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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2800 on: January 17, 2018, 09:46:10 AM »
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I always liked this record.

Me too, although my girlfriend absolutely hates it.

Long before I heard it, I heard this song that samples it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBPaH6vYZQY
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2801 on: January 17, 2018, 10:42:54 AM »
Me too, although my girlfriend absolutely hates it.

Long before I heard it, I heard this song that samples it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBPaH6vYZQY

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That's great, to get to Miles from that.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2802 on: January 17, 2018, 11:13:35 AM »
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« Reply #2803 on: January 17, 2018, 12:05:17 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2804 on: January 17, 2018, 12:08:52 PM »
I love everything the Cannonball Adderley Quintet did, but man... "Jive Samba" and "Sack O' Woe" are mighty similar tunes.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2805 on: January 17, 2018, 12:20:58 PM »
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Dolphy’s first session as a bandleader. Some swingin’ stuff for sure. The older I get, the less I like what’s happening in jazz nowadays. I’ve always been drawn to the 50s and 60s bebop/hard-bop/cool jazz scenes more than any other periods.
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« Reply #2806 on: January 17, 2018, 12:21:44 PM »
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« Reply #2807 on: January 17, 2018, 12:25:15 PM »
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Dolphy’s first session as a bandleader. Some swingin’ stuff for sure. The older I get, the less I like what’s happening in jazz nowadays. I’ve always been drawn to the 50s and 60s bebop/hard-bop/cool jazz scenes more than any other styles.

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« Reply #2808 on: January 17, 2018, 12:34:03 PM »
Great one.

Oh yes, I didn’t really ‘get’ Dolphy the first couple of times I heard his music. What’s remarkable is he plays ‘free’ in a sense, but he’s always well-aware of the chordal makeup of the piece he’s playing. He’s almost like the Thelonious Monk of the saxophone given the quirkiness of his playing.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2809 on: January 17, 2018, 12:46:00 PM »
Oh yes, I didn’t really ‘get’ Dolphy the first couple of times I heard his music. What’s remarkable is he plays ‘free’ in a sense, but he’s always well-aware of the chordal makeup of the piece he’s playing. He’s almost like the Thelonious Monk of the saxophone given the quirkiness of his playing.

Yeah.  His phrasing also has a lot of Charlie Parker in it, but his melodies are very Monkish.  But even far out for Monk.  His Five Spot live recordings are what I listen to most.

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« Reply #2810 on: January 17, 2018, 01:31:32 PM »
Yeah.  His phrasing also has a lot of Charlie Parker in it, but his melodies are very Monkish.  But even far out for Monk.  His Five Spot live recordings are what I listen to most.

Definitely a Parker influence for sure, but the uniqueness of his playing is all his own. I wished he had lived longer. I’m not sure how further ‘out’ he would have gotten since he was a traditionally-minded musician when you get right down to it. He loved chords and hearing chords, so there’s no way I believe he’d ever abandon them completely. Of course, this is just pure speculation on my part.
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« Reply #2811 on: January 17, 2018, 01:42:13 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2812 on: January 17, 2018, 02:08:13 PM »
Sticking with a Dolphy-theme:

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2813 on: January 17, 2018, 02:44:49 PM »


Thelonious Monk - Live At The Jazz Workshop (1964)

I should revisit this one. Huge Monk fan.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2814 on: January 17, 2018, 02:47:58 PM »


TOMASZ STANKO QUARTET | SOUL OF THINGS
Tomasz Stanko trumpet
Marcin Wasilewski piano
Slawomir Kurkiewicz double-bass
Michal Miskiewicz drums
Recorded August 2001 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo



I've always liked Tomasz Stanko's recordings, his tone is dark and evocative and he almost always assembles an excellent band:

“I’ve been playing the same song my whole life,” says trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, who puts his claim to the test in thirteen numbered tracks under the title Soul of Things. Together they are not variations on a theme, but are a “balladesque suite” built around the theme of variation.

A great album for sure. I do feel, however, that his masterpiece is Suspended Night. I remember when this album came out, I must have had it on repeat for about four-five days straight.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2815 on: January 17, 2018, 02:53:16 PM »


Andrew Hill - Live At Montreux (1975)
Bill Evans - The Secret Sessions At The Village Vanguard, disc three
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« Reply #2816 on: January 17, 2018, 03:31:01 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2817 on: January 17, 2018, 04:11:12 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2819 on: January 17, 2018, 05:20:26 PM »
Oh yes, I didn’t really ‘get’ Dolphy the first couple of times I heard his music. What’s remarkable is he plays ‘free’ in a sense, but he’s always well-aware of the chordal makeup of the piece he’s playing. He’s almost like the Thelonious Monk of the saxophone given the quirkiness of his playing.

I've long wished that Monk and Dolphy had recorded something together. Love all that classic Dolphy you're listening to, MI.

A great album for sure. I do feel, however, that his masterpiece is Suspended Night. I remember when this album came out, I must have had it on repeat for about four-five days straight.

Suspended Night is great for sure. I've found, however, that I like Lontano even better.

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