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5✭♫: The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines · This song is by Joni Mitchell and Charles Min­gus (re­cent­ly dis­cussed in this space). It first ap­peared on Mitchell’s Min­gus in 1979 but I no longer have that ver­sion; this is about the ver­sion on the 1980 Shad­ows and Light, a live set fea­tur­ing Ja­co Pas­to­rius, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Michael Breck­er, Don Alias, and The Per­sua­sion­s. The whole record is worth­while, great in spot­s. Dry Clean­er is pure genius-level mu­si­cal fun. (“5✭♫” se­ries in­tro­duc­tion here; with an ex­pla­na­tion of why the ti­tle may look bro­ken.) ...
Tab Sweep · This is go­ing to be big and have month-old news in it; a con­se­quence of the long southern-hemisphere post­ing in­ter­rup­tion. I’ll even group ’em in­to para­graph­s ...
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