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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mad Met: Tommy Davis on the 1967 New York Jazz Scene

See that’s the thing.  I had one of my best years in New York and I think a lot had to do with my mindset.  You look at the back of the baseball card and notice a season that sticks out from the others and you wonder why the guy played so well that one particular year.  I was very happy in New York.  My wife and children were back in L.A. and I missed them terribly, but the ambient, rolling sounds of the subway trains as I fell asleep at my mother’s house after home games, the common harmonies of my youth, soothed my loneliness, like some sweet, nightly lullaby.  I woke up and arrived at Shea Stadium every day with a smile and got to take witness to an extraordinary jazz scene after hours.

djordan Posted: April 10, 2014 at 09:59 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. deputydrew Posted: April 10, 2014 at 04:50 PM (#4684056)
If one season was to jump out at me from Tommy's b-r.com page, it wouldn't be 1967.
   2. Tubbs is Bobby Grich when he flys off the handle Posted: April 10, 2014 at 05:50 PM (#4684094)
djordan, thanks for posting these articles. I hadn't really ever given too much thought to Davis' year with NY but this article gave me great insight into his going from a perennial contender to his hometown losing team and his embracing of the experience. I'd love to hear more from Davis, especially his time with Oakland & Baltimore. I also enjoy the articles by John D'Acquisto. Keep them coming!
   3. Rants Mulliniks Posted: April 11, 2014 at 11:43 AM (#4684463)
Yeah, Davis is a lyrical writer. Nice article.
   4. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: April 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM (#4684473)
I went to see Hugh Masekela a few weeks ago and in between songs he told stories of the music scene in New York when he was a student in the early 60's. Just amazing the quality of music you could hear in New York then, and that was just the Jazz!
   5. Rants Mulliniks Posted: April 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM (#4684479)
If any of you jazz fans aren't familiar with Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopian, but he played in NY a lot in the 60's), do yourselves a favour and check him out.
   6. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 11, 2014 at 10:37 PM (#4684876)
I'd love to hear more from Davis, especially his time with Oakland & Baltimore.


I'd love to hear his thoughts on the Seattle Pilots.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 12, 2014 at 01:32 AM (#4684934)
How were the Wailers and Sonics' jazz chops?

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