Sunday Jazz

“So What”, by Miles Davis, originally released in 1959 on the studio album , Kind of Blue

The album features Davis’ ensemble sextet consisting of saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, with former band pianist Bill Evans appearing on most of the tracks in place of Kelly.

You can listen to the whole album here

Enjoy, Jack

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Iowa Poll: Warren Surges, Sanders Sinks

Looks like Bernie Sanders is losing support to Elizabeth Warren in Iowa:

Asked of Iowa voters who said they are likely to participate (in person or by phone): If the Democratic caucuses for president were today, would you support [NAMES WERE ROTATED]?  [If UNDECIDED: If you had to support one of these candidates at this moment, who do you lean toward?]

TREND Aug.
2019
April
2019
Joe Biden 28% 27%
Elizabeth Warren 19% 7%
Kamala Harris 11% 7%
Bernie Sanders 9% 16%
Pete Buttigieg 8% 9%
Amy Klobuchar 3% 4%
Tom Steyer 3% n/a
Kirsten Gillibrand 2% 1%
Andrew Yang 2% 1%
Cory Booker 1% 3%
Steve Bullock 1% <1%
John Delaney 1% 1%
Tulsi Gabbard 1% <1%
John Hickenlooper 1% 0%
Michael Bennet <1% 0%
Julián Castro <1% 2%
Jay Inslee <1% <1%
Beto O’Rourke <1% 6%
Marianne Williamson <1% 0%
Bill de Blasio 0% <1%
Wayne Messam 0% 0%
Seth Moulton 0% 0%
Tim Ryan 0% 1%
Joe Sestak 0% n/a
(VOL) No one  <1% 1%
(VOL) Other 0% 1%
(VOL) Undecided 10% 12%

source: Monmouth University Polling Institute

Even better news for Warren she tops the list for second choice, handily beats Biden:

And who would be your second choice?

TREND:  

Aug.
2019
April
2019
Elizabeth Warren 19% 10%
Kamala Harris 13% 12%
Joe Biden 12% 12%
Pete Buttigieg 9% 6%
Bernie Sanders 8% 8%
Cory Booker 4% 6%
Tom Steyer 3% n/a
Tulsi Gabbard 2% 2%
Amy Klobuchar 2% 3%
Andrew Yang 2% <1%
Kirsten Gillibrand 1% 1%
Steve Bullock 1% 0%
Bill de Blasio 1% 0%
John Delaney 1% <1%
John Hickenlooper 1% 1%
Beto O’Rourke 1% 8%
Michael Bennet <1% 0%
Julián Castro <1% 1%
Tim Ryan <1% 1%
Marianne Williamson <1% 1%
Jay Inslee 0% <1%
Wayne Messam 0% 0%
Seth Moulton 0% 0%
Joe Sestak 0% n/a
(VOL) No one  4% 10%
(VOL) Other 0% <1%
(VOL) Undecided 17% 18%
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Biden: “American History Is Not A Fairy Tale”

I sense coordination between the speeches by Joe Biden in Iowa and Cory Booker in South Carolina yesterday. Biden’s speech writers honored the ideals of Thomas Jefferson and the Constitution while noting both supported slavery. A few hours earlier Booker embodied the triumph of ideals in words that rang similar to Biden’s to my ears.

Biden/Booker sounds good to me.

Ron Brownstein (CNN): “Under Trump the Republican party is making a conscious trade. They are trading bigger margins among groups that are shrinking in society for resistance and opposition in the areas that are in the groups that are growing.”

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