American Pharoah Goes Out In Style with Grand Slam!

American Pharoh Breeders Cup Classic Winner 2015


This horse Saturday concluded not only a career that took The Triple Crown in 2015 like a grand prize-fighter but won the prestigious Breeder’s Cup Classic in the finest fashion of any icing on a cake.

American Pharoah and that icing absolutely glowed.

It had this race tracker crying tears of pure joy. It’s what all in our industry lives for and this champion gave this sport of Thoroughbred Racing his all. He charged down that stretch like a warrior not to be denied taking with him his fans hearts. Everybody there, watching from another race track or in our living rooms felt like we were running the strides along with him.

Me I pray before a race, just come back safe, God let them all come back safe. As Pharoah made the far turn then began to open up I started yelling, open up, stay safe, open up, don’t take any bad steps. Man it was exhausting! LOL

Like Bob Baffert had said this one you wanted for the horse because he earned and deserved to go out with one more final victory. I hope to God that AP realizes how much joy he has brought to all of us, I believe he does because it was from God that this gift came to us.

The Class and Cream of the Crop.


American Pharoh Breeders Cup Winner 2015


KEENELAND – October 31, 2015 – Race 11
STAKES Breeders’ Cup Classic Grade 1 – Thoroughbred
FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD. Northern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 122 lbs.; Older, 126 lbs.; Southern Hemisphere
Three-Year-Olds, 117 lbs.; Older, 126 lbs. All Fillies and Mares allowed 3 lbs. $50,000 to pre-enter, $50,000 to enter, with
guaranteed $5 million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 18% to second, 10% to third, 6% to
fourth and 3% to fifth; plus travel awards to starters not based in Kentucky.
One And One Fourth Miles On The Dirt
Track Record:
(American Pharoah – 2:00.07 – October 31, 2015)

Fractional Times:
23.99 47.50 1:11.21 1:35.47
Final Time:

4 American Pharoah  3.40     3.00      2.40
6 Effinex                                        14.20     6.60
9 Honor Code                                                3.40

$2.00 Exacta 4-6        $76.40
$2.00 Trifecta 4-6-9     $322.60
$2.00 Superfecta 4-6-9-2    $1,224.00 2 0



Congratulations to Jockey Victor Espinoza!

American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza Breeders Cup win 2015


Victor Espinoza_American Pharoah_Breeders Cup Classic Winner 2015


American Pharoah


American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza up, wins the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Keeneland race track Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza up, wins the Breeders’ Cup Classic horse race at Keeneland race track Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)


American Pharoah _ I Am Heart_ I Am History



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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Lazy Afternoon” ~ Pete La Roca.

Pete La Roca


Pete La Roca took this Jerome Moross composition and infused his musical soul and in my opinion put out the best rendition of this song that was ever done. With the help of Joe Henderson’s atmospheric sax playing, Steve Swallow’s guiding rhythm on the bass, Steve Kuhn’s climatic piano and finally Pete’s brushes softly guiding the piece… you go on a journey.

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Where Breathing Starts” ~ Tord Gustavsen Trio.

Tord Gustavsen Trio

Gorgeous composition from Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen from his debut album Changing Places in 2003. He has produced 5 more since, his last being in 2014.

Sadly this artist from the beginning has pretty much stayed touring all of Europe with very sporadic visits to the USA and Canada. In 2013 he did play the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

From trio’s to quartets and entire ensembles all of his albums have only charted basically in Norway and France with a 100 in Germany in 2012. Sort of sad the U.S. in 12 years hasn’t caught on to him. I encourage all to dive in to all of his works, I guarantee there will be no disappointments.

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Femmena” ~ Salvatore Tranchini, Jerry Bergonzi, Franco Ambrosetti.

Radio Suite was recorded in 1996 with 17 tracks and was released in 1998.

Trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti has been recording since 1964 and has a very lengthy discography both as leader and sideman.

Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi started in the 70’s and was a frequent guest on Dave Brubeck ensemble tours. His last release was 2013.

Antonio Faraò is one of the finest jazz pianists to ever come out of Rome. He has been recording since the 90’s.

Mike Richmond has played with so many jazz greats the list goes on forever. He has been recording sine the late 70’s.

Drummer Salvatore Tranchini has done most of his work and releases in Italy.



Composed by Pericle Odierna.

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Dat Mistige Rooie Beest” ~ Karel Boehlee Trio.

Karel Boehlee Trio


This Rogier Van Otterloo composition was originally performed by Toots Thielemans for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Turkish Delight or “Turks Fruit”. Karel Boehlee’s piano and Trio brings it back to life, not that Toots harmonica will ever be drowned out. It just seemed the song disappeared for some time.

The name of this Dutch artist Karel Boehlee himself doesn’t seem to be widely known outside of the jazz world even though he has been putting out albums since the late 80’s. More than a dozen, seven for a Japanese label. Seems he’d rather jam with whomever at all types of venues whether big, or small cafe’s. His band-mates from 2004-2012 as fine tuned.

Bassist Hein Van de Geyn has also worked with a long list of infamous names over the many years including Chet Baker back in the 80’s. He also has produced as composer many albums both as leader and side man.

Drummer Hans van Oosterhout who performed with Toots is still one of the most sought after jazz drummers today.


Karel Boehlee Trio_

(from left) Hein Van de Geyn, Karel Boehlee, Hans Van Oosterhout.

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Sunday Sermon ~ Mass with Pope Francis.

I cried about a third of this Mass at Madison Square Garden, his message, the music and choir so moving. At almost the end Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s words describing how much we love Pope Francis that lead to a thunderous applause and had me standing in my own living room tears flooding out of my eyes also applauding, the smile on the Pope’s face priceless. So much love out of this holy man of God.

The meeting with his Bishops upon arrival in the USA, the money the church takes in, if you don’t take care of the poor in need with it then Pay Taxes like a business!

Yet over the days I have read the venomous comments about this Pope from some evangelicals but yet he resides in a small apartment living humbly and Walking the Talk.

What what the Joel Osteen’s of the world do who live in multi-million dollar mansions, drive $100,00 vehicles and own private jets. Their message is Property, give to their mega-churches so they can live high and mighty. This is their saved.

You decide what the message of Jesus is.

Pope Francis is delivering it and may God Bless him in the name of Jesus. We love you and as you always ask at the end of every message will you please pray for me.

Yes We Will.

I only wish we can hold you over for another month to visit all of our major cities because those that got to see you have been truly Blessed. But I was at this Mass in New York, New York as much. I not only saw and heard you, I felt you.

Jesus is Love and you are love. His greatest messenger!


Pope Francis_Madison Square Garden Mass


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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Multicolored Blue” ~ Terell Stafford Quintet.

Terell Stafford _This side of strayhorn


What an exceptional rendition of a Billy Stayhorn classic.

Not only did Terell Stafford and Tim Warfield capture the era of jazz that this song was created in but they absolutely nailed and made it their own. With a more than sassy trumpet surge then a tenor drawing you into a sexy wail this entire quintet brings back that smoky age of a 40’s and 50’s holy grail sound that makes you feel like you are sitting in The Royal Roost on Broadway, one of NY’s finest of that day.

The sound is explosive and the entire album ignited, the Duke would be proud.

This Side Of Strayhorn released in 2011, jazz never sounded so alive.

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Hazel Park Raceway Co-Owner Herbert Tyner Dies.

With the death of Tyner what does the future hold for this race track. Hartman & Tyner not only own countless real estate holdings in apartments etc.. along with two Dog/Racino tracks in W.V. & Fl. the only venue losing money is Hazel Park.

Will the family of Tyner hang onto all of dealings as a package or eliminate any not making a profit?

I wrote on all the dirty dealings of Hartmen and Tyner in this BLOG in the W.V & Fl. Racino’s detailing it down to the bone.


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“This is really a mind-fucker of all times man” You bet it was. The 46th Anniversary of “Woodstock”.


How I wish I could step into a time machine and go back. I would never return.




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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Nostalgia” ~ Igor Butman Quartet.

What a beautiful piece of music composed and played by Russian virtuoso jazz tenor sax player Igor Butman.

He has been playing since the 1980’s among the cream of the crop of jazz.

Placed another live rendition below with full orchestration including strings to really let you absorb this man’s exemplary talent.

President Bill Clinton at one time had stated that Butman was his favorite living sax player, it’s certainly not hard to hear why.


Igor Butman

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” ~ Diana Krall.

A beautiful rendition of this 1933 classic written by Al Dubin – lyrics and Harry Warren – music, that was set in Paris.


Paris at Night



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Sunday Sleep In ~ “No Need For Words” ~ Sean Jones.

Sean Jones_


You can read his Bio from where he started, his influences and mentors to who he has performed with.

All I know is Sean plays with such passion, with each note he plays draws you in further and further. 10 years with Mack Avenue Records of pure class and sophistication. Now also an educator.


Sean Jones Quartet

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “World Changes” ~ Giovanni Mirabassi Trio.

Giovanni Mirabassi


This native Italian self taught pianist and composer at 17 got an out of a blue invitation to play with jazz legend Chet Baker in 1987 when Baker did a gig in Giovanni’s birthplace Perugia. How sweet was that.

Then he started composing his own music and got his own group together playing. By 19 he was touring Italy with Steve Grossman.

He learned by listening to the likes of all the masters, notably Art Tatum and Bud Powell among others. But in 1992 he would take his actual first piano lessons from Aldo Ciccolini, the teaching would be three years in Paris. Fellow Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi would also become a main inspiration.

In 1996 he would produce his first album and he never looked back. To date he has put out almost 25, his last release in 2014.

This particular trio you’re hearing would perform together from 2007 through 2010. On the albums they would be apart of each made their own magic making the compositions come alive and jump out at you as if you were seeing a black light poster only you hear the visions.


Giovanni Mirabassi Trio

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Sweet Thing” ~ Tomasz Stańko Quartet.



Tomasz Stańko has been playing since the early 60’s in his native land of Poland. He has produced numerous albums since the 70’s as leader and finally got world recognition in the 80’s when he started working with American jazz musicians. Yet this exceptional trumpeter really didn’t get his due in his own country until the late 90’s.

His septet album went gold in 1997 and this quartet’s 2002, 2004 & 2006 albums also went gold in Poland and finally started to chart in the U.S. in 2004. In 2009 his quintet album went Platinum in Poland charting at #16 in the U.S.

Outside of those who know and follow jazz this artist’s name still sadly isn’t a stand out and it should be. Stańko’s style of free form, almost at times avant-garde and spot on improvised playing deserves to be in the rankings with jazz’s more well-known earlier notable 50’s and 60’s artists that we relished in.

This man and the musicians who have made up his bands are not playing covers, they are playing Stańko’s compositions. So please check out his website and dive into this jazz artist’s history and discover all the music that has come out of him and his bands with the latest release, because this is just a mere taste.


Tomasz Stańko Quartet

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Charleston Church Shooting Victims.

No words need be spoken, the expression depicted in this song is self-explanatory for this sad event that has taken place.


Top row: Cynthia Hurd 54, Rev. Clementa Pinckney 41, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton 45.
Middle row: Daniel Simmons 74, Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor 49, Tywanza Sanders 26.
Bottom row: Myra Thompson 59, Ethel Lee Lance 7-, Susie Jackson 87.


Charleston Church Shooting Victims


Dark was the night, cold was the ground.

Written by Blind Willie Johnson.
Recorded December 3, 1927 in Dallas, Texas.
Blind Willie Johnson, vocals & guitar.

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American Pharoah Goes Wire To Wire In Belmont To Capture Triple Crown.

Pic.’s throughout blog can be clicked onto for full resolution.


American Pharoah Wins Belmont June 6, 2015_Triple Crown winner_Longshot's Blog


Victor Espinoza Celebrates Triple Crown Win 2015


Victor Espinoza Celebrates Triple Crown Win 2015


When American Pharoah won the KY I did something I have never done before, not write a blog. The same with the Preakness even though when I thought he was caught but then just took off and never looked back, I said no I’m not going to write the same old. I hope, he’s got it so on and so forth. I wanted this horse to win the triple crown so bad I like every one else whose been a part of this love affair with horses through work like me or just the fans of the sport of thoroughbred horse racing…. I waited.

This magnificent horse who hadn’t lost a race since he broke his maiden was facing the biggest and grueling test of all. A mile and a half of The Belmont when no matter if you won the first two legs this last one is whether history gets made or not.

It had been 37 years. I was 21 years old when I watched Affirmed do it, his time for the race 2:26.80. Today American Pharoah did it in 2:26.65. Now whether in my lifetime I’ll ever see Secretariat’s record of 2:24.00 be broken, who knows. I’m just happy I got the chance to witness another triple crown win.

Does this horse know how happy he has made so many people and what he achieved today. I think God will convey it to him.

Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery was at the race today, like all of us she was ready, hoping, praying another horse would be crowned. We all got what we wanted. These horses are in our blood and once in they never ever get out. Thank God.

I was also so happy for trainer Bob Baffert, this man genuinely has brought such talent to the sport. Ahmed Zayat came from money, spent a lot, lost a lot and for only being in the business 10 years I hope he knows how fortunate he is. There are some that have been in the racing game for 50 years and never won a statue of a KY Derby let alone all three legs.

As far as Victor Espinoza is concerned, I knew in 2011 when he donated 100% of a weeks winnings in S. California to help aid the health and welfare of the grooms I knew this man was pure class and had a heart of gold. His riding ability, the knack for knowing his horse and what he has underneath him, when to rate and exactly when to let go you just knew he would turn out to be the success he has become. The blessings has come full circle for him, what a ride it’s been from the chance last year with California Chrome to this one and I’m sure it will continue. What a lesson, never give up.

I do wish somebody would have thanked American Pharoah’s groom as they are the ones who spends the most time taking care of a horses every need from sun up to sun down. I know, I was a groom. Needless to say we know the contribution we make even if it’s not acknowledged. The exercise rider also needed a nod as well.

Today history was made, I felt like I wanted to drive down the street blowing my horn like when our city wins the Stanley Cup or World Series. That is what it felt like, screaming at the top of our lungs at a TV, open up, open up, open up, you got it, you got it.

LOL, my throat got sore. Yes it is that excitement and joy we all feel after waiting so long. Nothing in the world compares to it.

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Violet for Your Furs” ~ Marcus Belgrave.



We have lost so many legendary musicians recently it is completely disheartening. So this is in homage of this Detroit jazz trumpet great who just left us on May 24th and his homecoming service took place yesterday May 30th. BB King who passed on May 14th funeral also took place yesterday. Marcus had played on BB’s 1999 album, “Let The Good Times Roll”.

Marcus Belgrave was known throughout the world, he was and played among the elite of jazz and of all entertainment.

Ray Charles touring band in late 50’s, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie and this is only a mere few.

As Clifford Brown was his mentor, he became one himself to so many more for a future generation of players. Regina Carter, Robert Hurst, Kenny Garrett, Geri Allen, James Carter, Ray Parker Jr. along with the two women you see here playing with him. Again the list goes on.

This man and his talent will be very missed and forever remembered as his music will always play on.


Marcus Belgrave 2007 Detroit Jazz Festival

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The Greatest Blues Man That Ever Graced The Earth Has Now Left It. ~ Mr. BB King.

Your Soul will live on in Heaven forever, your music with us.


Mr. BB King


I am literally broken-hearted right now, my blues hero has passed.

Where do you even start, the words, expression, gratitude, song, the life long joy this man brought to the world of music and the genre of the Blues. All I know is this is going to be one long blog.

He played it straight out of his soul, his heart guiding his hands and he made that guitar absolutely bleed. There will never ever be another like him.

My God this hurts.

Blues Boy Tune

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Heartfelt” ~ Peter Delano.

A Beautiful song and sentiment for this Mother’s Day as I wish my Mom a very Happy one.


Happy Mothers Day

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Across The Crystal Sea” ~ Danilo Pérez.

Danilo Pérez_


This Panamanian born pianist has to be one of the finest composers of contemporary modern jazz. Prior to joining Wayne Shorter in 2000 for four albums his repertoire has been one of excellence to whom he has played among.

Starting with getting to join and play with his Idol, Dizzy Gillespie. So to go on with already one Grammy under his belt along with numerous other awards only befitting to get to work with another stellar composer like Claus Ogerman (also a Grammy award winner).

This man orchestrated music for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Bill Evans from the 60’s and an even longer list of artists, God can it get any better.

This whole album (entitled with the song’s name) released in 2008 is pure bliss as you can hear from this one particular piece. Ogerman tapped into some classical composers to write his compositions and charts based on some of their melodies.

Across The Crystal Sea does exactly that, takes you on a wondrous journey that is exciting because you go places you’ve never been to or have experienced before.

The music just guides you as the trip gets better and better the farther it goes on, you never want it to end.


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Ben E. King…. I Count The Tears. In Memory 1938-2015

The Drifters_Ben. E. King


What memories of not only my youth but straight into adulthood as Ben E. King’s vocal talent and music will always stand the test of time.

For that’s how good the songs were all made coming from that golden era of our baby boomer age.

Benjamin Earl King left us yesterday at the age of 76 and although his stint with The Drifters was not that long, what an impact he made.

I guess some would say why not have his signature song playing “Stand By Me”, I’d reply because I had to take it back a little bit further of my first memories of hearing him. “I Count The Tears” just happened to be my very fav. from his time with The Drifters, although everything he sang with them and as a solo artist as far as I’m concerned are all gems.

Clyde McPhatter, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore before and after him also made the groups songs absolute classics. I have fav.’s from them as well.

But with the release of the movie of the same name in 1986 Stand By Me reignited and turned on another and will for future generations to come.

In 2015, King’s original version written by written by King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (inspired from Lord Stand by Me with Psalms 46:2–3) was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress and very well deserved. Why The Drifters didn’t want the song still mystifies me.

#1 when it was released as King’s solo in 61′, it managed to no surprise chart again in 86′ to #9. How’s that for longevity.

“Save The Last Dance” earned him a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

That is a statement in itself for the vocalization talent of Ben E. King and the song in whole. Yesterday we lost another legend of the top of the R&B and Pop class. He will be remembered always and bring us back to moments from the years of those songs.

One thing that can never ever die, Music.

The bodies of those that made it may leave but the Soul forever remains with us and God.

Thank You Ben.


Ben E. King

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Timeless As The Legend Who Sang It. Mr. Percy Sledge 1940-2015.

Percy Sledge


“When A Man Loves A Women”

This song has gone down in history as one of the most classic love soul ballads of all time. Something they just do not create anymore.

He left us yesterday April 14th but only in body for his voice and this song will reign Forever.

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Anthony “Tony Z” Zerilli Dies At 87, Detroit Media Silent.

Tony Zerilli

Updated: Wed. April 15 5:58AM.

Funeral Today. April 15, 2015.

Anthony Joseph Zerilli
(October 24, 1927 – March 31, 2015)

Anthony Joseph Zerilli, born October 24, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to Giuseppi and Josephine Zerilli, passed away of natural causes while residing in his Weston, Florida home with his beloved wife, Rosalie.

His Legacy is carried on by his wife, five children and their spouses, sixteen grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and twelve great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:00pm At St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 1301 SW 136 Ave. Davie, Florida 33325. In Michigan, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Rd. Utica, Michigan 48317

Arrangements by T.M. Ralph Funeral Home Sawgrass/Weston 371 NW 136 Avenue Sunrise, FL 33325 954 587-6888

April 14th,

I did Contact John Wisely of the Detroit Free Press today who did a rather in-depth article on July 15, 2014 when Jack “Blackjack” Tocco died last year at the age of 87 and asked why not the same coverage on Tony Z. His response he didn’t even know he had died.

Seems a lot of people don’t know he died or have chosen to ignore it.

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Sunday Eve Sermon ~ “Brothers Keeper” ~ Walter Trout Band.

This master blues guitarist will be back on tour starting in June after almost losing his life. Trout underwent a liver transplant in Sept. 2014 and a post-transplant surgery biopsy ended up giving him a very serious sepsis infection.

Thank God now he is doing well although a dramatic weight loss. Wish Detroit was on the tour list but the closest is Chicago in Aug.
He kicks it off June 15 at Royal Albert Hall, London UK then the USA through Sept. and on to Europe.

Whole tour list here.

Welcome back Walter, what a career you’ve had and hopefully will continue to have for another couple of decades.


Walter Trout

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Happy April Fools Day!

Happy April Fools Day

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Soliloquy” ~ Mike Longo.

Soliloquy is everything you want in a jazz ballad and this Mike Longo composition defines his indescribable talent.

I’ll let you read his extensive Resume here with the Who’s Who of players this pianist has worked with through his long career.

He started playing at age three, by fifteen Oscar Peterson had become his idol and he also became his student. Need I say more. Longo was destined to become greatness.


Mike Longo and Oscar Peterson


Even though you don’t seem to hear his name with the same notoriety as other famous names don’t be fooled. He didn’t play with the likes of Red Allen, Gene Krupa, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and then get hired the day after Dizzy Gillespie first heard him because he was no good.

On the contrary Longo was a masterpiece in the making and every well-known jazz artist and lover knows the sound of his piano keys. So enjoy the taste.

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Ted Cruz’s Demented Ideology.

How Contradictory and Hypocritical Can You Get?


Ted Cruz Lunacy


Yes the right-wing nut job Republicans can honestly tell people that they are against abortion because they are so “Right To Life” but all in the same breath proclaim they want to end health insurance for millions who just obtained it.

So in reality those who had pre-existing conditions can go back to not being able to get insurance.

Outcome: They grow sicker until DEAD.

How anybody can justify this way of thought process and function I will never comprehend.

Ted Cruz shut the government down, rambled on for 21 hours until further derangement about green ham and eggs and was among 47 senators who proceeded to stop any progress of our president’s agenda attempting to stop Iran’s nuclear program by writing a letter to them stating No Deal.

Canadian born.

No to abortion – right to life.
No to health insurance – right to death.

Cut social security, put back big tax breaks for the richest.

Yes, vote for Hypocrite Insanity.

Right To Life my ass.


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Sunday Sleep In ~ “Among My Souvenirs” ~ Clark Terry.



What an absolutely appropriate song title for this legend of a trumpet player and fluglehorn pioneer who just died last month on Feb. 21 at the age of 94.

Of course my first taste of Mr. Terry came watching the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the infamous segment of Stump The Band. It would be Clark who most of the time made up a song that a member of the audience would come up with.

He was one of the very first black musicians to be part of a staff holding a position on a TV network (NBC-TV’s in-house corps of musicians). Started playing with “Tonight Show” band, in 1962 when Johnny Carson took over. But when the show left New York for California in 72′ Terry stayed in NY, though he would appear many many times more throughout the following years.

This man did it all. Playing in both The Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestra’s in the 40’s & 50’s and played with and among every elite jazz player along the way. He put together 17 piece big bands and traveled the world. Led his own bands from 1959 until 2005 also became a Jazz educator. Clark Terry did it with grace, style and class.

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Sunday Sleep In ~ “A World of Blue” ~ Matthew Pablo.

Film Noir Jazz

Beautiful composition written by Matthew Pablo in 2013 for a short film score. There is also a rendition with lyrics written by Ryan Stunkel and sung by Laila Smith whose on her way but still needs a little work. I really just got into the instrumental. It was recorded live at Perfection Studio in Charleston, MA.

Pablo has also created music for a film trailer, animations and video games, personally I think he found his forte with Jazz. Specifically Noir.

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Lesley Gore… Thanks for the songs of my youth.

Lesley Gore


Cancer sadly took another victim Feb 16th, Gore only 68 years old.

I was almost six when “It’s My Party” blasted the radio airways and went to #1 in 63′ but out of all her hits from the early-mid 60s, the song playing would ultimately become my favorite. “You Don’t Own Me” was released just 8 months later and really showcased her vocals. Only 10 years older than me at 16 her career took off.

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