*tap tap tap* Is This Thing On?
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A reminder that the CD John Doheny Presents the Professors of Pleasure: Tulane University Faculty Band, Volume Two is available through Amazon.com.

Also available is John Doheny's CD Parades and Saints, recorded with The Real Cool Killers. You can buy it through Amazon.com by clicking through this link.

Alternatively, you can send a private message to yours truly, the moderator of this community, for details on how to buy a copy of either CD for $2 less than the price listed on Amazon.com.

On This Day . . .
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in 1953, John Doheny was born in Seattle, Washington. Happy Birthday, John!

Professors of Pleasure, Volume Two, Available on Amazon.com
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The CD John Doheny Presents the Professors of Pleasure: Tulane University Faculty Band, Volume Two, which has been unavailable for sale anywhere online for a while, is now available again through Amazon.com. If you don't have a copy, now is the time to pick one up! Alternatively, you can send a private message to yours truly, the moderator of this community, for details on how to buy a copy for $2 less than the price listed on Amazon.com.

Here is the fifth track from the CD, "Funky B," written by Jim Markway. The song features Jim Markway on bass, Geoff Clapp on drums, Jesse McBride on piano, John Doheny on tenor saxophone, Allen L. Dejan Jr. on soprano saxophone, Andrew Baham on Trumpet and John Dobry on electric guitar.

Happy 60th Birthday to John Doheny!
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Happy Birthday, John Doheny! John Steven "Pip" Doheny was born on December 17, 1953, in Seattle, Washington. The song in this video is "Slightly Stella," from the album Parades and Saints by The Real Cool Killers; recorded 11/8/2009.

Parades and Saints Is Available Again
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John Doheny's CD Parades and Saints, recorded with The Real Cool Killers is once again available for purchase online. You can buy it through Amazon.com by clicking through this link. Here's a sample track, "For Booker Ervin."

Here are the liner notes for Parades and Saints:

The Real Cool Killers (the name is taken from a novel by African-American crime novelist Chester Himes) had originally intended to record some compositions by bassist Rob Kohler and tenor saxophonist John Doheny and in fact had actually rehearsed them. But when Kohler, Doheny and drummer Geoff Clapp convened at the recital hall at Tulane University on the night of November 8th, 2009, the original plan was scrapped and the band agreed to “play free” for this initial session. Nothing was discussed; saxophonist Doheny set up the six-four groove of “Parades and Saints” and the trio played uninterrupted for 20 minutes. After a short break, they did it again, in fact the only preconceived music on the CD is the final track, Theolonious Monk’s “Rhythm-a-ning.” Everything else was in the grand tradition of New Orleans collective improvisation. And while on first listening the music may appear to be “free jazz,” further perusal reveals a more holistic approach to the music, one containing hidden re-compositions of funk tunes (the Meters “Cissy Strut,” James Brown’s “I Feel Good”), standards (“Stella By Starlight”), the harmonic and sonic approaches of 20th century composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Darius Milhaud, and allusions to mid 20th century tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin. The titles of the individual “tracks” were actually dreamed up by Doheny at a later listening, and the tracks themselves were created in the mixing process by producer-engineer Kohler. The music itself stands on its own, a whole and complete thing, born of the special circumstances of a special night in New Orleans in 2009.

Herbert “Buckshot” Lefonk, New Orleans, September 2010

News About the Jasper Clarke Project
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There's a new post up on John's Our Man in New Orleans blog, about the Jasper Clarke project, including a link to follow if you'd like to download the entire CD's worth of music for free. See http://johndoheny.blogspot.com/2013/09/jasper-clarke-project.html to read the blog entry, and go to https://www.facebook.com/blueofakind?ref=hl to download the tracks.

Child Playing
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Website Update
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All manner of changes and additions have been made to John's official website. Click on over and check it out.

Also, John's birthday is a week from Monday, i.e., December 17th. You can leave birthday greetings here or send them more directly.

Doheny Appearance September 7
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From http://noma.org/events/detail/297/Where-YArt-Movies-in-the-Garden-The-Princess-and-the-Frog:

Join the New Orleans Museum of Art and The New Orleans Film Society as we present music, art making, a tour, and an outdoor screening of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (Rated G) on September 7th in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

NOMA is screening this film in honor of Chef Leah Chase, who was the inspiration for Princess Tiana, and the focus of the exhibition, Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, on view until Sunday, September 9th.

When: Friday, September 7th. Programming begins at 5pm. Screening begins at sundown (approximately 8pm).

Where: NOMA’s Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Admission: $6 for adults : Children (17 & under, must be accompanied by an adult), free : $3 for NOMA/NOFS/ Members (Members are allotted 4 tickets at the discounted rate.) Guests who purchase admission to the Museum will also have access to the Sculpture Garden and activities. Advance tickets (Sculpture Garden only) can be purchased through Eventbrite.

No refunds or exchanges.

Due to the sculptures and the architecture, no outside food or beverages will be permitted. Multiple food vendors will be available for refreshments.

Please bring a blanket or folding chair for seating.

The Princess and the Frog will be subtitled for the hearing impaired.

Schedule for the Night:

5pm to 8pm: Food by Crepes a la Cart, Green To Go NOLA (fresh salads – quantities limited), & Woody’s Fish Tacos
5:30pm to 7:30pm: Music by John Doheny
5pm to 7pm: Art Making Activity
The film will begin at sundown (approximately 8pm): The Princess and the Frog
Come dressed as your favorite character from The Princess and the Frog and receive a free NOMA poster!
Rain Date Info: The scheduled rain date for this screening is Tuesday, September 11th. If weather becomes a factor, guests who purchased tickets through Eventbrite will receive an email on the afternoon on September 7th. Other notifications will be on NOMA’s Web site, Facebook, and Twitter. Guests can receive a refund if they cannot attend the rain date. All refund requests must be received by 5pm on September 14th. After that date, tickets will be honored at the Admissions Desk for Museum entry.

NOMA Members can call 658.4127 to obtain a new card, retrieve their Member #, or renew their membership.

Learn more: NOMA: Movies in the Garden: Fall 2012 Series

All programming is included with Museum admission.
Schedule subject to change.

More from Blogspot
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There is a new blog up at Our Man in New Orleans, entitled "More Trad Jazz...." According to John, it's "half review, (Thomas W. Jacobsen's Traditional New Orleans Jazz: Conversations with the Men Who Make the Music), half personal blatherings and random encounters in New Orleans."


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