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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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The International Montreal Jazz Festival has begun, it gave the idea for this new playlist.

 

John Williams' Jazz
 

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Some early Williams! In summer, I listen to Jazz!

 

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Remembers John Kirby/The Big Small Bands (2011, Fresh Sound Records, FSRCD 2259, Compilation)

Featuring John T. Williams (p) (o)

 

 

 

 

 

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World on a String (1957, Bethlehem, BCP-6025)
Let's Fall In Love; Over The Rainbow; My Shining Hour; Here's What I'm Here For; Come Rain Or Come Shine; That Old Black Magic; Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea; Hit The Road To Dreamland; Stormy Weather; I've Got The World On A String; Sleepin' Bee; Get Happy.

 

 

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The Johnny Williams Orchestra Plays Sounds from Screen Spectaculars (1957, Craftsmen, C-8043)
Dearly Beloved; Pennies From Heaven (Vocal: Doris Drew); Brazil; Exactly Like You (Vocal: Bob Grabeau); Long Ago (And Far Away); On The Sunny Side Of The Street; Put The Blame On Mame (Vocal: Doris Drew); I'm Old Fashioned.

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(Reissued in 1996 as "Movie Memories [Big Hits]", Simitar/Pickwick, 1126-2, 10 tracks, Stereo)

Theme from "Picnic"; Dearly Beloved; Brazil; Exactly Like You (Vocal: Bob Grabeau); On The Sunny Side Of The Street; Pennies From Heaven (Vocal: Doris Drew); I'm Old Fashioned; Long Ago And Far Away; Put The Blame On Mame (Vocal: Doris Drew); The Anniversary Song.

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This one is among my best ones!
 

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Folk Songs for Far Out Folk (1959, Warner Bros. Records, W 1277)

Featuring Johnny T. Williams (p).

 

(Released in 1959, Warner Bros. Records, WS 1277, Stereo)

 

(Reissued in 2007, Reebot Stereophonic Records)

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Some of my favorites:

The arrangement by Bob Curnow is really good too.

I would like this song even more it there wasn't a crazy long drum solo.

Played this for marching band as a freshman. Good memories.

Hated this song at first, but it grew on me.

 

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On 2017-01-25 at 10:01 AM, Disco Stu said:

Listening to Dizzy Gillespie At Newport this morning, one of my favorite jazz albums of all time.

 

 

 

I listened to it this week.... Great discovery, but I need to make my ear on these. I'm a fan of vocal jazz and cool jazz, bossa nova at first. When it goes too intense, it annoys me a little bit!

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3 hours ago, Bespin said:

 

I listened to it this week.... Great discovery, but I need to make my ear on these. I'm a fan of vocal jazz and cool jazz, bossa nova at first. When it goes too intense, it annoys me a little bit!

 

Dizzy actually did experiment with bossa nova in the 60s. I love the song "One Note Samba" especially.  Cool as an ice cold rum punch ;) 

 

 

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I'm currently discovering Johnny Mercer as a singer (well of his own songs!) and I love it.

 

That man's got swing! And I love his deep voice!

 

A true revelation for me.

 

 

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On 19/02/2017 at 10:11 PM, Bespin said:

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis - Miles Ahead

 

 

Great.

Now try BITCHES BREW, ON THE CORNER, TUTU, and AURA, then go back and listen to KIND OF BLUE; the cymbal crash at about 1:30, on SO WHAT?...oh, yeah!

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27 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

The best renditions of those songs!

 

I have to take your word, I understand nothing!!!

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3 minutes ago, Richard said:

I don't understand a single word that Jacques Brel sings, but I enjoy listening to it.

 

Ne me quitte pas!!!

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