The Quickie Quiz is back. Here goes: On the album, John Coltrane, Ole, Atlantic 1373, there is an appearance by a musician by the name of George Lane. To my knowledge, George Lane never appeared on any other record. Why is that?
Ever since we started appearing regularly in Google searches, all kinds of interesting people are finding Jazz Collector, which is great. We recently got a peak at a very cool Bud Powell collectible that we hope to share with you soon, and we also just got a note from a documentary filmmaker who is looking for a serious jazz record collector in the greater Washington DC area for a documentary movie about jazz. If you fit the bill and are interested in appearing in a documentary, you can contact Stefan at email@example.com. If you do participate in this, please make sure to share the experience with your colleagues here at Jazz Collector.
Haven’t done a quiz in awhile and the post on Newk’s Time this morning got me thinking: How did Sonny Rollins get the nickname Newk?
Yes, Rudolf, that is correct. Here’s a picture of Don Newcombe in his Dodgers uniform in the mid-1950s. And below is our Newk in a different kind of uniform.
What was Dexter Gordon’s first LP for the Blue Note label? Who were the other musicians? Extra credit if you don’t look it up (as always, we rely on the honor system).
While we’re on the topic of Bird: Who wrote the Charlie Parker biography “Bird Lives” and what was his relationship to Bird?
Many people assume that the Charlie Parker tune “Billie’s Bounce” was named in honor of Billie Holliday. That is not the case. Who, in fact, was the Billie in “Billie’s Bounce?”
Back from Key West. It was very nice, but it’s nice to be back home among my vinyl friends. Here’s a question from the archives, which I’m continuing to wade through: On John Coltrane Soultrane, Prestige 7142, there is a beautiful ballad called “Theme For Ernie.” Who was the Ernie that inspired the tune? Bonus: Who wrote it? Of course, it’s easy to look up. But let’s see who knows the answer without doing so. As always, we will rely on the Honor System.
As a follow-up to my last post, here’s an easy one:
Sheila Jordan’s Portrait of Sheila, was one of two LPs issued by Blue Note in its 9000 vocal series. What was the other vocal LP?
How many 10-inch LPs did Blue Note issue in its 5000 Series? Bonus: What was the first LP issued in this series?
The pianist Argonne Thornton played on classic recordings such as Charlie Parker’s “Now’s the Time” and Dexter Gordon’s “Dexter’s Deck.” He later changed his name. What new name did he take?