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I Remember Len Dobbin

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Len Dobbin was a cool jazz voice on the radio when I was a teenager just getting into playing jazz. In fact, my love affair with jazz began in the 1970s when I discovered the album Headhunters by Herbie Hancock in 1973. Up to that point I had been playing pop and folk music, like most ...

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I Remember Charlie Biddle

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Charlie Biddle--even the name sounds like show biz. But it didn't take long for that name to become a pseudonym for Montreal jazz. I guess it helps to a club named after you.

When anyone talked of Montreal jazz, Charlie's name always came up. Truly he was one of those larger-than-life figures. Not only did ...