Sunday, June 20, 2010

I thought I heard the tail end of an NPR report that estimated the BP oil gusher rate in olympic swimming pools. Rather than look up the news story I did my own estimate.

A minimum size olympic pool holds 2,500,000 liters of water according to Wikipedia. I've still looking for an official number. An oil barrel is 158 liters, so an OSP is 15,700 oil barrels. The BP oil gusher rate is currently estimated at 35,000 to 60,000 barrels a day, or 2.2 to 3.8 OSPs a day. This has gone up recently because they cut the top off the broken pipe.

Here is the NPR story. Illustration is from the Christian Science Monitor.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Here are some Dizzy Gillespie tunes we'll be doing on June 27 at the Creekside:

One Bass Hit -part 2
Our Delight
Ray's Idea
That's Earl Brother

These are originally from Savoy MG-12020. They were reissued very nicely on CD with a facsimile of the original cover in 1992 as SV-0152. I of course got this at Encore.

Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High (Savoy MG 12020)
5500 That's Earl, Brother
Dave Burns, Talib Daawud, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lynch, Ray Orr (tp) Leon Comegys, Charles Greenlea, Al Moore (tb) John Brown, Howard Johnson (as) Ray Abrams, Warren Lucky (ts) Pee Wee Moore (bars) Milt Jackson (p) Ray Brown (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Alice Roberts (vo)
NYC, June 10, 1946
5550 Our Delight
Dave Burns, Talib Daawud, Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lynch, Elmon Wright (tp) Leon Comegys, Alton "Slim" Moore, Gordon Thomas (tb) Howard Johnson, Sonny Stitt (as) Ray Abrams, Warren Lucky (ts) Leo Parker (bars) Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Ray Brown (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Alice Roberts (vo)
NYC, July 9, 1946
5609 One Bass Hit, Pt. 2
5610 Ray's Idea
Dave Burns, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lynch, Matthew McKay, Elmon Wright (tp) Taswell Baird, Al Moore, Gordon Thomas (tb) John Brown, Scoops Carey (as) Bill Frazier, James Moody (ts) Pee Wee Moore (bars) Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Ray Brown (b) Joe Harris (d) Kenny Hagood (vo)
NYC, November 12, 1946

I'm still looking for my copy of a couple of the bass parts. If I find them I'll put them up; Dave isn't giving me new copies because he says, probably correctly, that he's given them to me a couple of times before. Harsh.

Here's the head to "Ray's Idea" according to some Jamey Aebersold page: