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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2015, 11:08:43 AM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2015, 02:04:23 AM »


a lot of great stuff on this.
But onestly I'm not sure what to think of the other Mosaic select with his piano solo work. Hill's music often isn't immediate but I guess that at the moment it's my least favorite album of him, but in general (with few exceptions, like his solo renditions of Black Monday and Erato) I vastly prefer where he plays with a band to his solo stuff that I find too much dispersive.

At the moment I'm listening a lot to Gigi Gryce. I had listened to a couple of albums of him in the past but I didn't realize how good he was, especially as a composer he's truly one of the best in the hard bop tradition, right there with Horace Silver and Benny Golson. I don't know why he's not more celebrated, and I don't know why sophisticated but memorable tunes like Shabozz, In a meditating mood, Up In Quincy's room, The infant song and others are not standards.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2015, 03:26:56 AM »
Took me a while to get into Hill's solo piano music as well ... but I ended up where I find all of his recordings worthwhile. There are some fabulous captures of concerts around, too - alas, while the Palmetto albums have considerable merits, I find that only his final album on Blue Note really managed to capture some of the (often dark and brooding) excitement his late bands created. His discography in the later decades is so sketchy, the live recordings really add a lot to the picture.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2015, 03:57:25 AM »
Took me a while to get into Hill's solo piano music as well ... but I ended up where I find all of his recordings worthwhile. There are some fabulous captures of concerts around, too - alas, while the Palmetto albums have considerable merits, I find that only his final album on Blue Note really managed to capture some of the (often dark and brooding) excitement his late bands created. His discography in the later decades is so sketchy, the live recordings really add a lot to the picture.

.  His later records are extremely good and I try not to focus solely on the Blue Note years.

 ;)

of his later stuff, I'm listening a lot to The day the world stood still and it's great as the rightly celebrated Time lines and Dusk. I don't know why it's so rarely mentioned, probably the reason is simply that a huge amount of great jazz falls into oblivion. Some pieces like Ghetto echoes, Flying in the sky or the catchy Hermano frere (a vocal piece and one of the most accessible pieces of his whole career) are worth of his best music.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2015, 04:36:32 AM »
... the Blue Note years.
Well, they started with "Black Fire" and ended with "Time Lines"  ;)

You'd miss out on the early Warwick trio album like that though, which is fascinating enough! There's also a 45 with Von Freeman and Pat Patrick from the early days - look here:
https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/andrew-hill-on-ping-1003/
https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/andrew-hill-on-ping-1003-after-dark/
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2015, 05:01:46 AM »
Well, they started with "Black Fire" and ended with "Time Lines"  ;)

You'd miss out on the early Warwick trio album like that though, which is fascinating enough! There's also a 45 with Von Freeman and Pat Patrick from the early days - look here:
https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/andrew-hill-on-ping-1003/
https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/andrew-hill-on-ping-1003-after-dark/

there's some stuff difficult to find that I'd really like to listen, like Sittin' in at Jorgie's Jazz Club with Johnny Hartman, Earth prayer with Russel Baba and the rest of this live recorded in 1971
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-jUZbT4UMI
I can't find any mention of it, even here
http://go54321.tripod.com/ah/andrewhill.html

that is the most complete discography of him I'm aware of.
And I've read also that Hill apparently composed an opera, but I can't find any information about it.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2015, 05:31:16 AM »
Don't know those either ... and yeah, too bad there's no real Hill discography/sessionography online.

@sanantonio: I know of course ... and I'm in the same boat as you, those early records are such a great bunch one keeps forgetting to pay more attention to the middle and late Hill!
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2015, 10:08:38 PM »
Definitely look for "Conflict", yes! (And while you're at it, look for Woods' other Contemporary album and Joe Gordon's "Looking Good", too  ;))
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2015, 11:32:55 AM »
I love that Gerald Clayton cover! It definitely makes me curious about the music!
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2015, 01:08:38 AM »
I love that Gerald Clayton cover! It definitely makes me curious about the music!

Good stuff! Check samples.. :)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2015, 11:53:43 AM »

Oooh, I don't know this one. Would it be in the Riverside box?

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2015, 06:16:36 PM »
Terje Rypdal, Waves



Classic ECM "cool weather jazz."
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2015, 10:33:37 PM »


Chick Corea / Gary Burton - Crystal Silence

Miles Davis - In Europe (aka Miles In Antibes)


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2015, 06:48:57 AM »
Terje Rypdal, Waves



Classic ECM "cool weather jazz."

Great to set this! Big Terje Rypdal fan here. I think I own every album except his latest ones. I prefer his earlier work by a very large margin, especially his work with The Chasers and Vitous/DeJohnette.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2015, 06:57:54 AM »
Great to set this! Big Terje Rypdal fan here. I think I own every album except his latest ones. I prefer his earlier work by a very large margin, especially his work with The Chasers and Vitous/DeJohnette.

Yeah, it's good stuff. I have the second collaboration with Vitous/DeJohnette (To Be Continued), and I like it just as much as Waves.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2015, 09:05:44 AM »
I would think so; but since I don't have that box I cannot check.
I guess I should have asked if it's a Riverside recording, since the box is meant to be complete.  :)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2015, 06:05:19 PM »
Yeah, it's good stuff. I have the second collaboration with Vitous/DeJohnette (To Be Continued), and I like it just as much as Waves.

Yep. Good stuff indeed. 8) I remember reading a review of the first Rypdal/Vitous/DeJohnette on Amazon and the reviewer basically complained that Rypdal didn't play guitar the way he wanted him to (i. e. melody-based type of playing). Rypdal isn't always about that. Sometimes Rypdal just wants to provide atmospheric overtones and apparently this is beyond some people's comprehension. If someone doesn't understand it, then don't listen to it. Problem solved.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2015, 06:39:00 PM »
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Cookin'!!

Is it just me or does "This Here" sound a LOT (both in tones and in rhythm) like another standard tune, the name of which escapes me?? Help, anyone?

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2015, 12:07:23 AM »


Chick Corea / Gary Burton - Duet

John Carter - Castles Of Ghana

becoming aware of and catching up with the John Carter discography has been one of my most exciting and rewarding finds of recent times


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2015, 09:31:36 AM »
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