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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3100 on: March 19, 2018, 10:51:02 AM »


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3101 on: March 19, 2018, 02:17:27 PM »
One of my favorite albums and vocalists of all time! The voice is incredible and the choice of material is a wonderful departure from the tired old warhorses. I actually never liked Emily Dickinson until I heard her poems sung by Ms. Abbhuel! Instrumentation is very cool too (Compass features not one, but two clarinets). Get her other ones on ECM, you won't be disappointed.
So I followed your advice and got a couple of her albums as well as François Couturier albums.





Both Abbuehl and Couturier have a jazz alternative style which I really enjoy.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3102 on: March 19, 2018, 08:11:58 PM »


Lem Winchester and Ramsey Lewis Trio ‎– Tribute To Clifford Brown (1958)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3103 on: March 19, 2018, 08:21:00 PM »
   

Clean Feed Records has reached a tipping point for me where the scattered few I've heard have all been so interesting that I want to get a better sense of the whole label.

How was that one?

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3104 on: March 20, 2018, 06:24:13 AM »


Only my second spin of this and already lovin it!
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3105 on: March 20, 2018, 10:41:30 AM »


Jack Teagarden : Mis'ry and the Blues

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« Reply #3106 on: March 20, 2018, 07:38:56 PM »
Clean Feed Records has reached a tipping point for me where the scattered few I've heard have all been so interesting that I want to get a better sense of the whole label.

How was that one?

Yeah, Clean Feed is a great jazz label: great music and almost always great album covers. I enjoy the González album very much. One slightly negative impression I have, however - and I may be completely wrong here, I need to re-listen - is that Eskelin keeps kind of a low profile on the recording. But, again, I need to give it another spin.

Some other Clean Feed faves:



Anyway, TD:

 

The first reminded me that I wanted to hear the second (the common denominator being Gustafsson, obviously), but I played Sibelius 1 (Segerstam) in between. That made for something of a contrast. :D
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3107 on: March 20, 2018, 08:25:42 PM »
Thanks for that. I've heard the Gerry Hemingway but not the others. I'll check them out.

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Helen Merrill - With Strings (1955)

which opens with a version of one of my favorite songs, "Lilac Wine", which I was previously unaware of

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3108 on: March 21, 2018, 10:28:22 AM »


Anat Fort Trio With Gianluigi Trovesi : Birdwatching
Personnel: Anat Fort: piano; Gary Wang: double bass; Roland Schneider: drums; Gianluigi Trovesi: alto clarinet.

"Israeli pianist/composer Anat Fort augments her longstanding trio with bassist Gary Wang and drummer Roland Schneider by adding Italian reedman Gianluigi Trovesi (who plays alto clarinet throughout) for her third ECM album, following 2010's And If. The trio had long been based in New York City, but since Fort 's return to Israel and Schneider's return to Berlin the band is now spread between three countries—which only makes their reunions more joyful. Fort and Trovesi first played together as a duo at Italy's Novara Festival, followed by the clarinetist joining the trio for concerts in Tel Aviv."
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« Reply #3109 on: March 21, 2018, 04:31:39 PM »
Mentioned it yesterday, listened today:



These, aussi:

   
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3110 on: March 21, 2018, 08:38:22 PM »


Cortex - Avant-Garde Party Music (2018)

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« Reply #3111 on: March 22, 2018, 09:50:15 PM »


Cortex - Avant-Garde Party Music (2018)

Hmm. You'll have to let me know your thoughts on that one. Know nothing about it.

Today was:

 
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3112 on: March 23, 2018, 07:38:47 AM »


Masterpieces By Ellington
Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn – piano
Cat Anderson (tracks 1-4, 6 & 7), Shorty Baker, Mercer Ellington (tracks 1-4), Fats Ford (tracks 1-4), Ray Nance, Nelson Williams - trumpet
Lawrence Brown (tracks 1-4), Tyree Glenn (tracks 1-4), Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman (tracks 5-7) - trombone
Jimmy Hamilton - clarinet, tenor saxophone
Johnny Hodges (tracks 1-4), Willie Smith (tracks 5-7) - alto saxophone
Russell Procope - alto saxophone, clarinet
Paul Gonsalves - tenor saxophone
Harry Carney - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet (track 2)
Wendell Marshall - bass
Sonny Greer (tracks 1-4), Louis Bellson (tracks 5-7) - drums
Yvonne Lanauze - vocals



"For the first time in his recording career, Ellington was able to forego the three-minutes-and-change restrictions in running time of the 78-rpm disc — he and the band rose to the occasion".  The album features a full length version of Ellington's classic 'Mood Indigo'. No longer constrained by recording limitations, 'Mood Indigo' runs for over 15 minutes.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3113 on: March 23, 2018, 11:28:13 AM »
Bill Frisell has released and is releasing the most engaging music I've heard in a long time.  I recently listened to the duo/quartet 2CD recording he made with Jim Hall; the quartet adds Joey Baron and Scott Colley.  Also a recording, Hemispheres, with Michael Gibbs which features Frisell with a small orchestra, arrangements by Gibbs, backing him up.

His latest is Music IS:



It is really interesting and worth checking out.

I also began watching a documentary about him and he comes off as a truly humble but very gifted musician.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3114 on: March 23, 2018, 11:41:44 AM »


First spin.

Found this today in a used shop for only $10.  8)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3115 on: March 23, 2018, 02:16:15 PM »
Hmm. You'll have to let me know your thoughts on that one. Know nothing about it.


Not as Avant-Garde (or Party) as the title suggests. Closer to the general ballpark of something like Point Of Departure. A fine album, but not downright essential.

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Angels 9 - Injuries (2014)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3116 on: March 23, 2018, 02:28:49 PM »


First spin.

Found this today in a used shop for only $10.  8)

that's some good stuff.

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« Reply #3117 on: March 23, 2018, 02:47:17 PM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3118 on: March 23, 2018, 07:33:50 PM »
Not as Avant-Garde (or Party) as the title suggests. Closer to the general ballpark of something like Point Of Departure. A fine album, but not downright essential.

Thanks. Looks like I'll pass on it.

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Angels 9 - Injuries (2014)

Pounds the table! as someone we know would say. When I first heard that, I realized it had been a long time since I'd been as excited about an album as I was about that one. Of course, YMMV. But I absolutely love it.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #3119 on: March 23, 2018, 11:31:55 PM »
^Yeah, its interesting the way that adding a dash of Balkan folk can really invigorate music of any genre.

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Turbamulta - s/t (2018)