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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2540 on: October 23, 2017, 12:16:34 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2541 on: October 23, 2017, 01:43:18 PM »
Louis Smith - Here Comes Louis Smith (1958)
Really curious about this one - it's been on my wishlist for a long time because I'm a big fan of Buckshot La Funke. How do you like it?

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2542 on: October 23, 2017, 04:40:09 PM »
Really curious about this one - it's been on my wishlist for a long time because I'm a big fan of Buckshot La Funke. How do you like it?

Heh. Buckshot Le Funke is Cannonball Adderley, right? It's a fun album and he's showcased well. Hard to believe he was recording it around the same time as Milestones as this in contrast is pure bebop of the Diz-Bird type.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2543 on: October 23, 2017, 05:39:30 PM »
Here Comes Louis Smith is a fun album indeed and with that lineup of musicians, how could it not be?

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2544 on: October 23, 2017, 06:53:34 PM »
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Petrucciani made this album when he was 18 yrs. old. The music on this album doesn’t sound like it came from a teenager. It sounds like he’s been playing for 30 years. Quite an accomplishment indeed.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2545 on: October 23, 2017, 08:53:18 PM »


Philip Catherine and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen ‎– Spanish Nights (1992)
Ambrose Akinmusire - When The Heart Emerges Glistening (2010)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2546 on: October 24, 2017, 02:19:53 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/GmIsJ5GVfbI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/GmIsJ5GVfbI</a>
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2547 on: October 24, 2017, 12:00:32 PM »
A playlist with four classic records:


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2548 on: October 24, 2017, 09:48:26 PM »


Ambrose Akinmusire - The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint (2014)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2549 on: October 25, 2017, 11:09:30 AM »
What did Cecil Taylor say in 1955?

I meant "was he right?" in the sense of "was he going in the right direction?" His earlier recordings were done as early as 1955, and even back then he was departing from the norm. His music was more approachable back then. Some of the tunes are based on standards, and some are blues forms. With a blues form, we know the basic underlying form, so it's easier to interpret 'the stuff on top of it.' For instance, Steve Lacy solos in a more traditional way, and when Cecil Taylor solos, it's easier to hear the implications of what he's doing. It has more to do with rhythmic gesture, and less with melody or harmony.

Now listening to Chick Corea-related groups.





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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2550 on: October 25, 2017, 11:14:27 AM »
Random playing from this great set


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2551 on: October 25, 2017, 08:31:09 PM »


David Binney - Barefooted Town (2011)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2552 on: October 26, 2017, 11:20:47 AM »
Brad Mehldau: 10 years solo live - CD 1 -


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2553 on: October 26, 2017, 08:14:56 PM »


Danny Grissett - Form (2009)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2554 on: October 26, 2017, 10:06:28 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2555 on: October 26, 2017, 10:08:38 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2556 on: October 27, 2017, 04:57:23 PM »


Ambrose Akinmusire - A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard (2017)
Joe Roland - Joltin Joe Roland (1954)



Kenny Clarke - Bohemia After Dark (1955)
Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2557 on: October 27, 2017, 08:32:36 PM »


One of my all-time favorites. Everything is just right here.

Pounds the table, as you would say yourself, MI! One of my all-time favorites. Of course its "companion" Empyrean Isles is right there with it, but I prefer Maiden Voyage because of George Coleman's presence.



Ambrose Akinmusire - A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard (2017)

I confess that I have not heard a note of Akinmusire's music. Is he worth checking out?

Oh, and TD (still listening my way through it):

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2558 on: October 27, 2017, 08:41:33 PM »

I confess that I have not heard a note of Akinmusire's music. Is he worth checking out?


I'm new to him myself, but after my first listens to his albums over the last few days the answer is a strong yes. A much more individual voice in both composition and performance in an approachable mainstreamish context than many currently now doing solid but undistinctive work. The three Blue Note studio albums with him as leader especially. That live album was strong, but hear the studio ones first.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2559 on: October 28, 2017, 06:11:16 AM »
A be-bop classic



And CD2

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