What's the meaning of life? Born in 1919, an overlooked, original, imaginative, and eclectic post bop pianist, who became a favorite of the avant-garde after his death in 1963, offered his thoughts on a 1957 Bethlehem recording. Consider "Love Gloom Cash Love" by New York born and died native, World War II veteran, Herbie Nichols and his trio, on HARD CHOICES, Saturday, 11am to 1pm. 89.1FM or http://www.KMHD.org. http://hardchoicesblog.blogspot.com -Shawn Kirkeby
Herbie Nichols' work did not reach a wide audience in his lifetime but does include, "Lady Sings the Blues", which he wrote for Billy Holiday.
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