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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2780 on: January 12, 2018, 12:20:00 PM »


Cedar Walton - Reliving The Moment (1978)
Max Roach - Easy Winners (1984)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2781 on: January 13, 2018, 08:06:51 AM »
Just finished this 'un:



Really outstanding. My first encounter with Smith and I'm keen to hear more. (I have two or three of Tim Berne's Snakeoil releases, on which Smith is the drummer, but I have yet to hear any of them.)

Previously:



Second spin for this one, as the first was under less-than-ideal audio circumstances. It's really good, too!
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2782 on: January 13, 2018, 07:23:55 PM »


Complete Jack Johnson Sessions : Disc 1



Simply great

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« Reply #2783 on: January 13, 2018, 07:44:26 PM »
And moving on to:



If you can't read the teeny print there, it's Common Objects, Whitewashed with Lines. The group is John Butcher, saxophones; Angharad Davies, violin; Rhodri Davies, harps; and Lee Patterson, amplified devices and processes.

It's one of those soundscapes/textures records, sort of like AMM but "noisier," certainly not for the casual or conservative jazz fan. Since I'm neither of those, I'm really liking it. :)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2784 on: January 14, 2018, 02:09:46 AM »


Mark Turner on ECM, the first three I was playing yesterday ... gearing up for the FLY concert Monday night. Still missing the first one by the Billy Hart quartet (which was actually the Iverson/Turner quartet), as well as their debut on Highnote or FLY's debut on Savoy ... but these five are a splendid bunch. The Rava is very moody, I love it more than the others for that, I guess, but then what FLY is doing on those two is quite exciting and I hope it will work in a live setting, too ... now moving on with these two:

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2785 on: January 14, 2018, 12:14:51 PM »


Jerri Winters - Winters Again (1962)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2786 on: January 14, 2018, 02:19:23 PM »


Mark Turner on ECM, the first three I was playing yesterday ... gearing up for the FLY concert Monday night. Still missing the first one by the Billy Hart quartet (which was actually the Iverson/Turner quartet), as well as their debut on Highnote or FLY's debut on Savoy ... but these five are a splendid bunch. The Rava is very moody, I love it more than the others for that, I guess, but then what FLY is doing on those two is quite exciting and I hope it will work in a live setting, too ... now moving on with these two:



Mark Turner and FLY are a really good band that does some very interesting improvised music.  However, the style of improvisation doesn't represent swinging jazz.  Their approach almost approaches a classical style, but it is very worthwhile nonetheless.  I haven't heard the Billy Hart record but would suspect it would be more swinging.

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The Classic Ornette Coleman Quartet : Atlantic Sessions



Now, this is a band that could swing!

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« Reply #2787 on: January 14, 2018, 02:28:53 PM »

Mark Turner on ECM, the first three I was playing yesterday ... gearing up for the FLY concert Monday night. Still missing the first one by the Billy Hart quartet (which was actually the Iverson/Turner quartet), as well as their debut on Highnote or FLY's debut on Savoy ... but these five are a splendid bunch. The Rava is very moody, I love it more than the others for that, I guess, but then what FLY is doing on those two is quite exciting and I hope it will work in a live setting, too ...
I love Mark Turner.  Some complain he is too intellectual and lack spontaneity.  His music really speaks to me and that is all what matters.  I only have FLY and lathe of heaven.  I think I should explore some of his other albums.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2788 on: January 15, 2018, 01:27:12 AM »
To my ears, they (FLY, that is) build - amongst other things - on Miles Davis' second quintet: that mixture of spontaneity and openness with meticulously structured playing ... Turner is extremely lyrical most of the time, and that harks back to Wayne Shorter (I think some aspects of his sound do so, too - although Warne Marsh is the big idol I presume). Ballard may be part of the not-swinging thing, too - he's in some ways more modern, compared to the albums with Motian (that Rava disc is great!) and Hart (to me the weakest of the five, but they're all good), the ones with Ballard and Gilmore are different in the punch, the punctuations, the rhythms in general. Gilmore has all those odd breaks and stuff, the street-savviness, the hip hop stuff, but also the punchy roll of older drummers - I really love his playing ... Ballard is maybe more on the rock than the funk/r&B side of things, but he too is very nuanced and at the same time has plenty of punch. Not saying who is better (Motian is a favourite though - probably mostly non-swinging, too? - and a towering figure in my book), but I'm of the more recent vintage there myself and I guess that does influence how we perceive and listen.

I will probably check out the earlier to albums by the Hart (Iverson/Turner) quartet (the first one was on HighNote), as well as FLY's first one (on Savoy), eventually.

And I'd love to hear more of Turner's own stuff ... he and Cohen are a great match, and the piano-less band opens up new possibilities, too. The roles are probably more conventional there than with FLY, Ben Street holding down the bottom beautifully, and Gilmore making sure you won't be bored for a second, but still it's more "soloists with accompaniment" than what FLY do. I love both, I guess, so it's win-win  ;D
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2789 on: January 15, 2018, 09:25:08 AM »
The Classic Ornette Coleman Quartet : Atlantic Sessions



Disc 2

I had forgotten just how great Charlie Haden's tone and feel were with this band. He and Ed Blackwell were a huge part of why this band really did it.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2790 on: January 15, 2018, 03:12:48 PM »


Milt Jackson - Invitation (1962)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2791 on: January 16, 2018, 06:50:11 AM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2792 on: January 16, 2018, 07:21:28 AM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2793 on: January 16, 2018, 01:39:12 PM »


Red Norvo - Town Hall Concert (1945)
Dizzy Gillespie - Horn Of Plenty (1952)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2794 on: January 16, 2018, 02:59:05 PM »
It's been a long time since I dipped into this set, but I needed some bebop.



Disc 5 | half the disc is billed as the Miles Davis All Stars with Parker playing tenor, the other half has the Charlie Parker All Stars and Parker is back on alto.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2795 on: January 16, 2018, 04:22:44 PM »


Thelonious Monk - Live At The Jazz Workshop (1964)

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« Reply #2796 on: January 16, 2018, 07:22:43 PM »
A straight-ahead session by Murray, and a very good one it is:



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« Reply #2797 on: January 17, 2018, 04:36:26 AM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #2798 on: January 17, 2018, 06:30:48 AM »


Thelonious Monk - Live At The Jazz Workshop (1964)



Two great recordings.

I listened to Belonging not that long ago, but I haven't heard the Monk for a while - so, following your lead I am listening to it now.   8)

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« Reply #2799 on: January 17, 2018, 08:09:44 AM »
Now



I always liked this record.