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Offline SimonNZ

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2400 on: August 21, 2017, 03:34:26 PM »


Lester Bowie - Twilight Dreams (1987)
Michael Camilo - Spirit Of The Moment (2007)



Red Callender - Swingin' Suite (1956)
Joey Calderazzo - Haiku (2004)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2401 on: August 23, 2017, 05:37:14 PM »
RIP John Abercrombie


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2402 on: August 23, 2017, 05:46:37 PM »


The Four Freshmen - And Five Guitars (1959)
Toots Thielemans and Elis Regina - Aquarela Do Brasil (1969)




John Abercrombie - Characters (1978)

RIP
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2403 on: August 24, 2017, 07:40:51 PM »
Great, great Blue Note. Blue Mitchell, with Corea (at times) threatening to steal the show.



Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2404 on: August 24, 2017, 09:14:17 PM »


Azimuth - s/t (1977)
Richard Beirach - Eon (1985)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2405 on: August 25, 2017, 08:32:08 PM »


Terje Rypdal - After The Rain (1976)
Keith Jarrett - Eyes Of The Heart (1976)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2406 on: August 26, 2017, 06:16:05 AM »
Been listening more to classical and other things (e.g., Fairport Convention), but I did have these on yesterday.


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2407 on: August 26, 2017, 09:48:28 AM »
This is now available on CD.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2408 on: August 26, 2017, 03:36:24 PM »


Chet Baker - Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe (1959)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2409 on: August 27, 2017, 10:27:13 PM »


George Colligan - Agent 99 (2001)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2410 on: August 28, 2017, 04:15:54 PM »


Pat Martino - East (1968)
Kenny Drew - And His Progressive Piano (1954)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2411 on: August 29, 2017, 09:18:35 PM »


Chris Connor - Free Spirits (1962)
Terje Rypdal - s/t (1971)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2412 on: August 30, 2017, 10:03:23 PM »


Joe Zawinul - Dialects (1986)
Marion Brown - Sweet Earth Flying (1974)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2413 on: August 31, 2017, 10:22:31 PM »


David Murray - Ballads For Bass Clarinet (1993)
Lionel Hampton - Quintet (1954)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2414 on: September 02, 2017, 05:44:04 AM »
A Miles Mix ..

Seven Steps to Heaven (from Seven Steps to Heaven)
Selim (from Live-Evil)
Freddie Freeloader (from Kind of Blue)
Nefertiti (from Nefertiti)
Tutu (from Tutu)
Blue in Green (from Kind of Blue)
All Blues (from Kind of Blue)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2415 on: September 02, 2017, 02:01:52 PM »
Art Tatum

A woman voice glides like the wind
Of black, of damp, of night
And all it touches in this flight
Suddenly is over.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2416 on: September 02, 2017, 03:33:43 PM »


Paul Chambers - Quintet (1957)
David Murray - Picasso (1993)



Imi Kollektief - Snug as a Gun (2006)
Vic Juris - Night Tripper (1994)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2417 on: September 03, 2017, 10:10:57 PM »


Vic Juris - Pastels (1995)
David Murray - Live At Sweet Basil Vol.1 (1984)



David Liebman - Lookout Farm (1973)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2418 on: September 04, 2017, 10:39:12 AM »
Loads of Martial Solal lately ... dude was born in Algiers (to French parents) in 1927, started classical piano at 6, fell for jazz during WWII, was heard on radio in Algeria in Morocco in the forties, took a couple of attempts to make it in Paris until he really made it. Recorded with Django Reinhardt in 1953 (Django's final session) and used the same rhythm section for his own debut in trio format ... played with Fats Sadi, the Belgian vibraphone player (aka Sadi, officially Sadi Lallemand), met to record with Kentonians and other greats of the day (Allen Eager!), played on a gorgeous Sidney Bechet album full with standards and joy (with two beboppers alternating on drums, Al Levitt and Kenny "Klook" Clarke), played often with Lucky Thompson when the later was in Paris (in between 1956 and 1961, the later being the year Thompson's masterpiece" "Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know" was put down for Candid, only to be released in 1997 - with Solal, Klook and the great Peter Trunk on bass), collaborated various times with André Hodeir (at least from the fifties to the eighties, as far as recordings go), led various incarnations of a fantastic piano trio often with the great Daniel Humair on drums, had a longstanding partnership with Lee Konitz (that yielded various great records over roughly a 15 year period from the late sixties into the eighties), led his big band, his Dodecaband (3 t, 2 tb, tuba, 3 sax + 3 rhythm), has made duo records with other greats such as Johnny Griffin, Stéphane Grappelli, Joachim Kühn (sorry, don't like him, don't really like their duo album much either) or Dave Douglas ... and can be considered one of the very, very few true heirs to Art Tatum in terms of technical prowess. Yet he is full of humour and very serious as a musician (of course, humour without that wouldn't be funny, would it?) and knew in the fifties already how to temper his amazing virtuosity in order not to overdo it. Got it? Oh, of course he wrote the music for JLG's "A bout de souffle" and following that for various other films ("Le procès" anyone? The old Gare d'Orsay was good for something after all, even before being turned into one of the world's greatest art museums!), he tried some electronic stuff, went back to the roots and did plenty of solo piano ... and he crossed over (ha! that's the same direction I took) into classical, too, composing a piano concerto and then some (there is a new recording just out of his piano music, not sure I need to check it out ... his own Erato discs I mostly don't have, too rich as far as prices go these days, alas).

So, how's that? Check him out!



Martial Solal - The Complete Vogue Recordings Vol. 2 (BMG France, 1998; contains his debut in and various other trio sessions, rec. 1953-55)
Martial Solal - The Complete Vogue Recordings Vol. 2 (BMG France, 1998; contains the 12 sides with Sadi and his 14 earliest solo titles)



Martial Solal - The Complete Vogue Recordings Vol. 3 (BMG France, 1999; contains the 1956 album "Escale à Paris" with Vinnie Tano, Carl Fontana, Don Rendell, Curtis Counce and Mel Lewis, and Solal's first big band date from the same year)
Kenny Clarke's Sextet Plays André Hodeir (Philips/Universal France, 2000; rec. 1957 - third-streamish but good stuff with Roger Guérin, Billy Byers, Solal, René Urtreger a.o.)



Martial Solal - Live 1959/85: The Best (Flat & Sharp, 1986; rec. 1959-85)
Martial Solal - Live 1964/85: Encores (Flat & Sharp, 1986; rec. 1964-85)

These were extracted from a 4 LP set and include a host of live and radio sessions feat. the likes of Roger Guerin, Guy Pedersen, Daniel Humair, as well as solos and duos with Lee Konitz, John Lewis, Jean-Louis Chautemps, Stéphane Grappelli etc.



Lucky Thompson - Lucky in Paris (Highnote, 1999; rec. 1959 - more of Lucky's finest!)
Django Reinhardt - Nuages (Blue Star/Decca, Universal France, 2002; rec. 1953 - Solal is on the final four tracks - Sadi on vibes also present - recorded for Decca, the other eight tracks were done for Blue Star with Maurice Vander on piano)



Martial Solal Trio - Sans tambour ni trompette (RCA/BMG France, 2004; rec. 1970, trio with two bassists: Gilbert Rovère & Jean-François Jenny Clark)
Martial Solal - En Solo (RCA/BMG France, 2004; rec. 1971)



Martial Solal/NHOP/Daniel Humair - Suite for Trio (MPS/PolyGram, 1990; rec. 1978)
Martial Solal Trio - Longitude (CAM Jazz, 2008; rec. 2007)



Martial Solal Trio feat. Peter Erskine & Marc Johnson - Triangle (JMS, 1995)
Lucky Thompson - Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know? (Candid, 1997; rec. 1961 - the aforementioned masterpiece)



Sidney Bechet/Martial Solal Quartet (Vogue/BMG France, 2004; rec. 1957)
Martial Solal - The Complete Vogue Recordings Vol. 4 (contains the 1957 album "Reunion à Paris" with Allen Eager, Klook, Jimmy Deuchar, Billy Byers, Benoît Quersin & some 1957/58 big band sessions by Solal et son grand orchestre)



Hans Koller & Friends - Legends Live (Jazzhaus/SWR Music, 2013; Solal is on the 1959 session)
Attila Zoller/Hans Koller/Martial Solal - Zoller/Koller/Solal (aka ZoKoSo) (MPS/Universal, 2003; rec. 1965)



Stéphane Grappelli/Martial Solal - Reunion (Owl, 2001; rec. 1980)
Martial Solal/Joachim Kühn - Duo in Paris (Dreyfus, 1991; rec. live 1975)



Lee Konitz/Martial Solal - European Episode/Impressive Rome (CAM Jazz, 2 CD, 2006; rec. 1968)
Lee Konitz Quartet - Jazz à Juan (Steeplechase, 1986; rec. live 1974)



Lee Konitz & Martial Solal - Star Eyes: Hamburg 1983 (hatOLOGY, 1998; rec. live 1983)
Martial Solal/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian - Just Friends (Dreyfus, 1997)



Martial Solal & The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra/Martial Solal Jazzpar Trio - Contrastes (Storyville, 1999 - artwork by Daniel Humair, btw)
Martial Solal et son orchestre jouent André Hodeir (Carlyne, 1984)



Martial Solal & Johnny Griffin - In'n'Out (Dreyfus, 2000; rec. 1999)
Martial Solal & Eric Le Lann - Portrait in Black and White (Nocturne, 2000; rec. live 1999)



Martial Solal Dodecaband Plays Ellington (Dreyfus, 2000; rec. 1997)
Martial Solal - NY-1: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 2003; rec. live 2001, a week after 9-11)



Martial Solal Trio - Balade du 10 Mars (Soul Note, 1999; rec. 1998)
Martial Solal - Live at the Village Vanguard: I Can't Give You Anything But Love (CAM Jazz, 2008; rec. 2007 - back at the Vanguard, this time solo)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2419 on: September 05, 2017, 10:15:08 AM »
More Martial Solal - what else?

Late last night:



Martial Solal/Dave Douglas - Rue de Seine (CAM Jazz, 2006; rec. 2005)
Martial Solal - Solitude (CAM Jazz, 2007; rec. 2005)

The duo with Douglas is okay I guess (first listen), but the one with Eric Le Lann is definitely a lot more charming! The solo one on CAM is the most played disc of the past days/weeks. It's gorgeous!



Martial Solal/Didier Lockwood (JMS, 1993) - Got this today ... and it's much nicer than the Owl disc with Grappelli (whom I tend to find boring - as in: way too polished and somewhat lifeless though his elegant virtuosity would make that last attribute seem odd - if he doesn't happen to have that wonderful Sinto on guitar next to him).

Also, while commuting and sitting on trains for other purposes (ha, travelling places to hear live music of course), I had these on, recently - none of them on CD, and that is a pity, as his sixties output (mostly on French Columbia, those Milestones are US versions of Columbia albums, or compilations in the case of the one on top, which has two tracks from Gaveau and five from Gaveau Vol. 1):




The Erato one is much more recent (and I have it on order right now, hope it'll come through) ... on Erato, there's a duo with Toots Thielemans (don't know it yet but it can be found used) as well as some classical stuff that is over the top pricewise, alas. Got some of it electronically, need to do some digging ...



The Newport 1963 (studio with fake applause) has Solal with what then was Bill Evans' rhythm section (Teddy Kotick, Paul Motian) ... it was reissued by Sony/Legacy in 2016 and I just got that reissue as my old French RCA/BMG disc missed the four bonus tracks (one take of "Fine and Dandy", three of "I Got Rhythm", both not on the LP), the Newdecaband is a follow up to the Dodecaband I guess, this time thy play Solal's stuff, Eric Le Lann is there on trumpet (as is Claude Egea), Solal's daughter Claudia is singing, theres two 'bones, a french horn, a tuba, plus bass/drums.

And happily, I just found there is a new album coming out, a duo with David Liebman:
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/masters-in-bordeaux-martial-solal-dave-liebman-sunnyside-records-review-by-dan-mcclenaghan.php
It can be pre-ordered at amazon.de - maybe it's out already in the US ... anyway, there's some 2015 material from Paris' Sunside from late in 2015 up on YT:
https://youtu.be/36Q3nEYBzm4
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Fick mich, lieber Peter!

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