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Schooner

By Rich Amole, Blogfinger staff historian/researcher.

This  is a post card image of a Tall Sail Schooner with a bit of a breeze hitting its sails off the Grove’s beach—- 108 years ago in 1906.

Not much on text back then— just a simple “Greetings from Ocean Grove” which still holds up today, not so much for that Schooner………..

COLEMAN HAWKINS     From a jazz planet far, far away–contemplates the passage of time with “What a Difference a Day Makes”

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Summer, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove.  Summer, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

LEA SALONGA:  “Sun and Moon”  From Miss Saigon

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band. New Orleans. By Paul Goldfinger ©

New Orleans. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

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Three Graces. Roman 2nd century. Florence, Italy. By Paul Goldfinger © Silver gelatin print.

Three Graces. Roman 2nd century, from the Greek.  Florence, Italy. Silver gelatin darkroom print by Paul Goldfinger ©

CACHAO  (the great Cuban bassist) : The title or lyrics  are not important. We need a  special musical reflection to provide a soundtrack for these “Three Graces” who somehow still seem alive, 2,000 years after they were frozen in time by an unknown artist. It seems appropriate that they stand above everyone in a magnificent  setting in Florence.

Reposted from 2014.  Too beautiful to ignore for long. 

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Ocean Grove. November 12, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Ocean Grove. November 12, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

SARAH VAUGHAN:

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By Bob Bowné.  September, 2014. ©

By Bob Bowné. September, 2014. ©

 

Paul,

….ahhhhh….the tourists are finally gone!!!!!!   🙂

Bob.

 

DICK HYMAN AND KEN PEPLOWSKI   “Gone with the Wind.”  Live at the Kitano   (A Japanese owned hotel in NYC which features jazz)

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Ocean Grove flea market. May 31, 2014.  Moe Demby photo. Blogfinger staff. ©

Ocean Grove flea market. May 31, 2014. Moe Demby photo. Blogfinger staff. ©

IRMA THOMAS AND ALAIN TOUSSAINT   from the HBO series Treme

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5th Avenue at 60th Street by Central Park. By Paul Goldfinger. May, 2014

The Doris C. Freedman Plaza.  5th Avenue at 60th Street by Central Park. By Paul Goldfinger out a  taxi window. May, 2014.  ©Click to enlarge

JOHN COLTRANE   “Central Park West”

 

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Treme is the story of New Orleans after Katrina.  On Dec 1, 2013 it returned for its fourth and final season.  We’ll hate to see it end.  It has brought the wonder of New Orleans jazz to HBO along with stories of musicians, chefs, fishermen, Mardi Gras, and the struggle to recover from the storm. Episode one, last Sunday, had a lot of music and it was great.

One of the highlights was to hear the Ellis Marsalis quintet. Here is a song, not from the Treme soundtrack, but from Ellis Marsalis’ album “A New Orleans Christmas Carol.'”—Deluxe Edition.  The song is called “Christmas Time is Here.” This is a beautiful tune–not often heard.

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From the Pine Barrens Series.  By Paul Goldfinger © 2013

From the Pine Barrens Series. By Paul Goldfinger © 2013

AARON WEINSTEIN (violin) and JOHN PIZZARELLI  (vocal and guitar).  From the album  “A Handful of Stars.”   This song, “Let’s Get Lost,” was in a 1943 movie “Happy Go Lucky” and then in a 1988 Oscar nominated documentary about the jazz trumpet player/singer Chet Baker.

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