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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2580 on: November 08, 2017, 09:28:40 AM »
Nov 1957 at Carnagie Hall - A 60 years anniversary

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 #2581 on: November 08, 2017, 09:40:29 AM »
Nov 1957 at Carnagie Hall - A 60 years anniversary



I was also listening to this recording earlier today.  Great one.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2583 on: November 08, 2017, 08:27:33 PM »


Herbie Mann - Yardbird Suite (1957)
Frank Lowe - The Flam (1975)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2584 on: November 09, 2017, 11:42:32 AM »
A king Ubu recommendation and a pretty dog good one !

A woman voice glides like the wind
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And all it touches in this flight
Suddenly is over.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2585 on: November 09, 2017, 12:10:37 PM »
A king Ubu recommendation and a pretty dog good one !



Good stuff. 

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2586 on: November 09, 2017, 01:14:48 PM »
Random play from four albums I like


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2587 on: November 09, 2017, 08:17:05 PM »


Kenny Clarke - Plays Andre Hodeir (1957)
Sahib Sahib - Jazz Sahib (1960)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2588 on: November 10, 2017, 01:42:02 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2589 on: November 10, 2017, 06:19:53 PM »


Wilbur Harden - Tanganyika Strut (1958)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2590 on: November 11, 2017, 06:27:26 AM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2591 on: November 11, 2017, 07:51:28 AM »
Random play from four albums I like



All great ones, too! 8)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2592 on: November 11, 2017, 11:11:07 AM »


Barbara Long - Soul: The Voice Of Barbara Long (1961)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2593 on: November 11, 2017, 01:19:04 PM »
Best wishes from me too! Always look forward to seeing what jazz you're listening to.
Thanks - I'm back and it was great!

What I listened to on the phone while traveling:

Keith Jarrett Trio at the Blue Note (the full box, during a bus trip lasting an entire night and half the next morning - amazing stuff of course!)
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (still think the congas don't really work half of the time, but this is wonderful)
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band - Basle, 1969 (one of my favourites by this amazing band - some mean Joe Henderson there!)
... and a few more that I don't remember or stopped half way through

Hmm. How is that?

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^ i really enjoyed the Cherry–Sakura album. Pianist and saxophonist understand each other perfectly.
This is on David Murray/Aki Takase - funny thing, as they played a concert in Zurich a while ago, and since I'd previously missed Murray many times I finally went to catch him that night ... and the duo was totally odd. Takase seemed to read *everything* she played, and she just never quite got the stride rhythm right. It was awkward, yet Murray seemed to enjoy himself (he was on the jury of a local jazz price and he could wish for any partner(s) for the jury night set he played - probably they asked him to pick people residing in Europe, I wouldn't know) ... but I was almost ready to give up on Takase for the last time (I keep trying, I like some of the stuff she's done but will never be a fan). Either way, I had started becoming an Intakt subscriber while before and of course the duo disc was sent to me (you get six of their releases per year and are kind of a donor, granting some regular cash flow - and no, you cannot pick what you'll get, but being in Zurich they know me and if I buy a disc at a gig they will know I already have it and offer me something else if that same disc would be the next one for subscribers ... works out alright - note to self: order the new Alexander Hawkins disc now!) --- anyway, when I got the disc I first thought: oh no. But then a few days later I popped it in the player and was amazed to find that I really enjoyed it and could not hear any of the things that bothered me so much at the concert (I think they actually went to the studio a few days after that concert) - none of that stiffness, none of the wrong/awkward time/phrasing ... so yeah, it is a nice disc!

Jimmy Giuffre: 1961.  This is a double-CD set of two albums recorded in 1961 with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow (before SS moved to electric bass).  Wonderful works, and sometimes occupying a middle ground between jazz and chamber works.  They were long OOP before ECM re-released them as a set in the '90s. I believe they are once again OOP, but can still be found on Amazon Marketplace.  Sadly it seems to be rather unknown, but a fantastic record.



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I guess these albums are pretty well known, at least amongst those that know about Giuffre and/or Bley ... there is a third one also, "Free Fall", on Columbia, and maybe the trio's glorious masterpiece, though definitely much less accessible. Then there are two concerts from Germany that were released at least twice on Hat Art and are now - with some prev. unissued tracks (no Giuffre on them, not sure if it's Bley solos or Bley/Swallow duets) - again on Emanem. Absolutely worth getting!

Thread duty:



Went to pick up my mail yesterday, among it were two parcels from CDJapan with some Milt Jackson and Jack Wilson discs and more. Also this one, which I played yesterday:



Now here's an underrated musician ... Stuff Smith was a musical genius on par with Coleman Hawkins, yet he left too few recordings. Virtually anything you can lay your fingers on is worth checking out, be it his early trio (there was a Chronological Jazz Classics disc), his Verve albums (among them some glorious stuff with Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson) or later recordings from Europe on Storyville or elsewhere.
Es wollt ein meydlein grasen gan:
Fick mich, lieber Peter!
Und do die roten röslein stan:
Fick mich, lieber Peter!
Fick mich mehr, du hast dein ehr.
Kannstu nit, ich wills dich lern.
Fick mich, lieber Peter!

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2594 on: November 11, 2017, 03:42:17 PM »
Hey, KU! How is the new job going?

I'm very jealous that you got to see David Murray live, even if it was an odd night.

today:



The Dreamers - Ipos: John Zorn's Book Of Angels, Vol.14
Garth Knox and the Saltarello Trio - Leonard: John Zorn's Book Of Angels, Vol.30

I don't love every release in this series, but these two were really good.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2595 on: November 11, 2017, 04:29:54 PM »
Hey, KU! How is the new job going?

Only starting in December, luckily ... some spare time ahead! Catching films by Jacques Tourneur (missed much of the series as it started while I was still in India, returned Friday early morning, afternoon in the movies for the first time), some concerts (Bruckner 8 with Welster-Möst, Beethoven's cello sonatas with Altstaedt/Lonquich), holding my goodbye apéro at the old job (I'm employed there until end of Nov, but on vacation), and then on Sunday I'll be off for some relaxing in Italy (packing some books, looking up some good restaurants, and of course checking out some sights, though I've been to both places I'll visit, Mantova and Ferrara).

As for thread duty, this one just finished:



It's Bags' last album, and it presents him fronting a young lions band: Benny Green (p), Christian McBride (b), Kenny Washington (d), and on some tracks Nicholas Payton (t), Jesse Davis (as), Joshua Redman (ts). Another good one!
Es wollt ein meydlein grasen gan:
Fick mich, lieber Peter!
Und do die roten röslein stan:
Fick mich, lieber Peter!
Fick mich mehr, du hast dein ehr.
Kannstu nit, ich wills dich lern.
Fick mich, lieber Peter!

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2596 on: November 11, 2017, 07:23:22 PM »
Glad to hear you're doing well.

now:



Yusef Lateef ‎– Nocturnes (1989)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis - The Midnight Show (1961)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2597 on: November 12, 2017, 12:21:02 AM »
Glad to hear you're doing well.

now:

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Yusef Lateef ‎– Nocturnes (1989)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis - The Midnight Show (1961)

Thanks Simon!

What's that Lateef? Don't know much of his post-Atlantic work yet, and not sure how much of it is interesting really (most of it is on his own label and was always rather difficult to get).

Re Jaws/Griff, on the flight home (eight hours from Delhi to Zurich), I played their Prestige/Riverside/Jazzland sessions complete, in chronological order (except I stopped when the celesta on the last album, "Pisces", started kicking in, wasn't in the mood for that).

Last night - another new arrival from Japan:



Sweet stuff!
Es wollt ein meydlein grasen gan:
Fick mich, lieber Peter!
Und do die roten röslein stan:
Fick mich, lieber Peter!
Fick mich mehr, du hast dein ehr.
Kannstu nit, ich wills dich lern.
Fick mich, lieber Peter!

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2598 on: November 12, 2017, 04:54:06 AM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2599 on: November 12, 2017, 08:40:05 PM »

What's that Lateef? Don't know much of his post-Atlantic work yet, and not sure how much of it is interesting really (most of it is on his own label and was always rather difficult to get).


The Lateef Nocturnes was quite unusual and interesting - brooding soundscapes you might usually associate with better modern noir-ish films. Unlike anything i've heard from him before, though I've still heard less than half of his discography.

now:



Teddy Charles - Vibe-Rant (1961)

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