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MONK FOR CHRISTMAS

The eBay seller (Louie’s Juke Joint) is offering this holiday gift for a substantial price . . . for those who like their Christmas music a la Thelonious.  He never recorded it but decided to keep it in the family, but it has been recorded after his death.

A MERRIER CHRISTMAS Monk

Here’s the link.

And here are two appropriately playful versions of this toylike but quirkily memorable song, the first by Alexander von Schlippenbach, the second by Ryan Burns:

Whatever you celebrate, may it be merry and merrier — which is a seasonal way of saying . . .

May your happiness increase! 

PEE WEE SIGNS!

An extraordinary jazz artifact — available on eBay for $145 from Louie’s Juke Joint:

 http://cgi.ebay.com/PEE-WEE-RUSSELL-1939-Hot-Record-Society-SIGNED-78-RPM_W0QQitemZ360187120890QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item53dcd34cfa

PeeWee 78

I can’t afford it, but I think it’s beautiful, as close to sacred as objects get.