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The Miner was saddened to learn this week of the April 27 death of painter Philip Stein. Longtime assistant to, and biographer of, Mexican social-realist muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, Stein's most famous work has been viewed by patrons in the world's most famous jazz club for the past 40 years. At the request of his brother-in-law Max Gordon, Estaño (as his mentor dubbed him) painted a vibrant, enigmatic three-panel canvas for the back wall in Gordon's Greenwich Village nightspot the Village Vanguard.
Completed in 1968, this untitled work wasn't Stein's only connection to jazz. He began collecting 78s as a kid and later produced a couple of records by Dixieland trombonist Big Chief Russell Moore. In the 1980s, Stein moved to Spain where he continued to paint and hosted a jazz radio program. Philip Stein was 90.
Cult Hero of Polish Jazz
Krzysztof Komeda ~ "Astigmatic"
(Blog: Pan Mietek)
Amusing Thai Dancehallers (what a cover!)
Buddha Bless ~ "Kat Man Du"
From the album: Pak Takhrai (mp3)
Greatest Brother Act Ever? You Bet
Blue Sky Boys ~ "Blue Sky Boys"
(Blog: Jeremy's Saggy Record Cabinet)
[7 more soundtracks to accompany the visions in your head, after the jump]
Simply Sizzling Batucada
Meireles e Sua Orquestra ~ "Brazilian Beat, Vol. 2"
(Blog: Global Groove)
From the album: Madureira Chorou (mp3)
Horny Horns? You Bet
The Pazant Brothers & The Beaufort Express ~ "Loose and Juicy"
(Blog: Blog do Nirso)
Mary Lou Williams was the Resident Genius Here
Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy ~ "1929-1931"
(Blog: Regálme Esta Noche)
Only Big-Ass Bamboo Need Apply
Swara Cipta Priyanti ~ "Music of Bali: Jegog"
(Blog: Aphelion Shelter)
Here's the Tender Coming
Dave Burland ~ "A Dalesman's Litany"
(Blog: Time Has Told Me)
From the album: Lord Lovel (mp3)
North of the Border Funk
Carla Whitney ~ "...With Choker Campbell & the Super Sounds"
(Blog: Oufar Khan)
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