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RE: OT: NEW He's Dead, Jim--notable Deaths thread
(01-02-2021 07:53 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  R.I.P. to Eugene Joseph Wright (May 29, 1923 – December 30, 2020) who was an American jazz bassist who was a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Aged 97--pretty darn good!



Nothing wrong with that clip, but if we're going to mention the Dave Brubeck Quartet, we need a clip of Take Five, IMO the most amazing piece of jazz music ever. This video doesn't feature a solo by Wright unfortunately - it starts and ends with the very familiar sax solo by composer Paul Desmond, and also features amazing piano and drum solos by Dave Brubeck (piano) and Joe Morello (drums).

Another noteworthy thing about Take Five is that Desmond willed the royalty receipts from that song to the American Red Cross upon his death, and they routinely bring in six figures a year with that wonderful bequeath.



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RE: OT: NEW He's Dead, Jim--notable Deaths thread
(01-02-2021 09:46 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  
(01-02-2021 07:53 PM)GoodOwl Wrote:  R.I.P. to Eugene Joseph Wright (May 29, 1923 – December 30, 2020) who was an American jazz bassist who was a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Aged 97--pretty darn good!



Nothing wrong with that clip, but if we're going to mention the Dave Brubeck Quartet, we need a clip of Take Five, IMO the most amazing piece of jazz music ever. This video doesn't feature a solo by Wright unfortunately - it starts and ends with the very familiar sax solo by composer Paul Desmond, and also features amazing piano and drum solos by Dave Brubeck (piano) and Joe Morello (drums).

Another noteworthy thing about Take Five is that Desmond willed the royalty receipts from that song to the American Red Cross upon his death, and they routinely bring in six figures a year with that wonderful bequeath.




Good post. Nice to have something we can agree on.
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RE: OT: NEW He's Dead, Jim--notable Deaths thread
Phil Spector, one of the greatest music producers ever, as well as a convicted murderer, dead at 81.
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Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton, at 75.
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(01-19-2021 05:01 PM)WRCisforgotten79 Wrote:  Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton, at 75.

Oh, man, no! I will surely miss his commentary--he's been a comforting voice on the radio since the early 90s. Pitch a no-hitter in heaven, Don!
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Hall of Famer and Braves announcer Don Sutton dies at 75

Quote:As a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and four other major-league teams, Don Sutton won 324 games and earned a spot in baseball’s Hall of Fame.

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Don Sutton: Great at pitching, greater at talking about it

Don Sutton passes away at 75: 'He was Pensacola's first superstar athlete'
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Former Houston Oilers linebacker and Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson, 68.
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Yet another baseball legend and HOFer passes away-- Hammering Hank Aaron at 86.
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(01-22-2021 10:31 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  Yet another baseball legend and HOFer passes away-- Hammering Hank Aaron at 86.

And some wine in Hank’s Honor -
https://www.winespectator.com/articles/d...hank-aaron
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RE: OT: NEW He's Dead, Jim--notable Deaths thread
Henry Aaron...the last player eliminated by Joe Posnanski from the Willie Mays Hall of Fame...check his blog under the "Willie Mays Hall of Fame"
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RE: OT: NEW He's Dead, Jim--notable Deaths thread
7 hall of famers died in 2020 (Tom Seaver, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford, Joe Morgan. Al Kaline died last April, and Phil Niekro). And two more so far have died this year (Sutton and Aaron - also one manager in Tommy Lasorda).

RIP to Hammering Hank.

And because this is a Rice board, we should point out again the fact that a Rice Owl bettered Aaron in one of his MLB accomplishments - becoming the first person on the alphabetical list of all-time major leaguers. David Aardsma supplanted the Aarons (both Hank and Tommy) when he made his MLB debut. I don't recall his exact quote, but didn't he give all the credit to his parents when someone pointed out he now was 1st?
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RE: OT: NEW He's Dead, Jim--notable Deaths thread
(01-22-2021 04:42 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  And because this is a Rice board, we should point out again the fact that a Rice Owl bettered Aaron in one of his MLB accomplishments - becoming the first person on the alphabetical list of all-time major leaguers. David Aardsma supplanted the Aarons (both Hank and Tommy) when he made his MLB debut. I don't recall his exact quote, but didn't he give all the credit to his parents when someone pointed out he now was 1st?

Yes!

"I owe it all to my parents," is the quote on p. 607 of The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (2nd edition, 2016).

Aardsma's quote is in the "Names" section of the book. It follows this one: "When the Indians traded Stubby Clapp in 2004, Bud Geracie of the San Jose Mercury News said it was "for a player to be named better."

We all owe our parents a lot. :-)
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(01-22-2021 04:42 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  7 hall of famers died in 2020 (Tom Seaver, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford, Joe Morgan. Al Kaline died last April, and Phil Niekro). And two more so far have died this year (Sutton and Aaron)

RIP to Hammering Hank.

And because this is a Rice board, we should point out again the fact that a Rice Owl bettered Aaron in one of his MLB accomplishments - becoming the first person on the alphabetical list of all-time major leaguers. David Aardsma supplanted the Aarons (both Hank and Tommy) when he made his MLB debut. I don't recall his exact quote, but didn't he give all the credit to his parents when someone pointed out he now was 1st?

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https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/3067...da-dies-93

https://www.google.com/search?q=don+sutt...QRjvGPAKBM
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RE: OT: NEW He's Dead, Jim--notable Deaths thread
Larry King dead at 87.
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I'm not sure if anyone remembers but Larry King's early career was as a very late night radio talk show host (carried on KTRH in Houston). He always had very interesting guests from a variety of fields but the best part of his show was discussing his childhood in Brooklyn growing up with his neighbor...Sandy Koufax. The stories were always interesting and very funny.
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(01-23-2021 09:46 AM)Houston Owl 2 Wrote:  the best part of (Larry King's) show was discussing his childhood in Brooklyn growing up with his neighbor...Sandy Koufax.

When contacted about the oft-told tale of King, Koufax & buddies going to New Haven, Conn., for ice cream at Carvel ... Koufax said it wasn't true.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/l...03fd82c6e/

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"I've never been in New Haven, not to this day." (1991)

Furthermore, he says, he and Larry King have never been friends.

In fact, he says, even though they grew up in the same neighborhood, he didn't get to know King until long after both had left Brooklyn behind. King was on the radio by the time they met, and the Carvel story had already become a part of his life.

"I asked him about it," Koufax remembers.

And?

"He just laughed."

(If the Washington Post article is behind a paywall, here's a link to a derivative article: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2009...truth.html)
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I remember King from Miami Dolphins radio broadcasts when I used to travel through that part of the country in the Navy. Other graduates of the same high school within a couple of years of King were Fred Wilpon, and for Astros fans, Bob and Ken Aspromonte.

Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest for King to have greatly embellished the story about Koufax in order to drop a name.
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