Entries by Peter Cates

REVIEW POTPOURRI: Bucharest, Romania, Radio Hall

by Peter Cates Last week, I listened to a live link, via computer, from the Bucharest, Romania, Radio Hall; it is one of two major venues in that city to see classical music concerts, the other being the Atheneum. And very frequently, these concerts can be heard worldwide on romania muzical. The concert featured the […]

REVIEW POTPOURRI: Heckle and Jeckle

by Peter Cates Heckle and Jeckle 4 cartoons, posted on YouTube. From 1946-1952. Among the funniest animated characters, right up there with Foghorn, Wiley and Bugs, were two blisteringly arrogant magpieish partners in crime, Heckle and Jeckle. These semi-birds/buzzards of too many feathers were among the creations of animator Paul Terry (1887-1971); he launched Terrytoons, […]

REVIEW POTPOURRI: The Native Poets of Maine

by Peter Cates The Native Poets of Maine S. Herbert Lancey, editor. Published in Bangor, Maine, by David Bugbee and Company in 1854. 324 pages. The above anthology from so long ago is a sizable representation of poets born in our Pine Tree State and some of their works; the most well-known is Portland’s Henry […]

REVIEW POTPOURRI – John Coltrane: Lush Life

by Peter Cates Lush Life John Coltrane, tenor sax Heritage, 513289L, CD, 1987 reissue of sessions from 1957-58. One of the greatest saxophone players in the history of jazz, John Coltrane (1926-1967) left a huge recorded legacy, each listing imbued with consistently high quality. Lush Life gathers five previously available selections from the late ‘50s […]