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Offline Alek Hidell

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2480 on: October 09, 2017, 07:24:19 AM »
I didn't know that. Did they work together?

Yes, they did. I don't know how extensively. I think I read the bit about him being Stravinsky's favorite in the Penguin Guide to Jazz. From elsewhere I found this quote:
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On-stage after a 1975 concert in Boston, the great composer Igor Stravinsky walked through the orchestra to lay his hand on Mr. Davis' shoulder in a tribute rarely accorded a bassist--or any other orchestra member--by the Maestro himself.

Obviously this can't be entirely accurate since Stravinsky died in 1971, but I also heard an excerpt from an interview with Davis where he alludes to this incident ("I never washed that shoulder again"), so I can believe it happened.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2481 on: October 09, 2017, 09:27:14 AM »
This Palermo album is fantastic! Also, a Monk I did not have, his fourth.




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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2482 on: October 09, 2017, 10:39:43 AM »
Neil Crowley Trio....


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I was introduced to the music of these guys over the weekend. I like them.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2483 on: October 09, 2017, 08:16:57 PM »
I've always loved the !!!!! album. How was the Tyner/Mariano/Terry live? That looks pretty terrific.

I enjoyed the !!!! album (heh), though was a little surprised that it was gentler, less muscular, than I usually expect (or ever heard) from Blakey - not in a bad way though. The Tyner is a solid set, though not as adventurous or essential as a great many others of his.

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Art Blakey - A Jazz Message (1964)
Gabor Szabo - More Sorcery (1967)



Ahmad Jamal - At The Top: Poinciana Revisited (1969)
John Klemmer - Waterfalls (1972)



Albert Ayler - In Greenwich Village (1966)
Rolf Kühn and Joachim Kühn - Impressions of New York (1967)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2484 on: October 10, 2017, 03:11:22 AM »
I've always loved the !!!!! album. How was the Tyner/Mariano/Terry live? That looks pretty terrific.
Hm, I find both somewhat disappointing. I memory doesn't trick me, Terry/Mariano aren't all all tracks and the whole set is a bit ... short-ish, tunes short-ish, not quite enough space to let go. But then Tyner for me really gets into his own during the Blue Note years, and hits a pinnacle with the last BN and first Milestone albums.

The Blakey I always found rather weak, compared to the amazing "Free for All", "Buhaina", "Mosaic", as well as the Riversides by the sextet line-up ... nothing wrong with it, but not one of his finest (but then he churned out so many great albums in so few years, ca. 1954-1965, it's plain amazing anyway!)

This Palermo album is fantastic! Also, a Monk I did not have, his fourth.





What's frrst one, pic is a bit small to read, it's not familiar.

Monk would be 100 today ... great musician! Fourth Columbia studio album, but of course not fourth album :-)

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The Szabo and Jamal are nice indeed, the Ayler (I have the 2CD set with the full recordings) and the Kühn bros. pretty great! The Blakey is nice enough - similar actually to the Messengers album on Impulse, I think.

The price question is, if the Klemmer is even half as bad as its cover (then it would be totally unlistenable already, I think  ;D )
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2485 on: October 10, 2017, 03:16:45 AM »
This Palermo album is fantastic!



Ed Palermo is a friend and someone whom I used to play bass with when I lived in NYC.  He's even arranged a few of my tunes for his band, and putting one on a recent album ("Moosh"). 

He is a good guy and great arranger/musician.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2486 on: October 10, 2017, 09:59:17 AM »
Interesting to compare this jazz-inspired performance of the Rite of Spring - a work that easily lends itself to such interpretations - with the Bad Plus' version.  Surprisingly, the Bad Plus performance is the more 'normative.'  I have not heard Hubert Laws'.



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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2487 on: October 10, 2017, 08:35:17 PM »
But then Tyner for me really gets into his own during the Blue Note years, and hits a pinnacle with the last BN and first Milestone albums.

The price question is, if the Klemmer is even half as bad as its cover (then it would be totally unlistenable already, I think  ;D )

Tyner is, I think, someone who has been remarkably consistent over his whole career. Right throygh the 70's 80, and 90s he was recording albums which are at least the equal of the Blue Notes, and in many cases better.

The Klemmer turned out to be way more interesting than the cover art suggested. He makes particularly good use of the Echoplex tepe delay effect on a number of tracks.

played today, one last batch of Impulses before I return to wider jazz listening:



Billy Taylor and Quincy Jones - My Fair Lady Loves Jazz (1966)
Yusef Lateef - Live At Pep's (1966)



Clifford Coulter - East Side, San Jose (1970)
John Handy - Hard Work (1976)



John Klemmer - Constant Throb (1971)
Albert Ayler - Music Is The Healing Force In The Universe (1969)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2488 on: October 11, 2017, 08:18:43 PM »


Joachim Kühn - Sound Of Feelings (1969)
Oliver Nelson - A Taste Of Honey (1962)

the Taste Of Honey cover makes it look like its the soundtrack to the film, which I'm pretty sure its not
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2489 on: October 11, 2017, 10:05:08 PM »
@SimonNZ and whomever wants to know: apologies, mentally outta here already ... will be off traveling in a few days for several weeks soon  (quitting my longtime job today, starting a new one in December).

Will be back fersure though  8)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2490 on: October 11, 2017, 11:28:25 PM »
Best of luck with the new job, KU. I look forward to updates on the new life and the new listening.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2491 on: October 11, 2017, 11:33:34 PM »
Best of luck with the new job, KU. I look forward to updates on the new life and the new listening.

Thanks a lot!
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2492 on: October 12, 2017, 08:45:29 PM »


Aki Takase and David Murray - Cherry–Sakura (2017)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2493 on: October 12, 2017, 09:02:47 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2494 on: October 13, 2017, 07:52:24 PM »


David Murray and Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Rendezvous Suite (2011)
Gary Burton - Picture This (1982)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2495 on: October 15, 2017, 01:41:55 AM »
Somethin' Else was one of my first jazz purchases some ten years ago based on its critical acclaim. It starts with two amazing tunes, "Autumn Leaves" and "Love for Sale", but afterwards becomes less memorable to me.


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2496 on: October 15, 2017, 02:24:53 AM »
Somethin' Else was one of my first jazz purchases some ten years ago based on its critical acclaim. It starts with two amazing tunes, "Autumn Leaves" and "Love for Sale", but afterwards becomes less memorable to me.



Agree that those are the nicest tracks, but I think it's the title track where that sly dude on trumpet tries out stuff that he would later bring to full bloom on his own rekkid (that ok-ish one called kinda something, dig?  ;) ) ... seriously, I very much love this, I very much love Cannonball anyway. He was popular in his day but never really got his due. An unsung jazz giant.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2497 on: October 16, 2017, 08:23:45 AM »
seriously, I very much love this, I very much love Cannonball anyway. He was popular in his day but never really got his due. An unsung jazz giant.
Cannonball is my favorite alto sax player, and after hearing all my records he's become my girlfriend's favorite too (she played alto sax in school), although her favorite thing about Cannonball is his voice when he introduces tunes on live sets. She says, and I agree, that he sounds like an awesome guy to grab a drink with, a man who knows how to enjoy life.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2498 on: October 16, 2017, 08:14:06 PM »


Beverley Kenny - Sings For Johnny Smith (1955)
Barre Phillips - Three Day Moon (1979)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2499 on: October 16, 2017, 08:53:45 PM »
Thanks a lot!

Best wishes from me too! Always look forward to seeing what jazz you're listening to.



Aki Takase and David Murray - Cherry–Sakura (2017)

Hmm. How is that?

And speaking of Murray, TD:



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