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  1. anon[345] • Disclaimer says:

    https://whatkilledmichaelbrown.com

    Off topic

    But what a breath of fresh air

    Amazon placed What Killed Michael Brown? into “content review” on October 1st, 2020. This move blocks the film from being available on their platform — for now. Their generic explanation states that a film warrants a review if it has offensive content, illegal and infringing content, public domain contain, or poor customer experience offensive content. Our film has not violated any of the above conditions — unless offering a differing cultural viewpoint is offensive.

  2. anon[646] • Disclaimer says:

    How did Monsieur Smoll-yay get roped into this?

    Will it have an all-Nigerian cast?

    Lolz, the one-liners just write themselves.

  3. Directorial Debut at the Joliet Playhouse?!?!?

  4. No doubt his audiences will need a lot of that suspension of disbelief thing.

  5. Yeesh. Had to click through to the actual story b/c I had trouble believing it was true. Just the nature of a skeptic, I suppose.

    Intelligent Dasein says: •
    February 19, 2019 at 12:21 pm GMT • 100 Words

    @Anon

    You are an idiot. And that goes as well for Mr McKenna, Realist, South Texas Guy, and any other commenter who thinks that Jussie is going to skate away after pulling this stunt.

    It’s so nice to know that we have guys like you on our side, staid and faithful and solid until the end. You’re the rock of the reaction, you really are.

    It’s no wonder you need to read Heartiste in order to get laid. Go study up about the Real Science!™ of evolutionary psychology and learn how to impress women with your little dinkies.

    Wimps and losers, all of you.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/jussie-smollett-may-be-in-big-trouble-over-letter/#comment-3050187

    Whatever happened to South Texas Guy? At least Jack D is still with us 🙂

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  6. Per the linked article, Smollet is being bankrolled to the tune of seven figures by Tom Wilson, a Cleveland guy who made his money out of radio stations (some details on Wilson here).

    The Right should be boycotting everything Wilson’s touched in the last 30 years.

  7. He’s half-Jewish.

    There’s your answer right there.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Bill Jones
  8. Clyde says:

    These movies actually make money? Or do they get investors who need losses for tax reasons?

    The film will go into production on Oct. 17 in New York City.
    Jussie Smollett is preparing his feature directorial debut with B-Boy Blues, an adaptation of James Earl Hardy’s classic 1994 novel.

    Former music journalist Hardy’s 1994 book B-Boy Blues centers on a complicated romantic relationship between two Black men: one, a journalist, and the other, a bike messenger. The novel kicked off a series of five more books — including 2nd Time Around, If Only For One Nite, The Day Eazy-E Died, Love The One You’re With and A House is Not a Home — and one short story (“Is It Still Jood To Ya?”). B-Boy Blues was a finalist for a 1995 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT/Small Press Title and has been previously adapted (by Hardy) for the stage.

  9. Clyde says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    He’s half-Jewish.
    There’s your answer right there.

    Read the original article in Hollywood Reporter. The investors and participants are gay and black. Not Jewish. This Smolett thing is a laughably gay production.

  10. Whiskey says: • Website

    Black people are our rulers. See the state funeral for George Floyd.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Pericles
    , @Lace
  11. JS and MM would have made a nice couple.

  12. Jussie Smollett is preparing his feature directorial debut.

    Do you have an address where we can send him the script for our screen adaptation of this?

    Church reportedly gets new altar after threesome between priest, dominatrices

  13. Clyde says:
    @Whiskey

    Black people are our rulers. See the state funeral for George Floyd.

    $14,722,400 racked up by Floyd’s GoFundMe Memorial Fund. Floyd is worth more dead than alive to his family. Itching to somehow get their mitts on this ghetto lottery bonanza.

    Fentanyl druggie Floyd went from no-account Floyd, to 14 million in his bank account Floyd

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  14. The project sounds so inconsequential that it is really a PR stunt. You’re not supposed to actually see the movie, you’re just supposed to see the headline that reads, Jussie Smollett is NOT flushed down the drain, he just directed a movie!!

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Lace
  15. Wake up says:

    How Smollett has avoided prison is beyond me.

    • Agree: Lace
  16. Anon[462] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s kind of a brilliant ploy, end-running any role where the opinion of the public could get in the way. Hollywood higher-ups wants BIPOCs in behind-the-lens roles. Given the subject matter, black homos, I don’t see the audience caring that a hoaxster directed it, but on the other hand, I don’t see there being much of an audience for it.

    Jussie Smollett is preparing his feature directorial debut with B-Boy Blues, an adaptation of James Earl Hardy’s classic 1994 novel.

    James Earl Hardy wrote a “classic” novel? This is the crap that will replace the Great Books in mandatory first year university courses.

  17. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Next the Jackie Coakley biopic, directed by Jackie herself.

    But, just to be (safe): written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely and produced by Jann Wenner.

  18. MEH 0910 says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Intelligent Dasein has an Ace in the hole:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/jussie-smollett-walks/#comment-3117261

    Make no mistake, the person or persons behind this will be discovered and investigated, and in the end it will be far worse for both them and for Jussie than it would have been had the latter simply manned up and taken the rap. For the public has now been informed, in the most pathetic possible way, that justice is no longer available for them through the courts. But justice is no empty concept or fictional proposition invented by men. It is a real, though incorporeal, thing. If the courts will not do justice, then people will seek it by means outside of the courts. And if no human agency is available to secure it, then God Himself will send the Furies to avenge the injured parties.

    Those Furies are taking their sweet time.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    , @Dissident
  19. Justin “Jussie” Smollett = I tell U, jism es just snot!

  20. Altai says:

    Maybe somebody decided Jewish Hollywood directors were too white.

    https://www.jweekly.com/2020/02/03/coming-soon-a-new-leadership-pipeline-for-jews-of-color/

    It’s actually astounding, even SNL made fun of the obvious madness of it all.

    But like Mulder, so many want to believe.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @AndrewR
  21. Pericles says:
    @Whiskey

    I will not forget the inconsolable catamite weeping and clinging to the coffin. Godspeed, black emperor.

    • Replies: @Alden
  22. Rob McX says:
    @Altai

    Thanks.

    “I don’t like it the way it’s being put out there in the media that this is a [fingers up to denote quotation marks] possible hate crime…”

    Yeah…

  23. AndrewR says:
    @Altai

    Surprised either of those videos are still up

  24. @MEH 0910

    No serious Christian believes that Earthly pubishment for sins is a reliable or even common occurrence. It is a fallen world. Evil prospers. Crime pays.

  25. Flip says:

    I’d bet that he worked with Harris and Booker to provide a rationale for their anti-lynching bill, and that the Chicago prosecuting attorney protected him at the behest of the Obamas.

    • Agree: Alden
  26. @JohnnyWalker123

    As was remarked at the time, the jewish-black combo is a hoot.

    Half of him cooks up anti-white race hate lies, the other half fucks it up.

    (And the shirt-lifter piece does it so theatrically)

    • LOL: Alden
  27. @Dave Pinsen

    Claire whoever you are, that is just too funny. Of course humor like this will get you banned from SNL and similar shows.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  28. Lace says:
    @Whiskey

    The casket alone cost $20000-40000, but there are much more expensive ones over $200000. Floyd Meriweather paid over $80000 for the funeral.

    • Replies: @Alden
  29. Lace says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Where the hell do names like ‘Jussie’ come from. He comes across as something which be quite appropriate for going down the toilet.

  30. @Clyde

    Clyde, what bank account? Article after article in nyt or wapo says blacks have no assets or savings.

  31. @Anon

    James Earl Hardy? Wasn’t he Rorschach in Snyder’s Watchmen? Oh, wait, that’s the other one.

  32. Muggles says:

    I guess this will be the Christmas blockbuster film Hollywood has been yearning for.

    Make plans to see it at a theater near you! If you can still find one open for business by then.

  33. MEH 0910 says:

    Sony Pictures Animation has plucked the first feature film from Academy Award winner Matthew A. Cherry.

    After winning the Oscar for his acclaimed short “Hair Love,” Cherry is at work on the tentatively-titled “Tut,” an afro-futuristic, coming-of-age story of the boy king Tutankhamun.

    Based on an original idea from Cherry and Monica A. Young, the film will take audiences on a journey through ancient Egypt and celebrate a culture that introduced the world to countless modern conventions and technologies.

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Clyde
  34. OT, Cleopatra was black part 285, by “freelance writer and editor Hanna Flint”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/14/gal-gadot-cleopatra-backwards-step-for-hollywood-representation

    In recent years historians, such as Hilke Thuer of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, have questioned the long-held belief that Cleopatra VII was white. Scholars agree that there’s no doubt that Cleo was Macedonian-Greek on her father Ptolemy XII’s side, potentially Persian or Syrian too, but because the ethnic origin of her mother remains unverified it has strengthened the idea that the Egyptian ruler was of mixed heritage.

    I’d have thought that statistically, given two married parents of whom the father’s race is known, the odds are heavily in favour of the mother being the same race as the father.

    She’s moaning about Cleo being played by a “fellow white”, but thinks it’s good that a Dev Patel is cast (caste?) as David Copperfield.

    • Replies: @Lace
  35. Clyde says:
    @MEH 0910

    After winning the Oscar for his acclaimed short “Hair Love,” Cherry is at work on the tentatively-titled “Tut,” an afro-futuristic, coming-of-age story of the boy king Tutankhamun.

    “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” Orwell for the mis-educated.
    When we wuz kangs projects into many future Wakandas in Africa, USA and Europe. Behold the future billions of cooped up African males (on their smartphones) who make the largest bum rush in history into developed nations. Making Camp of the Saints look as pathetic commentary.

    BTW last year I read a great New Yorker article about all the NGO’s setting up solar charging stations for African’s phones.
    ___________________

    The Race to Solar-Power Africa | The New Yorker
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/06/26/the…
    Jun 26, 2017 ·
    I’d come to Daban to learn about the boom in solar power in sub-Saharan Africa. The spread of cell phones in the region has made it possible for residents to pay daily or weekly bills using …

    • LOL: Alden
    • Replies: @Clyde
  36. @Lace

    I wish I had Jussie’s, um… “girl”!
    I wish I had Jussie’s er, um, “girl”!
    Where can I find
    A… y’know, um, a “woman” like… that?
    I wish I had…. Jussie’s…… girl.

    • Troll: Lace
  37. Once you become the inspiration and source for one of Dave Chappelle’s bits, and a bit, mind you, that will go down in stand up comedy history, you are really and truly toast.

  38. So is this gonna be like with Roman Polanski, where he’ll be celebrated for 40 years before they finally admit he’s trash?

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    , @Alden
  39. Anon87 says:

    How much of the Jessie incident planted the seed in people’s heads that yes, we can do whatever we want without any repercussions? No one has stopped them yet.

  40. Alden says:
    @Pericles

    So you and Whiskey watched the royal funeral. You’re braver than I.

  41. Alden says:
    @Lace

    5 or 6 kids, named jazzy jizzy junkie jerky all silly made up names starting with J ending with y or ie.

    At least they avoided 4 syllable names ending with avious

    Directing is a hard job, especially with gay actors .

    Recommend a great comedy on Netflix. Harlem Nights. 193o NYC gangsters great production values. It was written and directed by Eddie Murphy at age 28. Murphy is a multitalented entertainer. Probably a hard worker. and top management skills. Directed a great movie age 28. I read about it. Murphy kept to the budget brought it in in time, everybody got along, no overtime no squabbling

    Allegedly

    I can just see Smollett and his gay actors squabbling around.

    • Thanks: Lace
  42. @Anon

    “a ‘classic’ novel?”

    Anything black or gay is instantly classic. Black and gay is double the classic with a sliced banana.

  43. @R.G. Camara

    “he’s trash?”

    Roman Polanski, the human being, is worse than trash. He was, quite possibly, the Jeffrey Epstein of late 60s Hollywood. His films, however, are magnificent sliced bananas. I’m going to re-watch his version of Macbeth (1971) to put me in a Halloween mood.

    • Replies: @Lace
  44. @Cloudbuster

    “It is a fallen world. Evil prospers. Crime pays.”

    The god of this world is a spider.

  45. @Buffalo Joe

    She’s the founder of Quillette.

  46. @Cloudbuster

    Funny you should say that and that I should read your post right after following MEH’s link down the memory hole into a past world of iSteve commentary. It led me to this NYT story:

    https://www.nytimes.com/1982/11/02/nyregion/5-men-plead-guilty-to-822-crimes-against-100-in-wild-spree-on-li.html

    Significantly: 1) the NYT never mentions once that the criminals are Jamaican migrants and 2) they’re all free men today, raising families and whatnot. They just enjoyed a few years of free room & board courtesy the taxpayers.

  47. Dissident says:
    @MEH 0910

    If the courts will not do justice, then people will seek it by means outside of the courts. And if no human agency is available to secure it, then God Himself will send the Furies to avenge the injured parties.

    On that, Intelligent Dasein is right. The question is only one of when, not if. If not in this world, then in the next. In the end, nobody, nowhere, gets away with anything.

  48. Lace says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    That’s all true, and Chinatown is one of the greatest films ever made, IMO. Never heard phrase ‘magnificent sliced bananas’. May not use it, though.

  49. Alden says:
    @Lace

    Who’s Floyd Merriweather?

    • LOL: bruce county
    • Replies: @Lace
  50. Alden says:
    @R.G. Camara

    Aren’t the Jews still celebrating Polanski as a great artist and liberator of 13 year old girls from Puritan sexual repression?

    After he drugged her He asked her if she was on the pill. She said no so he sodomized her. I just don’t understand how the evil goyim can stereotype Jews as sexual predators of very young shiksas.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    , @Lace
  51. Clyde says:
    @Clyde

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/06/26/the-race-to-solar-power-africa

    A Reporter at Large
    June 26, 2017 Issue
    The Race to Solar-Power Africa
    American startups are competing to bring electricity to communities that remain off the grid.
    By Bill McKibben
    June 19, 2017

    The cacao-farming community of Daban, in Ghana, is seven degrees north of the equator, and it’s always hot. In May, I met with several elders there to talk about the electricity that had come to the town a few months earlier, when an American startup installed a solar microgrid nearby. Daban could now safely store the vaccine for yellow fever; residents could charge their cell phones at home rather than walking to a bigger town to do it. As we talked, one of the old men handed me a small plastic bag of water, the kind street venders sell across West Africa—you just bite off a corner and drink. The water was ice-cold and refreshing, but it took me an embarrassingly long moment to understand the pleasure with which he offered it: cold water was now available in this hot place. There was enough power to run a couple of refrigerators, and so coldness was, for the first time, a possibility.

    I’d come to Daban to learn about the boom in solar power in sub-Saharan Africa. The spread of cell phones in the region has made it possible for residents to pay daily or weekly bills using mobile money, and now the hope is that, just as cell phones bypassed the network of telephone lines, solar panels will enable many rural consumers to bypass the electric grid. From Ghana, I travelled to Ivory Coast, and then to Tanzania, and along the way I encountered a variety of new solar ventures, most of them American-led. Some, such as Ghana’s Black Star Energy, which had electrified Daban, install solar microgrids, small-scale versions of the giant grid Americans are familiar with. Others, such as Off-Grid Electric, in Tanzania and Ivory Coast, market home-based solar systems that run on a panel installed on each individual house. These home-based systems can’t produce enough current for a fridge, but they can supply each home with a few lights, a mobile-phone charger, and, if the household can afford it, a small, super-efficient flat-screen TV.

    Source: The New Yorker

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  52. @Clyde

    It used to be a test of a society’s organizational skills whether they could keep a phone network and a power grid going. Much of the new technology makes it easier for less competent cultures to have nice things, which is good.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
  53. Clyde says:

    And Bill McKibben wrote this. This helps Africans within Africa, such as a cell phone alert can be sent by a farmer that he needs harvesters and will pay well. The downside is this makes it easier for them to coordinate invasions northward and into European nations. Makes hook ups easier so more African population quicker.

    Right now England is being inundated by 3rd worlders in boats who set off from France. All coordinated by phone. When 5G phones get widely used, the networks get setup, this is going to be interesting.

  54. Dissident says:
    @Alden

    Aren’t the Jews still celebrating Polanski as a great artist and liberator of 13 year old girls from Puritan sexual repression?

    Which Jews? The ones I know never celebrated Polanski at any time, for any reason. Not even for his creative achievements, let alone for his depravity and predation. Many, believe it or not, wouldn’t even know who Polanski is.

    It might be germane here to quote from a past comment of mine:

    [MORE]

    Meanwhile, how many of these self-anointed defenders of women and children (peddlers of what the legendary NYC talk radio caller (Vintage) Frank from Queens dubbed political kiddie porn; or, to use Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s recent coinage, pedophrasty) were at least complicit, if not fully culpable, in cheering and championing convicted child-rapist Roman Polanski? These sanctimonious scolds must be confronted with that, along with numerous other instances of rank hypocrisy on their part, every time they dare to open their foul traps in purported moral indignation.

    The second of the two hyper-linked URLs that I had inserted into the above text is to the 2017 Daily Beast piece Roman Polanski Is a Child Rapist. It’s Long Past Time for Hollywood to Cast Him Out.. Particularly relevant to note here is that the byline is “Marlow Stern“; and that the individuals he names and chastises include a number of non-Jews.

    Also, “liberator of 13 year old girls from Puritan sexual repression”? Can you cite a single example of someone unironically offering such a characterization of Polanski? That, along with your final sentence, are yet more of the wild hyperbolic excesses found in many of your comments that make one wonder whether they aren’t instances of the trolling that you have admitted to regularly indulging in here.

  55. @Steve Sailer

    Certainly, even a small amount of intermittent electricity to have a few lights, charge a cell phone and power a mini-flat screen TV is an improvement over no electricity.

    The question is how we in the US will adapt to intermittent electricity after having become accustomed to reliable electricity.

    I guess under the upcoming Biden-Harris Administration, we will find out soon enough?

    Why do “they” hate President Trump. See this

    https://www.wtae.com/article/pecan-pie-cheesecake-is-your-new-favorite-fall-dessert/23595687#

    (the link is to a local TV station showing the president at the Shale Insight Conference)

  56. Lace says:
    @Alden

    I just saw that when someone mentioned the funeral and I wondered what that gold casket had cost. I don’t follow boxing, so I was hearing of this boxer for the first time. I see it’s ‘Mayweather’, not ‘Meriweather’.

  57. Lace says:
    @Alden

    I don’t know whether ‘celebrate’ is quite the word, but everybody knows that quite a number of Polanski’s films are masterpieces. That would include Jews, which he was, and as for ‘celebrating’ the paedophilia, I don’t know if Jews are doing that, but most people haven’t been.

    There are lots of thoroughly immoral great artists, just like there are lots of immoral people, period. Maybe they should have something to do with each other, but they don’t, because immorality occurs in all groups and classes, so it doesn’t make sense for it to detract from their talent. Lots of people think it does though. If it really mattered to people, where would Frank Sinatra’s fanbase gone, forget about classical artists like Rudolph Nureyev or film stars like Lana Turner.

  58. Lace says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    And what about that big deal recently of that actress who played Aretha Franklin or some black singer, saying she was wrong for it because she ‘wasn’t black enough’. Not the current thing about Aretha, I think, but I thought it was pretty pitiful to regret getting a big star turn–I thought I read it was about 5 years ago, but I can’t find it.

  59. @Lace

    “quite a number of Polanski’s films are masterpieces”

    Pffft. Knife in the Water and Rosemary’s Baby. That’s it. That is actually, really it.

    FFS, grow up. Scorsese had a better track record before he made Taxi Driver.

    • Replies: @Lace
  60. Lace says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Chinatown, you culturally illiterate fool. That’s better than anything Scorsese made. You probably have never even seen it. There are others, but that’s all the time I’ve got for some drunken commenter like you.

  61. “Chinatown”

    Oh, I think you mean Robert Towne.

    Even then, not really much of a piece, let alone a masterpiece. Confusing weird retro Chandleresque detective nonsense about incest and water rights in the SFV? Meaning what exactly? …This is genius? Check your factory presets. But I will say Rosemary’s Baby is really well cast, and very carefully shot, and the nightmare devil scene is one for the casebooks. Even though he was just sort of transcribing Ira Levin. Join me for lunch at the Culturally Illiterate Cafe some time. We’ll split a hard-boiled egg.

    “I was listening, listening
    To the rain.
    I was hearing, hearing
    Something else.”
    — Tom Verlaine

    • Replies: @Lace
  62. Lace says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I am not interested in arguing with you. About anything. June Havoc did a skit with Danny Thomas in 1950 which I saw on an old VHS from NYPL. They had a breakfast of boiled egg with a cracker. You’re even cheaper.

    I thought you were one of the smarties, but you’re a nasty asshole with ‘grow up’ and ‘check your factory resets’. Mind your fucking manners. Don’t ever talk to me like that again.

    But even if a director or actor makes only ONE great film–say, as per your opinion (only), Rosemary’s Baby–that is a major achievement if it’s a great film. You can say what you want about Chinatown, especially since you wanted to be sure I knew you knew about Robert Towne; it doesn’t change my view at all and I don’t give a shit what you think about it. Garbo made a number of fine films, Catherine Deneuve has made many, and so has Daniel Auteuil–all are brilliant actors and have been fortunate in making many good ones–although they’re not really ‘morality-challenged’ in any serious way at last. I don’t think Lana Turner made but one really good film, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and although she was quite an indecent person, that still counts for something–it’s a great film. Rudolph Nureyev was the greatest male dancer of the 20th c., yet we know what he continued (and maybe spread) even after knowing of hiv status. Norman Mailer beat up his wife–he was a great writer, several novels are brilliant. Fritz Lang killed his first wife in Germany–he was nonetheless a great director of films, especially in Germany with the Mabuse films, but also in Hollywood. Barbra Streisand supports all bullshit liberal causes, but she could sing with power. Frank Sinatra hung out with Mafia low-lifes, but was also probably the best male pop singer. And so on and on.

    • Replies: @Dissident
  63. Dissident says:
    @Lace

    [Tangent upon a tangent]

    Frank Sinatra hung out with Mafia low-lifes, but was also probably the best male pop singer.

    Many (including myself) would contend that Bing Crosby’s singing had more depth, versatility and soul than Sinatra’s. I might count Johnny Hartman as being superior to Sinatra as well. I doubt I would be alone in finding Hartman’s voice more soulful and more candid.
    (The collaboration between Hartman and John Coltrane is simply superb.)

    • Replies: @Lace
  64. Lace says:
    @Dissident

    I certainly respect different tastes, and Sinatra I only liked at certain periods–as in that peculiar 50s movie with Doris Day Young at Heart, where he sings “Just One of Those Things” and “One for My Baby” better than anybody I’ve ever heard. But he was never my favourite male singer either. When I first heard Gilbert Becaud (“What Now My Love”) in the 70s, I finally heard a male singer I really thought was great. Noticed that, of American singers, I primarily liked women vocalists–over the years, Rosemary Clooney, early Streisand, Dionne Warwick. My mother’s favourite singer was Bing Crosby too. I chose Sinatra because the subject was vicious people who were nevertheless extremely talented–and Sinatra was no amateur at various kinds of vileness. I also liked Charles Trenet (“Que Reste-t-il”). Was odd, because I was not so crazy about the French women singers, although there’s no denying Piaf. I have liked some of the Brits–David Bowie and early Tom Jones before he became so Vegas-whore.

    Thank you for mentioning Johnny Hartman with Coltrane. I’ll listen to it–have always been huge fan of Coltrane, and I heard one of his best pianists, McCoy Tyner, in concert in early 2001. I must tell this story, because it’s so unbelievable: It was at the Tarrytown Music Hall (maybe 50 miles up from New York, maybe a little less…) and I travelled from NYC to it, thought it would be something different, although he was often at the Blue Note down the street. Tyner FORGOT to come to his own concert! I’ve never heard of that before. He had to be sped from NY up to Tarrytown while some other musicians improvised through the waiting. It was worth it–amazing fingers, as did Red Garland, and a number of those old jazz guys. But that was the ‘height of nonchalance’ as the old B’way song goes.

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