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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:28 am 
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Lewis Collins of the "Professionals" dies.
He was particularly good at opening car doors and looking aggressively into the camera...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25135934

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Paul Walker, star of the Fast And Furious movies.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Yea looks like he was a passenger and both died when the Porsche hit a tree.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:31 am 
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so is this guy suppose to be somebody or something ??,

I have no idea what goes on cable or commercial media,,

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Can't say I've seen his films either.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:09 pm 
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I've heard of them but haven't seen any.

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Roger Rodas was the driver. Probably way more talented.
Thats said, still not good...
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Nelson Mandela:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/05/world/afr ... n-mandela/

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Thats a biggy watch for a tri fecta... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Rest in peace, Mr Mandela, a true great man...

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R.I.P.

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Just heard it on The Goose, can't say I didn't see it coming but a bummer just the same. What a legacy and what a great man! S.Afrika, became a far better place for all peoples with Mr. Mandela's presents in politics there. He will be forever missed but never forgotten! :cry:

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A true hero, gone.

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The world is better off for having had Mr. NM in it.

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Played strong, done fine

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Martin Sharp - Oz artist who created the album covers for Disraeli Gears & Wheels of Fire

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Jazz guitarist Jim Hall dies

The master musician, who played with many jazz greats, was 83.


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NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said.

Hall died in his sleep after a short illness at his Greenwich Village apartment in Manhattan, said Jane Hall, his wife of 48 years who described her husband as "truly beloved by everybody who ever met him."

Hall, who led his own trio since the mid-1960s, remained active until shortly before his death. Last month, his trio performed a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room with guest guitarists John Abercrombie and Peter Bernstein. He had been planning a duo tour in Japan in January with bassist Ron Carter, a longtime partner.

In 2004, Hall became the first of the modern jazz guitarists to be named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, America's highest jazz honor.

"Jim was one of the most important improvising guitarists in jazz history. His musical generosity was an exact reflection of his deep humanity," guitarist Metheny, who performed and recorded in a duo with Hall, said in an e-mail to the Associated Press.

In the mid-1950s, as a member of pianist Jimmy Giuffre's innovative trio and drummer Chico Hamilton's chamber jazz quartet, Hall transformed the role of the guitar in jazz with his understated melodic and minimalist approach.

"What seems kind of frivolous and doesn't really impress me is guys, people, women ... who have amazing technique but everything sounds worked out," Hall said in a 2003 interview for the National Endowment for the Arts. "They go through these chord changes with all these chops.

"Usually I wish I had the kind of technique to do that and then not do it, sort of. I like to make some kind of composition happen while I'm playing. That involves motive development. ... I also love melodies. So I try to play melodies over tunes — have it go someplace and then come back."

The noted German jazz writer Joachim-Ernst Berendt once described Hall as "the perfect musical partner." The guitarist was known for his duo and small group recordings with some of the greatest names in jazz during the past 60 years, including saxophonists Sonny Rollins, Gerry Mulligan, Ornette Coleman and Paul Desmond, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Red Mitchell and singer Ella Fitzgerald.

As a member of Rollins' quartet in the early 1960s, Hall appeared on the landmark 1962 album, The Bridge, which was the tenor saxophonist's first recording after a three-year hiatus during which he practiced his chops on the Williamsburg Bridge. The saxophonist's fiery playing contrasted with Hall's subdued guitar lines.

"Jim was an essentially beautiful human being," Rollins said in an email. "I don't know anybody who didn't love him, including myself. He was the consummate musician and it was a privilege to work with him."

Hall was born on Dec. 4, 1930, in Buffalo, and his family later moved to Cleveland. He picked up the guitar at age 10, and became interested in jazz as a 13-year-old when he went to the store to buy a Benny Goodman record and first heard Charlie Christian playing guitar on the tune Grand Slam.

"I was awestruck at his choice of notes and the space that he left," Hall told the NEA.

After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall moved to Los Angeles where he became a charter member of Hamilton's quintet, which was among the originators of the laid-back West Coast cool style, and later joined Giuffre's trio.

His first album as a leader was the 1957 session Jazz Guitar for Pacific Jazz. He later moved to New York where he performed as a sideman with Evans, Fitzgerald, Ben Webster, Lee Konitz and Art Farmer, among others. He co-led a quartet with trumpeter Art Farmer and also formed his own trio with pianist Tommy Flanagan and bassist Carter.

Hall began recording extensively as a leader starting in the 1970s in an assortment of duos, trios and small combos for such labels as Milestone, Concord, Music Masters and Telarc. Earlier this year, he released several CDs of live recordings from his combo's sessions at New York's Birdland jazz club on ArtistShare, a platform that allows fans to finance recordings.

His daughter and manager, Devra Hall Levy, said her father's prowess as a jazz guitarist overshadowed his skills as an arranger and composer, reflected on such albums in the mid-1990s as Textures and By Arrangement.

"Those albums opened my eyes to a whole other dimension of his musical gifts," Levy said in a telephone interview. "Jim would like to be most known as a forward-seeker. He was always looking to push musical boundaries and never wanting to repeat something that he had done before. That made him quite a risk-taker."

Hall is survived by his wife, a psychoanalyst, and his daughter, who was married to the late NEA Jazz Master John Levy, a bassist who is credited as the first African-American personal manager in jazz.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:55 am 
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Not many around like him anymore , great player !! we do have Vic Juris.

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Kate BARRY Daughter of Composer John Barry and (trying to be an) actress Jane BIRKIN commits suicide.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522325/Daughter-actress-Jane-Birkin-Bond-film-composer-John-Barry-dead-pavement-beneath-Paris-apartment.html

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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
Not many around like him anymore , great player !! we do have Vic Juris.

I always liked Joe Pass' jazz guitar playing, I don't think he's around anymore either. :(

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Yea he was great, died back in 94, at 65. I have some cd's if you want a copy pm me your physical addy.

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The_Acadian_2 wrote:
Kate BARRY Daughter of Composer John Barry and (trying to be an) actress Jane BIRKIN commits suicide.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522325/Daughter-actress-Jane-Birkin-Bond-film-composer-John-Barry-dead-pavement-beneath-Paris-apartment.html


Sad about Kate, but the photos in the article do reveal that Serge Gainsborough had little idea of the concept of sizes as regards clothes. He could smoke pretty good, tho'.

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
Not many around like him anymore , great player !! we do have Vic Juris.

I always liked Joe Pass' jazz guitar playing, I don't think he's around anymore either. :(


You're right.When he passed on, PappaWAS1975 asked me to make a Duck-version of him as a tribute.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:17 pm 
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BBP wrote:
KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
Not many around like him anymore , great player !! we do have Vic Juris.

I always liked Joe Pass' jazz guitar playing, I don't think he's around anymore either. :(


You're right.When he passed on, PappaWAS1975 asked me to make a Duck-version of him as a tribute.


BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
Yea he was great, died back in 94, at 65.

You've known PappaWAS1975 quite along time then BP ? Almost 20yrs.! I'd love to see your Duck version of him (Joe Pass) if you still have it. :D 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:11 am 
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Jazz guitarist Jim Hall dies

The master musician, [b]who played with many jazz greats,
was 83.[/b]



kind of a backhanded headline, no?


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