=
"http://www.kendavies.net/resources/audioformats/">digital&nbsp;formats</a> for music that has become very popular
on the Internet. Because they are ubiquitous and you can download them <i>for free</i>, MP3s have the RIAA all freaked out. In
2001 the RIAA took peer-to-peer file-sharing company Napster to court and put them out of business, and in 2003 they started
going after individual "major offenders", those who offered more than 1,000 songs to others for downloading (eventually this included
<a href="dmca.html" class="green">me</a>). The RIAA has the rather short-sighted view that being able to download MP3 songs for free will keep
      people from purchasing the CDs. MP3s actually provide a great way to sample songs before buying a CD, and people will continue to make purchases
      if the music is good. As far as MP3s being a threat to the royalty income the musicians receive from CD sales, according to the previously
      mentioned <i> Atlantic Monthly</i> article, if it exists at all this income is miniscule.
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One of the biggest bombshells from the cross-examination was Pariser's [Sony BMG's the head of litigation] admission that the RIAA's legal campaign isn't making the labels any
money, and that, furthermore, the industry has no idea of the actual damages it suffers due to file-sharing.
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This is from the testimony in the <a href="http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071002-music-industry-exec-p2p-litigation-is-a-money-pit.html"
>trial</a> of a Minnesota woman which resulted in her being fined $222.000 for sharing music. It looks like the RIAA are even bigger
idiots than imagined.
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One can also be introduced to a new artist via MP3s, especially someone esoteric like <a href="http://www.tinhattrio.com/" class=
"blueulb">Tin Hat Trio</a>, who lacks the heavy marketing of the more commercial artists. I discovered them almost by accident (on
a music system in Starbucks no less), yet I still purchased Tin Hat Trio's CDs, even though I knew I could download some of their
MP3 music for free. Or suppose you have a song on a CD that you want to share with someone who lives far away from you. You can
convert the song from the CD (<i>rip</i> it) to an MP3 file and send it as an email attachment, which may even encourage that person
to go out and <i>buy </i> the CD, thereby <i>increasing</i> sales.
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<center>
<a href="#vid2mp3" class="menu">Video to MP3</a> <img src="images/dot.gif" height="10" width="4" hspace="1" title="|">
<a href="#extract" class="menu">Extract</a> <img src="images/dot.gif" height="10" width="4" hspace="1" title="|">
<a href="#analogtodigital" class="menu">Convert analog</a> <img src="images/dot.gif" height="10" width="4" hspace="1" title="|">
<a href="#shrink" class="menu">Shrink</a> <img src="images/dot.gif" height="10" width="4" hspace="1" title="|">
<a href="#makewave" class="menu">Create WAV</a> <img src="images/dot.gif" height="10" width="4" hspace="1" title="|">
<a href="#noprompt" class="menu">Suppress prompt</a> <img src="images/dot.gif" height="10" width="4" hspace="1" title="|">
<a href="#streamaudio" class="menu">Stream</a> <img src="images/dot.gif" height="10" width="4" hspace="1" title="|">
<a href="#ID3" class="menu">ID3 tags</a>
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<td>
I don't know where the MP3 litigation will ultimately end up, but in the meantime MP3s provide some interesting technical
solutions. For instance, when I wanted to put a song I liked on a cassette tape to listen to in my Walkman (the <i>old</i> days), I could only
locate it in the MP3 format (it was also made on 7" vinyl but I couldn't find that). To get my MP3 on tape I had to
<i>burn</i> it to a CD, which I then played on a regular stereo system and recorded it to tape. For mobile music I use my <i>smartphone</i>
now so I still convert many individual songs to MP3s from CDs or vinyl recordings
(see <a href="#analogtodigital" class="green">Convert&nbsp;a&nbsp;record&nbsp;or&nbsp;tape</a>) to load them.
<p>
As MP3 usage and the software to do things with them gets more common, some of the tips I put here are no longer needed, and I will try to
keep this section up&minus;todate. Many of these tips make reference to various software I use (names in <font color="006060"><i>green italics</i></font>).
See see <a href="#mp3tools" class="green">MP3&nbsp;tools</a> for more on these.
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<td><b>Create an MP3 from a YouTube video</b></td>
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<td>
I have several songs on my <i>smartphone</i> that I first heard as the audio portion of a performance on YouTube. I used to save the video then convert it to
MP3 using software I have but then I found this website that does just that.
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<a href="http://www.video2mp3.net/"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/vid2mp3_icon.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">YouTube to MP3 Converter</a><br>

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<td><b>Extract a portion of a song and make a new MP3</b></td>
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<td>
I have a CD by <a href="http://www.artistdirect.com/store/artist/album/0,,69206,00.html"><i>Return&nbsp;to&nbsp;Forever</i></a>
that has a great bass solo by Stanley Clarke on the the song <i>Sometime Ago</i>. I wanted to put this on my website as an MP3
(back when that was allowed), but the entire song is 23 minutes long, which would produce a rather large MP3, so I made an MP3 of
just the bass solo.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="8"><br>
First I created an MP3 of the entire song with the CD ripper <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>AudioGrabber</i></b></a>. Then
the following steps were taken to create the extraction.

<ol>
<li>Open up the MP3 in an audio editor (I used <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>GoldWave</i></b></a>).
<li>Locate and mark the beginning and ending positions of the portion to extract.
<li><i>Copy</i> this portion to the clipboard.
<li><i>Paste</i> it as a new song in the editor.
<li>Clean up the beginning and ending (<i>trim, fade in/out, etc.</i>).
<li>Save it as a new MP3 of just this extraction.
</ol>

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<td><b>Convert a record or tape to MP3</b></td>
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<td>
Many of my generation have extensive collections of records and tapes, which can be
<i>ripped</i> directly with <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>AudioGrabber</i></b></a> or
<a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>LineRipper</i></b></a>, converting analog to digital.

<ol>
<li>Connect the headphone jack or <i>line-out</i> of the stereo system
to the <i>line-in</i> of the PC's sound card.
<li>Play the song on the stereo and record in <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>AudioGrabber</i></b></a> on the PC, outputting as an MP3.
<li>Do any cleanup (trim, noise reduction, etc.) with an audio editor like <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>GoldWave</i></b></a>.
<li>If you want the MP3 to contain song info, update the <a href="#ID3">ID3</a> tags.
</ol>

After I have created one of these MP3s I sometimes find it necessary to reduce noise, primarily hiss. I listen
to a lot of jazz, where the drummers use a lot of cymbols, and normal noise-reduction methods would remove some
of this, so what I do is "Dolbyize" it in <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>GoldWave</i></b></a>, i.e., I increase the high
frequencies with the equalizer, then slightly filter off the high hiss.
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<td><b>Shrink an MP3 file</b></td>
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<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>
MP3 is a <a href= "http://www.mp3machine.com/news/557/#cont">lossy</a> data compression format but the files can
still get rather large. The size of an MP3 is directly proportional to its <a href="http://www.mp3-tech.org/tests/gb/" class=
"blueulb">bitrate</a>, the most common rate being 128 kbps. If I obtain an MP3 with a higher rate, even as high as 320, I convert it
to 128, sometimes getting a huge reduction in size without any noticable deterioration in sound quality.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="8"><br>
The easiest way to convert MP3 bitrates is using an audio editor like <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>GoldWave</i></b></a>.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="5"><br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <i>-- or -- </i>
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="5"><br>
You can do the following steps using <font color="006060"><b><i>Windows Sound Recorder</i></b></font>.

<ol>
<li><a href="#makewave" class="green">Create a WAV file</a> from the MP3.
<li>Open up the WAV file in <font color="006060"><b><i>Windows Sound Recorder</i></b></font> (look in Programs &raquo; Accessories &raquo; Entertainment).
<li>On the File menu select <i>Save As...</i>
<li>In the Save As window, locate the folder where you want to save the MP3.<br>
- at <i>File Name:</i> type in the name with an ".mp3" extension<br>
- at <i>Save as type:</i> select "All Files (*.*)"
<li>Click on the <i>Change...</i> button to open up the Sound Selection window.<br>
- under <i>Format:</i> select "MPEG Layer-3"<br>
- under <i>Attributes:</i> select the bitrate you want<br>
- you might want to save these settings under a name like "MP3" for future use (click on <i>Save As...</i>)<br>
- click on <i>Save</i> to close the Sound Selection window
<li>Click on <i>Save</i> in the Save As window to create the MP3 file with the above settings.
</ol>

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<td><b>Create a WAV file from an MP3</b></td>
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<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>
The easiest way to do this is to open an MP3 in an editor like
<a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>GoldWave</i></b></a> where you can simply save it
as a type WAV file.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height=2><br>
But if you don't have <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>GoldWave</i></b></a> here is a more
elaborate way you can do it using <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>Winamp</i></b></a>.

<ol>
<li>Open the MP3 in <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>Winamp</i></b></a>.
<li>Click on Options &raquo; Preferences...
<li>Under <i>Output</i>, select "Nullsoft Disk Writer plug-in...".
<li>Click on the <i>Configure</i> button to direct the output to a specific folder.
<li>Close Preferences.
<li>Play the song (no music is heard).<br>
- it is best if you do not have <i>Repeat</i> set on
</ol>

Remember to switch the <i>Output</i> in <a href="#mp3tools"><b><i>Winamp</i></b></a> back to "Nullsoft waveOut plug-in...".
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<td><b>Suppress MP3 download prompt</b></td>
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<td>
If you are always prompted to <i>Open</i> or <i>Save</i> when you click on MP3s on
websites and you find the checkbox for "Always ask before opening this type of file"
grayed out, it is controlled by a registry setting.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="6"><br>
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<td>&nbsp; &nbsp;</td>
<td><font color="#0000CC">Key:<br>DWORD:&nbsp;<br>Data:</font></td>
<td><font color="#0000CC">HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions<br>
AlwaysPromptWhenDownload<br>
1</font>
</td>
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<img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="3"><br>
If you play around with this (make it 1 or 0) you can enable the checkbox again and get rid of this prompt.
<i>Use caution when editing the Registry.</i> Another factor in this is the default Action setting for MP3
files in Folder Options &raquo; File Types. There is more information on this
at <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q238723">
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 238723</a>.
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<td><b>Stream an audio file</b></td>
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<td>
Streaming allows an audio file to start playing as soon as it arrives, rather than waiting until it is completely
downloaded, which makes the size of the file irrelevant. It is fairly easy to set up. All you need to do is
create a simple <i>metafile</i>, which is nothing more than a text file containing a link to an audio file
on a server. Put the following line in the <i>metafile</i> and save it with an extension of <i>.m3u</i> (for MP3 files),
<i>.ram</i> (for <i>realAudio</i> files), <i>.wmx</i> (for .wma files), <i>.wvx</i> (for .wmv files), or <i>.asx</i> (for .asf files).
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="10"><br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <font color=#0000CC>http://...URL-on-server.../audiofile.mp3</font> (or <font color="#0000CC">./folder-name/audiofile.mp3</font>
if on same server and even just <font color="#0000CC">audiofile.mp3</font> if in same folder)
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="10"><br>
You should replace any spaces contained in your MP3 filename with <font color="#0000CC">&#37;20</font> (&#37; plus the hex value for
space) in your <i>metafile</i> link because URLs cannot contain spaces and some music players will not handle them. (Current
browsers perform this substitution so it is unnecessary to do it on your webpage links.)
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="10"><br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <font color="#0000CC">http://...URL-on-server.../The Song Title.mp3</font>
&nbsp; <img src="images/right.gif" height=9 width=9 hspace=3 border="0">becomes<img src="images/right.gif" height="9" width="9" hspace="3" border="0">
&nbsp; <font color="#0000CC">http://...URL-on-server.../The%20Song%20Title.mp3</font>
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="10"><br>
Multiple audio files can be streamed in a single metafile with additional lines (this is generally referred to as a 'playlist').
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="10"><br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <font color="#0000CC">http://...URL-on-server.../audiofile1.mp3</font><br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <font color="#0000CC">http://...URL-on-server.../audiofile2.mp3</font>
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="10"><br>
On your webpage, link to the metafile file to produce the streaming. A metafile does not have to be on a server to
produce streaming; you can play a metafile on your PC and it can stream from a remote server. The various protocols
that can be used in metafiles are "<font color=#0000CC>http</font>", "<font color=#0000CC>rtsp</font>", and
"<font color="#0000CC">mms</font>". I haven't figured out which is used for which type of audio file so I tend to use
"<font color="#0000CC">http</font>" most of the time.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="10"><br>
Here is a more elaborate way to code a <i>Windows Media</i> metafile script:
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="4"><br>
<font color="#0000CC">
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&lt;asx version = "3.0"&gt;<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&lt;entry&gt;<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&lt;title&gt;<i>Song&nbsp;Name</i>&lt;/title&gt;<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&lt;ref href = "http://<i>YourWebServer</i>/<i>Path</i>/<i>YourFile</i>.wmv"/&gt;<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&lt;/entry&gt;<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&lt;/asx></font></td&gt;
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<td><b>Save song info in ID3 tags</b></td>
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<table>
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>
<font color="#0000CC">ID3 tags</font> can be used to store information about a song (artist, song title, album, etc.) and display it when the
MP3 is played. <a href="#mp3tools"><i>Winamp</i></a> is a good way to update these tags (right-click on the playing song in the
<i>Winamp</i> playlist and select <i>View file info...</i>). Some players don't display this information when an MP3 is <a href="#streamaudio"
class="green">streamed</a>. If you put the file info in the <a href="http://www.id3.org/easy.html">ID3v2</a> tag (I always update
both the <font color="#0000CC">ID3v1</font> and <font color= "#0000CC">ID3v2</font> tags) it will display in Windows Media Player during
streaming.
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<td valign="top"><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" "height=10" hspace="2"></td>
<td><b>Interactively play music on webpage</td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td colspan="2">
      <img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="8"><br>
      <table><tr>
        <td width="20"></td>
        <td>
          <audio controls src="./ringtones/Chopin%20-%20Waltz%20Opus%2064.mp3">
            Your browser does not support the audio element.
          </audio>
        </td>
        <td align="middle" style="font-style:italic"> &nbsp; (Chopin - Waltz Opus 64)</td>
       </tr></table>
    </td>
</tr>
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<td>
  Here is the code for the above control.<br>
      <img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="4"><br>
      <span style="color:#0000CC">
      &nbsp; &lt;audio controls src=&quot;songname.mp3&quot; type="audio/mpeg"&gt;<br>
        &nbsp; &nbsp; Your browser does not support the audio element.<br>
      &nbsp; &lt;/audio&gt;
      </span>
      <br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="4"><br>
      Use the <i>autoplay</i> attribute if you want the music to play when the page loads.
      <br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height="4"><br>
      <span style="color:#0000CC">
      &nbsp; &lt;audio controls src=&quot;songname.mp3&quot; type="audio/mpeg" autoplay&gt;
      </span>
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&nbsp;<b style="font-size:14px">MP3 tools</b>
<img src="images/wtools.gif" align="absmiddle" hspace="10" width="29" height="30" title="MP3 tools">
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<td>These are some of the tools I have used to manipulate MP3s. Some <i>shareware/freeware</i> may contain <a href="onlinetips.html#spyware">spyware</a>, so use caution when installing them.

<dl>
<dt><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" height="10" hspace="5"><a href="http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/">Audiograbber</a>
<dd>This great CD-ripper can also read analog input through the sound card.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height=6><br>
<dt><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" height="10" hspace="5"><a href="http://www.goldwave.com/">GoldWave</a>
<dd>This is a digital audio editor with a lot of features.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height=6><br>
<dt><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" height="10" hspace="5"><a href="http://hymn-project.org/jhymndoc/">JHymn</a>
<dd>Set your iTunes music free&mdash;remove DRM restrictions without loss of sound quality&mdash;convert M4A and AAC to MP3.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height=6><br>
<dt><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" height="10" hspace="5"><a href="http://audacity.sourceforge.net/">Audacity</a>
<dd>This is a free audio editor that can rip CDs and record from <i>line-in</i> or <i>microphone</i>.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height=6><br>
<dt><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" height="10" hspace="5"><a href="http://www.pctip.ch/downloads/dl/24171.asp">Streambox Ripper</a>, or search <i>Google</i> for "Streambox Vcr Suite 2"
<dd>This older (freeware) release will convert <i>Real Audio</i> to MP3.
<br><img src="images/clearspacer.gif" height=6><br>
<dt><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" height="10" hspace="5"><a href="http://www.mptrim.com/">mp3Trim</a>
<dd>You can crop an MP3 with this little program.
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<dt><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" height="10" hspace="5"><a href="http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php">mp3Gain</a>
<dd>Perform lossless volume adjustments with this free and open source program.
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<dt><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" height="10" hspace="5"><a href="http://home.worldonline.es/mpicarth/">LineRipper</a>
<dd>Record from stereo system (turntable, tape, radio, etc.) via the sound card, converting analog to digital.
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<dt><img src="images/dot.gif" title="o" width="4" height="10" hspace="5"><a href="http://www.winamp.com/">Nullsoft Winamp</a>
<dd>The classic MP3 player can output a WAV file, and also lets you update both <a href="#ID3">ID3</a> tags.
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See audio software reviews at <a href="http://www.sonicspot.com/audio.html" class="green">The Sonic Spot</a>.
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I also have <a href="videos.html#music_videos" class="navigation">Videos</a> <a href="videos.html#music_videos"><img src="images/music_videos_tiny.gif" align="absmiddle" width="25" height="22" title="Music videos" border="0"></a>
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<a href="my_songs.html"><img src="images/little_p.gif" align="absmiddle" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">My songs</a> &ndash; songs I currently listen to on my smartphone<br>
<a href="songs.html"><img src="images/little_p.gif" align="absmiddle" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Songs that used to be listed here</a><br>

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For years I had playable MP3s listed on my website, until I received the following in an email from my web-hosting provider. I have complied to prevent my website from being shut down.
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September 19, 2007
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[We] recently received notice under Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
alleging that the above website infringes upon copyrighted materials. We are asking that you remove all copyrighted
materials and downloads from your website. Should you fail to act upon this notice within 24 hours we will be forced
to temporarily suspend your account.
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My songs
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I have moved my website to another hosting company since receiving that threat, but to play it safe I am still not sharing music here, and it
appears I removed these files just in time, because a week later I read <a href=
"http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2007/10/riaa-convinces-jury-impose-fines-filesharing">this story</a> about a woman who was found
guilty of sharing music &quot;illegally&quot; and fined <b>$220,000!</b>
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After receiving this email I emailed them back and asked if they could site some of the songs that were identified. Strangely, the
ones they listed were songs that I actually ripped from vinyl albums that I owned (making me the legal owner), but most of the
songs I shared were not acquired by purchases so I removed them all.
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My music has always been one of the big draws to my website,
so I am taking away something that people loved, and after awhile the music search engines will no longer show me having these songs, so I know
the number of my visitors will decrease.
I am still sharing <a href="#ringtones" class="green">ringtones</a>, which I believe is still safe
because they are only snippets of songs. Thank you <a href="#mp3" class="green">RIAA</a>, for improving the quality of our lives.
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<span style="font-weight:bold;font-size:18px">MIDI files</span>
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<td>These MIDI (<b>M</b>usical <b>I</b>nstrument <b>D</b>igital <b>I</b>nterface) files are digitized, instrumental versions
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<li>The names listed next to most of the songs are the artists initially associated with the songs, <i>not</i> the MIDI artists.
<li>To copy a file <i>right</i> click on the title and choose <i>Save&nbsp;Target/Link&nbsp;As</i>.
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<a href="midi/La Fiesta.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">La Fiesta</font></a> (85kb) - Chick Corea<br>
<a href="midi/Spain.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Spain</font></a> (24kb) - Chick Corea<br>
<a href="midi/All Blues.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">All Blues</font></a> (39kb) - Miles Davis<br>
<a href="midi/So What.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">So What</font></a> (85kb) - Miles Davis<br>
<a href="midi/James.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">James</font></a> (51kb) - Pat Metheny<br>
<a href="midi/Love Theme from Spartacus.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Love Theme from Spartacus</font></a> (23kb) - Bill Evans (more <a href="http://home.planet.nl/~robrijn/midi.htm#Midifiles">here</a>)<br>
<a href="midi/Naima.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Naima</font></a> (6kb) - John Coltrane (the chord <a href="images/Naima Chords.gif" class="green">changes</a>)<br>
<!--img align="top" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0"><a href="midi/Naima.mid">Naima</font></a> (6kb) - John Coltrane (the chord <a href="http://www.songtrellis.com/picture$877"><font color="#3333CC">changes</font></a>)<br-->

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<a href="midi/dontspeak.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Don't Speak</font></a> (59kb) - No Doubt<br>
<a href="midi/Stayin' Alive.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Stayin' Alive</font></a> (35kb) - Bee Gees<br>
<a href="midi/Anji.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Anji</font></a> (3kb) - Paul Simon<br>
<a href="midi/Samba Pa Ti.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Samba Pa Ti</font></a> (51kb) - Santana<br>
<a href="midi/Ironic.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Ironic</font></a> (43kb) - Alanis Morissette<br>
<a href="midi/When You're Gone.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">When You're Gone</font></a> (78kb) - the Cranberries<br>
<a href="midi/The Sign.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Sign</font></a> (35kb) - Ace of Base<br>
<a href="midi/Kiss From a Rose.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Kiss From a Rose</font></a> (31kb) - Seal<br>
<a href="midi/I Am the Walrus.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">I Am the Walrus</font></a> (25kb) - The Beatles<br>
<a href="midi/Here Comes the Sun.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Here Comes the Sun</font></a> (33kb) - The Beatles<br>
<a href="midi/Stairway to Heaven.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Stairway to Heaven</font></a> (47kb) - Led Zeppelin<br>
<a href="midi/Hotel California.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Hotel California</font></a> (72kb) - The Eagles<br>
<a href="midi/Desperado.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Desperado</font></a> (12kb) - The Eagles<br>
<a href="midi/La Bamba.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">La Bamba</font></a> (34kb) - Richie Valens<br>
<a href="midi/Whiter Shade of Pale.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Whiter Shade of Pale</font></a> (32kb) - Procol Harum<br>
<a href="midi/Another Star.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Another Star</font></a> (113kb) - Stevie Wonder<br>
<a href="midi/Stay.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Stay</font></a> (43kb) - Lisa Loeb<br>

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<a href="midi/The Impression That I Get.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Impression That I Get</font></a> (46kb) - Mighty Mighty Bosstones<br>
<a href="midi/The Simpsons.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">The Simpsons</font></a> (18kb) - theme from the TV show<br>
<a href="midi/Peanuts.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Peanuts</font></a> (21kb) - theme from the Charlie Brown TV show<br>
<a href="midi/Dueling Banjos.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Dueling Banjos</font></a> (20kb) - from the movie <a href="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0068473"><i>Deliverance</i></a><br>
<a href="midi/Island Music.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Island Music</font></a> (17kb) - Reggae, steel drums, etc.<br>
<a href="midi/Chip's Challenge.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Chip's Challenge</font></a> (12kb) - from a game of that name<br>
<a href="midi/Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies</font></a> (16kb) - from <i>The Nutcracker</i><br>
<a href="midi/Dr.%20Gradus%20ad%20Parnassum.mid"><img align="absmiddle" src="images/wbullet.gif" title="o" hspace="5" width="16" height="16" border="0">Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum</font></a> (31kb) - Claude Debussy<br>

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