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Title: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 12, 2015, 05:16:31 AM
Seems like a good place for this, especially for people looking for recommendations to listen to.

Thread duty:



Damn, that's good!

8)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 12, 2015, 05:38:18 AM
Well played, O Gurn!

I've been listening again to a juicy adaptation which I like every bit as well as the original:

http://www.youtube.com/v/Xrs135MAvJc
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 12, 2015, 07:06:03 AM
“Doin’ the Voom Voom,” “There Ain’t No Sweet Man That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears,” & “Bruise” from:

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Post by: NikF on June 19, 2015, 10:36:19 AM
(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/NikF65/PSX_20150619_203133_zpsebpysfuw.jpg)

e: Krupa with Willie Smith on alto sax and Hank Jones on piano.
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Post by: Leo K. on June 21, 2015, 07:57:27 AM
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The Red Garland Quintet, a total mood experience. Aces!
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Post by: Artem on June 21, 2015, 05:20:06 PM
Not all that exciting

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Post by: Brian on June 21, 2015, 06:27:02 PM



The Red Garland Quintet, a total mood experience. Aces!
Oooh! I don't have any Red Garland Quintet recordings (or anything by him that isn't led by Miles). I see this session produced two other albums? Presumably all mandatory listening?
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Post by: Mirror Image on June 21, 2015, 06:41:22 PM
Oooh! I don't have any Red Garland Quintet recordings (or anything by him that isn't led by Miles). I see this session produced two other albums? Presumably all mandatory listening?

Garland never made any album that wasn't worth listening to IMHO.
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Post by: Leo K. on June 22, 2015, 09:04:22 AM
Oooh! I don't have any Red Garland Quintet recordings (or anything by him that isn't led by Miles). I see this session produced two other albums? Presumably all mandatory listening?

The other album I have is Soul Junction, and wow, it's fantastic. Definitely mandatory if you're a jazz-piano affictionato. Aces!



It's how I'm starting my morning today :)
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Post by: Henk on June 22, 2015, 09:39:05 AM
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Post by: Henk on June 22, 2015, 11:11:45 AM
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Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on June 23, 2015, 11:08:27 AM
The greatest damn jazz guitar (and bass) ever. (I own the original LP, but usually listen to the FLAC)

(http://losslessjazz.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Joe-Pass-Niels-Henning-Orsted-Pedersen-Northsea-Nights-1999-FLAC.jpg)
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Post by: James on June 25, 2015, 07:48:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/xBUm3htPHGw
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Post by: Henk on June 27, 2015, 06:17:38 AM
Just came in. Listening to disc 1. Awesome stuff!!!

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Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on June 29, 2015, 11:11:17 AM
Just received this. I really liked at least one of the tracks on the radio, but now I'm having trouble getting excited about it.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Rom1sDqTL._SY450_.jpg)
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Post by: Brian on July 01, 2015, 07:18:42 AM
Here's what I'm planning to take on my July Fourth road trip to visit the parents.

- Cookin' / Workin' / Steamin' / Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet

plus these albums, which I've never heard before:

- Blues in Orbit, Duke Ellington
- Monk: Live at the It Club
- Complete studio recordings by the Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach quintet

and a Clark Terry box set that contains:
Serenade to a Bus Seat (w/ Griffin, Kelly, Chambers, Philly Joe Jones)
Duke with a Difference
In Orbit (w/ Monk)
Out on a Limb
Color Changes
Everything Follows
All American

I've never heard any of these before, either - only Clark Terry I've got is in the Duke Ellington big band.

Being a jazz beginner is fun!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on July 02, 2015, 10:15:56 AM
Some really good stuff there.  How far is you road trip?
About 9 hours total.

EDIT: Oops! "Everything Follows" should in fact be "Everything's Mellow", the Clark Terry album.
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Post by: Henk on July 11, 2015, 10:18:45 AM
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Cool recording. Recommended.
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Post by: Henk on July 12, 2015, 02:56:08 AM
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Post by: king ubu on July 19, 2015, 02:39:55 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/334/MI0003334872.jpg)

John Taylor memorial listening - very sad
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Post by: Henk on July 19, 2015, 11:08:43 AM
Dave Douglas - Mountain Passages (2005)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41J8JKDN5DL._SX355_.jpg)

Elliott Sharp - Octal book 3 (2015)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KqLhwKz2L._SX355_.jpg)

Gerald Clayton (2013)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81N61FSDWML._SY355_.jpg)
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Post by: escher on July 20, 2015, 02:04:23 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/529/MI0001529226.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

a lot of great stuff on this.
But onestly I'm not sure what to think of the other Mosaic select with his piano solo work. Hill's music often isn't immediate but I guess that at the moment it's my least favorite album of him, but in general (with few exceptions, like his solo renditions of Black Monday and Erato) I vastly prefer where he plays with a band to his solo stuff that I find too much dispersive.

At the moment I'm listening a lot to Gigi Gryce. I had listened to a couple of albums of him in the past but I didn't realize how good he was, especially as a composer he's truly one of the best in the hard bop tradition, right there with Horace Silver and Benny Golson. I don't know why he's not more celebrated, and I don't know why sophisticated but memorable tunes like Shabozz, In a meditating mood, Up In Quincy's room, The infant song and others are not standards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPgJubrSVtw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPgJubrSVtw)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrA6mgWa7r4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrA6mgWa7r4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3xaxOH9v74 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3xaxOH9v74)
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Post by: king ubu on July 20, 2015, 03:26:56 AM
Took me a while to get into Hill's solo piano music as well ... but I ended up where I find all of his recordings worthwhile. There are some fabulous captures of concerts around, too - alas, while the Palmetto albums have considerable merits, I find that only his final album on Blue Note really managed to capture some of the (often dark and brooding) excitement his late bands created. His discography in the later decades is so sketchy, the live recordings really add a lot to the picture.
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Post by: escher on July 20, 2015, 03:57:25 AM
Took me a while to get into Hill's solo piano music as well ... but I ended up where I find all of his recordings worthwhile. There are some fabulous captures of concerts around, too - alas, while the Palmetto albums have considerable merits, I find that only his final album on Blue Note really managed to capture some of the (often dark and brooding) excitement his late bands created. His discography in the later decades is so sketchy, the live recordings really add a lot to the picture.

.  His later records are extremely good and I try not to focus solely on the Blue Note years.

 ;)

of his later stuff, I'm listening a lot to The day the world stood still and it's great as the rightly celebrated Time lines and Dusk. I don't know why it's so rarely mentioned, probably the reason is simply that a huge amount of great jazz falls into oblivion. Some pieces like Ghetto echoes, Flying in the sky or the catchy Hermano frere (a vocal piece and one of the most accessible pieces of his whole career) are worth of his best music.
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Post by: king ubu on July 20, 2015, 04:36:32 AM
... the Blue Note years.
Well, they started with "Black Fire" and ended with "Time Lines"  ;)

You'd miss out on the early Warwick trio album like that though, which is fascinating enough! There's also a 45 with Von Freeman and Pat Patrick from the early days - look here:
https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/andrew-hill-on-ping-1003/
https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/andrew-hill-on-ping-1003-after-dark/
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: escher on July 20, 2015, 05:01:46 AM
Well, they started with "Black Fire" and ended with "Time Lines"  ;)

You'd miss out on the early Warwick trio album like that though, which is fascinating enough! There's also a 45 with Von Freeman and Pat Patrick from the early days - look here:
https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/andrew-hill-on-ping-1003/
https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/andrew-hill-on-ping-1003-after-dark/

there's some stuff difficult to find that I'd really like to listen, like Sittin' in at Jorgie's Jazz Club with Johnny Hartman, Earth prayer with Russel Baba and the rest of this live recorded in 1971
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-jUZbT4UMI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-jUZbT4UMI)
I can't find any mention of it, even here
http://go54321.tripod.com/ah/andrewhill.html (http://go54321.tripod.com/ah/andrewhill.html)

that is the most complete discography of him I'm aware of.
And I've read also that Hill apparently composed an opera, but I can't find any information about it.
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Post by: king ubu on July 20, 2015, 05:31:16 AM
Don't know those either ... and yeah, too bad there's no real Hill discography/sessionography online.

@sanantonio: I know of course ... and I'm in the same boat as you, those early records are such a great bunch one keeps forgetting to pay more attention to the middle and late Hill!
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Post by: king ubu on July 20, 2015, 10:08:38 PM
Definitely look for "Conflict", yes! (And while you're at it, look for Woods' other Contemporary album and Joe Gordon's "Looking Good", too  ;))
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Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 21, 2015, 11:32:55 AM
I love that Gerald Clayton cover! It definitely makes me curious about the music!
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Post by: Henk on July 22, 2015, 01:08:38 AM
I love that Gerald Clayton cover! It definitely makes me curious about the music!

Good stuff! Check samples.. :)
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Post by: Brian on July 23, 2015, 11:53:43 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61oROtAcp7L.jpg)
Oooh, I don't know this one. Would it be in the Riverside box?
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Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on July 23, 2015, 06:16:36 PM
Terje Rypdal, Waves

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5125CCtim7L._SY355_.jpg)

Classic ECM "cool weather jazz."
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Post by: SimonNZ on July 23, 2015, 10:33:37 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81R4JGlq87L._SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419%2Bzm%2BzptL._SY300_.jpg)

Chick Corea / Gary Burton - Crystal Silence

Miles Davis - In Europe (aka Miles In Antibes)

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Post by: Mirror Image on July 24, 2015, 06:48:57 AM
Terje Rypdal, Waves

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5125CCtim7L._SY355_.jpg)

Classic ECM "cool weather jazz."

Great to set this! Big Terje Rypdal fan here. I think I own every album except his latest ones. I prefer his earlier work by a very large margin, especially his work with The Chasers and Vitous/DeJohnette.
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Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on July 24, 2015, 06:57:54 AM
Great to set this! Big Terje Rypdal fan here. I think I own every album except his latest ones. I prefer his earlier work by a very large margin, especially his work with The Chasers and Vitous/DeJohnette.

Yeah, it's good stuff. I have the second collaboration with Vitous/DeJohnette (To Be Continued), and I like it just as much as Waves.
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Post by: Brian on July 24, 2015, 09:05:44 AM
I would think so; but since I don't have that box I cannot check.
I guess I should have asked if it's a Riverside recording, since the box is meant to be complete.  :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 24, 2015, 06:05:19 PM
Yeah, it's good stuff. I have the second collaboration with Vitous/DeJohnette (To Be Continued), and I like it just as much as Waves.

Yep. Good stuff indeed. 8) I remember reading a review of the first Rypdal/Vitous/DeJohnette on Amazon and the reviewer basically complained that Rypdal didn't play guitar the way he wanted him to (i. e. melody-based type of playing). Rypdal isn't always about that. Sometimes Rypdal just wants to provide atmospheric overtones and apparently this is beyond some people's comprehension. If someone doesn't understand it, then don't listen to it. Problem solved.
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Post by: Brian on July 24, 2015, 06:39:00 PM
Brand new arrival, taking it for a first spin.



Cookin'!!

Is it just me or does "This Here" sound a LOT (both in tones and in rhythm) like another standard tune, the name of which escapes me?? Help, anyone?
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Post by: SimonNZ on July 25, 2015, 12:07:23 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Zi5Bz9g9L._SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B52HM65NL.jpg)

Chick Corea / Gary Burton - Duet

John Carter - Castles Of Ghana

becoming aware of and catching up with the John Carter discography has been one of my most exciting and rewarding finds of recent times

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Post by: Henk on July 26, 2015, 09:31:36 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41IeGs9fHDL._SX355_.jpg)
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Post by: Henk on July 27, 2015, 04:04:54 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zpzNBc11L._SY355_.jpg)
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Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on July 28, 2015, 03:19:03 AM
What an interesting and strong and refreshing combo and set.  All original works by Mehldau (who's written for Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, among others).  And hats off to the Nonesuch engineers who recorded this the way jazz trios should be recorded, warm and close but not too close. 

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Post by: Henk on July 28, 2015, 03:50:53 AM
What an interesting and strong and refreshing combo and set.  All original works by Mehldau (who's written for Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, among others).  And hats off to the Nonesuch engineers who recorded this the way jazz trios should be recorded, warm and close but not too close. 



Yes, dig it much as well.
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Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on July 28, 2015, 04:24:35 AM
Yes, dig it much as well.

Yelp! The "Days of Dilbert Delaney" is in my head.  Perhaps the only way to release myself from its intoxicating spell is to infect others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jom8WS_z1A
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Post by: Henk on July 28, 2015, 11:23:22 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51MbWw1NAML._SS280.jpg)

Wonderful stuff.
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Post by: Mirror Image on July 28, 2015, 05:21:58 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51MbWw1NAML._SS280.jpg)

Wonderful stuff.

Dizzy absolutely smokes It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing). Never heard anything like it before or since.
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Post by: NikF on July 30, 2015, 04:15:55 PM
Gerry Mulligan Quartet: Pleyel Concerts Vol. 2



Into the early hours with this stuff.
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Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on July 30, 2015, 06:48:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/AKFlQnvXujo
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Post by: bob_cart on August 01, 2015, 09:23:15 AM
Not sure if it counts as jazz, but there it is:
https://www.youtube.com/v/LZh4521P5Hg
if the flash thingy doesn't work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZh4521P5Hg

EDIT: Thanks sanantonio!
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Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on August 02, 2015, 10:22:21 AM
Pat Metheny Group, Offramp

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6107wSL49tL._SY355_.jpg)

This is a highly praised album, but it has yet to click with me. Interesting sounds and all that, but my brain hasn't managed to make sense of them. Will keep trying.
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Post by: Mirror Image on August 02, 2015, 02:27:33 PM
Pat Metheny Group, Offramp

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6107wSL49tL._SY355_.jpg)

This is a highly praised album, but it has yet to click with me. Interesting sounds and all that, but my brain hasn't managed to make sense of them. Will keep trying.

Offramp is one of my favorite PMG albums. The title track is certainly 'out there' but I find it hard for anyone to not enjoy a song like James, Eighteen, or Are You Going With Me? as these seem immediately accessible. Perhaps you're still in the throes of understanding their style? Is this your only exposure to Metheny?
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Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on August 02, 2015, 04:48:53 PM
Perhaps your still in the throes of understanding their style? Is this your only exposure to Metheny?

That's basically it. The only other Metheny I have is 80/81, which is quite different stylistically. As I said, I'll keep trying with Offramp.
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Post by: Mirror Image on August 02, 2015, 08:42:13 PM
That's basically it. The only other Metheny I have is 80/81, which is quite different stylistically. As I said, I'll keep trying with Offramp.

I can't stand 80/81 and this is a shame because many of the songs have great potential but it's Michael Brecker's erratic playing that constantly leaves me cold and/or disengaged with the music. He's not a lyrical player or someone that I believe meshes well with Metheny. A complete misfire IMHO. You should check out Metheny's Watercolors at some point. This is pre-PMG, but there are several musical elements that point this album into the direction he would later go in with pianist/composer Lyle Mays.

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Post by: Bogey on August 03, 2015, 03:56:01 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Byrd-in-hand-cover-folder.jpg)

Personnel
Donald Byrd - trumpet
Charlie Rouse - tenor saxophone
Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone
Walter Davis, Jr. - piano
Sam Jones - bass
Art Taylor - drums

Recorded May of '59 at Rudy Van Gelder studios.

My main listening will be focused on Sam Jones morning. He recorded with the likes of Monk, Peterson, Adderly, and Evans and I wanted to isolate him a bit and try to hear what they appreciated about his talent.  For those that really enjoy Adderly's Somethin' Else album, Jones was the bassist on it as well.
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Post by: Bogey on August 03, 2015, 06:08:41 AM
Sam Jones was a great bassist.  He worked often with Louis Hayes, and they were a dynamite rhythm section on plenty of Riverside recordings, Bobby Timmons, Cedar Walton and many others.  If you get the chance, check out Oscar Peterson's Blues Etude, which has Jones and Hayes on the first half - excellent.

The guy has an incredible resume for sure.
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Post by: SimonNZ on August 04, 2015, 01:42:33 AM
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Don Cherry - Brown Rice
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Post by: Bogey on August 04, 2015, 02:44:44 AM
Starting the day with THAT Mancini sound:

(http://eil.com/images/main/Henry-Mancini-Combo-475344.jpg)

Some of the personnel

Pete Candoli (trumpet)
Dick Nash (trombone)
Larry Bunker (vibes)
Shelly Manne (drums)
Art Pepper (clarinet) ;)
Johnny Williams piano and harpsichord -This really gives it an "Avengers" sound at times, Karl. ;D

Mancini over the recent years has become a favorite of mine.  His casual swing and even his lounge-ish or even his easy listening are all "good stuff" in my corner.  Though my favorite works tend to come from tv or movie work he did, I am yet to spin one of his lps outside of these that I was not glad to have on my shelf.  The one above is more of a swinging sound and he covers such compositions as Moanin' and Tequila.  I believe you can find it on cd. 

(http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS558196-01B-BIG.jpg)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 04, 2015, 02:49:01 AM
Starting the day with THAT Mancini sound:

(http://eil.com/images/main/Henry-Mancini-Combo-475344.jpg)

Some of the personnel

Pete Candoli (trumpet)
Dick Nash (trombone)
Larry Bunker (vibes)
Shelly Manne (drums)
Art Pepper (clarinet) ;)
Johnny Williams piano and harpsichord -This really gives it an "Avengers" sound at times, Karl. ;D

Mancini over the recent years has become a favorite of mine.  His casual swing and even his lounge-ish or even his easy listening are all "good stuff" in my corner.  Though my favorite works tend to come from tv or movie work he did, I am yet to spin one of his lps outside of these that I was not glad to have on my shelf.  The one above is more of a swinging sound and he covers such compositions as Moanin' and Tequila.  I believe you can find it on cd. 

(http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS558196-01B-BIG.jpg)

Good morning, Bill!  Looks quite enticing.
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 04, 2015, 05:40:33 AM
Did the artist himself perhaps not know his actual birthdate?
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Post by: Bogey on August 04, 2015, 02:47:01 PM
Born today - Armstrong often stated that he was born on July 4, 1900, a date that has been noted in many biographies. Although he died in 1971, it was not until the mid-1980s that his true birth date (http://www.louisarmstronghouse.org/about/faq.htm#LA5) of August 4, 1901 was discovered by researcher Tad Jones through the examination of baptismal records.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG : JAZZ PROPHET (https://musicakaleidoscope.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/louis-armstrong-jazz-prophet)

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 ;)

No one better!  Time for some of this to mark the date:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/515WQkEyqQL._SS280.jpg)

That is the nice thing about Pops' recordings.  You can grab anything off the shelf and it is always a treat.
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Post by: SimonNZ on August 04, 2015, 07:08:55 PM
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Post by: kishnevi on August 04, 2015, 07:17:18 PM
It is possible.  My own mother thought her birthday was different from what records showed, which we only discovered after her death.  Back in the early decades of the 1900s I guess it wasn't as big a deal as we have grown used to since then.  Also, and I don't know if this is relevant, but both Armstrong and my mother were born in Louisiana.

My mother born in 1928 always insisted she was born on the fifth night of Chanukah.  In fact, while the fifth night of Chanukah fell on her English (secular) birthday in 1930, among other years, it occurred a week or more later than her secular birthdate in 1928.  And in fact it was only her birth certificate that confirmed the English date was correct...but at one point I wondered if perhaps she was in fact born in 1930.
This was in Boston.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on August 04, 2015, 08:24:42 PM
Now:

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/52/60/1a/52601ab721684a2d479788ee9c582cfd.jpg)

An absolutely gorgeous album, which, in my own view, is a collection of jazz-inflicted lullabies with a modern rhythmic/harmonic feel. The improvisational aspect of each of these songs is more or less an extension of a song's main melody, which is what I like and love to hear the most in terms of improvisation. All the best jazz musicians have a lyricism in their playing and, while Eick's career is really just begun considering he's still pretty young, I can hear an immense musical personality on the rise. Skala is the second of the three albums released under his own name so far.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on August 04, 2015, 11:31:52 PM
Now:

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/52/60/1a/52601ab721684a2d479788ee9c582cfd.jpg)

An absolutely gorgeous album, which, in my own view, is a collection of jazz-inflicted lullabies with a modern rhythmic/harmonic feel. The improvisational aspect of each of these songs is more or less an extension of a song's main melody, which is what I like and love to hear the most in terms of improvisation. All the best jazz musicians have a lyricism in their playing and, while Eick's career is really just begun considering he's still pretty young, I can hear an immense musical personality on the rise. Skala is the second of the three albums released under his own name so far.

I consider this almost a definition of jazz, it's also mine, any jazz I listen to can be characterized that way. So free jazz is not real jazz, but about creating structures, an ascetic practure (although in many cases it doesn't sound so, like late Coltrane and in our times, Vandermark, Brötzmann and all those guys), which is pretty dull for the listener.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on August 05, 2015, 05:21:12 AM
I consider this almost a definition of jazz, it's also mine, any jazz I listen to can be characterized that way. So free jazz is not real jazz, but about creating structures, an ascetic practure (although in many cases it doesn't sound so, like late Coltrane and in our times, Vandermark, Brötzmann and all those guys), which is pretty dull for the listener.

I hate free jazz. I never understood the attraction (not that this style has a huge following to begin with). Good jazz music, IMHO, should be melody-based and when it is, it seems that everything else just falls into place and sounds beautiful.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on August 05, 2015, 05:51:57 AM
I hate free jazz. I never understood the attraction (not that this style has a huge following to begin with). Good jazz music, IMHO, should be melody-based and when it is, it seems that everything else just falls into place and sounds beautiful.

Completely agree.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on August 05, 2015, 07:57:49 AM
Free jazz can be very good (but none of it is really 100% free, the band feeds off of each other's riffs, etc. - Ornette Coleman for instance); of course it can also be mediocre.  Just like the other kind. ;)


"Free jazz" to me means any music where improvisational direction and content is not restricted. This does not imply chaos, atonality, and 'free time', nor does it imply one-chord vamps for days, but can contain and utilize either or both when desired. Free playing can be any combination of any available elements available at any given time. Form, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, articulation, written music .. extremes, moderation.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on August 05, 2015, 04:55:13 PM
I like all kinds of jazz, whether it is melodic or wild and free. Sometimes free jazz can be very emotional and even lyrical. Sometimes it is just the strength and the determined push of the players that I find attractive. I also like some of the modern jazz from Chicago scene or those associated with Fred Anderson and his Velvet Lounge club, like Hamid Drake of Harrison Bankhead. They can unite wild and lyrical sides of jazz music into very organic sounds.

However, recently I've been leavening more toward quieter jazz. One of the albums that I've put a few times over the past few days was

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 07, 2015, 07:43:48 PM
Matt Criscuolo has cultivated a sax sound so unique it's virtually unclassifiable. NO ONE has anywhere near his sound: I might say it's sweetly honeycombed, but then there's the tartness; I might say it's sassy, but then there's the fanciful lyricism; I might also dub it "spreading the sauce on liberally", but then there's the right-on-the-dot intonation. 

Hearing it is best.

His solos are daringly technical with a Coltrane-channelling "free" flavor at times but nothing strays too far from the lyrical base. It's a winning mish-mash.

Guitarist Tony Purrone provides ideal foil. The give-and-take between the two is great fun to hear.   





Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: bob_cart on August 08, 2015, 02:30:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/tsd_DWOJFwU
Probably the best piano player, the best trio and one of the best improvisations/compositions ever. Enjoy.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 08, 2015, 04:11:04 AM
Seeing a jazz forum I haunt does not have any problem discussing The Chairman in their 50 threads, I thought I would roll listening to this beauty on vinyl here:

(https://www.jbhifi.com.au/FileLibrary/ProductResources/Images/118290-L-LO.jpg)

The key to enjoying Sinatra for me is not only his vocals, timing, and the "attitude" he brings, but those arrangements by the likes of Count Basie, Nelson Riddle, and Billy May (and others) that back him.  In fact, this has led me to seek out their likes on their own albums.  Whenever I see one of theirs in the bin, I grab it.  Hey, if they were good enough for Frank....

(https://jazzinphoto.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/photo-john-dominis-frank-sinatra-come-dance-with-me-with-count-basie-sunglas.jpeg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GDpl5AklT7Q/TEsIdb7jLyI/AAAAAAAAC1M/pOmxYO6G0p4/s1600/frankorchestrarobertfarnon.jpg)

(http://www.metromediaradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/FS_MAY-STUDIO-2.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 08, 2015, 01:23:47 PM
Iconic at every level and every way:

(http://www.mcrfb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Herb-Alperts-Whipped-Cream-And-Other-Delights-AM-LP-1965.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on August 08, 2015, 05:25:35 PM
Just like the title suggests, it is a staring forward blues affair.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 09, 2015, 03:57:22 AM
(http://www.hotplatters.com/images/2-84.jpg)

What a set!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on August 09, 2015, 04:50:56 AM
Nice, Bill!

Haven't heard that one, but I am sure it's great!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 09, 2015, 04:59:04 AM
Nice, Bill!

Haven't heard that one, but I am sure it's great!

If you see it in your used bins go ahead and grab it.  However, I do not know how it would line up with your other big set.  Ellington is a difficult puzzle to put together when compiling his recordings.  Like another said on Amazon about one of the box sets:

Compiling and issuing a definitive Duke Ellington compilation is not an easy task, simply due to the fact that Duke recorded for at least a dozen record companies from 1924 to 1940. Hence, major label reissue projects are usually lacking: buy a Columbia set and you miss all of the great early 1940's recordings with Ben Webster; buy an RCA set and you miss all of the great tunes recorded for Brunswick and Okeh during the 1930's.
This set, released by the English label Proper, attempts to correct these omissions. The most rewarding part is an entire CD of rare and seldom-reissued material from 1932 through 1938, most of which was originally recorded for the Brunswick label. Great recordings of "Stompy Jones", "Reminiscing in Tempo", "Echoes of Harlem", "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue", and "Pyramid" that date from this time period are included in this set.
Another problem encountered in working with Ellington material is the massive amount of reworkings and re-recordings that he produced over the years. This set includes one version of each of Duke's major early works ("East St. Louis Toodle-oo", "The Mooche", "Black and Tan Fantasy", etc.) and most of these tunes are included here in their first recorded version.


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on August 09, 2015, 06:27:34 AM
If you see it in your used bins go ahead and grab it.  However, I do not know how it would line up with your other big set.  Ellington is a difficult puzzle to put together when compiling his recordings. 

Indeed!

Quote
Like another said on Amazon about one of the box sets:

Compiling and issuing a definitive Duke Ellington compilation is not an easy task, simply due to the fact that Duke recorded for at least a dozen record companies from 1924 to 1940. Hence, major label reissue projects are usually lacking: buy a Columbia set and you miss all of the great early 1940's recordings with Ben Webster; buy an RCA set and you miss all of the great tunes recorded for Brunswick and Okeh during the 1930's.
This set, released by the English label Proper, attempts to correct these omissions. The most rewarding part is an entire CD of rare and seldom-reissued material from 1932 through 1938, most of which was originally recorded for the Brunswick label. Great recordings of "Stompy Jones", "Reminiscing in Tempo", "Echoes of Harlem", "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue", and "Pyramid" that date from this time period are included in this set.
Another problem encountered in working with Ellington material is the massive amount of reworkings and re-recordings that he produced over the years. This set includes one version of each of Duke's major early works ("East St. Louis Toodle-oo", "The Mooche", "Black and Tan Fantasy", etc.) and most of these tunes are included here in their first recorded version.


Good stuff. I have and enjoy that Proper set. It could use a proper remastering.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Tom 1960 on August 11, 2015, 11:12:18 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71E4CXEAdEL._SX425_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on August 12, 2015, 04:49:10 AM
Dizzy absolutely smokes It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing). Never heard anything like it before or since.

This is such an insult to Gillespie. Dizzy never changed his music. Despite this his music always sounded fresh. He forms the counterpoint in jazz to Miles. But because Dizzy didn't need to change, I think he was a greater musician than Miles.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on August 12, 2015, 06:35:26 AM
This is such an insult to Gillespie. Dizzy never changed his music. Despite this his music always sounded fresh. He forms the counterpoint in jazz to Miles. But because Dizzy didn't need to change, I think he was a greater musician than Miles.

 ???

Oh boy...another translation error on your part, Henk. ;D When I say smoked, this means Dizzy absolutely ripped this piece of apart with his virtuosity. In other words, he owned this piece of music. It's a compliment, not an insult.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on August 12, 2015, 06:43:23 AM
FYI, comparing Dizzy with Miles is beyond comprehension IMHO. It really doesn't make sense to compare apples with oranges. I like Miles much more than Dizzy and not because I think Miles was a better musician. Quite the contrary, Dizzy had much more technical chops than Miles ever did, but this, at the end of the day, doesn't really matter as I think Miles' music, especially during his bebop and foray in modal jazz was much more interesting compositionally than anything Dizzy has done. But this is a matter of personal preference and it's certainly not a contest nor is this even worth arguing over because both musicians excelled at different things.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on August 12, 2015, 06:52:34 AM
FYI, comparing Dizzy with Miles is beyond comprehension IMHO. It really doesn't make sense to compare apples with oranges. I like Miles much more than Dizzy and not because I think Miles was a better musician. Quite the contrary, Dizzy had much more technical chops than Miles ever did, but this, at the end of the day, doesn't really matter as I think Miles' music, especially during his bebop and foray in modal jazz was much more interesting compositionally than anything Dizzy has done. But this is a matter of personal preference and it's certainly not a contest nor is this even worth arguing over because both musicians excelled at different things.

Interesting point. But I didn't write "better" but "greater". And let's not forget that jazz is mainly about melody and improvisation. ;)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: escher on August 12, 2015, 07:59:31 AM
This is such an insult to Gillespie. Dizzy never changed his music.

I disagree with this a lot. Gillespie changed his music a lot through the years. He played bebop, he then started to play stuff influenced by cuban music, then he played third stream stuff, he played electric funk and I don't even know his discography in depth.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: escher on August 12, 2015, 08:06:22 AM
FYI, comparing Dizzy with Miles is beyond comprehension IMHO. It really doesn't make sense to compare apples with oranges. I like Miles much more than Dizzy and not because I think Miles was a better musician. Quite the contrary, Dizzy had much more technical chops than Miles ever did, but this, at the end of the day, doesn't really matter as I think Miles' music, especially during his bebop and foray in modal jazz was much more interesting compositionally than anything Dizzy has done.

The difference is that Davis had a lot of composers,  arrangers and producers working for him. But Gillespie was a interesting writer. Lorraine for instance is one of my favorite tunes ever, even if is less famous than his standards.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on August 12, 2015, 08:25:52 AM
I disagree with this a lot. Gillespie changed his music a lot through the years. He played bebop, he then started to play stuff influenced by cuban music, then he played third stream stuff, he played electric funk and I don't even know his discography in depth.

Gillespie added stuff to his style, not change it. Gillespie himself did also say he didn't feel the need to find out new stuff.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on August 12, 2015, 12:19:47 PM
(http://www.pelleasmusique.com/uploads/2/9/4/0/29404045/s385570525864201351_p167_i2_w640.jpeg)

I have since found out that this is a "gray market" release, but I like the music. Transfers are a bit muffled, though.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on August 12, 2015, 09:42:58 PM
???

Oh boy...another translation error on your part, Henk. ;D When I say smoked, this means Dizzy absolutely ripped this piece of apart with his virtuosity. In other words, he owned this piece of music. It's a compliment, not an insult.

It was the second sentence that was confusing to me. I you had wrote it more clear, I would probably also have understood the first one.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on August 13, 2015, 06:39:35 AM
Interesting point. But I didn't write "better" but "greater". And let's not forget that jazz is mainly about melody and improvisation. ;)

Interesting point? I've never said anything bad about Dizzy nor will I. All I said was I prefer Miles. There's plenty of melody and improvisation in Miles' music. He's one of the most lyrical trumpeters in jazz history. Anyway, there's really no use in me trying to defend what I like. I like some of Dizzy's music, but he really doesn't do much for me compositionally. Fantastic player, though.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on August 13, 2015, 06:41:11 AM
It was the second sentence that was confusing to me. I you had wrote it more clear, I would probably also have understood the first one.

It's American slang, Henk. You're Dutch and I'm American, so there's bound to be something lost in translation. :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 13, 2015, 07:17:07 PM
Fresh, well-crafted, and nuanced in a most catchy manner. It's unabashedly jazz though delicately sprinkled with "world" overtones, an obvious tool which functions as catalyst for some strikingly original writing. Whatever his secret Avital and his band make much of their talents and the final product is bristling with both sophistication and, well...fun!!
 



Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on August 14, 2015, 02:31:46 PM
I never tire of Herbie (but admit I'm less interested in the funk stuff).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 14, 2015, 07:42:01 PM
Melodically strong with a sprinkling of avant-garde. Alternately soulful and headstrong. And man can that bassist play! (Drew Gress)




(http://img15.nnm.me/1/1/5/8/3/d453a94fffff3f524310e927e18.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on August 14, 2015, 08:47:33 PM
It's American slang, Henk. You're Dutch and I'm American, so there's bound to be something lost in translation. :)

True.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 15, 2015, 05:05:37 PM
Drew Gress is one of the best bassists; he and Scott Colley are both really good and just about anything they are on is worthwhile.  I will look for this on Apple Music or Spotify.

I know a little about Colley but this is my first exposure to Gress. Definitely on my radar now.


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 16, 2015, 05:05:47 AM
George Shearing : born today in 1920 (https://musicakaleidoscope.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/george-shearing-born-today-in-1920/)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VZxMy-PpL._SX355_.jpg)

He made two albums with singers, this one with Peggy Lee and The Swingin's Mutual with Nancy Wilson - both excellent.



One of my favorites from Shearing that I have on the shelf is from his quintet called Latin Escapade.  One artist that appears on both this and the Peggy Lee effort above is the amazing Armando Peraza (front left).  His percussion work takes this and other Shearing efforts to a whole new level IMO.  Shearing must have appreciated his work as well as he played on over 20 of his albums.

(http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/cal%20tjader%20armando%20peraza.jpg)

On this link you will find a wonderful article written about Shearing and his Latin jazz that has a must read on Peraza and his work with Shearing. 

http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/2011/02/16/george-shearing-and-latin-jazz-more-than-a-footnote/

I know we are always just tossing links on to this site, but this one is a must.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413AP7KT-uL.jpg)




Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 16, 2015, 05:06:48 AM
Thread duty:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/waNkKdnBtEQ/hqdefault.jpg)

I heard this one described as "spooky exotica".  Cannot agree more.   If you enjoy Mancini, but do not have this one, grab it when you can.  Like the back of the lp says, " To those who long for balmy tropic breezes and gently swaying palms, this album is dedicated."
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 16, 2015, 07:26:06 PM
Kenny Dorham and Jackie McLean together.

Dorham is a magic-maker. Unorthodox but never willful.



Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on August 17, 2015, 05:11:49 AM
Kenny Dorham and Jackie McLean together.

Dorham is a magic-maker. Unorthodox but never willful.





Never cared for Jackie McLean at all. Razor-sharp attack and grating tone. I do like Dorham a lot, though.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on August 20, 2015, 05:33:35 AM
Anybody else have the 2003 Pacific CD release of Chet Baker & Crew? I notice a huge drop-off in sound quality between side A and side B. It's almost like it goes from stereo to mono. Is this normal? Did I somehow get a bootleg of the real CD? (I ordered through Amazon.)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: kishnevi on August 20, 2015, 05:43:18 AM
Anybody else have the 2003 Pacific CD release of Chet Baker & Crew? I notice a huge drop-off in sound quality between side A and side B. It's almost like it goes from stereo to mono. Is this normal? Did I somehow get a bootleg of the real CD? (I ordered through Amazon.)

Which listing did you get?  The lead off Amazon listing is an Amazon CD-R.


TD
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51zhNTLa1TL._SS280.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: kishnevi on August 20, 2015, 06:18:55 AM
I am finding I like "psychedelic" Miles, and the cover art is certainly fun.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 20, 2015, 06:22:30 AM
I am finding I like "psychedelic" Miles, and the cover art is certainly fun.

Aye.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: kishnevi on August 20, 2015, 06:42:18 AM
I forget the artist's name, but Miles also used his artwork on On the Corner.  I think of this period of Miles not so much psychedelic as "radical-chic-funk".  I almost expect to see Leonard Bernstein somewhere in the background.

Corky McCoy.  He was friends enough with Miles to be a roommate for a time
Wikipedia has a sketchy article on him
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corky_McCoy
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on August 20, 2015, 07:41:48 AM
Which listing did you get?  The lead off Amazon listing is an Amazon CD-R.


TD

Maybe it is a CD-R. I'll look when I get home.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 21, 2015, 08:32:26 PM
The Duke and Ella live on the French Riviera box. From the d'Antibes-Juan-les-Pins International Jazz Festival, 1966. Duke gets the lion's share, here, but everyone is swinging and the sound is delightfully good - Granz himself was at the recording helm.




(http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/bmmg/ent/L731453903326.JPG)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on August 22, 2015, 03:07:50 AM
I like to check the ECM records website for news, hoping they will develop a streaming service.  It looks like they are developing a new website, which encourages my speculation of a streaming service.  However, I read some sad news, of the recent passing of the great Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi.  He has been a regular member of Paul Motian's bands since 1997, and is a pianist well worth checking out.

Sad to hear. His latest recording is on my playlist.

(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/158/692/15869274/600x600.jpg)

It's not so easy to listen to, because he murmers a lot while playing, but it's rewarding. Extraordinary stuff, great music.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on August 22, 2015, 06:22:41 AM
The Duke and Ella live on the French Riviera box. From the d'Antibes-Juan-les-Pins International Jazz Festival, 1966. Duke gets the lion's share, here, but everyone is swinging and the sound is delightfully good - Granz himself was at the recording helm.

Whoa! Is this a pretty essential box? I don't have much Ella.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on August 22, 2015, 07:52:41 AM
Sonny Clark: Cool Struttin'

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Post by: Robert on August 22, 2015, 09:07:52 AM
Marilyn Crispell

On Tour 1992

Santuerio
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 22, 2015, 11:21:47 AM
Oy, Robert!

Kind of Blue quintet prior to their landmark recording:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61e0FUojC8L.jpg)

I believe you GOTTA LOVE Mile and the lads to grab this one as the sound is very problematic in places.  However, with the Evans, 'Trane, Adderly, Chambers, and Cobb line up, there is just not much out there. 

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Robert on August 22, 2015, 12:20:23 PM
Oy, Robert!

Kind of Blue quintet prior to their landmark recording:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61e0FUojC8L.jpg)

I believe you GOTTA LOVE Mile and the lads to grab this one as the sound is very problematic in places.  However, with the Evans, 'Trane, Adderly, Chambers, and Cobb line up, there is just not much out there.
Hi Bill
 I have this disc.  I like this a lot.  The interaction is wonderful.  You have to remember that in the fifties there was not much live recording.  Cherish it for what it is.

Robert..
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 22, 2015, 05:03:52 PM
Hi Bill
 I have this disc.  I like this a lot.  The interaction is wonderful.  You have to remember that in the fifties there was not much live recording.  Cherish it for what it is.

Robert..

Indeed I do.  I have some Miles on the shelf that sounds like it was recorded from a phone booth down the block from the club he was playing....and LOVE it!  However, I wanted others here to know what to expect upon a purchase.  And, always a better place here with you on board Robert.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 22, 2015, 05:24:58 PM
Whoa! Is this a pretty essential box? I don't have much Ella.

Essential for sure. Ella is on...so on...and the sense of occasion is palpable - from everyone!. It's a seven-CD box with a bonus eighth disc of rehearsals. And well recorded since Granz was the man at the controls. Of course it's OOP which won't help those itching to own it. 

One thing that might help somewhat is there's a two-disc set of highlights from this festival/box, though unfortunately it only skims the surface. Link below.

Below that is the Amazon link for the box with samples.








 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 22, 2015, 05:34:36 PM
Essential for sure. Ella is on...so on...and the sense of occasion is palpable - from everyone!. It's a seven-CD box with a bonus eighth disc of rehearsals. And well recorded since Granz was the man at the controls. Of course it's OOP which won't help those itching to own it. 

One thing that might help somewhat is there's a two-disc set of highlights from this festival/box, though unfortunately it only skims the surface. Link below.

Below that is the Amazon link for the box with samples.








Wow, would love to have the biggie here.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brewski on August 22, 2015, 05:35:29 PM
Oy, Robert!

Kind of Blue quintet prior to their landmark recording:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61e0FUojC8L.jpg)

I believe you GOTTA LOVE Mile and the lads to grab this one as the sound is very problematic in places.  However, with the Evans, 'Trane, Adderly, Chambers, and Cobb line up, there is just not much out there.

Potential caveats aside...wow, what great cover art! Never seen this before.

--Bruce
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 22, 2015, 06:29:50 PM
Wow, would love to have the biggie here.

I got lucky and stumbled on it at a Barnes & Noble one day many years ago. Up till then I hadn't even known of its existence.

One thing that isn't visible is the innards of the box. Despite the esoteric "White Album" exterior the insides are all dolled up. The jewel cases themselves are custom done in four colors with stylish graphics etched in them.

And the booklet (book!) is all kinds of "wow". It has a very festive and lively look and layout with lots of interesting commentary and plenty of great pics. And lots of color.

All this plus great music!


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 23, 2015, 04:20:32 AM
Thanks!  I may look around for it a bit.  I'm guessing a reissue is not coming soon.

Thread duty:

Another live cd of Miles that I bought due to some Bill Evans tracks (5 to be exact) with Davis:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zOGY4hhbL.jpg)

The Evans tracks were recorded in '58 with
Davis
Coltrane
Chambers
and Philly Joe Jones

This disc moved up into a a semi-nut price, but I was wondering if these recordings have been reissued on another set.  Between  Davis and Coltrane, one could spend a pretty penny on just their live recordings.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 23, 2015, 04:41:33 AM
More wonderful art for you here, Bruce and one of my favorite cds from my jazz collection:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81W6ZNExTTL._SX522_.jpg)

The songs are from a number of performances.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brewski on August 23, 2015, 07:03:22 PM
More wonderful art for you here, Bruce and one of my favorite cds from my jazz collection:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81W6ZNExTTL._SX522_.jpg)

The songs are from a number of performances.

Oh my goodness, yes. Believe it or not, I don't recall ever seeing this cover, either! (PS, first thing I thought of: could also be cover art for Poulenc's La voix humaine, his one-act, one-character opera about the woman who breaks up with her lover and strangles herself with the telephone cord.)

These old covers - I guess, for Verve, especially - are just great.

--Bruce
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Post by: NikF on August 23, 2015, 11:54:36 PM
I like those covers a lot. I only have one of them -

(http://i.imgur.com/J2dmPtK.jpg)

If anyone is unaware of it, this site has some further (and great) examples of David Stone Martin's work: http://www.birkajazz.com/archive/stonemartin.htm


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Post by: James on August 25, 2015, 09:34:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/ciqI9PXmZWU
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Post by: James on August 28, 2015, 08:02:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/1fC0dKHrqSM
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Post by: James on August 30, 2015, 09:55:23 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KB5K0E13L.jpg)
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Post by: SKYIO on August 30, 2015, 10:02:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YedVpRzF900
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Post by: James on August 30, 2015, 11:55:41 AM
Scott Henderson: Vibe Station (2015)

By GLENN ASTARITA (allaboutjazz.com)

Guitarist Scott Henderson is one of a select few artists who raised jazz fusion from the embers in the 80s, namely with the band, Tribal Tech. Indeed, this unit proffered a much needed uplift via a far-reaching perspective and armed with a torrential improvisational credo on numerous fronts. Since then, the guitarist has performed with other high-flying units but as a solo artist, he often kicks out the jazz rock, fusion and blues rock jams within the power trio format. Henderson's searing wizardry is vividly perceptible on Vibe Station, as he often converses with himself by modulating distortion-based tones on his electric guitar and by creating a polychromatic aural feast with variable currents and intensity levels.

Henderson wreaks havoc on his guitar amid howling bottleneck notes, multihued chord voicings and ungodly hype-mode licks atop the rhythm section's slamming grooves and agile progressions. He often harmonizes with bassist Travis Carlton and during a variety of movements the trio summons an Armageddon with supple and heightening choruses within the prog-metal domain.

The title track "Vibe Station," is centered on jazz and funk motifs, countered by the leader's gravelly phrasings, blazing runs and shock-therapy type cadenzas. Henderson uses an electric sitar or perhaps some electronics-based sampling process on the humming and buzzing jazz fusion fest "Manic Carpet," abetted by his fervent call and response dialogue with drummer Alan Hertz during the bridge. And the jazz influences resurface with a Thelonious Monk-like primary theme and prickly bop lines on "The Covered Head," as the band surges into a lofty and tempestuous improv segment, revved up by Henderson's caustic shadings, weeping breakouts and supersonic single note riffs.

"Dew Wot?" is another piece where the tide shifts and momentum builds upon a twirling and shuffling cadence, seguing into a hot n' nasty blues rock foray, contrasted with knotty time signatures, used as a passageway into an interminable abyss. Ultimately, Vibe Station should be deemed essential listening for Henderson's legion of admirers, along with curious students and others not thoroughly acquainted with his formidable legacy.

Track Listing: Church of Xotic Dance; Sphinx; Vibe Station; Manic Carpet; Calhoun; The Covered Head; Festival of Ghosts; Dew Wot?; Chelsea Bridge.

Personnel: Scott Henderson: guitar; Travis Carlton: bass; Alan Hertz: drums.

Record Label: Self Produced


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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 31, 2015, 10:27:32 AM
“Hackensack”

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Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on September 02, 2015, 12:15:58 PM
Not just swing, but daringly original musicianship along with impressive compositional chops and exquisite taste. Shaw knew when to make his presence felt but also when to lay back for others to shine. It's all about the quality of the piece, not hotdogging.

The recordings are mostly live to catch the appropriate fire.




   
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Post by: Henk on September 03, 2015, 10:39:15 AM
Disc 2.



BTW Somebody know why you need to put some character above an Asin picture?

I try to get my album cover pics somewhere else on the internet than Amazon, but can't find a good alternative. When I copy a picturelink on Amazon, this first time it goes wrong, I need to copy twice, pretty annoying.
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Post by: Scion7 on September 03, 2015, 10:48:15 AM
Andrew Hill - Point of Departure, with Dolphy, Davis, etc.
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Post by: Scion7 on September 03, 2015, 11:43:55 AM
Yes, his Sixties work was outstanding, as is Nefertiti and his Arista/Freedom album, Spiral.  I've never seen him live - would have loved to in the Sixties, but was still living in England then, and I don't think he toured the UK?
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Post by: George on September 03, 2015, 12:49:30 PM
(http://eil.com/images/main/Bill-Evans-Interplay-417169.jpg)

Last night, enjoyed this recent acquisition. My girlfriend, who usually doesn't enjoy jazz, actually enjoyed it.
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Post by: Scion7 on September 03, 2015, 01:13:27 PM
Actually, according to the obituary in The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/apr/23/guardianobituaries.obituaries2) he did :

In 1990 Hill came to Britain ...

I was speaking of the Sixties, when I was still in Manchester.  I left for America 12 years before 1990.  :)
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Post by: Scion7 on September 03, 2015, 04:25:40 PM
^ cool album - I read the review in Guitar Player about that record and got it within a couple of days and was very pleased - although I think it is two times as good - at least - as anything else he's done ......  it's his "hit"
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Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on September 03, 2015, 09:46:23 PM
In my Solitude by Branford Marsalis.

I am really enjoying these solo sax performances recorded in San Francisco's beautiful (and beautiful sounding) Grace Cathedral. The acoustic is wonderful, but not overly reverberent. Unfortunately it was a live recording, but this is not too annoying--just that the theme of solitude would have worked better in an empty venue and without applause intruding between each piece (And I could have done without an idiot audience member's watch beeping at one point).

MAI is a piece that apparently was written for shakuhachi  (of which I am a huge fan) or written to mimic shakuhachi effects on the soprano saxophone (he mostly plays tenor on this disc). It is an amazing performance in any case.

Most of the pieces are contempletive and slow, but so far MAI takes the cake on this disc.

I used to play alto in high school, and this disc makes me want to pick it up again. (If I played, there would be no problem with applause  :laugh: )

(http://www.marsalismusic.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/cover/release/image/feature/inmysolitude_cover.jpg)
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Post by: Scion7 on September 04, 2015, 12:26:39 AM
a couple of oldies but goodies before heading off to the college:

(http://s18.postimg.org/ijwllogzt/sor_chck.jpg)

Makes good 5 a.m. music.  They had to be a little stoned, tho'.

(http://s23.postimg.org/7bytciuah/backs.jpg)
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Post by: NikF on September 04, 2015, 05:48:40 AM
Not on par with the 'Time' series, but an enjoyable listen nonetheless.





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Post by: Bogey on September 04, 2015, 09:41:11 AM
Not on par with the 'Time' series, but an enjoyable listen nonetheless.




Fantastic album!
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Post by: Henk on September 06, 2015, 11:13:05 PM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/156/918/15691861/600x600.jpg)

This really is a great recording. Try it. Released this year. Calm stuff, but totally not boring.
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Post by: Mirror Image on September 07, 2015, 04:33:03 AM
The version of "Cafe" that's on it is the best he's done, I think.  But I also like Magico and Folk Songs.  I am a fan, I've got 35 of his recordings.

+1 Love Gismonti's music.
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Post by: NikF on September 10, 2015, 02:52:58 AM
I don't often provide music for listening to at work, but this morning I brought along this.

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Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on September 11, 2015, 08:18:37 PM
Saxophonist John Ellis and his talented band of sidemen, each of whom could be the frontman.



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Post by: NikF on September 12, 2015, 03:49:06 PM
Artie Shaw and his Gramercy 5: Six Star Treats.



For years I enjoyed some of the Gramercy 5 stuff, but after watching a documentary about Shaw shown via the BBC (about ten years ago?) I heard their version of 'Don't Take Your Love From Me' for the first time. As a result I bought this box set.
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Post by: SimonNZ on September 13, 2015, 02:13:45 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51hBcF7nJcL._SS280.jpg)

Ahmad Jamal - Chamber Music Of The New Jazz (1955)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 14, 2015, 09:19:20 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/512gq7PY2UL._SS280.jpg)

mp3 album available here (http://www.amazon.com/Paintings-Jazz-Orchestra-Harvey-Aardvark/dp/B001V9ZYS2/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1442254684&sr=1-1&keywords=paintings+for+jazz+orchestra).
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Post by: escher on September 14, 2015, 12:13:44 PM
Artie Shaw and his Gramercy 5: Six Star Treats.



For years I enjoyed some of the Gramercy 5 stuff, but after watching a documentary about Shaw shown via the BBC (about ten years ago?) I heard their version of 'Don't Take Your Love From Me' for the first time. As a result I bought this box set.

great stuff. I remember especially a great version of Yesterdays.
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 15, 2015, 05:09:38 AM
Richard Nelson (composer/arranger, and guitarist) & The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NyUdp-VnL._SS280.jpg)

mp3 album available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014JXH6HI/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp)
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Post by: Brian on September 18, 2015, 06:07:51 AM
Here's what I'm bringing on my weekend road trip:

- Night at Birdland, Vols. 1* & 2* - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
- The Hawk Relaxes* - Coleman Hawkins & Co.
- The Hawk Flies High* - Hawkins, J.J., Hank Jones, etc.
- Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball & Co.
- Preservation Hall Hot Four with Duke Dejan
- Masterpieces by Ellington* - Duke Ellington Orch.
- Lionel Hampton and the Golden Men of Jazz (Telarc '80s)
- The Great Paris Concerts* - Duke Ellington Orch.

*never heard these before
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Post by: Brian on September 18, 2015, 06:42:29 AM
I haven't heard the Preservation Hall Hot Four, I assume they play trad Nola jazz, which is usually enjoyable.
You assume correctly. Here's a track from the album on YouTube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdB1bwA9hLU) Duke Dejan is the fellow singing. Recorded when he was 88 years old!

Thanks for the list. I am of course fairly new to jazz (abt. 2 years, which I guess isn't "new," but compared to classical...), so it's all still a lot of exploring what's to my taste and what isn't.  :)
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Post by: Brian on September 18, 2015, 09:30:29 AM
Oops, forgot one! Looks like I also have Eldar Djangirov: Live at the Blue Note, with Roy Hargrove, Marco Panascia (b), and Todd Strait (d).
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Post by: SimonNZ on September 18, 2015, 03:08:25 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/511R9gw2xdL._SS280.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71d2o4KUjXL._SX280_.jpg)
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Post by: king ubu on September 21, 2015, 11:15:27 PM
last night:





earlier this morning:




right now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4xIinMr80#t=274
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Post by: king ubu on September 22, 2015, 05:39:58 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/947/MI0001947745.jpg)
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Post by: Brian on September 25, 2015, 06:10:23 AM
(http://eil.com/images/main/Jimmy-Smith-Off-The-Top-301674.jpg)
Whoa. I haven't heard anything by Jimmy Smith or Stanley Turrentine yet, but George Benson, Ron Carter, and Grady Tate...what a lineup.
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Post by: Mirror Image on September 25, 2015, 06:11:17 PM
New on MusicaKaleidoskopea

(https://musicakaleidoscope.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/cropped-mk2.png)

EBERHARD WEBER AT 75 (https://musicakaleidoscope.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/eberhard-weber-at-75/)

This past January marked Eberhard Weber’s 75th birthday.  His recordings for ECM in the early 1970s were in large part responsible for defining the ECM sound and Euro-Jazz in general.  His style bridged jazz, classical, minimalism, chamber jazz and included some ambient elements.  He regularly recorded with other ECM artists such Gary Burton (Ring, 1974; Passengers, 1976), Ralph Towner (Solstice, 1975; Solstice/Sound and Shadows, 1977), Pat Metheny (Watercolors, 1977), and Jan Garbarek (10 recordings between 1978 and 1998).

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9c/Eberhard_Weber.jpg/220px-Eberhard_Weber.jpg)

Thanks for this post, David. I have to say my favorite recording that Weber has appeared on was Ralph Towner's seminal masterpiece Solstice. It just wouldn't have been the same without him filling out the low end.
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Post by: Henk on September 26, 2015, 10:57:20 AM
~



Excellent pianist, released a new recording this year as well. This one is from 2006.
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Post by: SimonNZ on September 26, 2015, 11:15:16 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B52HM65NL.jpg)
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Post by: king ubu on October 02, 2015, 02:08:38 AM
Love "The Cats" and "Castles of Ghana"!

Here, stuff bought while in Paris in the past couple of days:





The second has Géraldine Laurent again as the sole horn ... her own new disc seems to only be released in two weeks, guess what I bought was a review copy that made its way to Gibert (the best place I know to buy jazz ... and the upper floor of the new jazz/classical store looked pretty great as far as classical is concerned, but I didn't want to spend the entire two and a half days in there).
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Post by: king ubu on October 02, 2015, 05:59:21 AM
a gift I just got:


very nice indeed!
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Post by: king ubu on October 02, 2015, 07:28:39 AM
'nother new one, glad I finally found it:

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Post by: Brian on October 03, 2015, 05:52:44 AM
Great music for cleaning the house, packing a bag, and knocking out stuff on the to-do list:

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Post by: SimonNZ on October 07, 2015, 03:22:49 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5104SrVC4JL._SX300_.jpg)

Wes Montgomery - So Much Guitar (1961)
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Post by: king ubu on October 08, 2015, 01:56:39 PM
Tethered Moon:

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Post by: SimonNZ on October 12, 2015, 10:36:37 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71%2BHs1do4UL._SL300_.jpg)

Miles Davis - Big Fun
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Post by: king ubu on October 12, 2015, 11:51:17 PM
lately, amongst others:





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Post by: SimonNZ on October 13, 2015, 05:01:10 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71wNAvc2U2L._SX300_.jpg)

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time
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Post by: king ubu on October 13, 2015, 11:24:48 PM
Not really familiar with Kikuchi at all so far ... only know this and the great one on ECM (Paul Motian's final recording, I think). Got to look for more!

Last night, I gave a second listen to this new release of a fantastic solo concert by Sal Mosca 1992:


Highly recommended!
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Post by: NikF on October 15, 2015, 03:18:19 AM
Johnny Hodges Septet: Blues A-Plenty.

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Post by: Brian on October 15, 2015, 06:56:58 AM
Johnny Hodges Septet: Blues A-Plenty.


Hodges, Webster, Eldridge, Strayhorn, Woodyard...well this looks really cool. is it as good as it sounds?

Also literally, because that's a nice album cover.
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Post by: NikF on October 15, 2015, 07:21:15 AM
Hodges, Webster, Eldridge, Strayhorn, Woodyard...well this looks really cool. is it as good as it sounds?

Also literally, because that's a nice album cover.

Yeah, what a line up... It's certainly undemanding music (although it bears close listening) and hardly groundbreaking. However, if you enjoy Hodges, Webster, Eldridge, et al during the late fifties (and with the addition of such as Jo Jones and Ray Brown on the bonus tracks) then there's every chance you'll slip into enjoying how simply cool it all is.  ;D
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Post by: jochanaan on October 15, 2015, 04:36:06 PM
Miles Davis, Jean-Pierre, live @ Montreal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku-ynijVAcA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku-ynijVAcA) 8)
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Post by: SimonNZ on October 15, 2015, 06:28:17 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41bG1mIZm5L._SS280.jpg)

Carmen McRae Sings Monk (lyrics by Jon Hendricks a.o.)

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Post by: king ubu on October 16, 2015, 06:12:12 AM
Big fan of those Verve recordings by Hodges, Webster, Edison etc. - the official reissue including the Hodges album (even with two alternate takes that, alas Mosaic were unaware of when they released their 1956-61 Hodges box) is this here: http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Webster-J-Hodges-Sweets-Edison/dp/B000001EEQ/
It contains a wonderful album by Webster (with Harold Ashby on second tenor), the Hodges one and Harry Edison's "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You". Webster is the common link. "Sweets", also by Edison, obviously, is another wonderful album with Ben and Sweets on Verve.

Now playing:


Lou Donaldson - Here 'tis (Blue Note, 1961) - definitely one of my top organ jazz albums, thanks to Baby Face Willette and Grant Green (less so to Poppa Lou, whose recordings I enjoy but usually don't estimate *that* highly). Just got the SHM CD (now OOP it seems) from Japan, which contains a previously unissued ten minute blues.
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Post by: NikF on October 16, 2015, 06:43:50 AM
Big fan of those Verve recordings by Hodges, Webster, Edison etc. - the official reissue including the Hodges album (even with two alternate takes that, alas Mosaic were unaware of when they released their 1956-61 Hodges box) is this here: http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Webster-J-Hodges-Sweets-Edison/dp/B000001EEQ/
It contains a wonderful album by Webster (with Harold Ashby on second tenor), the Hodges one and Harry Edison's "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You". Webster is the common link. "Sweets", also by Edison, obviously, is another wonderful album with Ben and Sweets on Verve.

Now playing:


Lou Donaldson - Here 'tis (Blue Note, 1961) - definitely one of my top organ jazz albums, thanks to Baby Face Willette and Grant Green (less so to Poppa Lou, whose recordings I enjoy but usually don't estimate *that* highly). Just got the SHM CD (now OOP it seems) from Japan, which contains a previously uniss

Was unaware of the first one. But both look interesting. Thanks, man.
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Post by: king ubu on October 17, 2015, 03:28:54 AM
just gave a first spin to this:


wonderful!
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Post by: Artem on October 17, 2015, 08:04:29 PM
Nice album, but nothing groundbreaking. Just come comfortable trio playing.



The first part is pretty good. The second is so so.

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Post by: SimonNZ on October 17, 2015, 09:08:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51G6RvvK7vL._SX300_.jpg)

Evan Parker - The Snake Decides
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Post by: Brian on October 18, 2015, 07:23:03 PM
I listened to a lot of jazz on this weekend's road trip, by the likes of Monk (Live at the Jazz Workshop), Davis, Harry "Sweets" Edison, etc.

But one really great experience was my 2nd and 3rd listens to this masterpiece:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/627/MI0001627484.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Of course, you've probably all heard it many more times than I. But listening to it once Friday and once Sunday really brought some interesting ideas to my mind. This is Mal Waldron sounding a lot like Mingus, isn't it? The direct, heated emotion; the penchant for dissonance; the complex compositions with clear classical influences. Cello, like on Tijuana Moods. And of course the saxophones of Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin, who also feature on Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus. Dolphy here seems tamer than usual, or is it just me?

This album reminds me of another musical figure. Schumann. Maybe Mal Waldron did not have a Florestan and Eusebius, but a very similar dynamic is at work here, isn't it?

One more though. "Warm Canto" is, of course, remarkable even in the context of this remarkable album. Dolphy on clarinet is a rare and beautiful thing. And the melody is strikingly beautiful - but for all its beauty and strikingness, it's hard to figure out exactly what the melody means. It suggests a number of different emotions. It's Brahmsian in that way. My favorite part of the song, though, now, may be the big "pause," after all the improvised sections are over, but before Dolphy returns with the main theme, when Ron Carter and the rhythm section play the simple unadorned bass line several times over. No melody, no improvising, no adornment, just the bass line. Not many songs do that. I can't think of any others.
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Post by: king ubu on October 18, 2015, 10:29:08 PM
Love "The Quest"! Love Dolphy!

Last night:


Deeply fascinating stuff ... the Beckett strain of ECM Records, that was first fully developed on Paul Bley's album "Ballads". Standstill music that is over at the moment it starts.
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Post by: king ubu on October 19, 2015, 10:31:04 AM
before:


now:

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Post by: king ubu on October 20, 2015, 01:13:49 PM
last night also this one, and more of "Nothing Ever Was, Anyway":



tonight:

Two of Allen Lowe's new discs - intriguing stuff as always: "Where a Cigarette Is Smoked by Ten Men" (featuring an amazing clarinet player by name of Zoe Christiansen) and "Man with Guitar: Where's Robert Johnson?" (featuring among others Gary Bartz and DJ Logic).

In between the two, my latest disc by Barney Wilen:



And now, to cap things off, the new one by nonagenarian Bob Dorough:

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Post by: SimonNZ on October 21, 2015, 10:04:08 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HJ5Y5D5WL.jpg)

Sun Ra - Atlantis (1969)
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Post by: king ubu on October 22, 2015, 11:58:48 AM
first listen - only bought this a few weeks ago, but I love Stéphan Oliva's music:


an "tribute to harlem piano stride", as it says on the back of the cover, with François Raulin and Stéphan Oliva on pianos, Laurent Dehors on clarinets (b-flat, bass and contrabass), Christophe Monniot on saxophones (sopranino, alto and baritone) and Sébastien Boisseau on bass - the programme includes pieces by James P. Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and W. C. Handy
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Post by: Henk on October 22, 2015, 12:45:10 PM
before:



Great recording.
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Post by: SimonNZ on October 22, 2015, 01:29:11 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Q8nhAwEAL._SX300_.jpg)

Gary Burton et al - Like Minds (1998)
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Post by: king ubu on October 22, 2015, 11:07:36 PM
Great recording.
Yep! My favorite from Holland's will likely remain "Jumpin' In", because of the great mix there with Julian Priester, Kenny Wheeler and Steve Coleman - and the intriguing drumming of Steve Ellington's - those quintet albums are terrific! But this one and the trio album with Coleman are both very good, too. And the duo of Coleman's with Holland on DIW is wonderful, too!
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Post by: king ubu on October 23, 2015, 04:14:45 AM
now playing, for the first time (I've known the actual album for a while):

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Post by: Henk on October 23, 2015, 11:38:13 AM
Yep! My favorite from Holland's will likely remain "Jumpin' In", because of the great mix there with Julian Priester, Kenny Wheeler and Steve Coleman - and the intriguing drumming of Steve Ellington's - those quintet albums are terrific! But this one and the trio album with Coleman are both very good, too. And the duo of Coleman's with Holland on DIW is wonderful, too!

Thanks! Downloaded "Jumpin' In". :)
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Post by: king ubu on October 23, 2015, 02:20:33 PM
afternoon and evening listening:


this is an unauthorized release, I've had most of the music digitally, but not the unedited versions of the tunes actually released on "Our Man in Jazz" - Rollins top form, amazing music!

and now, just about to wrap up my first listen to this:


"sephardic exotica for young moderns" - love this group!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on October 23, 2015, 04:16:43 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Q8nhAwEAL._SX300_.jpg)

Gary Burton et al - Like Minds (1998)

Great album and seriously undervalued I think.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on October 23, 2015, 06:46:38 PM
Great album and seriously undervalued I think.

Yes indeed. I've loved everything I've heard of the Burton / Corea partnership in whatever setting or group.

Unfortunately the Burton album I was playing earlier today was far, far less interesting:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81jHFlvDRiL._SX300_.jpg)
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Post by: king ubu on October 24, 2015, 08:27:02 AM
first spin of a new arrival:


alas, they picked a drummer that doesn't match (Cindy Blackman) with her boring (though virtuosos, I guess) rock style ... but good to see Kendrick is still around, his 90s album left room for hope (that here might be an individual voice in the process of taking shape ... guess the new one still gives the same promise, no idea if he'll ever really get there)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on October 24, 2015, 05:03:59 PM
now playing, for the first time (I've known the actual album for a while):


Worth buying this? I love the actual album, and have heard good things about this new reissue. Are the missing tracks worth it?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on October 25, 2015, 10:04:00 AM
Worth buying this? I love the actual album, and have heard good things about this new reissue. Are the missing tracks worth it?
In my opinion it definitely is! Over in Europe it can be had new for as little as 10€ anyway, so not much consideration needed ... but yeah: it does contain the entire concert on the first two discs (and on disc three the LP version again, duplicating about half the tracks, and then adding an interview which I've not listened to yet), and as Garner was a fabulous live performer and really aware of how to pace a show, it's great to have all of it, just as he conceived it (admittedly, the LP edit did very good, but it's still not the whole picture).

Today, so far ("Music Man" from the Mosaic box):




(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/909/MI0001909709.jpg)

(the "Konitz Meets Giuffre" and "Pice for Clarinet and Orchestra/Mobiles" albums from the later)

And right now:

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Post by: king ubu on October 25, 2015, 02:51:52 PM
some more amazing music by Giuffre to end the day:

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Post by: aligreto on October 26, 2015, 01:47:44 PM
(http://www.vinyltap.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/0/image/500x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_236192_3_1_3_5_8_6_6_10_1_152176.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 28, 2015, 06:14:38 AM
Roy Eldridge from this box.  1950 recording.  I love this 1940s Pre-bop super-bluesy sound. 

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 29, 2015, 10:06:54 PM
Never heard of Martial Solal.  Have now.  Man-crush :-*

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Post by: Mookalafalas on October 29, 2015, 10:20:35 PM
Lee Konitz. My moribund love of jazz has sprung back to life. Merci Beaucoups, Disques Vogue!



  As per the others, from this box:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 30, 2015, 03:14:05 AM
Busted out this old fave.



  Playing this reminds me why I didn't used to like classical music.  I'm listening to the second track, "The Eternal Triangle."  It's as raw and spontaneous as a bar-room brawl.  Really thrilling. 
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Post by: Mookalafalas on October 30, 2015, 03:39:31 AM
First listen.

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Post by: Mookalafalas on October 30, 2015, 05:24:24 AM
Getting kinda lonely over here :(



Well, Monk's cheering me up ;)
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Post by: SimonNZ on October 31, 2015, 08:00:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81O8b%2BOf0AL._SX300_.jpg)

David Torn - Cloud About Mercury

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Jimmy Raney - Wisteria

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VCWC9BQML._QL70_.jpg)

Bobby Watson - Love Remains
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 01, 2015, 04:15:25 AM
Roy Eldridge from this box.  1950 recording.  I love this 1940s Pre-bop super-bluesy sound. 



Solal is terrific! Looking for his many fine albums can keep you busy for some years (and make you poorer - lots are OOP).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 01, 2015, 01:53:18 PM
.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on November 01, 2015, 06:46:27 PM
Going to be spending more and more time with jazz and getting reacquainted with it after a near six year absence, so in the spirit of things, listening to this old favorite:

(http://store.acousticsounds.com/images/large/AJAZ_15__16898__01152009113829-6561.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 02, 2015, 06:21:12 AM
Going to be spending more and more time with jazz and getting reacquainted with it after a near six year absence, so in the spirit of things, listening to this old favorite:

(http://store.acousticsounds.com/images/large/AJAZ_15__16898__01152009113829-6561.jpg)

  Great choice!! 
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 02, 2015, 06:29:05 AM
This has been in heavy rotation for me this week

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Post by: Brian on November 02, 2015, 07:21:40 AM
Going to be spending more and more time with jazz and getting reacquainted with it after a near six year absence, so in the spirit of things, listening to this old favorite:

(http://store.acousticsounds.com/images/large/AJAZ_15__16898__01152009113829-6561.jpg)
If you watch the 2015 German movie "Phoenix," it's not a great movie, but it is a good one, and you will never hear the song "Speak Low" again without thinking about the movie. The way "Speak Low" is used in the final scene...however uneven the rest of the film is, that is utterly unforgettable.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on November 02, 2015, 02:44:18 PM
  Great choice!!

Definitely. At Ease with Coleman Hawkins and Today and Now are two other albums of his that I rate highly.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 02, 2015, 07:33:28 PM
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Kenny Wheeler - Song For Someone

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31C5G615E1L._QL70_.jpg)

Bill Connors - Swimming With A Hole In My Body
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 03, 2015, 12:48:14 PM
That Kenny Wheeler disc is good!



And Alexandra Grimal is good, too!
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Post by: king ubu on November 03, 2015, 01:27:13 PM
another one ... quite a band, but Grimal holds her own:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 03, 2015, 05:18:48 PM
Lionel Hampton from

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 05, 2015, 02:35:59 PM
Motian again:

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Post by: king ubu on November 06, 2015, 12:54:20 AM
heard him live and had a short but pretty deep talk with Roy Campbell a few years ago after he played in duo with Joëlle Léandre at the now defunct Sept Lézards in Paris ... one of my fondest jazz memories, for sure ... so it seems right to finally have this disc in the player (it was released this year, but several months back):



Oliver Lake is probably the one US jazz musician I've heard most often (with Trio 3, Trio 3 + Irène Schweizer, with a great local rhythm section, with those two guys and Nils Wogram, with a tough NY trio behind him where he didn't play the flute, tellingly - and unfortunately ...) - William Parker I'm ambivalent about ... he is on some discs I enjoy greatly, but I'm not too big on either his playing nor his own bands/projects, but I keep listening, and here, he fits in very well (and of course he and Roy Campbell went back quite some).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 06, 2015, 01:50:48 AM
saw the duo live, but they sempt tired ... took them half an hour to get into full gear, and a quarter of an hour later, their set was through ... nice to hear them in great form here:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 06, 2015, 05:07:22 AM
before:



now:



next up (fifth and last of my Intakt catch-up, all 2015 releases, all duos):

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on November 06, 2015, 05:22:03 AM
Jon Ballantyne Trio : Sky Dance

I saw Ballantyne, solo, last summer in Rochester and was singularly impressed.  This recording, done in his comparative youth, 1988, no less so.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 06, 2015, 09:22:50 AM
their second one in the series:

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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 07, 2015, 10:05:27 AM
Love this stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/v/Xflrp4yM2o8
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 08, 2015, 03:56:28 PM
(http://img05.shop-pro.jp/PA01017/643/product/62992466.jpg)

Lester Young - Pres On Keynote
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 08, 2015, 11:24:16 PM
Listened to this album today:

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Very good!

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Post by: Green Destiny on November 09, 2015, 12:47:44 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51h83tk8SIL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81sBdND9DpL._SL1167_.jpg)

:)
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Post by: Mookalafalas on November 10, 2015, 02:05:57 AM
clifford brown, on Vogue.  This isn't the cover, but best I could find (without much trouble)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 10, 2015, 04:28:37 AM
Never heard of Jimmy Raney til I got this box.  Good, but the low key back up band is wicked good, too.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 11, 2015, 11:27:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/9XlJvWORC9U

(A Christmas tune?  Who knew!)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 11, 2015, 12:26:07 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81SLlYoASFL._SL1300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81iaOmtLMUL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 11, 2015, 02:30:20 PM
Never heard of Jimmy Raney til I got this box.  Good, but the low key back up band is wicked good, too.



Raney worked with one of Stan Getz' finest ever bands ... amazing live recordings from the Storyville and some studio cuts, too. Blue Note pulled together the complete Roost Sessions by Getz on a terrific 3CD set that is OOP but if you ever get the chance, don't hesitate! It opens with quartet studio dates with Al Haig and Horace Silver, then goes on for more than an entire disc with that live material (Al Hagi again on piano), then goes on with some more studio dates with either Raney or Johnny Smith on guitar, and ends with three cuts that have Getz sitting in with the Basie orchestra.

The Getz/Raney unit produced another album, "Stan Getz Plays" on Verve. That one should be easier to find. If you're inclined to get lotsa Getz, it's also part of the Hip-O-Select 3CD set "Quintets: The Clef and Norgan Studio Albums", which pulls together all the music Getz made with Bob Brookmeyer in his band, "Plays", and a short session (2 tracks) with the wonderful Tony Fruscella who joined as Brookmeyer's replacement.

EDIT: you might also consider Raney's own "A" (originally on Prestige, official reissue again OOP, I'm afraid).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 11, 2015, 04:46:42 PM
Thanks, Ubu!  I have a jazz collector colleague who is a compulsive collector.  I'll try to remember to ask him about it when I next talk to him about music.
   Meanwhile, I have my new Monk Live 10 CD box 8)

TD: Miles Davis disc from this:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 11, 2015, 09:59:51 PM
San Francisco Jazz Collective. Consistently outstanding jazz, absolutely some of the finest of today.



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81wq5%2BlxJRL._SL1500_.jpg)



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Post by: king ubu on November 11, 2015, 11:10:43 PM
sad morning listening, in memory of a giant:

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Post by: Green Destiny on November 11, 2015, 11:42:46 PM
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Very good - a real box of delights
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on November 12, 2015, 09:13:06 AM
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Very good - a real box of delights

Indeed!!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 12, 2015, 10:10:49 AM
Billie Holiday is the best, of course!  8)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 12, 2015, 12:14:32 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gGyMeRCfL.jpg)

some heavy sh*t!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 12, 2015, 03:59:47 PM
Never heard of him.  He sure put together an all-star band, however.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 12, 2015, 11:52:21 PM
Renaud is an okay piano player at best, but he enabled some mighty fine music! Renaud had travelled to NYC in 1953 and produced several fine dates, usually taking care of the piano himself, with the likes of Al Cohn, J.J. Johnson, Oscar Pettiford, Tal Farlow ... Fantasy had two volumes of "Birdlanders" discs out with the material, which once triggered a short discussion over at the Organissimo forum - you'll find some more information there, though it's hard to read:
http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/62206-the-birdlanders/

Playing now, discs 4 & 5 of:


"sprezzatura" is the keyword Ted Gioia uses in his book "West Coast Jazz" to describe Rogers, and I guess there's no better ... not a fan of his in respect of having to own all his albums (he simply made too many), but this JSP five disc set compiling the early tracks (arrangements for Herman, Kenton etc.) and his own leader dates up to 1954 is outstanding! (There's also a Fresh Sound 3CD set with, I think, some overlap, don't have it, but Jordi Pujol from Fresh Sound, no matter what odd PD reissues he does in between, really knows his way around  Californian jazz)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 13, 2015, 02:34:03 AM
listening to a couple of nice Jazz albums tonight:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Omr6-fIaL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NSXfI7VVL.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71ahROzpPRL._SL1119_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Pad5qrAnL._SL1056_.jpg)
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Post by: Mookalafalas on November 13, 2015, 06:20:17 AM
Renaud is an okay piano player at best, but he enabled some mighty fine music!

  Yeah, he was the weak link in his own band! (at least on this disc) Kind of ridiculous. The other musicians are clearly superior, but it feels like the spark is missing--they never quite step it up (except maybe in the first track, where Lionel Hampton really cooks).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 13, 2015, 06:24:49 AM
Finally got into my new Monk box (ten discs live).  The discs are in cool looking, relatively solid gatefold sleeves.  Unfortunately, they are in so tight I actually ripped the first one I tried to extract >:( :'(
Still, happily listening now 8)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 13, 2015, 06:25:46 AM
Finally got into my new Monk box (ten discs live).  The discs are in cool looking, relatively solid gatefold sleeves.  Unfortunately, they are in so tight I actually ripped the first one I tried to extract >:( :'(
Still, happily listening now 8)



That is a fabulous album.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 13, 2015, 03:55:11 PM
Feeling a bit Jazzy lately I guess :):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41D20MS571L.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81nKojOuuFL._SL1408_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71T8O60JjiL._SL1500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NSXfI7VVL.jpg)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on November 13, 2015, 04:01:08 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71T8O60JjiL._SL1500_.jpg)

My favorite studio Brubeck album. The only one I like better, overall, is At Carnegie Hall.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 13, 2015, 05:00:45 PM
My favorite studio Brubeck album. The only one I like better, overall, is At Carnegie Hall.

Yes its a very good album - I hadn't really paid much attention to it before.
Just playing it again now for a back to back listen :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 13, 2015, 05:02:25 PM
Feeling a bit Jazzy lately I guess :):

Looks like you have good material to indulge that feeling :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 13, 2015, 05:36:55 PM
Looks like you have good material to indulge that feeling :)

Thanks  Mookalafalas - I don't own much Jazz but im pretty pleased with the selections from the box-sets I bought the last few years.
I was really happy to see yourself and some of the other guys interested in the Disques Vogues box too - some great stuff in this one :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 13, 2015, 08:40:06 PM
Thanks  Mookalafalas - I don't own much Jazz but im pretty pleased with the selections from the box-sets I bought the last few years.
I was really happy to see yourself and some of the other guys interested in the Disques Vogues box too - some great stuff in this one :)

Yeah, I just got that a week or two back, and so far I'm delighted with it. 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 13, 2015, 09:18:48 PM
My favorite studio Brubeck album. The only one I like better, overall, is At Carnegie Hall.

Jazz Impressions Of Eurasia gets my vote, fwiw (and Calcutta Blues imo his single finest moment). May even play it again later.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BV1XMPGHL._SY300_.jpg)

But right now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VPA42ZZKL._QL70_.jpg)

Charlie Haden - Liberation Music Orchestra (1969)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 13, 2015, 11:27:25 PM
Afternoon listening:

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One of the best albums from the Blue Note box I think :)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 14, 2015, 09:03:04 AM
Not sure which Brubeck album I'd pick if I needed to ... love "Jazz Impressions of Japan" very much, from the Columbia years (and many others), but ultimately, I think I'd go with some of the early Fantasy quartet material (mostly live recordings).

Before, disc 3 from this:


That 1973 band was effin' powerful!

Now playing:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 14, 2015, 04:01:45 PM
Good morning :) - current listening:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51L06CaghsL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/812YyIoFtKL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 14, 2015, 05:38:15 PM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 14, 2015, 10:51:43 PM
Had such a lazy day - just relaxing and listening to some Jazz :)
Currently playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ni3MPbs0L.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71i4LRAf36L._SL1058_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 15, 2015, 04:45:06 AM
That is a fabulous album.
Finally got into my new Monk box (ten discs live).  The discs are in cool looking, relatively solid gatefold sleeves.  Unfortunately, they are in so tight I actually ripped the first one I tried to extract >:( :'(
Still, happily listening now 8)



Agreed!(http://thorness.co.uk/2953-small_default/size-55cm-rude-boy-ska-two-tone-pork-cotton-pork-pie-hat-.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 15, 2015, 04:56:29 AM
Good morning :) - current listening:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51L06CaghsL.jpg)

Spectacular listening!  Was refiling some recent vinyl spins and threw this one back on the turn table:

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As solid an album as there is on my shelf when it comes to clarity of sound and allowing for individual instruments to shine through. The percussion and flute work here is top of the line and placed perfectly throughout. Not surprised to see Enoch Light's name as a producer here.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 15, 2015, 06:50:33 AM
some of this (the earliest, 1947 recordings from Town Hall and Carnegie Hall for now):

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/775/MI0003775888.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: aligreto on November 15, 2015, 12:11:19 PM
I have been working my way through this double vinyl set recently....


(http://cdn.discogs.com/eZ3mGyQ2RjEq8i2ejyVvDxKl6qQ=/fit-in/595x591/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-1610264-1381728024-4780.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: kishnevi on November 15, 2015, 12:15:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/w-zm1KvLF1E

James, I presume you didn't see this.
http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,25319.msg931330.html#msg931330
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 15, 2015, 01:49:47 PM
completist that I am, spent a fortune last year to get the complete Basie Roulette studio sessions Mosaic box ... which skips the singer collaborations, which I mostly missed so far (the Vaughan/Basie without Basie I've had for a while, same for the great one with Joe Williams and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) ... to the current Japanese reissue series (offering all of Basie's Roulette albums) was welcome for gap-filling - right now, this one is playing:


had been completely unaware, it's a small group date with Joe Williams singing and Freddie Green playing some nice guitar (including some solos, alas he's very low in the mix), Basie is on organ, George Duvivier on bass (a bass player very good in working with organ - though I mostly prefer organists taking care of their own bass lines), ex-Lunceford mainstay Jimmy Crawford on drums, and on some tracks, Harry "Sweets" Edison does his thing (by 1958 he was a fixture in the studio scene I think, providing all those trumpet fills on Sinatra's finest albums etc.)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 15, 2015, 02:14:38 PM
brooding music, as often with Blake, but most enjoyable:



btw, CAM Jazz has just reissued his Black Saint/Soul Note albums (in a box, as they've been doing with the BSSN catalogue for a while)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 15, 2015, 03:25:04 PM
Morning listening - good stuff:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71udGBctk6L._SL1112_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71mm6RclVSL._SL1096_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 15, 2015, 06:43:42 PM
Bongo pioneer Jack Costanzo drums on at 96
The legendary Latin-jazz percussionist, fondly known as “Mr. Bongo,” will perform Friday at Dizzy’s with the Bi-National Mambo Band, under the direction of Bill Caballero


(http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img/photos/2015/11/13/B8821696Z.1_20151113211059_000G5G5IQ4P.3-0_r900x493.jpg?122770e84b36f1c039d5c4c2ca15c2d8bc4ecd52)

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/nov/14/jack-costanzo-dizzys-jazz-profile/

Thought I would roll out this beauty:

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"Remember, stop when it isn't fun.....Slow and relaxed.  That is the way to learn bongos.....As the swingers say, "You're wailing!"
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 18, 2015, 09:41:57 AM
good stuff:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 18, 2015, 11:31:24 AM
even better, I think (though other than with "Pieces of Old Sky", this is a first listen):

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 18, 2015, 09:48:05 PM
Disk 5, a mixture of Freedom Suite sessions and S. Rollins Meets the Contemporary Leaders sessions. High-level inspiration.



(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/485/MI0002485267.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 18, 2015, 11:08:00 PM
last night also this one - adaptions of early music by Blaser, with the late Paul Motian:




and this morning:


terrific the first time, terrific all the way since then!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 21, 2015, 04:51:49 AM
First cup of coffee did not even make a dent to get me moving in real time speed, so....

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/12240289_1690872031125814_4405176154096004838_o.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 23, 2015, 01:38:22 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bLglqYvHL._SY300_.jpg)

The Misled Children meet Odean Pope

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P818g2e7L._SY300_.jpg)

Muhal Richard Abrams - Blu Blu Blu
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 23, 2015, 08:09:37 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51aTHEdB8jL._SY300_.jpg)

Muhal Richard Abrams - Mama and Daddy

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51T2408JVNL._SY300_.jpg)

Andrew Hill - Nefertiti

(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/461f261782f20d29999b317c4387a4f0/2084904.jpg)

Oliver Nelson - Afro/American Sketches

^well, I really don't understand the lukewarm review the Penguin Guide gave that one, which I think is an absolute masterpiece
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: kishnevi on November 23, 2015, 08:14:15 PM
Last week listened to CD 3 which is the original edited release, and was not impressed.
Now finishing the full concert on CDs 1 and 2, and like it a lot.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 23, 2015, 10:55:02 PM
Ellington and Strayhorn small groups from this:



  Sound is poor on some tracks, but the piano playing is sublime.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 24, 2015, 06:21:20 AM
Last week listened to CD 3 which is the original edited release, and was not impressed.
Now finishing the full concert on CDs 1 and 2, and like it a lot.



Most interesting
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 24, 2015, 06:48:54 AM
You cannot have too many of these jazzy Bond cover albums in my opinion, and there are a ton!

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/12248117_1691258901087127_8614066647838980982_o.jpg)

 The vocals on this "attempt" make it for me, but I cannot find any credits for this cast of singers. Almost atmospherically space age in their presentation at times. The From Russia with Love theme is worth hunting this down alone. But then again, that is my all time favorite Bond film based on its simple plot line: Kill Bond.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 24, 2015, 12:09:41 PM
found a used copy of the real CD of this, not one of those on-demand-CDRs (which is what the a-link offers):


very good, as expected!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on November 24, 2015, 12:33:09 PM
The music I'm packing for tomorrow's Thanksgiving road trip to the family abode:

- Complete Erroll Garner Concert by the Sea (I like the original album more than Jeffrey does, so I'm excited to hear the complete concert)
- Harry "Sweets" Edison 7-album box set (inc. Buddy & Sweets, Ben & Sweets, Pres & Sweets, and I forget the others)
- Giants of Jazz at Victoria Hall (Diz, Stitt, Kai Winding, Monk, McKibbon, Blakey)
- all the Pittsburgh Symphony/Manfred Honeck albums I own physical copies of

Have never heard the complete Garner or any of the Sweets, but the Giants live dates is one of my favorites. (It's actually hit-or-miss, but when Stitt gets revved up on CD2, he delivers simply god-level playing.)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 24, 2015, 12:59:18 PM
disc 2 of the double disc edition (already have the previous "Deluxe Edition" and didn't feel like duplicating the fine live set from summer 1965 again, this is the fifth or sixth time I buy this album, somehow Universal really didn't get it right here):

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 24, 2015, 05:34:51 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61F7apxzj7L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Muhal Richard Abrams - Rejoicing With The Light
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on November 24, 2015, 06:13:27 PM
Last week listened to CD 3 which is the original edited release, and was not impressed.
Now finishing the full concert on CDs 1 and 2, and like it a lot.



Listened to most of the full concert earlier on Spotify and really enjoyed it. Thanks for alerting me to this!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 24, 2015, 09:37:51 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nOEfztVmL._SY300_QL70_FMwebp_.jpg)

Don Pullen - Ode To Life
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 25, 2015, 01:56:03 AM
Art Tatum on Vogue.  The "American" box has worse sound than the other vogue box, but it's OK.  With performances like these, it is simply a blessing to have them.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 25, 2015, 04:41:31 AM
Art Tatum on Vogue.  The "American" box has worse sound than the other vogue box, but it's OK.  With performances like these, it is simply a blessing to have them.

What material is that anyway? I'd assume Decca recordings from the thirties? Does the booklet disclose the original label the music was released on? (I don't think the box contains any proper Vogue/Swing recordings, rather it's stuff that Vogue licensed for European (or French) distribution. They had some nice things there for sure, but for someone with a large jazz collection, this second box is a bit of a let-down and much of it isn't rare at all, while they could have easily done another box of proper Vogue material that is much scarcer.

Anyway, the first one was a quality job, I bought it despite already owning 95% or more of it, so I won't blame anyone for getting the second one!  :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 25, 2015, 05:17:41 AM
A morning with Miss Peggy Lee. The first lp features Nelson Riddle and truly swings.  On the second lp, Jack Marshall (conductor of The Munsters' theme music)and  from Jayhawk state next door is featured as the conductor on my favorite Lee album and one that I will wear out.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/t31.0-8/11221547_1691932784353072_2603252637048986989_o.jpg)   (https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/12265772_1691932791019738_7813410999634216173_o.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 25, 2015, 05:52:26 AM
What material is that anyway? I'd assume Decca recordings from the thirties? Does the booklet disclose the original label the music was released on? (I don't think the box contains any proper Vogue/Swing recordings, rather it's stuff that Vogue licensed for European (or French) distribution. They had some nice things there for sure, but for someone with a large jazz collection, this second box is a bit of a let-down and much of it isn't rare at all, while they could have easily done another box of proper Vogue material that is much scarcer.

Anyway, the first one was a quality job, I bought it despite already owning 95% or more of it, so I won't blame anyone for getting the second one!  :)

The Booklet says recorded live for "Gene Norman's 'Just Jazz' concert" 1949 and 1947, mostly,-- some 1950.  About half were originally released through Vogue (Jazz-disques), others through Modern (music) Recordsand Discovery Records. 
   Sound is rough at times, but the life stuff occasionally gets pretty exciting.

  In the other Vogue box the recordings up to 1950 are rather poor and the later ones (lots around 1953) quite good.  Most of this box is 1950 or before. I probably shouldn't have bought it, but as soon as I saw it I pounced.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 25, 2015, 06:09:47 AM
well, musically, it contains lots of very good stuff, no doubt ... found this through another discussion board:

Listing of albums included, from http://www.francemusique.fr/agenda/sortie-cd-jazz-america-disques-vogue-40-chefs-d-oeuvre-du-jazz-en-20-edition-limitee:

LE PROGRAMME :
1. Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn / New Stars - New Sounds Vol. 2 (+ Serge Chaloff)
2. Stan Getz Quartet / The Stan Getz Quintette - Jazz At Storyville
3. Art Tatum From Gene Norman's Just Jazz / Gene Norman's Just Jazz Vol. 3 / Frank Bull And Gene Norman's Blues Jubilee
4. Charlie Christian At Minton's / Charlie Christian - Dizzy Gillespie At Minton's
5. Dixieland Jubilee Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 (Lu Watters - Kid Ory / Albert Nicholas)
6. Charlie Parker Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
7. Originators Of Modern Jazz / A Date With… Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 (Dizzy Gillespie - Charlie Parker - Fats Navarro  - Red Norvo - Hank Jones - Howard McGhee - James Moody - Buck Clayton - Hot Lips Page)
8. Erroll Garner Trio Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
9. Kings of Boogie Woogie (Albert Ammons - Meade Lux Lewis - Blind John Davis)
10. Mahalia Jackson Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
11. The Spirit Of Memphis Quartet (+ John Lee Hooker)
12. Wynonie Mr Blues Harris / Earl Bostic His Alto Sax And His Orchestra
13. Jelly Roll Morton - Piano Solos
14. Dave Brubeck Quartet Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
15. Miles Davis - Young Man With a Horn Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
16. Red Norvo - Men at Work Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / George Shearing Quintet
17. Gerry Mulligan Quartet Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4
18. Chet Baker Quartet Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
19. Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazzmen Vol. 3 / Vol. 4
20. Lester Young Les Chefs-d'œuvre de Lester Young Vol. 1 / Vol. 2

So, for instance, disc 1 looks like Mercer recordings, discs 15 and 19 contain Blue Note recordings (definitively in the case of Bechet, quite surely for Miles), the (musically) brilliant air-checks on disc 4 were released on Esoteric/Period, the Getz seems to be from his amazing live recordings done by Roost, discs 6-8 probably are taken from Dial sessions etc. The sound I'd not dare to judge, but with the people/sources involved I'd expect it to be okay in general (of course the quality of original sources have to be take into account, and granted, a UK EMI recording from the early thirties done under perfect studio conditions will sound worlds apart from air checks done at a noisy jazz club or platters produced by independent labels in rented studios that you would have paid by the hour).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 25, 2015, 02:43:27 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51b5NY8bZDL._SS280.jpg)

Idrees Sulieman - Now Is The Time

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/510DCXmhkhL._SS280.jpg)

Clifford Brown - Memorial Album
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 25, 2015, 08:55:59 PM
More from this quality group. Lots of good things going on. Lots to enjoy.

No asin image, so link to Amazon here (http://www.amazon.com/Live-2006-Concert-Original-Compositions/dp/B00OJO2XAS/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1EFZ0GFZZMCZG812KCBV)



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71dkCOu4cfL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 26, 2015, 11:10:49 AM
received yesterday, finally:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 26, 2015, 01:50:03 PM
have heard her live several times in various set-ups (including some of her own bands/projects), but own very few recordings of her so far (just bought two duos with Stephen Crump on Intakt as well):



might actually catch her live again on saturday (with the Tom Rainey Trio, also including Ingrid Laubrock)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 27, 2015, 05:57:21 AM
From '61

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/900/MI0001900920.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Elvin Jones my all time favorite jazz drummer? He's definitely in the conversation.

As for this first recording(?) of My Favorite Things, definitely one of the watershed moments for Coltrane.  In fact, the whole album seems to be.  Not my favorite version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein title song (that belongs to the live version that was caught on tape at Birdland in '62), but one that I enjoy.  It would be interesting to dig up the edited version that got a lot of play on the radio back in the day.  If anyone can dig this up, please post it here.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 27, 2015, 12:56:41 PM
From '61

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/900/MI0001900920.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Elvin Jones my all time favorite jazz drummer? He's definitely in the conversation.

As for this first recording(?) of My Favorite Things, definitely one of the watershed moments for Coltrane.  In fact, the whole album seems to be.  Not my favorite version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein title song (that belongs to the live version that was caught on tape at Birdland in '62), but one that I enjoy.  It would be interesting to dig up the edited version that got a lot of play on the radio back in the day.  If anyone can dig this up, please post it here.

I love this one too - great recording! :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 27, 2015, 12:58:56 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71O6rdt-KKL._SL1093_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Sn2zapb4L._SL1075_.jpg)

This album had become my favourite Miles Davis - early MD is the best! :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 27, 2015, 01:29:02 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71DZbeuvLiL._SL1300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81iaOmtLMUL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 27, 2015, 02:24:59 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71O6rdt-KKL._SL1093_.jpg)

This album had become my favourite Miles Davis - early MD is the best! :)

Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71DZbeuvLiL._SL1300_.jpg)

Both GREAT to have. 

You got 5 minutes, Conor?   8)

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/17/4559170/cannonball-adderley-somethin-else
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 27, 2015, 02:37:03 PM
Both GREAT to have. 

You got 5 minutes, Conor?   8)

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/17/4559170/cannonball-adderley-somethin-else

Good stuff - nice to read more about Somethin' Else
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on November 27, 2015, 02:58:37 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/123/MI0000123198.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Gonna listen to all the DCC early Jazz Miles Davis CDs in the coming week. This one is (chronologically) first.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 27, 2015, 03:10:30 PM
^ As wonderful as all the early Miles albums are, my personal favorites of the pre-Columbia years are - significantly, I think - the four that feature a vibraphonist in the band: Blue Moods, Quintet/Sextet, Bags Groove and With The Modern Jazz Giants.

Actually I think i'll join you all and play one right now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71dMdgxahbL._SX355_.jpg)

Teddy Charles on this one, Milt Jackson on the other three.

(and this is reminding me its been too long since I've played any Teddy Charles albums)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: North Star on November 27, 2015, 03:13:27 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71DZbeuvLiL._SL1300_.jpg)
Good stuff - I think it's time to revisit it as it's been some 18 months.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on November 27, 2015, 03:15:03 PM
^ As wonderful as all the early Miles albums are, my personal favorites of the pre-Columbia years are - significantly, I think - the four that feature a vibraphonist in the band: Blue Moods, Quintet/Sextet, Bags Groove and With The Modern Jazz Giants.


Quintet/Sextet I have, and I plan to listen to it when it comes up chronologically.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 27, 2015, 03:17:46 PM
Excellent guys - happy listening! :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on November 27, 2015, 03:34:13 PM
(http://991.com/NewGallery/Miles-Davis-Quintet--Sextet-286264.jpg)

As promised, now spinning this beauty...
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 27, 2015, 05:29:32 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71-vUp5ZRqL._SL1143_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71mm6RclVSL._SL1096_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 28, 2015, 12:03:51 AM
Just got home from work. Grabbed a cup of vodka and lime and got the urge for some jazz.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 28, 2015, 02:54:07 AM
mostly live right now...

last night:

in between:



this afternoon:

tonight:

tomorrow night:

Monday night:

Tuesday: complete exhaustion
Wednesday: x-mas dinner from work
Thursday: shutdown of all functions but those needed for survival

 8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 28, 2015, 05:12:43 AM
Good stuff - I think it's time to revisit it as it's been some 18 months.

I pulled mine off the shelf for a listen as well.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on November 28, 2015, 05:15:07 AM
http://guity-novin.blogspot.ca/2013/11/record-album-covers.html

If you are into album cover design, you might enjoy this article.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 28, 2015, 03:14:22 PM
This morning:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/818Jv04o2yL._SL1143_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71mm6RclVSL._SL1096_.jpg)

8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 28, 2015, 08:29:38 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518lMcpNoqL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Pad5qrAnL._SL1056_.jpg)

Been enjoying the Weather Report box this weekend and remembered I had this JP solo album - its pretty good :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 28, 2015, 08:31:13 PM
^Have you heard Joni Mitchell's Hejira album? Jaco plays a very prominent role on that.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 28, 2015, 09:03:07 PM
^Have you heard Joni Mitchell's Hejira album? Jaco plays a very prominent role on that.

Hey Simon, I haven't heard Hejira yet but I do have a copy of it in my collection as I bought this box-set last year:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81fJ-g%2B8r2L._SL1500_.jpg)

Thanks for the reminder - I will have a listen to Hejira soon :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on November 28, 2015, 09:09:19 PM
Well done, that box is an excellent overview of the essential Joni through her golden decade of one masterpiece after another from her third album on.

Let me know what you think of Hejira - its one of my desert island discs
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 28, 2015, 09:22:58 PM
Well done, that box is an excellent overview of the essential Joni through her golden decade of one masterpiece after another from her third album on.

Let me know what you think of Hejira - its one of my desert island discs

Thanks, will do mate :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 28, 2015, 10:27:58 PM
One more for the road :):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NrQSmX7zL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ujt6C3LxL.jpg)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on November 29, 2015, 05:16:49 PM
(http://kind-of-blue.de/bilder/coverscans/miles_new_quintet_dcc_front.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on November 29, 2015, 05:45:59 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BG1R-S8nL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 30, 2015, 12:26:26 AM
Listening to this box again today:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71mm6RclVSL._SL1096_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/815LEa-bhtL._SL1154_.jpg)

Ok, I think I made the point that I really love this box already - no need to post it again ;D

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on November 30, 2015, 01:47:44 AM
started a few hours ago, now halfway through, and enjoying it immensely (as I expected):

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 30, 2015, 05:56:20 AM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518lMcpNoqL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Pad5qrAnL._SL1056_.jpg)

Been enjoying the Weather Report box this weekend and remembered I had this JP solo album - its pretty good :)

  I played that JP album some time ago, from the same box.  I have a big sub-woofer, set for classical. When I put on the JP, it was like vesuvius going off in my listening room.  I was actually scared, and had to bolt over and turn down the woofer ???  I'd never heard a Pastorius solo album and quite enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on November 30, 2015, 11:04:56 AM
  I played that JP album some time ago, from the same box.  I have a big sub-woofer, set for classical. When I put on the JP, it was like vesuvius going off in my listening room.  I was actually scared, and had to bolt over and turn down the woofer ???  I'd never heard a Pastorius solo album and quite enjoyed it.

:o ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 01, 2015, 12:31:29 AM
Earlier:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iZmOYXgTL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Sn2zapb4L._SL1075_.jpg)

Now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71L6JH7VeVL._SL1500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Fjo6Rv2iL._SL1213_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 02, 2015, 11:07:53 PM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71RptR1CUAL._SL1083_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81HjgJeoLML._SL1500_.jpg)

Have'nt listened to this album much before - its really great! :D

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 03, 2015, 12:46:43 AM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71ioQhWZUmL._SL1050_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sZ%2BQzRsEL.jpg)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on December 03, 2015, 06:18:41 PM
(http://www.kind-of-blue.de/bilder/coverscans/relaxin_dcc_front.jpg)

Second spin.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on December 03, 2015, 06:52:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PurlnKD%2BL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 04, 2015, 12:05:08 AM
(http://www.kind-of-blue.de/bilder/coverscans/relaxin_dcc_front.jpg)

Second spin.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PurlnKD%2BL.jpg)

Good stuff - happy listening George :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 04, 2015, 12:08:47 AM
Very happy its Friday night again :)
Tonights listening:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KyISGRZCL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81HjgJeoLML._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 04, 2015, 12:59:41 AM
Really like this MD box - one more before bed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51n2OJdrQkL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81HjgJeoLML._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 04, 2015, 04:03:43 AM
this one ... started with the first one a couple of days ago, now much of the rest (skipping the sideman albums for the moment, they're part of previous boxes):

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Post by: George on December 04, 2015, 05:00:23 AM
Good stuff - happy listening George :)

Thanks, right back-atcha!
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Post by: king ubu on December 04, 2015, 09:10:03 AM
first spin, very good:

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Post by: king ubu on December 04, 2015, 02:41:52 PM
earlier:



now:

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Post by: Green Destiny on December 04, 2015, 08:25:15 PM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71AVqryJJyL._SL1353_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81Oggy6-kKL._SL1369_.jpg)

Currently on Disc 1 - for an old live recording this one has pretty nice sound.
Great music as you would expect :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 04, 2015, 09:16:01 PM
I've got nothing better to do today so I decided to give MD's Modal Jazz another shot - I find this period of his output a bit perplexing. I want to and should like it but I find it quite boring :-[.
But I will give it another try to see if I changed my mind :)
Just making some High-Rez versions of the Modal albums now and playing this album while I work:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/713xaBjIk1L._SL1090_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71i4LRAf36L._SL1058_.jpg)
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Post by: Mirror Image on December 04, 2015, 09:35:02 PM
I've got nothing better to do today so I decided to give MD's Modal Jazz another shot - I find this period of his output a bit perplexing. I want to and should like it but I find it quite boring :-[.

You find Kind Of Blue boring? ??? It's okay we can still be friends, Conor. ;D
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 04, 2015, 09:50:04 PM
You find Kind Of Blue boring? ??? It's okay we can still be friends, Conor. ;D

Oh, I really like kind Of Blue! - maybe I am using the term Modal jazz incorrectly?. Miles albums after Seven Steps To Heaven and before In A Silent Way are the ones I find a bit boring.
Not sure what kind of Jazz this is described as?

I am trying one of the albums I "struggle" with now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Kzw6jP6vL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71i4LRAf36L._SL1058_.jpg)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 04, 2015, 11:43:20 PM
I read up a bit more and it appears I was using the term Modal Jazz incorrectly - oops!.
I quite enjoyed E.S.P. so I decided to give another of the more abstract albums (for want of a better word) a shot:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71xIye36iFL._SL1137_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71i4LRAf36L._SL1058_.jpg)

Not bad :)
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Post by: SimonNZ on December 05, 2015, 12:55:42 AM
. Miles albums after Seven Steps To Heaven and before In A Silent Way are the ones I find a bit boring.


The Second Quintet albums? I had mixed feelings about them when I first started listen to Miles, but later (and now) feel its his best band and each document of that group is in its own unique way essential.

playing now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Er8RsyvmL._SX300_.jpg)

John Surman / John Warren ‎- Tales Of The Algonquin
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Post by: king ubu on December 05, 2015, 03:09:27 AM
Sheesh, that's some of the best music around if you like jazz  ;D

Seriously, it took me a while to warm to KoB myself, when I started exploring jazz in my teens ... "Workin'" was the other MD album the school library had, and that one immediately clicked with me ... took some reading and some more exploring to realize why KoB was such a revered album - and by that time I must have owned more than half of Miles' Prestige output (namely the recordings with Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson, and of course the others with Coltrane/Garland/Chambers/Jones) ... and also I fell for "Milestones", which is the album - along with Cannonball Adderley's glorious "Somethin' Else" - where Miles starts exploring the stuff that was brought to perfection on KoB.

Thread duty - another first spin, another impressive disc (the Schweizer-Bennink is effin' hilarious!)

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Post by: SimonNZ on December 05, 2015, 01:45:58 PM
Funny how these things work - I loved KoB from the first notes of the first listen, can still remember exactly where I was. But Somethin Else is an album that, while I have nothing against, has little emotional resonance with me, even after dozens of plays over dozens of years.

I might try and play it again tonight to see if I can pinpoint where the personal disconnection may lie.
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 05, 2015, 02:26:24 PM
Hey guys, thanks for your replies - I do like KOB , as Simon pointed out its the Second Quintet recordings I have been struggling with a bit.
But I made some progress already - I listened to E.S.P. and Miles Smiles last night and enjoyed them so its probably just a matter of being in the right mood to appreciate the music. I find the Second Quintet stuff a bit more abstract and exploratory than the earlier albums. Its been my opinion that these albums are a little unfocused but like I said it probably just wasn't the right time to listen to them.
I was feeling pretty laid back this weekend so the music meandering around a bit didn't bother me the same as it has in the past :)

Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Vdh3xpnjL._SL1086_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RUolff2ZL.jpg)

Another Jazz purchase I struggled with a bit - I got it 3 years ago and haven't listened to it much. I thought the Free Jazz album was pretty awful truth be told ;D.
But Change of The Century is a pretty cool album - I will explore this set and the Second Quintet MD recordings a bit this week I think.
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 05, 2015, 04:44:26 PM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81x9Xfm20uL._SL1500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81HjgJeoLML._SL1500_.jpg)
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Post by: SimonNZ on December 05, 2015, 09:05:37 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61SzlmsVIbL._SX300_.jpg)

Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1975)
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Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on December 06, 2015, 10:01:39 PM
Sonny Stitt. Very distinctive sax sound. Much to my liking.



(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/436/MI0001436969.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 06, 2015, 11:52:28 PM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cfR1cqvOL.jpg)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 07, 2015, 11:51:00 PM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/818TKQG0J9L._SL1300_.jpg)

Later:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81-5Lgx6ydL._SL1094_.jpg)

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Post by: SimonNZ on December 08, 2015, 12:23:43 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/812YYkSJXZL._SX300_.jpg)

Rashaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear
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Post by: Henk on December 08, 2015, 12:24:00 AM
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 08, 2015, 12:29:24 AM
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This looks pretty interesting - an Electric Bass player?
Lots of the stuff people post here I don't know about as Ive only been listening to Jazz for about 4 years :o
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 08, 2015, 12:30:43 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/812YYkSJXZL._SX300_.jpg)

Rashaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear

Hey Simon,
I have this recording as part of the Atlantic Jazz box I bought a couple of years back but I don't think I heard it yet :-[.
Must rememdy this soon! :)
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Post by: Henk on December 08, 2015, 12:35:56 AM
This looks pretty interesting - an Electric Bass player?
Lots of the stuff people post here I don't know about as Ive only been listening to Jazz for about 4 years :o

Yes, Marcus Miller, he played with Miles Davis in the 80s and wrote compositions for his albums. Really a terrific bass player and quite famous for a jazz artist.

This recording soothes the soul. :)
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Post by: SimonNZ on December 08, 2015, 12:36:17 AM
Hey Simon,
I have this recording as part of the Atlantic Jazz box I bought a couple of years back but I don't think I heard it yet :-[.
Must rememdy this soon! :)

Is that this box:?:

(http://www.elsewhere.co.nz/images/v95000/articles/816lUr1zNnL._SL1379_.jpg)

Not sure just at this second what else Atlantic have in their Jazz catalogue, but that seems some unusual choices for a 20cd overview.

...but unusual is good! Not just the usual suspects...
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 08, 2015, 12:45:34 AM
Is that this box:?:

(http://www.elsewhere.co.nz/images/v95000/articles/816lUr1zNnL._SL1379_.jpg)

Not sure just at this second what else Atlantic have in their Jazz catalogue, but that seems some unusual choices for a 20cd overview.

...but unusual is good! Not just the usual suspects...

Yes that's the one - haha, yes its a pretty mixed bag as a box set :o.
I really like some of this box - I think my favourite albums (so far) has been Herbie Mann's Memphis Underground and Freddie Hubbards Backlash.
Some of the stuff I really disliked though ;D - I don't think Ill be listening to the Mose Allison record or Roy Ayers Virgo Vibes again any time soon!.
I can see from that handy image you posted that I still haven't listened (properly) to 3 or 4 of the albums :).
Is the Roland Kirk album a good one?
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 08, 2015, 12:46:54 AM
Yes, Marcus Miller, he played with Miles Davis in the 80s and wrote compositions for his albums. Really a terrific bass player and quite famous for a jazz artist.

This recording soothes the soul. :)

Good stuff I never heard of him before - does he play on Star People or Decoy? (I have those albums as part of the Miles Davis collection box).
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Post by: SimonNZ on December 08, 2015, 12:53:48 AM
Is the Roland Kirk album a good one?

Very good, though for some reason I don't put it on as often as I should.

Of the Miles albums that Marcus Miller plays on Tutu probably showcases him best. Its a sound very much situated in its time - the mid 80s, but I have a soft spot for it - and Miles is really playing constantly on Tutu, unlike some of his other Warner albums where he just occasionally adds a splash or two of colour.
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Post by: Henk on December 08, 2015, 12:56:22 AM
Good stuff I never heard of him before - does he play on Star People or Decoy? (I have those albums as part of the Miles Davis collection box).

Had to search for the album. He plays on Star People. Probably also Decoy, but I can't find that album now.

He plays on most of his (Davis') 80s albums.
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 08, 2015, 01:01:12 AM
Very good, though for some reason I don't put it on as often as I should.

Of the Miles albums that Marcus Miller plays on Tutu probably showcases him best. Its a sound very much situated in its time, but I have a soft spot for it - and Miles is really playing constantly on Tutu, unlike some of his other Warner albums where he just occasionally adds a splash or two of colour.

Thanks Simon - I do have a copy of Tutu knocking around somewhere but I think I only listened to it once before (I remember I thought it was good just that I haven't got back to it yet).
I think I need to listen to Tutu and The Inflated Tear soon! :)

Had to search for the album. He plays on Star People. Probably also Decoy, but I can't find that album now.

He plays on most of his (Davis') 80s albums.

Thanks Henk - I must admit to really liking the Electric Bass on Miles Davis later albums. I thought Star People and Decoy were pretty good albums, It would be cool to give them a spin again along with Tutu.
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Post by: SimonNZ on December 08, 2015, 01:08:31 AM
Darryl "The Munch" Jones plays bass on Decoy (and You're Under Arrest), who I know better from Sting's first two jazzy solo records (before Sting became an insufferable "m.o.r." a-hole). I'm also learning just now that he took over as bassist for The Rolling Stones after Bill Wyman left.
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Post by: Henk on December 08, 2015, 01:10:00 AM
Thanks Simon - I do have a copy of Tutu knocking around somewhere but I think I only listened to it once before (I remember I thought it was good just that I haven't got back to it yet).
I think I need to listen to Tutu and The Inflated Tear soon! :)

Thanks Henk - I must admit to really liking the Electric Bass on Miles Davis later albums. I thought Star People and Decoy were pretty good albums, It would be cool to give them a spin again along with Tutu.

Tutu contains compositions of Miller.
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Post by: Henk on December 08, 2015, 01:42:46 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VrVSKQOcL._SX425_.jpg)
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Post by: Henk on December 08, 2015, 02:53:08 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51reuFPykzL._SS280.jpg)
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Post by: Henk on December 08, 2015, 04:55:46 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rAwlVlJwL.jpg)
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Post by: Mookalafalas on December 08, 2015, 06:32:38 AM
Disc II.  Wow.  Quiet, ambling, relaxed, fun.  Fantastic sound.  Really like they are in the room.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/413qriVwDQL._SS280.jpg)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 08, 2015, 11:01:22 PM
Darryl "The Munch" Jones plays bass on Decoy (and You're Under Arrest), who I know better from Sting's first two jazzy solo records (before Sting became an insufferable "m.o.r." a-hole). I'm also learning just now that he took over as bassist for The Rolling Stones after Bill Wyman left.
Tutu contains compositions of Miller.

Good stuff - thanks for the info guys :)
I am copying Tutu, Amandla, Decoy and Star people to my music player and will listen to them soon too!
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 09, 2015, 12:40:20 AM
As promised now listening to this album:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ej-Za2DzL.jpg)

Sounds good - I like it :)
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Post by: Henk on December 09, 2015, 12:44:15 AM
Tutu I think?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 09, 2015, 12:53:46 AM
Tutu I think?

That's the one :)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 09, 2015, 12:57:51 AM
Just listened to a few tracks from Tutu and now listening to this compilation (I changed my mind and was feeling like listening to some older style Jazz) :):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81UeuYQfq1L._SL1216_.jpg)
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Post by: Henk on December 09, 2015, 05:00:43 AM
Just listened to a few tracks from Tutu and now listening to this compilation (I changed my mind and was feeling like listening to some older style Jazz) :):

:)

TD:

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Post by: Artem on December 09, 2015, 09:36:21 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51reuFPykzL._SS280.jpg)
That is a great album.

I listened to this today, which sounded like your regular Sanders' recording. No big surprises here.


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Post by: Green Destiny on December 09, 2015, 11:58:10 PM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51L06CaghsL.jpg)

Another one from the Atlantic Jazz box - really like this :)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 10, 2015, 12:10:52 AM
Listened to a few albums from the Blue Note box today (see below)
Now Playing:

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Like a lot of the people here im a box-set freak and if I had to choose I would say this is one of the top 2 or 3 boxes in my collection - I think I like almost everything in this box and its a very handsome physical object too.
It seems to have gone OOP now and is selling for silly prices which is a shame but im pretty sure the individual albums are not at all rare :)
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Post by: SimonNZ on December 10, 2015, 12:18:02 AM
^Its good to see Jackie McLean's One Step Beyond in there.

playing now:

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McCoy Tyner - Sahara
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 10, 2015, 12:26:17 AM
^Its good to see Jackie McLean's One Step Beyond in there.

Yes that's a good one - I played it just a couple of days ago :)

Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71RUuKQQREL._SL1300_.jpg)

Henk's post upstream reminded me about his album - Im not sure I listened to it a lot.
Ill give it a refresher listen now.
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Post by: NikF on December 10, 2015, 06:43:02 AM
Gerry Mulligan Quartet: Pleyel Concert Vol. 2

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Post by: NikF on December 10, 2015, 07:41:21 AM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Anything Goes: The Dave Brubeck Quartet Plays Cole Porter.



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Post by: Henk on December 10, 2015, 12:34:12 PM
That is a great album.

Yeah, it is. Wasn't really interested in Dolphy till I saw him live playing on television with a Charles Mingus group. His appearance stroke me and I got his playing more. Still need to explore him more and listen more closely though to really connect.


Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71RUuKQQREL._SL1300_.jpg)

Henk's post upstream reminded me about his album - Im not sure I listened to it a lot.
Ill give it a refresher listen now.

Need to listen to that one also more closely. Could be one of the best jazz albums all time.
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Post by: Artem on December 10, 2015, 08:08:57 PM
Yeah, it is. Wasn't really interested in Dolphy till I saw him live playing on television with a Charles Mingus group. His appearance stroke me and I got his playing more. Still need to explore him more and listen more closely though to really connect.
Similarly, for me it was Mingus Live at Antibes album that made me appreciate Dolphy playing, followed by the Five Spot live recordings.
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 11, 2015, 12:52:22 AM
Friday evening has come around again :)
Tonight listening:

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Another one from the Atlantic Box - I plan to give The Inflated Tear a spin tonight too.
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Post by: Henk on December 11, 2015, 08:16:52 AM
Friday evening has come around again :)
Tonight listening:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NkR2OGP8L.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/816lUr1zNnL._SL1379_.jpg)

Another one from the Atlantic Box - I plan to give The Inflated Tear a spin tonight too.

That's a great one for blue posts as well! :)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 11, 2015, 01:55:47 PM
That's a great one for blue posts as well! :)

Good idea - ill post it there soon :)
Edit: I see you posted it there already - thanks! :D
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 11, 2015, 01:57:47 PM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71XLQirVZYL._SL1300_.jpg)

Another Jazzy kind of day!
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 11, 2015, 03:02:04 PM
Now Playing:

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Earlier:

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Various Jazz albums for the rest of the day I think - Happy listening guys :)
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Post by: SimonNZ on December 11, 2015, 03:23:39 PM
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George Benson - Live At Montreux
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 12, 2015, 12:45:59 AM
I wasn't going to post again but then I received the Weather Report box-set I ordered a couple of weeks ago this afternoon.
Australia Post don't usually deliver on the weekend but apparently they are doing so this month till Christmas so it was a nice surprise!.
Now playing:

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I read elsewhere on the net that the early WP albums were quite different to the ones made after Pastorius joined the group.
I finished the first side of the concert already and I agree it sounds a bit different to the later WP stuff but I think I really like it.
Just giving Disc 1 another spin now :)
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Post by: king ubu on December 12, 2015, 04:28:40 AM
lately:


(http://nobusinessrecords.com/skin/records/john_carter.jpg)
(http://nobusinessrecords.com/skin/records/Medicine-Buddha-CD-image.jpg)







and Allen Lowe's five fine new releases (http://allenlowe.com/man-with-guitar-wheres-robert-johnson)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 12, 2015, 12:34:57 PM
lately:



Thinking of getting this one for Christmas - how do you rate it KU? :)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 12, 2015, 12:39:05 PM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XTW17QRYL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61evafTga6L.jpg)

Listening to this album for the first time - love it! :)
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 12, 2015, 02:44:57 PM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Yr655HqNL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ODn%2BdTHSL.jpg)

Edit: I bought this box last year and only gave it a cursory listen - I was really impressed by the Shakti album this morning. I love Mahavishnu orchestra and this is a little bit different but I really liked it. Wonderful!.
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Post by: king ubu on December 12, 2015, 05:07:29 PM
Thinking of getting this one for Christmas - how do you rate it KU? :)

It's pretty good actually. Not without some dragging spots (even Peter Erskine who wrote the liners says so), but it's great to have some real live material by this band, as it's quite different from their studio output (which I enjoy less compared to earlier incarnations of WR). Anyway, if you're into WR or jazz-rock or Zawinul in general, it's definitely worth getting!
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Post by: Green Destiny on December 12, 2015, 05:18:59 PM
It's pretty good actually. Not without some dragging spots (even Peter Erskine who wrote the liners says so), but it's great to have some real live material by this band, as it's quite different from their studio output (which I enjoy less compared to earlier incarnations of WR). Anyway, if you're into WR or jazz-rock or Zawinul in general, it's definitely worth getting!

Thanks for your reply. Your favourable opinion of the box adds to what I read about it elsewhere.
Its not a particularly expensive set from the Amazon MP so I will definitely be getting this one in future I think! :)
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Post by: king ubu on December 13, 2015, 04:15:00 AM
the latest delivery from Lithuania's great NoBusiness records, had to dig up the turntable first (it's usually covered with recently acquired CDs ...)

(http://nobusinessrecords.com/skin/records/NBLP84.jpg)
(http://nobusinessrecords.com/skin/records/the_delaware_river.jpg)
(http://nobusinessrecords.com/skin/records/Philadelphia-Movement-image.jpg)
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Post by: king ubu on December 13, 2015, 09:45:49 AM
(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/51d48726e4b070747bd7afe1/t/56594e82e4b0fad364ea615b/1448693379520/?format=500w)

Allen Lowe - In the Diaspora of the Diaspora: We Will Gather When We Gather
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 14, 2015, 12:53:34 AM
Now Playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DXijggZUL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ODn%2BdTHSL.jpg)

Probably not a very "Jazzy" album either in fact maybe I shouldn't really post it here?
I just listened to this one yesterday for the first time - it blew me away!.
Going to listen to it again :)
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Post by: king ubu on December 14, 2015, 12:32:52 PM
amazing "found footage" from one of bebop's original piano greats that nearly was forgotten several times:


and the best about it: there's a second disc of music from that great night!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on December 14, 2015, 01:27:46 PM
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Lovely!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 14, 2015, 05:59:42 PM
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Art Taylor - Taylor's Wailers (1957)

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Clark Terry - Serenade To A Bus Seat (1957)

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Clark Terry - Color Changes (1960)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 15, 2015, 12:12:45 AM
Earlier:

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Several listens today - my favourite album in the box :)

Now:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on December 15, 2015, 08:19:53 AM
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Lovely!

An amazing recording. All of those Bill Evans Trio albums (w/ Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian) are outstanding and essential listening for any fan of the piano trio format.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on December 15, 2015, 08:47:58 AM
An amazing recording. All of those Bill Evans Trio albums (w/ Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian) are outstanding and essential listening for any fan of the piano trio format.

Indeed!!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 15, 2015, 11:59:47 AM
For the journey to work today :):

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 15, 2015, 12:24:38 PM
disc two - fascinating of course - Parker, to me, is one were having but the master takes will never be enough!

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 15, 2015, 05:53:52 PM
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Johnny Griffin - A Blowing Session (1957)
Introducing Johnny Griffin (1956)
Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis - Lookin' At Monk (1961)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 16, 2015, 12:21:27 AM
I really lost my mind for Jazz this time around - so much good Music to listen to :)
Now Playing:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on December 16, 2015, 10:43:56 AM
Gerry Mulligan: Pleyel Concerts Vol. 1



Having been listening to volume two of this quite recently, it was a pleasant surprise to find the first volume arrive in the post today.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 16, 2015, 07:18:40 PM
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Johnny Griffin - The Kerry Dancers (1962)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 16, 2015, 11:27:30 PM
Now Playing :):

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on December 17, 2015, 06:42:20 PM
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Johnny Griffin - The Kerry Dancers (1962)

Excellent album (the best I can remember). Griffin is quite underrated IMHO.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 18, 2015, 01:47:06 AM
Friday evening again! - Now Playing :):

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 18, 2015, 02:53:07 PM
This mornings listening:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 18, 2015, 04:36:13 PM
Excellent album (the best I can remember). Griffin is quite underrated IMHO.
Not in my house - he's a favourite! That album is definitely amongst his four or five most beautiful ones!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 19, 2015, 12:30:25 AM
Now playing:

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Another first listen - great! :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 19, 2015, 01:06:23 AM
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Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1979)

Bud Powell - Blues In The Closet (1956)

Don Byron - Tuskegee Experiments (1991)

Joey Baron - Tongue In Groove (1991)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 19, 2015, 11:16:46 PM
This afternoon's listening:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 21, 2015, 12:35:35 AM
This afternoon:

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Brilliant :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 21, 2015, 01:31:16 AM
yesterday, spent some time going through a couple of recent acquisitions and then revisiting some of my top 2015 releases:








and right now what's probably my jazz album of the year:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 21, 2015, 04:06:09 AM
the swan song by a great melodicist:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 21, 2015, 05:22:27 AM
another favourite of 2015:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 21, 2015, 03:06:01 PM
more 2015 wrapping up listening:


discs 2 and 3 with the outtakes - fascinating for sure

now:


Berlin 1973 on disc 3 - love the raw power of that band!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 22, 2015, 02:18:51 AM
finally got all three of Tim Berne's Snakeoil discs on ECM (r.i.p. discplus) - playing the first one now:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 22, 2015, 07:55:40 AM
went on with Berne:




now:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Gordo on December 22, 2015, 04:29:50 PM
One of the most addictive things I have listened to the last time.  :)

Renaissance Goes Jazz - Live



Markus Becker - piano
Michel Godard - serpent, tuba, electric bass

Capella de la Torre
Annette Hils - bassdulcian & recorder
Johannes Vogt - lute & theorbo
Peter A. Bauer - percussion
Katharina Bäuml – shawms & musical direction

Quote
Review
The result in this live recording is entirely unexpected and brilliant, capturing the flavor and zest of the Renaissance's addictive mix of old and ancient instruments, providing an elusive, ingenious musical experience that refuses to be genre-ized. --Laurence Vittes, Huffinton Post, September 2014

They sound something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/UxYOYWQBISo

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 22, 2015, 04:46:28 PM
finally, finally!

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: jochanaan on December 22, 2015, 05:12:19 PM
Basie: Hayburner. 8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 23, 2015, 12:20:37 PM
finally, finally!



Again and again and again - fantastic album indeed!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 23, 2015, 10:43:06 PM
My Jazz album of the week :):

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 24, 2015, 03:45:19 PM
This morning's listening:

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From:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 24, 2015, 05:37:24 PM
Now:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 24, 2015, 07:24:54 PM
Another mellow one - the family is arriving soon so Id best be off now!.
Enjoy your Christmas people :):

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on December 24, 2015, 07:47:15 PM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 25, 2015, 04:45:34 AM
all morning long:

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more info:
http://www.creativemusicfoundation.org/cms-archive-selections-volume-2.html


now:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 25, 2015, 02:48:56 PM
Now Playing:

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Have'nt listened to this album before possibly - it sounds great so far! :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 25, 2015, 04:33:30 PM
Now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51X6udVVo%2BL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Pad5qrAnL._SL1056_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 25, 2015, 10:57:22 PM
Still in the mood for something mellow:

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Having a great Christmas holiday so far - hope everyone is enjoying theirs too :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 26, 2015, 03:38:02 AM
Those are three wonderful albums!

Wilen was amazing indeed - what teenager can hang in there with Miles and do a bunch of fairly convincing Monk covers (hardly anyone can ever do a really convincing Monk cover anyway ... guess Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron come closest).

There's a live recording from Club Saint-Germain with Kenny Dorham and Duke Jordan (plus one of the Rovère bros on bass and a young Daniel Humair on drums) that's truly magic, a couple of years later. The initial (RCA) album was titled "Barney", on CD it was expanded and "More Barney" was added ... two pretty full discs of terrific, moody hard bop. They were rare and expensive for many years but have recently been reissued in Japan - carpe diem!
Barney: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/SICP-3978
More Barney: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/SICP-3979
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 26, 2015, 04:22:25 PM
Those are three wonderful albums!

Wilen was amazing indeed - what teenager can hang in there with Miles and do a bunch of fairly convincing Monk covers (hardly anyone can ever do a really convincing Monk cover anyway ... guess Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron come closest).

There's a live recording from Club Saint-Germain with Kenny Dorham and Duke Jordan (plus one of the Rovère bros on bass and a young Daniel Humair on drums) that's truly magic, a couple of years later. The initial (RCA) album was titled "Barney", on CD it was expanded and "More Barney" was added ... two pretty full discs of terrific, moody hard bop. They were rare and expensive for many years but have recently been reissued in Japan - carpe diem!
Barney: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/SICP-3978
More Barney: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/SICP-3979


Cheers KU and thanks for the recommendations - I will check them out :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 26, 2015, 04:26:29 PM
This mornings listening:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 26, 2015, 07:26:25 PM
Now playing:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on December 27, 2015, 06:03:11 AM
Now playing:

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Conor, really try to track down this Brubeck cd.  If you enjoy his sound, this is probably my favorite as a complete album.  There are two volumes, but the second is by far my favorite of the two.

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 27, 2015, 01:42:06 PM
a late one by what was one of his finest trios (Brown/Thigpen):

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 27, 2015, 02:06:00 PM
Conor, really try to track down this Brubeck cd.  If you enjoy his sound, this is probably my favorite as a complete album.  There are two volumes, but the second is by far my favorite of the two.

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Hey Bill - I was able to find copies of the Jazz at the College of the Pacific volumes 1 & 2 and have added them to my wish-list.
I really like the Jazz goes to college album so its likely I will get the other 2 soon :).
Thinking of expanding my Brubeck studio album collection by picking up this box too (it looks like it may be going for OOP soon so I may have to prioritize getting a copy of this!):

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Post by: Green Destiny on December 27, 2015, 02:58:12 PM
Now playing:

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I've been listening to Jazz pretty solidly for about the last 6 weeks. I don't think my interest level has been this high before!. I may have to get some new recordings otherwise im going to run out of stuff to play :o
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 27, 2015, 03:09:38 PM
If you want to delve into Brubeck deeply, I'd really recommend getting whatever you can (and as much as possible) of the early Fantasy recordings with Desmond! They're an incredibly fine bunch and beat much of the more routine-like performances on Columbia (favourites there include some live albums, too ... there was hope the studio box would be followed by a live one but I don't hold my breath).

These contain material from various recordings (often not even fully documented, Fantasy was sloppy about that), some of it live (and in amazing quality for the era, 1950-54 roughly):




This is another live recording which I like even more than the aforementioned "At College of the Pacific" - Desmond is on fire here, burning as hot as the hottest bebopper ever would, no idea why but I'd like to hear the story behind (I'm sure there was one):



As a bunch, these five discs are some of the very best Brubeck (and Desmond) there is, though the later rhythm section with Wright/Morello was on another level and allowing the music to take different directions ... but these early sides are so fresh and the chemistry between Brubeck and Desmond often verges on the magic!

As a word of warning: Fantasy seems to be selling CD-Rs in the US (I only ended up with one so far - ordered via aIT, actually)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on December 27, 2015, 03:20:02 PM
Still the rains come down and it will likely freeze tonight.  A potent combo.  Much prefer these two other potent combos :





Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on December 27, 2015, 05:11:15 PM
If you want to delve into Brubeck deeply, I'd really recommend getting whatever you can (and as much as possible) of the early Fantasy recordings with Desmond! They're an incredibly fine bunch and beat much of the more routine-like performances on Columbia (favourites there include some live albums, too ... there was hope the studio box would be followed by a live one but I don't hold my breath).




Truth!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 27, 2015, 07:07:22 PM
That Michel Legrand disc reminded me that I want to watch The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg again.

But playing now, joining in the Brubeck love again:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61uKR7LiL6L._SS280.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 27, 2015, 10:59:40 PM
If you want to delve into Brubeck deeply, I'd really recommend getting whatever you can (and as much as possible) of the early Fantasy recordings with Desmond! They're an incredibly fine bunch and beat much of the more routine-like performances on Columbia (favourites there include some live albums, too ... there was hope the studio box would be followed by a live one but I don't hold my breath).

These contain material from various recordings (often not even fully documented, Fantasy was sloppy about that), some of it live (and in amazing quality for the era, 1950-54 roughly):




This is another live recording which I like even more than the aforementioned "At College of the Pacific" - Desmond is on fire here, burning as hot as the hottest bebopper ever would, no idea why but I'd like to hear the story behind (I'm sure there was one):



As a bunch, these five discs are some of the very best Brubeck (and Desmond) there is, though the later rhythm section with Wright/Morello was on another level and allowing the music to take different directions ... but these early sides are so fresh and the chemistry between Brubeck and Desmond often verges on the magic!

As a word of warning: Fantasy seems to be selling CD-Rs in the US (I only ended up with one so far - ordered via aIT, actually)

Thanks for your detailed post - still deciding whether I need to get more Brubeck/other Jazz recordings at this stage but I appreciate your input :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 27, 2015, 11:05:35 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71W48Ss9ZQL._SL1097_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Fjo6Rv2iL._SL1213_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 28, 2015, 03:39:55 AM
Thanks for your detailed post - still deciding whether I need to get more Brubeck/other Jazz recordings at this stage but I appreciate your input :)

Well, these three you need, let me tell you!  ;)

Seriously, no overlap between these and the Columbia box, and Desmond in those years was hardly ever coasting, he's really amazing on these early recordings!

Also, on a different side, the disc compiling (all? most?) of Brubeck's early trio sides on Fantasy, pre-accident, is pretty nice, too - those kinda Wagnerian solos young Brubeck used to play are pretty fascinating. He's the opposite of what "jazz" was supposed to be in so many ways and he always stuck to his ideas and ideals, it's quite amazing that he had such huge success.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on December 28, 2015, 07:04:31 AM
That Michel Legrand disc reminded me that I want to watch The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg again.


So glad you love that film, Simon.  Music and film both are outstanding, most moving. 

Edit: BTW, if you haven't seen Agnes Varda's The Gleaners and I, hesitate no more, please.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 28, 2015, 01:35:25 PM
So glad you love that film, Simon.  Music and film both are outstanding, most moving. 

Edit: BTW, if you haven't seen Agnes Varda's The Gleaners and I, hesitate no more, please.

I have seen The Gleaners And I, which was superb. But I'm missing the connection. Does that also use Legrand's music, which I didn't realise?

(actually come to think of it Varda's Cleo From 5 To 7 also uses his music, as well as having Legrand play himself as a character. Must see that one again as well)


edit: and while I'm thinking of it I may as well give this another spin, as I haven't heard it this millenium:

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Miles Davis / Michel Legrand - Dingo soundtrack
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on December 28, 2015, 05:17:00 PM
I have seen The Gleaners And I, which was superb. But I'm missing the connection. Does that also use Legrand's music, which I didn't realise?


Agnès Varda is Jacques Demy's (the director of Umbrellas) widow.  Don't miss her Le Bonheur while you're at it! 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 29, 2015, 12:59:38 AM
Tonight's listening:

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Disc 2 :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 29, 2015, 01:59:58 AM
Agnès Varda is Jacques Demy's (the director of Umbrellas) widow.  Don't miss her Le Bonheur while you're at it!

*love* that one! Here's a great write-up about it, also stressing the importance of the music (Mozart mainly) in the film:
http://celluloidwickerman.com/2014/06/09/mozart-in-le-bonheur-1965-agnes-varda/

As for Demy ... have the big French DVD box here, but rarely ever watch DVDs at home. Have seen "Lola", "Les Parapluies" and "Les Demoiselles" on the big screen though, and that's always so much more fun! (Same with "Le Bonheur" btw - I rarely buy DVDs as I know it takes me ages to watch them, but that Demy box I just had to get)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 29, 2015, 02:14:02 AM
Okay, you guys have talked me into it: I'll be getting Le Bonheur when I go to the video store tomorrow.

playing now:

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Stanley Turrentine - The Spoiler (1966)

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Charles Lloyd - Dream Weaver (1966)

featuring a 20 year old Keith Jarrett
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on December 29, 2015, 05:38:02 AM
*love* that one! Here's a great write-up about it, also stressing the importance of the music (Mozart mainly) in the film:
http://celluloidwickerman.com/2014/06/09/mozart-in-le-bonheur-1965-agnes-varda/

As for Demy ... have the big French DVD box here, but rarely ever watch DVDs at home. Have seen "Lola", "Les Parapluies" and "Les Demoiselles" on the big screen though, and that's always so much more fun! (Same with "Le Bonheur" btw - I rarely buy DVDs as I know it takes me ages to watch them, but that Demy box I just had to get)

That was a superb article, thank you; I printed it out and added it to my Varda file. She will be 88 this year!  I know I will weep when she is gone, like I did for Rohmer.   
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 29, 2015, 01:45:11 PM
That was a superb article, thank you; I printed it out and added it to my Varda file. She will be 88 this year!  I know I will weep when she is gone, like I did for Rohmer.  

My favorite director, as it happens. And a friend of mine has just this week agreed to a few viewing sessions where I introduce him to the Six Moral Tales.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on December 29, 2015, 07:52:58 PM
My favorite director, as it happens. And a friend of mine has just this week agreed to a few viewing sessions where I introduce him to the Six Moral Tales.

We're in the wrong thread for this discussion, of course, but who knows, maybe it will do some good (ie, proselytizing) here!  I love him as well; prob. like his seasons series the best.  Funny thing is I've spoken to two French women and one Frenchman (college students) who knew him not. (bad) luck of the draw, maybe...but also made me wonder if perhaps they don't appreciate him as much as he is esteemed à l'étranger.  That's ok, they practically discovered Poe, Faulkner, et al. 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 29, 2015, 11:03:52 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71XuUXLjeVL._SL1396_.jpg)

Been listening to Giant Steps and Blue Train this week - great albums. The more I listen to solo Coltrane the more I like him :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 30, 2015, 12:03:11 AM
Cant get enough of this album too:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VYXH4QPQL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 30, 2015, 01:39:40 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81zb9ivo8VL._SX300_.jpg)

Kenny Drew - By Request (1985)

never mind the terrible cover - this is a superb disc

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 30, 2015, 03:16:41 PM
first spin of some new arrivals - just completed:


vivid and energetic post-Coltrane jazz with Mine going into some free stuff, while Masabumi Kikuchi and Motohiko Hino keep a great Tyner/EJ groove

now:



(edited as first pic wouldn't show with the link I'd picked)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on December 30, 2015, 04:22:35 PM
ending the day with another new arrival from Japan:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on December 30, 2015, 06:35:39 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fqQnmPxmL._SX300_.jpg)

Kenny Drew - By Request II (1985)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 30, 2015, 10:55:47 PM
Listening to selections from these 2 albums today:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71l5CRfS4hL._SL1300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71AVqryJJyL._SL1353_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 31, 2015, 02:04:28 AM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iQmmK%2BVxL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 31, 2015, 02:05:20 PM
Happy new year everyone :) - first play of 2016:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71AVqryJJyL._SL1353_.jpg)

Disc 1
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on December 31, 2015, 08:29:20 PM
Listening to selections from this set:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41O8-HFNeDL.jpg)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 01, 2016, 02:59:38 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51IrtRHUk5L._SS280.jpg)

Don Ellis - Electric Bath (1967)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 01, 2016, 08:24:44 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/901/MI0002901890.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

The Giuseppi Logan Quintet
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on January 01, 2016, 08:53:39 AM
Listening to selections from this set:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41O8-HFNeDL.jpg)

A lovely set. Of course, I am referring to the music.  ;)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 01, 2016, 09:32:38 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/356/MI0000356527.jpg)

Joe Williams at Newport '63 - with Clark Terry and Coleman Hawkins as main soloists in a stellar band also including Howard McGhee, Zoot Sims and Junior Mance
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 01, 2016, 04:48:41 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D0MiCI2KL._SY300_.jpg)

Leo Smith - Divine Love (1979)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 01, 2016, 07:17:30 PM
A lovely set. Of course, I am referring to the music.  ;)

 :)

This morning:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71AVqryJJyL._SL1353_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71l5CRfS4hL._SL1300_.jpg)

Still listening to these 2 live albums.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 01, 2016, 08:04:16 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Qt9%2Bk6OsL._SY300_.jpg)

Julian Priester - Love, Love (1974)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on January 01, 2016, 08:07:48 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/814YVgYIS6L._SL500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on January 01, 2016, 08:45:16 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/504/MI0000504564.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 01, 2016, 09:55:35 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516V2KEWT0L.jpg)

Chick Corea - Tones For Joan's Bones (1967)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 02, 2016, 06:36:36 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/504/MI0000504564.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/814YVgYIS6L._SL500_.jpg)

Great stuff, Joe! Do you enjoy Paul Desmond's solo recordings? Now, he's the epitome of Cool Jazz. 8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 02, 2016, 06:41:58 AM
Fantastic listening and good morning, daddy o's:

(http://www.jazz.com/assets/2008/5/21/albumcoverStanGetz-JJJohnson-AtTheOperaHouse.jpg?1211356774)

From Chicago (1-4) and Los Angeles (5-10) in 1957.  And for the record,
Oscar Peterson on the piano
Herb Ellis on guitar
Ray Brown on bass
Connie May on drums

One of my favorite things to do when listening to  jazz that was recorded live is taking the time to find photos of the venue that the performers played at for the recording.  Not bad digs for these performances.

Chicago's Civic Opera House
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/BOAauditorium.jpg)

Shrine Auditorium in L.A.
(http://venuestoday.s3.amazonaws.com/img/Shrine-Theater-Stage-and-Seating-eecue_28840_jil3_l.jpeg)

Funny, I cannot find one photo of Getz and J.J. together.  You would think that someone would have snapped a shot of the two on stage. Maybe someone here can dig up a pic. 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 02, 2016, 06:51:42 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/504/MI0000504564.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Not sure if you found this out, George, but with Brubeck recordings, my system really comes through.  I do not know how many times I have grabbed on of his lps (especially Time Out) to demonstrate the sound I can squeeze out of my components. 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on January 02, 2016, 08:08:09 AM
Not sure if you found this out, George, but with Brubeck recordings, my system really comes through.  I do not know how many times I have grabbed on of his lps (especially Time Out) to demonstrate the sound I can squeeze out of my components.

Time Out has had a lot of CD masterings. I have the latest one from 2012 and it sounds great! My previous CD (the 1997 mastering) was loud and harsh.

I was surprised to find out that IMO Time Further Out might be the better album of the two, musically.

To see how my system comes through, I grab the early Japan for USA mastering of Aja. Perfection. 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on January 02, 2016, 08:09:53 AM
Great stuff, Joe! Do you enjoy Paul Desmond's solo recordings? Now, he's the epitome of Cool Jazz. 8)

I don't. But then I am not Joe either.  :P
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 02, 2016, 08:48:45 AM
From 1962:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617BWSJT7KL.jpg)

From the International Jazz Festival, Columbian-La-Tour, Belgium.  Nat's sextet played to over 40,000 jazz fans that sat in the rain and mud and from the applause I can pick up, loved every note.  The first three songs are high level, but when the band breaks into track 4, Work Song, they hit a stride that is magical.  Worth getting the disc just for this alone.  Also, Yusef Lateef brings the oboe front and center for a crack at Trouble In Mind, an old blues number from 1924.  It's something not to miss.

Here is a link to Work Song from the album. Make sure both your hands are on the wheel when your listening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lukMc2WDFds
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 02, 2016, 10:40:14 AM
(http://www.elusivedisc.com/images/OJCLP047-Large.jpg)

Love the art work on this one.  I prefer Vol 2 to this album even though they are from the same concert/set.  Not sure how they broke up the two albums, but from what I can find the Vol. 2 (red cover, same artwork) is supposedly just songs they left off the first album, rather than the rest of the show.  I'm surprised that they have not gone back and created one release with the tracks in the order of how they were played.  Who knows, maybe nobody has a list of the playing order anyways, so they would just be guessing.  Either way, get both if you do not have them. 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 02, 2016, 11:20:01 AM
Moving into some of that retro lounge sound:

Was thrilled to finally find the this #3 to complete this run, as I believe there are only 4 in the "Persuasive Percussion" category. Great bongo sound on this one!

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/12471651_1703776733168677_3637540130063044958_o.jpg)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 02, 2016, 12:20:26 PM
Nice touch:

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12321618_10206428199607378_2882590753906040111_n.jpg?oh=6ed5f8f05df873e0a9fa06ddbdb29521&oe=5707FB36)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 02, 2016, 01:44:55 PM
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/12484872_1703802809832736_8579972291119533700_o.jpg)

Fan of the Third Man Theme? Then track this one down. A nice dash of cha-cha-cha added to it!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 02, 2016, 02:55:17 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hwtgKUG0L.jpg)

Kenny Drew - Jazz Impressions Of "Pal Joey"
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on January 02, 2016, 06:58:04 PM
I was surprised to find out that IMO Time Further Out might be the better album of the two, musically.
I never bothered with Brubeck besides Time Out. Should I investigate? Are there any surprises in his discography or is it mostly the same as Time Out?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 02, 2016, 08:13:10 PM
I never bothered with Brubeck besides Time Out. Should I investigate? Are there any surprises in his discography or is it mostly the same as Time Out?

Egad! The fame of Time Out has unjustly obscured a great many equally good or superior albums from Brubeck! Investigate!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 02, 2016, 09:06:29 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61x8gk5R60L.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Fjo6Rv2iL._SL1213_.jpg)

Great! :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on January 03, 2016, 03:08:46 PM
I never bothered with Brubeck besides Time Out. Should I investigate? Are there any surprises in his discography or is it mostly the same as Time Out?
I agree with George - Time Further Out is definitely an improvement on the original. Maybe even a very big improvement.

The best Brubeck Quartet stuff is live, though - At Carnegie Hall is my favorite, because they've grown so accustomed to the crazy time signatures that they can attack them with more confidence, verve, and speed. The difference between "Take Five" as recorded on Time Out and "Take Five" live at Carnegie Hall is like the difference between an orchestra's very first rehearsal and the second night of live concerts. Better tempo, better confidence, better ideas, bolder moves.

The only other studio Brubeck Quartet albums I like a lot are Countdown and the Southern-themed one. Those are Time Out-level quality.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on January 03, 2016, 03:11:30 PM
I don't. But then I am not Joe either.  :P
I really don't like Paul Desmond at all.  :( Great minds think alike?!

From 1962:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617BWSJT7KL.jpg)

From the International Jazz Festival, Columbian-La-Tour, Belgium.  Nat's sextet played to over 40,000 jazz fans that sat in the rain and mud and from the applause I can pick up, loved every note.  The first three songs are high level, but when the band breaks into track 4, Work Song, they hit a stride that is magical.  Worth getting the disc just for this alone.  Also, Yusef Lateef brings the oboe front and center for a crack at Trouble In Mind, an old blues number from 1924.  It's something not to miss.

Here is a link to Work Song from the album. Make sure both your hands are on the wheel when your listening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lukMc2WDFds

Whoa! On to the shopping list!!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 03, 2016, 10:53:15 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cfR1cqvOL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 03, 2016, 11:03:37 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z11ELKI3L._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71XImVvVxoL._SX280_.jpg)

Billy Harper - Black Saint (1975)

Tony Williams - Civilization (1986)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on January 04, 2016, 08:36:07 AM
Ellington - Jazz Party.


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 04, 2016, 10:20:01 AM
Ellington - Jazz Party.




The Toot Suite is among the best Ellington. Unfortunately something's gone whacko with Amazon and the track samples belong to some other recording. Oh, well, still great stuff.

Here's a link to part 1 of the suite in case anyone's interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHOvV2Sx9Dw


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on January 04, 2016, 12:36:07 PM
This thread costs me so much money.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 04, 2016, 12:51:04 PM
before: Erich Kleinschuster Sextet & Karin Krog - Vienna 1968 (studio recording)
now: Karin Krog & Arild Andersen - Montreux 1972 (partial show, radio broadcast9
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 04, 2016, 01:58:17 PM
Sheila Jordan (with Harvie S) - Graz, 1992-04-09 (radio broadcast)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on January 04, 2016, 02:04:10 PM
This thread costs me so much money.

Haha!

Amazon should be paying Rob $1000 a month, just for keeping this site open.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 04, 2016, 05:55:55 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61x8gk5R60L.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Fjo6Rv2iL._SL1213_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 04, 2016, 06:53:22 PM
That Bill Evans' stuff looks stinking sweet!

Thread duty:

From 1962, an essential.

(http://www.elusivedisc.com/images/mmllp84112.jpg)
I'll tell you what.  This album works on so many levels.  Want to hear the deep groove of a tenor sax played so smoothly that you catch yourself not noticing the rest of your surroundings?  This does it.  Want something that you can put on in the background when having guests over for a nice dinner and conversation?  Again, here you go.  I could see pairing this one with Coltrane's Ballads release and calling it good for the evening. 

Dexter in '62 by Francis Wolf:

(https://jazzinphoto.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/dexter-gordon-during-hisc2a0go-recording-session-englewood-cliffs-nj-august-27c2a01962-photo-by-francis-wolff.png)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on January 04, 2016, 07:30:26 PM
That Bill Evans' stuff looks stinking sweet!

Thread duty:

From 1962, an essential.

(http://www.elusivedisc.com/images/mmllp84112.jpg)
I'll tell you what.  This album works on so many levels.  Want to hear the deep groove of a tenor sax played so smoothly that you catch yourself not noticing the rest of your surroundings?  This does it.  Want something that you can put on in the background when having guests over for a nice dinner and conversation?  Again, here you go.  I could see pairing this one with Coltrane's Ballads release and calling it good for the evening. 

Dexter in '62 by Francis Wolf:

Bill, you've cost me money again!!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on January 04, 2016, 07:48:47 PM
That was my first Dexter Gordon cd. Very nice album.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 04, 2016, 07:58:29 PM
Bill, you've cost me money again!!

A pleasure contributing to your library, Brian.  ;D
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 04, 2016, 10:33:15 PM
That made me pull out this for another listen:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61WMbCLxYiL._SY355_.jpg)

Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 05, 2016, 01:41:20 AM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yF4AAOSwZVhWS6tZ/s-l300.jpg)

George Cables - Phantom Of The City (1985)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on January 05, 2016, 07:01:26 AM
Bill, you've cost me money again!!

Wanna get him back? Just start listening to some old school 50s vinyl with cool album covers. That'll send him out to the shops! ;)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 05, 2016, 01:35:15 PM
Very, very sad about Paul Bley's death.


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 05, 2016, 02:33:08 PM
last one tonight:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 05, 2016, 02:45:27 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XJECW0KVL.jpg)

Paul Bley - Open, To Love

RIP
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 05, 2016, 03:08:47 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/815XyZgvjLL._SL1500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81OnmKZ-MCL._SL1201_.jpg)

Art Blakey - Au Club St. Germain
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 05, 2016, 05:37:57 PM
Conor's next delivery of jazz box sets.  Damn!

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/80085000/jpg/_80085310_maersk_triple_e_portoffelixstowe.jpg)

Thread duty:

Recorded in '57, but released in '59.  And if you think it is great due simply to the personnel on the front, then you are spot on.  I thought that Dizzy might get a bit drowned out by Stitt and Rollins, but he soars above them enough that he equals their power throughout.  There is one track, After Hours, that is just soulful blues and brings the session to a quiet and almost "what happened" standstill, but even it is a beautiful piece to hear.  This is from someone just starting to dig Dizzy's sound.  Not sure why it has taken me so long, but there you have it.  This recording is definitely helping me on my journey and encouraging me to discover his other recordings..

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Sonny_Side_Up.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 05, 2016, 09:35:16 PM
(http://img0043.psstatic.com/128456602_amazoncom-1-3-ron-carter-music.jpg)

Ron Carter - 1+3 (1978)

(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/37d852a2585f7a4068976c3fb623eeb1/1474125.jpg)

Mulgrew Miller - The Countdown (1988)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/816o0eUObwL._SX300_.jpg)

Gateway - Homecoming (1995)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 06, 2016, 03:08:39 AM
Conor's next delivery of jazz box sets.  Damn!

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/80085000/jpg/_80085310_maersk_triple_e_portoffelixstowe.jpg)


Hahaha  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 06, 2016, 03:11:39 AM
Tonight's listening:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71DkqWRzf2L._SL1050_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/815XyZgvjLL._SL1500_.jpg)

On my 3rd straight listen to Disc 1 - features a great live version of Moanin' :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on January 07, 2016, 02:59:44 AM
Joe Pass Trio: Eximious.

(http://i.imgur.com/wBMbZmS.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 07, 2016, 03:41:04 AM
Today at work:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71DkqWRzf2L._SL1050_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71l5CRfS4hL._SL1300_.jpg)

I like listening to stuff on my breaks - it makes the degradation of work more bearable :laugh:
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 07, 2016, 04:10:38 AM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41C2PPG8RZL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BVSTimePL._SL1000_.jpg)

Just received this box-set today and listening to this album for the first time.
I love the Bass - I play (very, very poorly) myself so I am in awe of musicians like Stanley Clarke.
This should be a good box-set I think :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 07, 2016, 04:11:55 PM
Friday morning listen:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ODDbF8nmL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71wO4xk09fL._SL1207_.jpg)

Very nice live album - now playing Disc 1 :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 08, 2016, 03:13:34 AM
I don't mean to hog this thread - I am just very enthusiastic :)
Cant get enough of Jazz at the moment 8)
Tonight's Listening:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WsMR6FxEL._PJautoripBadge,BottomRight,4,-40_OU11__.jpg)

Playing this one for the second time today - great album!.
Friday night again - the sweetest listening night of the week.
Happy Friday's people :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 08, 2016, 02:18:55 PM
playing more Bley - the one on top actually last night but I didn't mention it here yet:



now these two:



both from here:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 08, 2016, 02:35:47 PM
^That's making me want to dig out my copy of Not Two, Not One which was one of my favorite Bley discs (and also features Peacock prominently).

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51F86E2S96L._SY300_.jpg)


but playing now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QK0C85EPL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 08, 2016, 05:24:00 PM
Another Jazzy morning :)
Earlier:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TT9nDQS4L.jpg)

Now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71nsM1knjQL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 08, 2016, 07:47:53 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A13f6XRdtLL._SL1500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sZ%2BQzRsEL.jpg)

Great album!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 08, 2016, 10:15:29 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BR5RzXSSL._SX300_.jpg)

Jackie McLean - New Wine In Old Bottles (1978)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 08, 2016, 11:05:53 PM
Enjoying these 2:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CtTloau9L.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71WMtMd2QHL._SL1400_.jpg)

Nice and mellow - perfect for slothing around the house on a lazy Saturday :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 09, 2016, 03:43:10 AM
waited over a month for my order (at a marketplace vendor's) to arrive, so straight into the player it goes:


contains the albums "The Sweet Life" (1972) and "The Cisco Kid" (1974)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 09, 2016, 05:04:06 AM
(http://www.claudiofasoli.com/index_htm_files/4475.jpg)

Claudio Fasoli (ts, ss), Kenny Wheeler (t, flh), Jean-François Jenny Clark (b) - wonderful album, rec. 1988

(be warned though, the Nueva NC 1002 edition, Milano, 1990, distr. Nuova Fonit Cetra, is bronzed and all three copies I have by now - the third from Mr. Fasoli himself - seem to be in slow decline, with the final tracks unplayable ... a friend helped me out with a burn of the Innowo/New Sound Planet version, that one distr. Novo Records ... weird, but that one seems to be okay indeed)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 09, 2016, 05:42:41 AM
From 1964 (but unreleased until 81(?) )

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The title track (first track) makes you pay attention to what is coming out of your speakers due mainly to Art Blakey's drumming.  However, after this, the album falls into what I consider a fairly forgetful set of mediocrity.  Might have worked out better if Blakey would have been in charge of the whole thing.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 09, 2016, 06:24:22 AM
some more Paul Bley ... stacked up a few of his fine Steeplechase trio albums a few years ago, when I wrote something about Bley ... and never really came around playing them all that often so far



Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 09, 2016, 07:35:12 AM
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Let me know when this one comes through, KU.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 09, 2016, 08:24:44 AM
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Let me know when this one comes through, KU.

I actually know that one already ... have had a rip for some years and seized the day when I saw the offer ... I love Wardell Gray, even spent 35 or 40 bucks on a special Japanese release of material by this very Goodman combo featuring him.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 09, 2016, 08:39:14 AM
I actually know that one already ... have had a rip for some years and seized the day when I saw the offer ... I love Wardell Gray, even spent 35 or 40 bucks on a special Japanese release of material by this very Goodman combo featuring him.

Just dumped in my wishlist.  I have some of Goodman's Yale recordings and love the bit more obscure live stuff from him, especially into the 50's and 60's.  Even though this is '48,would love to give it a go and net some initiation into Gray's sound.  Thanks!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 09, 2016, 09:02:13 AM
Just dumped in my wishlist.  I have some of Goodman's Yale recordings and love the bit more obscure live stuff from him, especially into the 50's and 60's.  Even though this is '48,would love to give it a go and net some initiation into Gray's sound.  Thanks!

Oh, I thought you knew it ... it's the small group Goodman co-led with young swedish clarinet player Stan Hasselgard and which features Gray as well. This was Goodman's short flirtation with bop (which can also be heard on the Capitol disc "Undercurrent Blues", Gray is there, too, on a few tracks, and there's of course the one track recorded with Fats Navarro as well). Gray was sort of a proto-mainstream guy, fitting with swing as well as with bop without having to alter his style in the least bit. I adore his playing be it in his own studio recordings or in rough jam sessions alongside Dexter Gordon and others. Very, very sad he died so early (and under what horrendous circumstances).

As for Goodman himself, I'm not that big a fan (I guess if I had to, I'd pick Artie Shaw) but I love his trio/quartet sides with Teddy Wilson/Gene Krupa and Lionel Hampton from the late thirties, and there's so much music in his long career that there are good things aplenty really - the Carnegie Hall concert 1938, these sides with Wardell Gray, the band he took to the USSR, the jam session with Count Basie and Lester Young ... I still need his Mosaic box though, I've got a cheapo box somewhere but it's so foogly I really never listen to anything from it.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 09, 2016, 03:04:38 PM
Now playing:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 09, 2016, 04:48:10 PM
Now playing (again):

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Brilliant! 8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 09, 2016, 04:53:54 PM
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I'd forgotten what a big-name lineup this has:

Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
Chick Corea – electric piano
Stanley Clarke – bass
Airto Moreira – percussion
Tony Williams – drums
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 09, 2016, 06:36:45 PM
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I'd forgotten what a big-name lineup this has:

Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
Chick Corea – electric piano
Stanley Clarke – bass
Airto Moreira – percussion
Tony Williams – drums

That's an all-star lineup for sure! - what did you think of the album Simon?

Now playing:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on January 09, 2016, 07:26:23 PM
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Brilliant! 8)
That is a great album. I love Ike Quebec. He's nice and smooth but never boring.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 09, 2016, 07:45:05 PM
That is a great album. I love Ike Quebec. He's nice and smooth but never boring.

Ike Quebec is awesome for sure - I really love the tone he is able to extract from his instrument.
I was reading a bit about him today - its a shame he died so young :(
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 09, 2016, 07:54:14 PM
That's an all-star lineup for sure! - what did you think of the album Simon?


I was struck this time by how much it sounded like early Return To Forever...then realised that Corea, Clarke and Morea were all on those albums which were being recorded at the same time. Fine by me, I love early RTF.


playing now:

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Collin Walcott - Cloud Dance (1976)

Damn! Why haven't I heard this amazing album before now?!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 09, 2016, 08:59:17 PM
I was struck this time by how much it sounded like early Return To Forever...then realised that Corea, Clarke and Morea were all on those albums which were being recorded at the same time. Fine by me, I love early RTF.

Thanks that sounds like something I would enjoy :)

Speaking of Stanley Clarke - NP:

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The last (unplayed) album in the Clarke box I received last week - as expected I really enjoyed that set.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 09, 2016, 09:31:56 PM
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Codona - Codona 1 (1979)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 10, 2016, 03:11:01 PM
after a wonderful concert (Julia Fischer/Igor Levit playing Beethoven's Kreutzer and Op. 96), back with Paul Bley:

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foogly covers, but his run of trio records for Steeplechase is pretty darn great ... "Paul Plays Carla" is probably my favourite of 'em, but I have one more to go which is dedicated to the music of Ornette Coleman, so ...
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: bwv 1080 on January 11, 2016, 07:29:29 AM
Mahler jazz

https://www.youtube.com/v/nQJIgjZz4Ms
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 11, 2016, 12:58:28 PM
before:




now:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on January 12, 2016, 06:24:49 AM
Now playing:

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Oh yeah.


In other news...

Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges.


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 12, 2016, 04:03:58 PM
Oh yeah.


In other news...

Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges.



For sure! 8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 12, 2016, 04:10:59 PM
Now playing:

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Later:

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Awesome albums :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 13, 2016, 01:49:26 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vRc5kgPLL._SY300_.jpg)

Freddie Hubbard - Backlash (1967)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on January 14, 2016, 05:46:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/7zaEzHluxEw
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on January 14, 2016, 05:55:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/SFYMC8md0XA
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 14, 2016, 07:51:14 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51RCvu0qnoL._SS280.jpg)

Donald Byrd and Doug Watkins - The Transition Sessions
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 15, 2016, 12:34:22 AM
Love Doug Watkins - and that two disc set is wonderful!

In the past days started exploring this:


looking forward very much to playing all of the music in there, the second disc for one, jams by Teddy Wilson with Stan Getz and (separately) Zoot Sims is wonderful indeed, then there's a disc by Teddy Edwards' quartet (which had a few albums out, also one on Atlantic under Castro's leadership), a disc of early free jams with Chico Hamilton, a disc of jams with Oscar Pettiford, a disc by Castro's big band and one by a tentet led by Edwards ... none of it was ever released before, and there's an amazing website put up for this release:
http://www.joecastrojazz.com/

Then, since reading about Pettiford being on the Castro set, I was reminded to finally also get the two new ones by Sonorama (still have their Brew Moore and Albert Mangelsdorff discs on the shopping list) and played the shorter first one last night - lots of wonderful Hans Koller, and based on the Koller/Pettiford quartet with Attila Zoller (g) and - in this case - Kenny Clarke (d) (the longer second disc has the group's regular drummer Jimmy Pratt who also appears on the Castro set alongside Pettiford):



right now:


a rag bag of stuff with various groups (mostly German big bands, but on some tracks you get the group with Dick Twardzik (plus horns) who OD'ed a few days later, and you also get Lars Gullin playing two solos
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 15, 2016, 02:50:04 AM
next one by OP ... these are recordings from the second ("We Get the Message") and third ("Blues in My Mind") NDR Jazz Workshops, the first alas just about half of what's known to be around (yet it contains both trio features, the second one ("Gone With the Wind", played by OP's dentist Dr. P. Hieber (p), accompanied by Moore (b) and Clarke (d) is added as a ghost track at the end of the CD), the second pretty complete though:


The group here again is based around the Pettiford/Koller quartet with Attila Zoller and now Jimmy Pratt, the others included are Dusko Goykovich and Roger Guérin (t), Armin Rusch (p) and Michel Hausser (vib). This is about as good as it got in Europe at that time!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 15, 2016, 03:55:45 AM
Just received this Disc today and listening for the first time:

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Lovely album :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 15, 2016, 07:46:08 AM
there shall be a sh*tload of aFR sales items be dumped here in the next days ... I reckon I'll have some 'splainin' to do sooner or later and possibly several times  ;D

anyway, first load landed, and out of the parcel comes this one, for starters:

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Prestige recorded the quartet of Charles, Mal Waldron, Addison Farmer and Jerry Segal, probably in hopes to get some of the attention the Modern Jazz Quartet got ... here, they've got Idrees Sulieman along for the ride, a mighty fine trumpet player not documented the way he deserved ... and thus I won't complain'

now:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 15, 2016, 08:29:02 AM
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Some more Pettiford recordings from Germany, this time from the vaults of SWR (Südwestrundfunk now, SWF/Südwestfunk at that time, I think) - not sure how "lost" all these tracks really were, but they're fine and haven't been available for a while for sure (but I think some have previously been around) ... anyway, things start with a duet, OP/Dusko Goykovich doing "But Not for Me" and the we hear Lucky Thompson (boy do I love his playing!) doing "Sophisticated Lady" (LT on soprano, obviously, that tune lends itself perfectly to the soprano, as Coltrane later found out as well). Next up are a few cuts with Rolf Kühn and Jimmy Pratt - interesting line-up: cl/b/d - Hans Koller joins for one of them. The next date then is the OP/Koller group again, with Attila Zoller and Jimmy Pratt. All of these tracks date from 1959 (February to July), the final five are from December 1958 and thus from the same time as the NDR recodings. These have Koller, OP and Kenny Clarke with Hans Hammerschmid on piano, four saxes on two of the cuts (Rudi Flierl on alto and the massive baritone threesome of Helmut Brandt, Helmut Reinhardt and Johnny Feigl), and with Attila Zoller on the last two cuts instead of the four additional saxes. As with the Baker disc above (which comes from the radio station's vaults), we thus get a lot of variety. And as someone once said, Pettiford never played a bad solo. Whatever situation he found himself in, he was able to cope. A great musician, a terrific bass player, one of jazz' best cello players ... and a huge loss, his young death in 1960.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on January 15, 2016, 10:20:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/-KGMSALXHPo
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 15, 2016, 10:43:06 AM
another one from the new arrivals:


not quite sure yet what to make of the singing on about half of the tracks, but Curson is playing great, and Alain Jean-Marie is always a pleasure
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 15, 2016, 01:21:29 PM
Now playing:

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Been listening to Coltrane a lot this week - love this album!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 15, 2016, 02:31:04 PM
Now playing:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 15, 2016, 06:49:46 PM
Love Doug Watkins - and that two disc set is wonderful!


I'm not familiar with Doug Watkins. Which albums would you recommend?

playing now:

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Donald Byrd - Byrd In Flight (1960)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 15, 2016, 09:57:50 PM
Afternoon listening - chewing on this set again:

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I think I mentioned before that I don't like the Free Jazz album but I think I really like the others - Don't know if Id want to listen to Jazz like this all the time but its good for something different. Pretty inventive and fun music :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 16, 2016, 02:28:10 AM
Now playing:

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Another one from the Atlantic Jazz box.
Cant say I have paid close attention to this album before - pretty good though (and nothing like Weather Report!) :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 16, 2016, 03:35:58 AM
bootleg alert, but if you don't hunt rare old vinyl, there's no other way to go and the music's pretty essential:


originally on LP as The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet (America) and Coleman Classics Vol. 1 (IAI - that's Bley's label), a terrific early document of Ornette's music that is testament as well to Paul Bley's great ears and supreme musicality
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 16, 2016, 04:32:59 AM
desert island stuff:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 16, 2016, 05:20:40 PM
bootleg alert, but if you don't hunt rare old vinyl, there's no other way to go and the music's pretty essential:


originally on LP as The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet (America) and Coleman Classics Vol. 1 (IAI - that's Bley's label), a terrific early document of Ornette's music that is testament as well to Paul Bley's great ears and supreme musicality

Thanks - this one looks interesting but its a bit too expensive for me at the moment so I will have to pass on it :-[
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 16, 2016, 05:29:03 PM
Now playing:

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Up next:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 16, 2016, 09:04:39 PM
This afternoon:

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Very strange record - I can handle listening to individual tracks every now and then for something a little bit different.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 17, 2016, 02:00:31 AM
I'm not familiar with Doug Watkins. Which albums would you recommend?

He died young in an accident, but it was him whom Mingus chose to play bass when he made his piano/vocals album ("Oh Yeah", Atlantic) - that's probably as close as you can get to real knighthood (not like all those "Sirs" that crowd the british classical scene  ;)).

Anyway, his other leader album, "Soulnik", is different, more chamber jazz like, cello and flute ... it's nice but I don't feel it does him justice.

As he's "just" the bass player on other folks' albums most of the time, it's not that easy to recommend anything, but he was part of the original Jazz Messengers, along with Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver and Art Blakey, and whatever he made with these guys is easily recommended! The perfect starting point would be "Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers" (initially two 10" LPs, later compiled for 12" and CD) the two discs from Cafe Bohemia as well as the follow-up studio album on Columbia, "The Jazz Messengers" (with Donald Byrd in for KD - this is part of the recent Blakey box released by Sony, just in case, there's more good music in there, although I'd say other than that, none of the albums is essential Blakey, quite, but none of them is bad or half-bad, either).

The group also recorded in various slighlty altered combinations, first as a quartet without Dorham for Mobley's debut session on Blue Note (it was a 10", too bad it wasn't regularly coupled with the two Silver 10"s mentioned above! I have it in the Mosaic box of Mobley's fifties Blue Note sessions), later on with Milt Jackson instead of trumpet ("Hank Mobley & His All Stars" - desert island stuff!), "Hank Mobley Quintet" (w/Art Farmer on trumpet). These are all mighty fine (all on the Mosaic box). Watkins is also on the related Mobley/Lee Morgan Savoy sessions (there's an not-quite-complete two-disc set called "The Birth of Hard Bop").

Besides the one Byrd/Watkins album on the Transition two-disc set, there's yet another one on "Introducing Kenny Burrell" (again in Blue Note's Connoisseur Series, likely OOP, the session isn't prime stuff but nice, you get Burrell with Mobley, Silver, Watkins and Louis Hayes on drums, who was Silver's quintets drummer as he and Blakey split ... Silver kept the band - Byrd/Mobley/Waktins - while Blakey kept the name "Jazz Messengers", which he had used many years earlier for unrelated sessions already) and later on was on "Candy" by Morgan, with Sonny Clark and Art Taylor (trumpet quartet's were quite rare back then).

With Silver, there's some more ... Louis Hayes, as I mentioned was the new drummer after the Silver/Blakey split, Watkins didn't stay that long, but he's on "Six Pieces of Silver", which is mighty good.

Further notable sidemen recordings included various of those loose jams Prestige did with Gene Ammons, but also several albums by Ammons that are more organized, notably "The Boss Tenor" (one of his best) and "Jug" (a personal favorite), work with Pepper Adams, more albums with Donald Byrd (including those made in Paris with Belgian tenor Bobby Jaspar), sessions with Coltrane (my favourite is probably "The Cats", Watkins is great there, but the session with Coltrane, Frank Wess and Paul Quinichette is wonderful, too). He was also at one time part of Red Garland's trio (different topic, I guess - long series of Prestige albums and more, most in trio, I'd start with "Red Garland's Piano" but that one has Paul Chambers), he's on a couple of early Jackie McLean sessions on Prestige ("Lights Out" with Elmo Hope is worth hearing! but they're all if you like JMac),

One finally, one more favourite and stone classic is "Saxophone Colossus" by Sonny Rollins! (Watkins is on more by Rollins, but if it's going to be one, it's that one ... and the Village Vanguard stuff on Blue Note, which has Wilbur Ware - another can of worms ...)

* * *
thread duty:


Paul Bley Quintet - Barrage (ESP-Disk')
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 17, 2016, 02:23:43 AM
Wow. Thanks for the overview. I'll check some of those out.

I didn't realise he was on Saxophone Colossus. Looking into that I see he's also on Newk's Time, which might be my favorite Rollins album. I'll have to play both again and pay more attention to the bass.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 17, 2016, 05:20:18 AM
I vastly prefer "Saxophone Colossus" (it's amongst my three or four Rollins' favourites), but "Newk's Time" is good, too.

Now playing disc one of this:


contains a 1963 Don Cherry session (with Joe Scianni, David Izenzon and J.C. Moses, as well as a Paul Bley session with Izenzon and Paul Motian (1964), and some interviews with Sanders, Cherry and Bley
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 17, 2016, 06:21:08 AM
revisiting two more by Bley:


solos, as well as duos and trios with Hans Koch (various clarinets and saxophones) and Franz Koglmann (trumpet), rec. 1990

and:


with Koglmann again, as well as Peacock (rec. 1992) - who was the husband of the Annette in question, right before she teamed up with Paul Bley ... this is an hommage to Annette Peacock of course, the great composer and enigmatic performer
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 18, 2016, 06:55:50 AM
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I am like a kid at a gumball machine with a pocket full of quarters when it comes to crime jazz or tv/movie jazz.  This one might be my all time best find in the record bins.  The old adage of not judging a book by its cover definitely applies here. Fantastic, I mean, FANTASTIC tv jazz here. These are not the title themes to the shows listed, but rather the background music played during the shows. Tracks like "Forever Frantic" just sizzle and coolness kicks in with the likes of "Beatnik".

Here are the two mentioned above.  Enjoy, Daddy'O:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWzmRc3UZDc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vklojEv2TIw

By the way, Space Age Pop Music says about this record that : It's as rare as an honest man in Congress, but worth spending a few years scrounging for.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on January 18, 2016, 07:42:47 AM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on January 18, 2016, 08:32:09 AM
Terrific film and the music is no less.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: aligreto on January 18, 2016, 09:17:35 AM
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I bought this in a charity shop recently. It was not quite what I expected so I will re-donate it soon.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 18, 2016, 09:30:26 AM
Terrific film and the music is no less.



With a nod to Kind of Blue and Plugged Nickel, this just might be my favorite Miles album.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 18, 2016, 09:41:53 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/169/MI0000169591.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Wow!  A gambit of big band sounds on this cd, but the cut Eugipelliv gives you a "Dragent-like jazz crime theme" (or at least it could pass for that) as well....bongos included!  Here is a sample:

http://www.shazam.com/track/62974272/eugipelliv

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on January 18, 2016, 01:05:09 PM
With a nod to Kind of Blue and Plugged Nickel, this just might be my favorite Miles album.

You would not have to work very hard to convince me!  But, have you seen the film?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 18, 2016, 02:29:32 PM
Now playing:

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Just received this one yesterday - listened to it last night before bed and now listening again.
Brilliant! :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on January 18, 2016, 02:31:14 PM
Now playing:

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Just received this one yesterday - listened to it last night before bed and now listening again.
Brilliant! :)

One of my faves! Love that cover as well!
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Post by: Green Destiny on January 18, 2016, 02:36:07 PM
One of my faves! Love that cover as well!

Thanks George - I love the artwork too! (pretty sure its been used on some other albums too as its such a good image?)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 18, 2016, 02:46:37 PM
You would not have to work very hard to convince me!  But, have you seen the film?

I have not.  Good?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 18, 2016, 03:54:38 PM
Now playing (again):

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 18, 2016, 04:48:12 PM
Terrific film and the music is no less.



Great stuff. Miles playing with a bunch of French jazz musicians. He was quite the icon when lived in Paris.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on January 18, 2016, 05:58:36 PM
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It's been a labor of love looking for this one in the soundtrack bins, but finally spinning on my turntable. Great tv jazz here by Kenyon Hopkins and featuring Zoot Sims. I have noticed that all the ones I have seen on ebay have the Record Station sticker on them like mine. Love it when I find them with this.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 19, 2016, 10:45:28 AM
recently, all from the aFR sales (evil, I tellya!):






(got into disc 2 of the Stafford last night, will continue listening last thing tonight again)

this one while commuting in the morning - wonderful album, John Jenkins' best, I guess, but it's the entire group and the wonderful Clifford Jordan that make it an entirely successful affair:




right now, back to them evil sales:


(Albert Mangelsdorff with Dusko Goykovich, Emil Mangelsdorff, Joki Freund, Hans Koller, Peter Trunk etc)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on January 19, 2016, 10:53:00 AM
I have not.  Good?

A must see, in my admittedly francophiled opinion. 8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 19, 2016, 11:30:30 AM
I'm a bit less enthralled by "L'Ascenseur" ... it's a stylish, very moody film, Jeanne Moreau is stunning as only she could be back then (beauté amère) and the music is a perfect fit ... but my favourite french movies (and they're amongs my favourite of all movies of course) are the more adventurous ones by JLG, Resnais etc. (still don't know much of Rivette's, and as I don't often watch movies at home, what with the great movie houses offering old stuff here, this will just have to wait until the next big Rivette series will happen ... last one was in the 90s when I was still too young to be into this or to understand, had I caught the films back then)

Now playing another one from the evil sales:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Spineur on January 19, 2016, 12:17:05 PM
Recently I contracted an addiction to hires recordings.  I came across the http://www.soundliaison.com/ (http://www.soundliaison.com/) dutch label which only produces jazz recordings.  In their production, I fell in love with http://www.soundliaison.com/studio-showcase-series/3-bach-reflections-wav (http://www.soundliaison.com/studio-showcase-series/3-bach-reflections-wav), a jazz pastiche of J-S Bach music.  Its awsome.  In the rest of their production (I bought everything) I like also http://www.soundliaison.com/studio-masters/1-after-silence-all (http://www.soundliaison.com/studio-masters/1-after-silence-all).  Beautiful soothing music.

The same group that did the Bach jazz pastiche did one on Schubert.  I ordered the CD which is hard to find but did not get it yet...
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 19, 2016, 01:26:26 PM
Teddy Edwards - one of the unsung heros of jazz ... the first to ever record a true bop solo on tenor, but then he went missing for way too long until he returned (and that, more or less, sums up the story of his life as a musician, alas ... at one point he also toured with Tom Waits, who sang two songs on one of his albums, as a guest) - wonderful musician:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on January 19, 2016, 03:16:02 PM
I'm a bit less enthralled by "L'Ascenseur" ... it's a stylish, very moody film, Jeanne Moreau is stunning as only she could be back then (beauté amère) and the music is a perfect fit ... but my favourite french movies (and they're amongs my favourite of all movies of course) are the more adventurous ones by JLG, Resnais etc....

I do moody.  But quite agree it's no match for most of Godard and Resnais. Or Clément.  BTW:  do you like L'Atalante? Prob. watched it more than any other French film, over and over and over. ma petite obsession.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 19, 2016, 06:00:42 PM
Now playing:

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Great concert :)
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Post by: Green Destiny on January 19, 2016, 06:53:49 PM
Now playing:

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This album is fantastic - so mellow. Love it!
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Post by: king ubu on January 20, 2016, 12:19:58 AM
I do moody.  But quite agree it's no match for most of Godard and Resnais. Or Clément.  BTW:  do you like L'Atalante? Prob. watched it more than any other French film, over and over and over. ma petite obsession.
You bet! I love "L'Atalante", an amazing film! If we're talking older french directors, I also very, very much love Jean Renoir ... and of course Bresson, too!

On the morning commute today:

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Post by: Green Destiny on January 20, 2016, 01:16:50 AM
Now playing:

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Havent listened to this one much before - another all-star lineup
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 20, 2016, 01:18:50 AM
"Soul Station" is one of my all-time favourites!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 20, 2016, 01:20:13 AM
"Soul Station" is one of my all-time favourites!

I can see why - im a few tracks in now and its brilliant so far! :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 20, 2016, 01:37:18 AM
from that box, the same more or less also applies to:

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin' (though I like "Leapin' and Lopin'" and "Sonny Clark Trio" even more ... and the trio album on Time is up there, too)
Art Blakey - Moanin'
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
Grant Green - Idle Moments
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard (hope it's both discs!?)
Horace Silver - Song for My Father



not far behind:

John Coltrane - Blue Train
Joe Henderson - Page One
Dexter Gordon - Go
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue


The Monk and Powell material (both volumes for each of 'em, and with Monk the Milt Jackson "Wizard of the Vibes" RVG disc as well!) belongs in every collection!


The Byrd is nice, and I guess a BN classic it is (and the cover's mighty cool, too!) - but not essential to my ears.
The Quebec is wonnerful indeed - but his big classic, I reckon, is "Blue and Sentimental", in a sparse setting with Grant Green on guitar and no piano.


The ones I don't mention aren't bad either ... but for Jimmy Smith and Hubbard, I'd have picked other albums, the Chambers and Donaldson ones could have been replaced by any number of real classics (or better ones by the same leaders, at least in Donaldson's case, but I'm not too big a fan of his)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 20, 2016, 02:16:53 AM
^Once again: funny how these things work. I think the Byrd album is more essential than the Sonny Clarke one.

And Moanin' is a fine album, but I've never understood why it gets all the attention in the Blakey catalogue.

Made me want now to play one of my favorites:

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Art Blakey - The Witch Doctor (1961)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 20, 2016, 02:47:53 AM
^Once again: funny how these things work. I think the Byrd album is more essential than the Sonny Clarke one.
obviously tastes do differ  :)

And Moanin' is a fine album, but I've never understood why it gets all the attention in the Blakey catalogue.
I guess one stroing point is the line-up - Benny Golson is a wonderful musician and he hasn't made any other studio album with Blakey, plus he matches Lee Morgan perfectly well (the live recordings from Paris are great as well, I find - but I tend to like almost any classic Blakey album a lot, like 1954-1965 or so). Also, Golson has contributed a couple of true classic jazz tunes and some of them are to be heard on "Moanin'" in what might be their finest outings: "Are You Real", "Along Came Betty", and of course "Blues March". Plus you get arguably the best version of Bobby Timmons' title track.

Anyway, my top favourite Blakey album will I guess always be "Free for All"! And the Jazz Messengers at Cafe Bohemia aren't far behind! Neither are "Destructible!", "Buhaina", "Mosaic", the live albums with Morgan and Mobley ("At the Jazz Corner of the World", as opposed to the later, also fine "Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World", which has the Morgan/Shorter line-up, which again produced several great studio albums). Blakey surely was on a roll in those years! Even the less famous years when he recorded for Columbia, RCA/VIK, Pacific Jazz, Atlantic and Bethlehem yielded some fine ones, notably the VIK "A Night in Tunisia" and the album with Thelonious Monk on Atlantic ... and of course the Columbia dedut is another stone classic, up there with the Cafe Bohemia volumes (although I prefer Kenny Dorham to Donald Byrd by quite a margin ... but he's terrific on those Columbia sessions!)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on January 20, 2016, 08:31:15 AM
Konitz meets Mulligan.



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Post by: SimonNZ on January 20, 2016, 02:50:14 PM
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Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963)

Interesting replaying this now after making a comment about it last night. I still enjoy it, and admire Byrd here as elsewhere being ever unpredictable at a time when many other Blue Note artists were settling into a familiar format of blowing sessions. But the vocal parts which I remember being very gospel now sound one or two steps closer to something like the Swingle Singers (not that I mind that).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 20, 2016, 03:02:17 PM
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Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963)

Interesting replaying this now after making a comment about it last night. I still enjoy it, and admire Byrd here as elsewhere being ever unpredictable at a time when many other Blue Note artists were settling into a familiar format of blowing sessions. But the vocal parts which I remember being very gospel now sound one or two steps closer to something like the Swingle Singers (not that I mind that).

Do you know the albums Max Roach and Andrew Hill made with voices? Both are titled "Lift Every Voice" - the Roach is on Atlantic, the Hill again on Blue Note, its Connoisseur Series reissue contained plenty of bonus material. Not generally too much of a fan of this kind of thing - guess I prefer the blowing session  ;) - but these are both interesting at least! Byrd followed up with a lesser effort, "I'm Tryin' to Get Home", I've got a recent Japanese reissue of it, it's fun but definitely inessential.

I had this on tonight:


(actually only needed the Wood album from here, the others are on a superior release by Dutton Vocalion, though the tracklist for the Gonsalves/Ashby seems to differ a bit, but I'm too tired to investigate that right now)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 20, 2016, 03:17:01 PM
Do you know the albums Max Roach and Andrew Hill made with voices? Both are titled "Lift Every Voice" - the Roach is on Atlantic, the Hill again on Blue Note, its Connoisseur Series reissue contained plenty of bonus material. Not generally too much of a fan of this kind of thing - guess I prefer the blowing session  ;) - but these are both interesting at least! Byrd followed up with a lesser effort, "I'm Tryin' to Get Home", I've got a recent Japanese reissue of it, it's fun but definitely inessential.


Heh. Nothing wrong with a good blowing session, of course - far from it. I recognise the Andrew Hill and must have heard it at some point, but can't remember it now. I'll try and find it for another listen. Ditto the Max Roach, which I haven't heard before. Thanks.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 21, 2016, 01:43:15 AM
Heh. Nothing wrong with a good blowing session, of course - far from it. I recognise the Andrew Hill and must have heard it at some point, but can't remember it now. I'll try and find it for another listen. Ditto the Max Roach, which I haven't heard before. Thanks.

Hill's best music is the earlier albums on Blue Note ... it was his own decision, initally, to hold back most of what he committed to disc for the label after 1967, and by comparison you can kind of hear why, though I'm eternally thankful to Michael Cuscuna for digging it all up and releasing it, with Hill's consent!

The w/voices sessions fall into that time period, too ... but really, I've yet to hear anything by Hill that doesn't give me anything to think about!

My commuting music last night and this morning consisted of this twofer with the unsung Baby Face Willette's two great Argo album (all four of his leader albums are great, "Face to Face" is in my organ top 3, I guess!):

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Regarding "blowing sessions", of course one needs to differentiate ... there's blowing sessions (i.e. lots of what Prestige released) and there are well-planned, thought-out sessions that use the same "standard" line-up of hard bop times (t/ts frontline and three-piece rhythm, basically, sometimes as instead of ts, sometimes three horns with tb added or t/as/ts). Most Blue Note albums really couldn't be called "another blowing session".

But I have phases where I tire of hard bop, although it's my bread and butter, my musical home base, so which I keep returning.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 21, 2016, 03:44:11 AM
Konitz meets Mulligan.



This one looks very appealing - thanks for posting it (may have to pick it up at some stage!) :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 21, 2016, 03:47:48 AM
Now playing:

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Up next:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 21, 2016, 04:16:42 AM
This one looks very appealing - thanks for posting it (may have to pick it up at some stage!) :)

It's gorgeous! Actually all the recordings of the original Mulligan Quartet with Baker are wonderful. There was a two CD set in EMI/Capitol/Blue Note/Pacific Jazz' alas very short-lived "West Coast Classics" series, including all of Mulligan's earliest recordings (the first two sessions aren't yet starring the classic t/bari/b/d line-up). Then, there's a disc on GNP Crescendo, also including a great Mulligan tentet session (based on/inspired by the "Birth of the Cool" band, of which Mulligan had been a member of course), and there's a Fantasy disc coupling the Mulligan Quartet's sides with a Chubby Jackson album on which Mulligan is featured.

Alas, I guess all of these are OOP, but there are surely some PD reissues available - for reference, here they are (and do add the Konitz to the list, just though there's no need to mention that again as well):



Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on January 21, 2016, 10:46:37 AM
Our Man in Paris - Dexter Gordon.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 22, 2016, 03:57:30 AM
It's gorgeous! Actually all the recordings of the original Mulligan Quartet with Baker are wonderful. There was a two CD set in EMI/Capitol/Blue Note/Pacific Jazz' alas very short-lived "West Coast Classics" series, including all of Mulligan's earliest recordings (the first two sessions aren't yet starring the classic t/bari/b/d line-up). Then, there's a disc on GNP Crescendo, also including a great Mulligan tentet session (based on/inspired by the "Birth of the Cool" band, of which Mulligan had been a member of course), and there's a Fantasy disc coupling the Mulligan Quartet's sides with a Chubby Jackson album on which Mulligan is featured.

Alas, I guess all of these are OOP, but there are surely some PD reissues available - for reference, here they are (and do add the Konitz to the list, just though there's no need to mention that again as well):





Thanks they look nice - maybe ill pick them or some other Mulligan up in future :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 22, 2016, 04:02:25 AM
Now playing:

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Later (just arrived today in the mail):

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 22, 2016, 11:35:01 AM
Now playing:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on January 22, 2016, 12:27:11 PM
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Post by: Green Destiny on January 22, 2016, 12:29:07 PM
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This is a good one! 8)
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Post by: James on January 22, 2016, 12:31:31 PM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on January 22, 2016, 12:48:13 PM
This is a good one! 8)

It sure is. A masterpiece by Mingus. Each track is a classic imo.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 22, 2016, 01:45:02 PM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 22, 2016, 01:59:52 PM
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The "Standards" Trio - Yesterdays
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on January 22, 2016, 02:37:16 PM
Now playing:

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Playing it now. :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 22, 2016, 03:34:49 PM
Playing it now. :)

Playing it again now too (its my favourite recording this week!) :D

Up next:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 22, 2016, 05:50:56 PM
Now playing:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 22, 2016, 08:03:19 PM
Now playing:

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Absolutely love this one.
Next up:

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The latest arrival to my collection - listened to it a couple of times already: It's very nice as would be expected.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 23, 2016, 03:35:45 AM
just finished a second listen (played it last night already):


it's short but very good - here's a review:
http://www.freejazzblog.org/2010/01/free-unfold-trio-ballades-ayler-records.html

if you're going to buy it, order straight from the label, Stéphane is doing a great job and needs every penny or cent of zloty you can spare!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on January 23, 2016, 03:38:12 AM
Putting some fire on with Fred Anderson.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 23, 2016, 03:50:29 AM
tenor bukkake from around the corner of Henk's (live at Nick Vollebregt's Jazcafe, Laren, NL):

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on January 23, 2016, 04:13:19 AM
Well, for the Netherlands that are quite long distances.. :)

NP:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 23, 2016, 08:01:09 AM
Well, for the Netherlands that are quite long distances.. :)
Being Swiss, I can relate to that  ;D

Playing some Belgian music now:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on January 23, 2016, 12:14:19 PM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 23, 2016, 01:57:03 PM
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The "Standards" Trio - Tribute, disc one
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: ZauberdrachenNr.7 on January 23, 2016, 03:18:07 PM
Anyone here going to the Rochester (NY) Annual Jazz Festival in June?  I've been to the last four or five and can say it's well worth it; many a memorable performance and introductions to new performers (new to me, in many cases)!  http://www.rochesterjazz.com/
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 23, 2016, 04:54:16 PM
As Rochester is neither in the low countries nor in Switzerland, I doubt that ... but next weekend I'm taking a trip to (Northern) Italy for two concerts: Decoy + Evan Parker at Novara Jazz and Muhal Richard Abrams in Milan's Teatro Manzoni - looking forward very, very much! Never managed to catch MRA live, missed the one Zurich gig I'm aware of ...

Just finished disc 1 of this:



And now:


won't get too far as it's time to go to bed ... but will continue tomorrow
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 23, 2016, 05:25:36 PM
This mornings listens:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 23, 2016, 06:24:56 PM
Now playing:

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:)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on January 24, 2016, 05:31:56 AM
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Post by: Henk on January 24, 2016, 10:11:43 AM
TD



One of the best to me of 2015.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on January 24, 2016, 12:00:02 PM
NP
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2015 release. First track sounds fascinating.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on January 24, 2016, 07:37:52 PM
I have really been getting into Norwegian jazz recently, and highly recommend these two. The Iro Haarla is a masterpiece of beautiful, expressive melody, while the Henriksen, is extremely inventive, unusual, and otherworldly.

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(http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS1349442-02A-BIG.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 25, 2016, 02:22:02 PM
Now playing:

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Up next:

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It's a public holiday today in Australia - plan to celebrate by relaxing at home with some nice Jazz music :)
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Post by: Artem on January 25, 2016, 07:52:18 PM
Very nice live recording from a great period for Coltrane. The first disk is a standout for me in this 2 disk set.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on January 25, 2016, 09:15:08 PM
Now playing:

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Great album!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on January 26, 2016, 12:11:16 AM
since my last post here:

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Claudio Fasoli - The Brooklyn Option (Musica Jazz)

A very good date with a simpatico band including Ralph Alessi whose trumpet blends very nicely with Fasoli's sax - released with italian magazine Musica Jazz and kindly sent to me by Mr. Fasoli himself, as a gift!


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Martial Solal - Nothing But Piano (MPS)

Nothing but ... understatement of the year! This is everything! Ridiculously good playing by one of the very few true heirs to Art Tatum.


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Martial Solal/Lee Konitz/John Scofield/Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen - Four Keys (MPS)

This one's pretty fine as well ... guess I prefer Konitz/Solal in duo (on Horo or Hat) or quartet with b/d (the two albums reissued by CAM Jazz, the Juan-les-Pins set on Steeplechase ...), but this is very nice indeed and Sco's playing comes as a surprise: he uses very little of his usual effects, playing quite straight, actually reminded me a bit of Jim Hall here and there. Don't get me wrong, I do like Sco's gruff later recordings (mostly those with Joe Lovano), but he's not my favourite guitar player (those would be, let me think ... Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, René Thomas ... also Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow, Billy Bauer, Barney Kessel, Oscar Moore ... and of course Django Reinhardt, and Charlie Christian! and I guess I have forgotten a couple of others ...)

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/085/MI0002085880.jpg)

Johnny Griffin - The Congregation (Blue Note)

A top favourite in my house ... Griffin's solo on the title track is one of my favourites, too!


And this morning, played some tracks by/with Paul Bley (including some Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, and the fabulous "All the Things You Are" from "Sonny Meets Hawk", with Bley's essential solo)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on January 26, 2016, 07:26:06 AM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 29, 2016, 02:04:21 PM
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Pat Martino - Exit (1976)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 29, 2016, 05:47:11 PM
Now:

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Chet Baker, for me, is one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all-time. Such a lyrical approach to the instrument. He never tries to overreach himself in terms of technical proficiency. He always plays what is essential to the music and leaves the blowing sessions to other musicians.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on January 30, 2016, 01:18:21 PM
Now:

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Chet Baker, for me, is one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all-time. Such a lyrical approach to the instrument. He never tries to overreach himself in terms of technical proficiency. He always plays what is essential to the music and leaves the blowing sessions to other musicians.

Thanks for your comments, just downloaded it and will listen before going to sleep.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 30, 2016, 01:58:55 PM
That's made me put this favorite on for another listen:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51WFdo8W3XL._SS280.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on January 30, 2016, 08:16:42 PM
Coincidently, I've been listening to this CD tonight. Getz is more prominent here, but Baker's sound is very nice. I like his later recordings in Europe a lot.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 30, 2016, 09:59:10 PM
Thanks for your comments, just downloaded it and will listen before going to sleep.

I'm one of those people who doesn't like Chet Baker's singing and have cautiously avoided albums with his vocals. Thankfully, he's done a lot of non-vocal jazz and In New York is one of those albums.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 30, 2016, 10:14:59 PM
Its a very limited voice, to be sure. But he picks his songs carefully, not just for his range, but also for the sincerity he seems (to me at least) to bring and  to the ultimate bittersweetness he seems to reveal in what would elsewhere be either up or down.


playing now:

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Archie Shepp - Yasmina, A Black Woman (1969)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on January 31, 2016, 08:16:16 AM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on January 31, 2016, 01:17:52 PM
Apologies to MI, but I'm in the mood this morning for some more of Chet singing:

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Chet Baker - It Could Happen To You (1958)


later:

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Joe Pass - Eximious (1982)


later still:

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Archie Shepp - Four For Trane (1964)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 01, 2016, 03:45:46 PM
Samples from the Harry Bosch series:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018V4PNRG/ref=dm_dp_pl_rdr
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on February 01, 2016, 07:07:17 PM
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First spin.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 01, 2016, 07:21:14 PM
Post your thoughts as soon as you can, buddy.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 02, 2016, 12:57:39 AM
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Archie Shepp - Mama Too Tight (1966)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on February 02, 2016, 11:36:11 AM
 
Post your thoughts as soon as you can, buddy.

Listened to about half of CD 01. The music is as good as the sound is bad. ;D

I hear the original CD issue (with the black cover) sounds even worse!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: North Star on February 02, 2016, 11:47:41 AM
Listened to about half of CD 01. The music is as good as the sound is bad. ;D
That's my recollection of the set, too.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 03, 2016, 12:51:04 AM
Not sure, but yeah, many people seem to really dislike sound on that Ellington set - the music is beyond any reproach though, that's for sure! I've got it as part of the big RCA Centennial edition (24 discs, LP sized ... one of the most expensive sets I ever bought, but I've never regretted that). I assume the remasterings used for that three disc set would be the same ones as for the big box. The older (black) edition was quite certainly heavily noise-reductioned (the Carnegie Hall reissues on Fantasy/Concord are another example for that, very dull sounding), this newer might have benefitted from some more noise reduction/cleaning up, I guess ... but for me, usually after 15 or 20 minutes I stop being bothered, and I often just switch back to the first track once my ears are aligned.

Last weekend, I traveled to Italy to hear two concerts - turned out to be a terrific experience! In Novara, I heard Decoy & Evan Parker, and then as a Sunday matinee in Milan, Muhal Richard Abrams with his quintet. Here's my write-up, including a few snapshots:
http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/14653-what-live-music-are-you-going-to-see-tonight/&do=findComment&comment=1474750
longer intial write-up in german:
http://forum.rollingstone.de/showthread.php?56960-2016-Jazzgigs-konzerte-amp-festivals&p=3560333&viewfull=1#post3560333

Lately on the menu here - I failed to post for several days, so quite a list:


This one's effin' great! Missed it in 2015, but finally got it ... Clean Feed is right now running their annual sales, lots of good music at a very attractive price:
https://cleanfeed-records.com/product-category/stockoff/superstockoff/


disc one this time, and it was perfect for the day I played it - though probably it's interesting, rather than great


the Simmons album is mighty fine, the Evans one (with Jack Wilson on piano) is a bit on the light side

(http://www.ayler.com/assets/images/recordings/ayldl-075.jpg)

Very nice one, but the Ayler double disc with Johnny Dyani is quite a bit better I find, I really love that one - this here:
http://www.ayler.com/anders-gahnold-flowers-for-johnny.html
like it very much!



two classics, of course ... but the Mobley somehow just won't click with me as much as "Soul Station" and - to a somewhat lesser extent - "Workout" do


I love the classic Mangelsdorff quintet albums (Now Jazz Ramwong, One! Tension), but this compilation of early sides is a rag bag, too much of his brother Emil's stiff, non-idiomatic phrasing, too many different sessions represented by just one cut each ... and due to Sonorama's also doing vinyl (and the releases thus being around 40 or close to 80 minutes mostly) it's a bit on the short side as well, which is regrettable, they really could have given the CD folks some more music from these sessions!


This one, though again short, is pretty nice to have indeed - there's not exactly too much Brew Moore around and he's a wonderfully swinging player! The longer tracks are with Scandinavian rhythm players, the - alas pretty short - three tracks with Lou Bennett, Jimmy Gourley and Kenny Clarke can also be found as video on the INA website:
http://www.ina.fr/video/I09220001/brew-moore-kenny-clarke-jimmy-gourley-lou-bennet-zonky-satin-doll-broadway-video.html

also, organ heaven:

https://youtu.be/88UI6EcBWPY

Shirley Scott Trio (with Harold Vick & Art Taylor) - Don't Look Back - 1976
(https://dalstonsound.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/filueferru.jpg?w=300&h=405)

Played this one twice in a row - finally could pick it up at the Decoy concert in Novara - it's wonderful indeed!

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bought this - and Vol. 2 (Vol. 1 is CD only, Vol. 2 LP only, both done during the same session) - at the concert as well ... or rather, still owe Alexander Hawkins some for these, will hear him again on Saturday, with the group of Mulatu Astatke


had to give it back to its owner ... nice one but not one I'd buy for myself



Hod O'Brien is great! Will have to play the second one again soon (it was made 20 years later in 2007, again with a drummerless trio but this time with g/b instread of p/b as on the Criss Cross disc)


disc two


first spin last night - Coles is terrific ... as for Wess, I'm mostly not so fond of his alto playing here, but luckily there's plenty of tenor, too! (and the opener of the second disc, live from Yoshi's, is on flute)


This one - with Grant Green and the Horace Parlan Trio (George Tucker, Al Harewood) I bought while we were on a class trip in Athens, in the nineties ... loved it ever since, "Love for Sale" is killer, but there's plenty of other fine music here!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 03, 2016, 02:10:50 PM
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Grant Green - Sunday Mornin' (1961)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on February 03, 2016, 09:51:31 PM
king ubu, your photos of evan parker and them having pizzas is amazing!  ;D
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 04, 2016, 12:15:11 AM
king ubu, your photos of evan parker and them having pizzas is amazing!  ;D

The pizza/negroni one and the one with me on it weren't taken by me ... but yeah, great weekend!  ;D
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 04, 2016, 12:19:55 AM
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Archie Shepp - The Magic Of Ju-Ju (1967)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 04, 2016, 01:57:41 AM
that's a great one!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 04, 2016, 02:07:10 AM
that's a great one!

Yes! I was very impressed!

I'm really just  catching up with the Shepp discography now. Are there any others you'd recommend?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 04, 2016, 04:51:09 AM
Yes! I was very impressed!

I'm really just  catching up with the Shepp discography now. Are there any others you'd recommend?

easy to answer: basically, all Impulse albums up to a certain point ... Four for Trane, Fire Music, On This Night, New Thing in Newport (shared with Coltrane, of who's set there's better editions, but the Shepp was never expanded or available separately I think), Archie Shepp Live in San Francisco (the late 90s Master Editions reissue also contains "Three for a Quarter, One for a Dime", any "Originals" reissue won't contain more than the actual LP album from back when), Mama Too Tight, The Magic of Ju-Ju, The Way Ahead, For Loosers, Kwanza (these two are paired on one of the Impulse 2-on-1 series reissues!) ... at that point, there's also a live album on BASF/MPS (messy sound, never widely available on CD), several on BYG and America (I'm not familiar with all of them, but I'd say if you're really hooked to Shepp and see them for a good price, go get them).

Shepp then returned to recording from Impulse (there's not even a gap, just a flurry of European albums from 1969/70), doing two more that can be found on a recent "2-on-1" reissue, "Things Have Got to Change" and "The Cry of My People", as well as a large ensemble album, "Attica Blues", that's quite exciting indeed!

Up to this point; I'd say that later twofer is maybe the least essential of the Impulse albums, my top favourites would be, in rough sequence: Mama Too Tight, Live in San Fransciso (with the bonus album!), Fire Music, Four for Trane, On This Night and Attica Blues. The Americas aren't easy to find (if at all), the BYG discs were shady from the git-go and reissued on shady CDs at least in part (shady meaning: no royalties paid ever, these labels kept pretending to maintain there was no money in it for anyone ... I'm sure producing avantgarde jazz rekkids never made these guys rich, but they could keep up shop for a while, so .... either way, I need to spend more time with the ones I have, which are just a few).

Later on, Shepp turned into some kind of post Coltrane-traditionalist, I'm ambivalent about lots of his later output, but for one, "Steam" on Enja is excellent, a live trio recording with just bass and drums (Cameron Brown & Beaver Harris) from 1976. Also, the duos with Max Roach are great (for "Force: Sweet Mao - Suid Africa '76" you gotta help yourself in the interwebs, "The Long March" on Hat should still be around). I also like his duo album with Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) quite some.

For his "classicist" (sort of, he never turned into a changes player at that!) recordings, others will certainly be better equipped to give guidance ... his discography is really big:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Shepp_discography

For starters I guess I'd try and get "Mama Too Tight" (almost Ellingtonian, if that makes sense), one of the hot and wild ones ("Live in San Francisco" or "Fire Music") and maybe one of the seventies ones ("The Long March" or "Steam").

And of course there's some really early stuff, too - the Savoy album with Bill Dixon was only on CD on a yurpeen PD reissue, the shared one by the New York Contemporary Five (with Shepp) and Bill Dixon (no Shepp there) was reissued officially in the early noughties though. The NYC5 have more recordings out ... I've got the twofer on Storyville that omits one track (I think), would have to look up details.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 04, 2016, 02:24:02 PM
Thanks for that. I played Mama Too Tight a few nights ago and liked it very much. I've made a note of the othrt titles you mention.

playing now:

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Grant Green - Matador (rec.1964)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on February 05, 2016, 12:21:40 AM
Listening to this new arrival for the first time:

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Mellow album - perfect for Friday evening :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 05, 2016, 01:06:00 AM
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John Coltrane - Om  (rec.1964)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 05, 2016, 02:12:55 AM
Thanks for that. I played Mama Too Tight a few nights ago and liked it very much. I've made a note of the othrt titles you mention.

Just saw that the 2CD reissue of Shepp/Roach "The Long March" is again OOP - on these hatOLOGY titles, you have to move fast (you might note to get the two Santa Cruz ones by Braxton and the two vols of Cecil Taylor's "Garden" in time!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 05, 2016, 06:08:18 AM
some Kenny Wheeler ... his tone just tears my heart open:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 05, 2016, 07:11:16 AM
more Taylor and Wheeler, with Riccardo del Fra on bass:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 05, 2016, 09:06:55 AM
'nother one from the evil aFR sales - glad they're over!

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 05, 2016, 09:39:19 AM
now some grease before it's time to move over to the kitchen and fix dinner - another one picked up in those evil sales a few weeks ago:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 05, 2016, 01:53:44 PM
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Grant Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand (1965)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 05, 2016, 02:23:10 PM
^ good one, 'xept for I don't like Beatles covers by jazzers much ...

here, this one, from the evil sales, just went into the player for the first time, and it starts out very good:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 05, 2016, 03:03:32 PM
next one from the sales and from Chicago:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 05, 2016, 05:01:05 PM
ending the day with some more vibes:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on February 05, 2016, 05:04:06 PM
Now playing:



Still have this Bill Evans/Jim Hall album in high rotation - love it :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on February 05, 2016, 06:02:33 PM
Now playing:



Still have this Bill Evans/Jim Hall album in high rotation - love it :)

I hear if you keep playing it, she'll sink to the bottom.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on February 05, 2016, 07:59:36 PM
I hear if you keep playing it, she'll sink to the bottom.

Yeah it could happen - I sure did play that recording a lot the last couple of weeks :o ;D
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 06, 2016, 02:59:44 AM
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Archie Shepp - Fire Music (1965)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 06, 2016, 04:13:35 AM
another one from the recent aFR sales:


disc two only actually, but that's why I bought it, already have the two Atlantic albums on disc one, but never before heard the Birdland broadcasts that are on disc two - so-so sound, but great music!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on February 06, 2016, 08:43:46 AM
Now playing:

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Great album!

Listening to it now, sipping thee.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 06, 2016, 08:53:38 AM
hope you're not sipping mee  ;D

latest discs in the player - again, all from them evil sales:



Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 06, 2016, 02:04:15 PM
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Grant Green - Green Is Beautiful (1970)

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Archie Shepp - Things Have Got To Change (1971)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 07, 2016, 02:04:44 PM
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Grant Green - Talkin About (1964)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on February 07, 2016, 10:50:52 PM
Tyshawn Sorey's 2014 album Alloy: Very, very beautiful, especially the Feldman-esque piece A Love Song

(http://wp-images.emusic.com/assets/2014/12/tyshawn-sorey-alloy.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 08, 2016, 12:48:49 AM
lots of Stéphan Oliva on Sunday:





with lots of repeated plays of single tracks, and in the case of the last one, of the entire disc
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 08, 2016, 02:40:10 PM
more Oliva - first, this one again - it's great indeed:



now just ending this here, the same trio live at two concerts in France, a bit later:

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and then, ending the day with this one, the second Tristano tribute with François Raulin, this time adding two reeds players, two double basses and guitar:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 08, 2016, 03:39:37 PM
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Grant Green - Carryin On (1969)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 08, 2016, 06:58:41 PM
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Specifically, "Spiritual" coming in at 20:29 from Sunday, November 5.  Looks as if this and "India" (15:06) were the only two songs played during this set. 

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_O8lzYWyieyI/Sx1rfsvlDPI/AAAAAAAACRc/kemyDagv8cQ/s320/disc-4.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on February 08, 2016, 11:43:09 PM
Earlier today:

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Played a few albums from the Getz box since receiving it yesterday - Its great!. Very pleased :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 09, 2016, 01:44:53 AM
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Archie Shepp - Blasé (1969)


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Grant Green - Alive (1970)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Green Destiny on February 10, 2016, 01:51:28 AM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rYDKk8BgL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xTPxNs3mL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 10, 2016, 04:25:24 PM
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Grant Green - Live At Club Mozambique (rec.1971)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 13, 2016, 05:47:59 AM
Now playing:  Basie.....Count Basie.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/12715984_1717085845171099_6372695248439798194_o.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Autumn Leaves on February 13, 2016, 09:30:16 PM
Now playing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q7xSVgMML.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xTPxNs3mL.jpg)

Managed to listen to all of this latest box set already - I am very pleased with it! Definetely as good as the Atlantic Albums box set I bought a few years ago :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 14, 2016, 06:27:45 AM
Some more 'Trane as well:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/908/MI0001908234.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite jazz albums.  When I purchased it some years back, I thought it decent, but now that I have given it my full attention I find that one spin is not enough. In fact, this round I let it move through four full times and gave Blues Legacy a couple more rounds in the ring.  Check it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJlMGzDSQog

Oh, and the opening track, "Stairway to the Stars" has unbelievable acoustics.  The engineering on it is soe of the best I have of any jazz on the shelf.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 14, 2016, 06:36:16 AM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 14, 2016, 09:54:36 AM
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disc one
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 14, 2016, 11:50:17 PM
Wanted to mention that earlier: very much love Basie Meets Bond - some mean Lockjaw there! And fun arrangements!

Yesterday night:


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 15, 2016, 01:16:42 AM
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Archie Shepp - Montreux One (1975)

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Joseph Jarman - Song For (1967)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 15, 2016, 04:29:18 AM
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Joseph Jarman - Song For (1967)

Nice! Are you into (early) AAC in general? Roscoe Mitchell's debut on Delmark, the early Art Ensemble albums (under Mitchell or Bowie's names) on Nessa, early Muhal Richard Abrams and Kalaparusha on Delmark? Love this stuff!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 15, 2016, 01:17:46 PM
Yeah, I love that Jarman album. AAC I've found uneven generally, some wonderful, some misfires. But I need to investigate further and relisten to the few I have.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 15, 2016, 03:54:21 PM
From 1959

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(http://www.danacountryman.com/Drasnin/photos/Bob%20and%20Red2sm.jpg)

Drasnin far left on the flute.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 15, 2016, 06:47:11 PM
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(http://marcmyers.typepad.com/.a/6a00e008dca1f0883401a3fd1bbc35970b-500wi)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 16, 2016, 02:45:05 AM
Yeah, I love that Jarman album. AAC I've found uneven generally, some wonderful, some misfires. But I need to investigate further and relisten to the few I have.

It does require time and perseverance, I guess. Took me a while to wrap my mind around it for sure. Some is in-yo-face brilliant ("Thème de Yoyo" on one of their Pathé albums for one ... there's also a Monteverdi thing there, on the other of the Pathés I think?), but lots of it is ... let's put it like this: less obvious.

This is, I think, because of the underlying concepts that deal with time and space in a much different way from NY jazz and free jazz. Things are opened up, empty spaces that can be handled in any number of ways. This is music that kind of opens up possibilities and then allows things to happen, rather than forcing anything (which is what the firebrands from NY do, Shepp, Sanders and the like). This creates a whole different type of intensity (that can become just as burning ultimately, see for instance Roscoe Mitchell's recent Nessa album in tribute of Fred Anderson), a different type of concentration and focus. And I guess I love this very much by now. It can also mean that recordings very slowly unwrap, it can mean (partial) failure in that options are opened up but then nothing really happens (or that nothing is IT which happens). It's an approach to freedom in music that I very much enjoy - not working on energy levels and build-ups mostly, or rather just making use of such techniques at the time when they are fitting in.

Latest plays here:


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 16, 2016, 02:46:14 AM
by the way, that Getz/Gilberto pic is a still from this most charming TV cap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJkxFhFRFDA
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 16, 2016, 03:03:18 AM
^Thanks for the above. Following up on one of the recommendations now:

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Roscoe Mitchell - Sound (1966)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 16, 2016, 11:52:41 PM
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Art Ensemble Of Chicago - People In Sorrow (1969)
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Post by: SimonNZ on February 18, 2016, 01:37:38 AM
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Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Bap-Tizum (1972)
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Post by: king ubu on February 18, 2016, 04:39:47 AM
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Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Bap-Tizum (1972)

Yowzah! There's that one amazing tenor solo by Roscoe Mitchell on this!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 18, 2016, 11:07:53 AM
returning home from work, I found my recent Clean Feed order (from their still running sales) in the mailbox - put this into the player right away:

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never heard anything by Adam Lane before, but a friend kept insisting I check him out, so I ordered some of his discs that were on sale ... pretty lively stuff somewhere between Mingus, free jazz and early 20c classical music - interesting, to say the least, and upon first impression pretty good indeed! (The other two I bought are a meeting with Ken Vandermark - whom I remain ambiguous about -, Magnus Broo and the amazing Paal Nilssen-Love, and another Full Throttle two CD set with some more familiar names in the line-up: Nate Wooley, Talyor Ho Bynum, Matt Bauder).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 19, 2016, 03:08:38 AM
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Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Les Stances à Sophie (1970)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 20, 2016, 06:10:31 AM
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Here is one that set me back only $0.99 and is a gem! I am having difficulty dating this lp, so any help appreciated. Definitely some cuts that worthy of top shelf in my collection, like the sample I attached titled Cha-Cha-Cha Des Thons. You will not be disappointed with this two minutes or so of music that should get your foot tapping. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPrkscyZ0Cw
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 20, 2016, 08:02:36 AM
@Bogey: this might be of help:
http://www.bsnpubs.com/decca/kapp/kappstory.html (http://www.bsnpubs.com/decca/kapp/kappstory.html)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 20, 2016, 02:46:20 PM
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Chick Corea / Gary Burton - Hot House (2012)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 20, 2016, 10:36:14 PM
@Bogey: this might be of help:
http://www.bsnpubs.com/decca/kapp/kappstory.html (http://www.bsnpubs.com/decca/kapp/kappstory.html)

Many thanks, KU!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 21, 2016, 12:47:41 AM
Sure! the site isn't focused on jazz, but plenty of jazz labels (or tangential ones such as Kapp) are included, so it's often pretty interesting to dig around there some!

Started with this last night:

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The first album included, "Jazz Mission to Moscow" (with Marky Markowitz, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, the great Eddie Costa a.o.), I already have in a Japanese reissue, but the other two are new to me, "Soviet Jazz Themes" (with Nat Adderley or Carmell Jones, Harold Land, Victor Feldman, Joe Zawinul or Herb Ellis - some mighty good Land here, and this guy's always a pleasure to hear anyway!), and "Jazz at Liberty" (with Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, Woods, Sims, Nick Brignola), which was a one-sided LP (but the Fresh Sound set includes four alternate takes of three of the four masters). On this last one, there's sonic issues as you get them with not-that-good vinyl rips, I guess, wobbly piano (John Bunch is on the keys, he was actually part of the "Jazz Mission" band when it visited Russia, but in the studio they - luckily! - got Eddie Costa) and dull sound on the drums etc. Either way, if you buy these, you know what you're in for, so all's well, and the music is really good, all the way through.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 21, 2016, 02:12:12 AM
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McCoy Tyner - Reaching Fourth (1962)

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Egberto Gismonti - Sanfona (1981)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Henk on February 21, 2016, 12:08:43 PM
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Amazing recording.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on February 21, 2016, 06:57:39 PM
This one is all over the place as I believe it is just songs lifted from previous recordings. I cannot identify a theme within the album except to say it is Mancini, so who needs a theme!

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Post by: king ubu on February 22, 2016, 12:03:07 AM
lately:

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in other words: still obsessing about Stéphan Oliva - love his music!

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Very good music in less-than-ideal (but perfectly acceptable) sound ... have the first of the three albums in a proper Savoy/Denon reissue, but not the other two (Orrin Keepnews goofed here, he put out an official disc with the same contents as disc one of the Fresh Sound, which is the entire first album and half of the second ... yet the third, pairing Bill Barron and Booker Ervin's tenors, might be the best of the bunch ... the first has a quintet with Ted Curson, with whom Barron recorded more later on that is of a different, freer nature and pretty effin' good, like "Tears for Dolphy", expanded reissue on a Black Lion CD in the nineties, or "The New Thing and the Blue Thing" on Atlantic, probably recently in the cheapo (pseudo-)Japanese reissue series by Warner, I've got it on an older Koch CD. Kenny Barron, Bill's younger brother, is on all three albums, Curson also on the second that adds Jay Cameron on baritone sax and offers a more arranged setting that doesn't gel perfectly, I find.

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some Andrew Hill, a favourite in this house - followed by some unreleased material (the earliest I've got of his):

Andrew Hill Quintet - WNET-TV Broadcast - New York City (USA) - February 11, 1971
Woody Shaw (t), Carlos Garnett (ts), Andrew Hill (p), Victor Sproles (b), Roy Haynes (d)
Grass Roots > Bayou Red (12:15)

Andrew Hill Trio - Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH (USA) - 1972
Andrew Hill (p), unknown (b, elb), Roy Haynes (d)
five unknown titles

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discs one and two of the Hill Select ... only just coming to grasps with his solo music really - or rather: hearing it differently this time than ever before (posting stuff on the interwebs daily allows me to track that my last bigtime binge Hill listening has been in January 2011, but then I focused on the 1966-66 albums, which still form the finest part of his discography, I'd say, thogh towards the end of his initial Blue Note tenure, 1969-70, he reached another peak).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 22, 2016, 01:29:06 AM
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McCoy Tyner - Asante (1970)

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Tony Williams - Life Time (1964)

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Hubert Laws - Afro Classic (1970)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 23, 2016, 11:42:54 PM
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McCoy Tyner - Trident (1975)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 24, 2016, 01:06:28 AM
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On the commute this morning ... one of a handful of Blue Note classics I always have with me!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 24, 2016, 08:15:39 AM
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another favourite!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 24, 2016, 02:28:27 PM
I'll follow you and have a listen to that as well:

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There are a couple of other Big John Patton albums that are often played favorites here at work, including Let Em Roll which includes Bobby Hutcherson.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 24, 2016, 02:46:45 PM
I'm on the hunt for just about every bit ever recorded by Patton!

Today's further listening included:

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and right now this new acquisition (from the on-going sales at Clean Feed):

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 25, 2016, 12:00:19 AM
on the morning commute ... afro-jazz from Sweden:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 25, 2016, 02:48:16 PM
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Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert By The Sea

my first time hearing the two-disc edition
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Post by: George on February 25, 2016, 02:49:39 PM
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Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert By The Sea

my first time hearing the two-disc edition

Is there a two-disc edition only or is yours a three disc set (with the old one as the third.)
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Post by: SimonNZ on February 25, 2016, 03:17:22 PM
Is there a two-disc edition only or is yours a three disc set (with the old one as the third.)

Ah, sorry. The first two discs from the three-disc set.

I'm already starting to get a sense of how the original selection was made: it was (at least partly) those louder tracks that could stand up in ballance against the over-miked audience, or without the perfectly captured scattered applause at the wrong moment which is stopped quickly. The band still sounds as lo-fi as it ever did (which never really mattered much, its such a fun record), but I feel like I can pick out individual audience members.
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Post by: SimonNZ on February 27, 2016, 02:05:23 PM
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Lee Morgan - The Procrastinator
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on February 27, 2016, 03:25:08 PM
 Charlie Christian from this box.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on February 28, 2016, 05:03:14 PM
Earlier:

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McCoy Tyner - Enlightenment

Now:

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Ella Fitzgerald - The Duke Ellington Songbook
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 29, 2016, 01:58:45 AM
lately:


another new arrival from Oliva, reuniting the trio that made "Novembre" almost 20 years earlier

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exploring the 1967 and 1968 sessions mostly, playing them up and down and down and up ... but more casually also some later ones that will be listened to in-depth soon as well



discs 7-9 from the Kirk box, minus "Rip, Rig & Panic" - that is: a fun singles session, "Gifts and Messages", "I Talk with the Spirits", "Slightly Latin"
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on February 29, 2016, 01:30:13 PM
before:

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now:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 02, 2016, 02:31:00 AM
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Jim Snidero - Blue Afternoon (1989)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 02, 2016, 02:46:53 AM
lately:

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Post by: SimonNZ on March 02, 2016, 02:52:17 AM



I remember the first time I heard "Tanya" from One Flight Up the same way - the same vividness the same youthful excitement - that I remember the first time I heard Kind Of Blue.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on March 02, 2016, 01:59:44 PM
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First spin.

Post your thoughts as soon as you can, buddy.

Having finished this three CD set, the other day, I feel compelled to backup my earlier comment about the sound. While the sound is certainly far from ideal, it is, as they say, serviceable. I heard recently that for this material, this mastering is as good as it gets, sound-wise. And the music is as superb as it's reputation claims.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 03, 2016, 01:38:05 AM
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Buddy Rich - Swingin New Big Band (1966)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 03, 2016, 04:23:51 AM
I remember the first time I heard "Tanya" from One Flight Up the same way - the same vividness the same youthful excitement - that I remember the first time I heard Kind Of Blue.
Ha, I'm one of those that KoB didn't hit right away ... took me quite a while really. "Workin'", "Bags Groove" (and the entire Miles/Bags/Monk date), "Walkin'", "Milestones", Cannonball's "Somethin' Else" - that stuff worked for me right away, KoB didn't. Probably thirteen-years-old me wasn't ready for that kind of solemn music quite yet.

Same, some years later, with "One Flight Up". My favourites remain "Doin' Alright" and "Our Man in Paris", followed by "Go" and "A Swingin' Affair", but nowadays, "One Flight Up" is up there, too. It's a whole different animal than KoB, although it may be Dexter's one modal jazz album - anyway, when I first heard it it sounded somewhat messy/lacking focus to me. But that was nearly 20 years back, when I got the (then) new box with his complete sixties Blue Note sessions.

This morning, on the commute:

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and then the first tracks from this:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 03, 2016, 01:42:41 PM
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Ray Brown - Soular Energy (1984)

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Elvin Jones - Live At The Village Vanguard (1974)

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Anthony Braxton - For Alto (1970)

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June Christy - Something Cool (1955)

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Wynton Marsalis - J Mood (1986)

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Mel Torme - Swings Shubert Alley (1960)

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Shelly Manne - At The Black Hawk, Vol.3 (1959)

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Eberhard Weber - Yellow Fields (1976)

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James Blood Ulmer - Odyssey (1983)

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Cecil Taylor - For Olim (1986)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 05, 2016, 01:51:54 PM
Still no one else? Starting a new post, rather than editing the above for the tenth time:

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Jimmy Rushing - Rushing Lullabies (1960)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Autumn Leaves on March 05, 2016, 02:00:39 PM
Still no one else? Starting a new post, rather than editing the above for the tenth time:

I know how you feel - if no one else is participating I kind of feel like im spamming the thread too :-[ - don't think youre really doing anything wrong though. Im reading all your postings so please continue :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 05, 2016, 02:32:12 PM
I'd prefer you doing new posts each time as it shows on the start page and would make me check in more often, too ... since my previous post:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4ZLvqXFddu0
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Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones & Billy Higgins - live in Oslo, 1975:
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/jazz-i-munch-museet/FMUS20005075/18-07-1975#

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The McLean I played from the Mosaic box collecting his great 1964-66 Blue Note sessions ... and in addition to the things mentioned, also some African music by the Funkees, by Mahmoud Ahmed, and the second (Congolais Rumba) set of the "Golden Afrique" series of 2CD sets

The Harriott started today's listening, the ones after it have all just arrived and are my first 2016 jazz new releases ... the Fire one is great, the Truffaz good fun but not exactly all that deep (the main drawing point to me was the presence of Rokia Traoré), the Smith is pretty good but sounds a bit too tidy for my tastes, as far as organ jazz is concerned

Tomorrow, I'm off for Warsaw for five days of Peter Brötzmann:
http://pardontotu.pl/?event=5-nights-with-peter-brotzmann-75th-birthday-anniversary&event_date=2016-03-06
Looking forward immensely!

This afternoon, I also watched a tv recording of his early seventies trio with Fred Van Hove and Han Bennink and then Last Exit from the mid eighties (Sonny Sharrock, Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson) - our kitten loved the big when Bennink was playing "trumpet" through a long hose with a funnel at the end, which he kept swirling through the air at the same time ... good kitten, but I wouldn't dare bringing it to Poland, it's half black ... either way, political circumstances notwithstanding, I'm sure it's a good place that Brötzmann will play at and I'm also certain that it's a good thing to support such cultural initiatives, even more so in such dark times as Poland seems to slip in head over heel right now (I'm all for catholic tastes, but not for catholic antisemitism and rightist xenophobism, not to use the n-word ...).

After that, I also had a 2001 Archie Shepp recording going on mostly in the background while packing my stuff - with Amina Claudine Myers, Wayne Dockery and Ronnie Burrage ... not too mcuh a fan of late Shepp, but this was quite alright.

Now listening to the Five Spot 1961 live recordings by Eric Dolphy with Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis and Ed Blackwell, a favourite recording of mine for aroudn 20 years by now ... to be found in its entirety on discs 6-8 of this wonderful box:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 05, 2016, 05:32:44 PM
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Ben Webster - Music For Loving (1955)

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Chris Connor - s/t (1956)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on March 05, 2016, 07:25:53 PM
I know how you feel - if no one else is participating I kind of feel like im spamming the thread too :-[ - don't think youre really doing anything wrong though. Im reading all your postings so please continue :)

No, please don't stop posting, guys! This is the first thread I read every time I come to GMG!! And even though I haven't been listening to much jazz lately it never leaves my affections. I enjoy all of the posts!


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Autumn Leaves on March 05, 2016, 07:32:12 PM
No, please don't stop posting, guys! This is the first thread I read every time I come to GMG!! And even though I haven't been listening to much jazz lately it never leaves my affections. I enjoy all of the posts!

Yeah I enjoy all the postings too so the more the merrier I say.
If I was to make a complaint about serial posting it would be that I don't think its necessary to keep posting the same album over and over again (like we need a track by track update or something) but that is certainly not the case here.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 05, 2016, 09:01:24 PM
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Clark Terry - s/t (1955)
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Post by: king ubu on March 05, 2016, 11:44:44 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31-aq9LwzvL.jpg)

Starting the day with a full (78 min) CDR of Cal Tjader's earliest recordings, compiled by a friend who's into Tjader bigtime - he made cover art with all the info and dubbed this "Vol. 1: Trios 1951 - Quartets 1953-54 - Sideman dates". This is fun stuff, and some (or most) of it unknown to me otherwise. The material is culled from four Galaxy 78s (later on Fantasy 10" LP 3-9), from two Savoy singles (later compiled on an EP) as well as an EP. The sidemen dates are culled from more Galaxy/Fantasy sides (three titles, with Vido Musso among others), two 4 Star (with Nich Esposito on guitar) and one Fentone 78 (Charles "Mingus" Mingus Presents His Symphonic Airs - this can of course be found on the great Uptown CD dedicated to all of' Mingus' early sides, recorded in LA in the forties for Fentone, 4 Star, Excelsior and other long forgotten labels, some of which's catalogues were acquired by Uptown in order to be able to release that disc full of fun music and with an amazing booklet).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on March 06, 2016, 05:25:13 AM
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Starting the day with a full (78 min) CDR of Cal Tjader's earliest recordings, compiled by a friend who's into Tjader bigtime - he made cover art with all the info and dubbed this "Vol. 1: Trios 1951 - Quartets 1953-54 - Sideman dates". This is fun stuff, and some (or most) of it unknown to me otherwise. The material is culled from four Galaxy 78s (later on Fantasy 10" LP 3-9), from two Savoy singles (later compiled on an EP) as well as an EP. The sidemen dates are culled from more Galaxy/Fantasy sides (three titles, with Vido Musso among others), two 4 Star (with Nich Esposito on guitar) and one Fentone 78 (Charles "Mingus" Mingus Presents His Symphonic Airs - this can of course be found on the great Uptown CD dedicated to all of' Mingus' early sides, recorded in LA in the forties for Fentone, 4 Star, Excelsior and other long forgotten labels, some of which's catalogues were acquired by Uptown in order to be able to release that disc full of fun music and with an amazing booklet).

That looks fantastic.  If you have a chance, can you dig up any youtube links that have a track or two from these recordings for me.  Would love to hear it.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 06, 2016, 05:28:37 AM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 07, 2016, 12:18:46 AM
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Al Haig Trio - Esoteric (1954)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 07, 2016, 12:56:27 AM
That looks fantastic.  If you have a chance, can you dig up any youtube links that have a track or two from these recordings for me.  Would love to hear it.

I'm on vacation in Warsaw (five nights of Peter Brötzmann - had a piece of his 75th birthday cake last night and a lengthy chat with him, too!) and such things are too cumbersome on the smartphone for me to handle. Will try to chech youtube on Friday or over the weekend, if I forget, do give me a nudge!

@Simon: that Al Haig is amazing! Hope it has both LPs (Esoteric and Vogue)?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 07, 2016, 01:12:47 AM
I'm on vacation in Warsaw (five nights of Peter Brötzmann - had a piece of his 75th birthday cake last night and a lengthy chat with him, too!) and such things are too cumbersome on the smartphone for me to handle. Will try to chech youtube on Friday or over the weekend, if I forget, do give me a nudge!

@Simon: that Al Haig is amazing! Hope it has both LPs (Esoteric and Vogue)?

Just the Esoteric album, but that was still wonderful.

Very cool that you're hanging out with Brotzmann. I don't think I posted it here but I was playing Machine Gun just a few days ago. What did you talk about, and what was he like?

playing now:

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Ran Blake - The Short Life Of Barbara Monk (1986)

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Clark Terry - Everything's Mellow (1961)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 07, 2016, 07:06:49 PM
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Ran Blake - Something To Live For (1999)

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Collin Walcott - Cloud Dance (1976)

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Ralph Towner - Anthem (2001)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 08, 2016, 09:56:10 PM
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Sun Ra - God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be (1979)

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Ran Blake - Horace Is Blue (2000)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 09, 2016, 05:41:23 PM
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Egberto Gismonti and Nana Vasconcelos - Duas Vozes (1984)

RIP Nana Vasconcelos
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 10, 2016, 06:41:02 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/9WMI-4qjKks
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 10, 2016, 06:47:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/1IBIOlu-DFM
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 10, 2016, 01:17:34 PM
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Bill Evans - Koln Concert

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Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man (1974)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2016, 08:17:31 PM
mmmmm.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 11, 2016, 04:38:35 AM
I'd never played this before.  Impressive lineup for sure.  Playing more relaxed than hot, but some occasionally sweet licks, especially from Teddy Wilson.  Goodman's Clarinet sound is crazy warm and nuanced. 

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 11, 2016, 02:18:49 PM
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Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown (1954)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on March 11, 2016, 04:34:01 PM
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Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown (1954)

  That brings back warm memories. 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 11, 2016, 06:48:02 PM
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Cassandra Wilson - Silver Pony (2010)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 12, 2016, 02:03:50 PM
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Gary Burton - New Vibe Man In Town (1961)

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Nat King Cole - After Midnight (1956)

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Wayne Shorter - Super Nova (1969)

(including the Shorter compositions "Water Babies", "Capricorn" and "Sweet Pea" that would also appear on Miles' Water Babies album)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on March 13, 2016, 10:12:05 AM
Page and Rugolo on a Mercury Hi-Fi. Perfect!


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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on March 13, 2016, 10:18:46 AM
Last night's listening of my most recent acquisition.  As the cover indicates, bongos are front and center on this one.     

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Post by: king ubu on March 13, 2016, 02:48:05 PM
home from amazing the Brötzmann trip since Friday night (report in German and lotsa bad smartphone pics here (http://forum.rollingstone.de/showthread.php?56960-2016-Jazzgigs-konzerte-amp-festivals&p=3585452&viewfull=1#post3585452) - might try and do an english write-up later on, too) ... lotsa stuff waited for me upon arriving at home, and I also bought some new stuff in Poland, notably half a dozen more from the wonderful "Polish Radio Jazz Archives" series.

The one on top, by ZA mystery group The Syndicate was played while on the plane home, the others since:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 13, 2016, 03:22:52 PM
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Chick Corea and Gary Burton - Native Sense
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: jochanaan on March 13, 2016, 05:40:47 PM
Earlier today via YouTube: The Ron Miles Trio - Mind Police. ;D
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 13, 2016, 09:19:41 PM
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Miles Davis - Water Babies, side one

the three Wayne Shorter compositions mentioned above, recorded during the Nefertiti sessions
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 14, 2016, 01:52:46 AM
Need to add a comment to the long post above, didn't have time yesterday ... those Polish Radio Jazz Archives releases are mighty nice, the Jazz Jamboree however don't really succeed in grouping it all in a sensible way (the Komeda and Namyslowski sets are both spread over two of the volumes), the Griffin is from the same festival (the 1963 edition), yet Vol. 2 of the compilations holds two more tracks (nearly 40 minutes more) from one of his (several, I guess) sets there.

It's definitely great to have almost three hours of new prime Johnny Griffin though, that's for sure, and Kenny Drew is mighty fine as well! Much of the music comes with the rhythm section of the Pim Jacobs Trio (that is: Wim Overgaauw-g, Ruud [not Rudi!] Jacobs-b), which by turn is heard accompanying Pim's wife, Rita Reys, on the first of the Jamboree 1963 discs (a 40 minute set of 13 tunes, pretty effin' nice! Do look for the two Reys release on Freshsound if you're interested in her, one's a double). The absence of drums is no issue for the little giant of course, his own time is rock solid (as can be heard in his unaccompanied cadenzas (which are also familiar to those who know his 1958 live recordings with Monk). Some tracks have Griffin/Drew with another rhythm section in the more common format (b/d).

Several of the other releases are brand new ... and many of them on Resonance Records, which has brought us some fine historical finds already. The new Larry Young set is a double disc (in the same format/packaging as the recent Sony Sets by Erroll Garner and Weather Report), the booklet looks nice, with some fine photos, but I've not read any of these booklets yet, had so many things to do over the weekend, I just listened to the music in the background. The finest cuts on the Young set present him with the Nathan Davis Quartet, including its leader on tenor, Woody Shaw on trumpet and Billy Brooks on drums. This is a seriously great addition to the all-too-small Larry Young discography!

The one that really blew me away though is the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis set, which comes with a huuuuge booklet - it contains music from the very first public appearances in 1966 by this new big band at the Village Vanguard, and while the playing may be somewhat sloppier than on their Solid State recordings, it also has the extra edge and raw excitement of the live gig (similar to the fantastic TCB release of their 1969 concert in Basel/Basle, Switzerland). I love that band very much anyways, the Mosaic box with all their Solid State recordings and that Basle 1969 set are perennial favourites in my house. All the greater to have this new 1966 set to add to it (note that some of it was on an unauthorized - single - disc released by Alan Grant before).

The Wes Montgomery is already the third one put out by Resonance, and this might be my favourite of the three - it's a set by Wes with the trio of Eddie Higgins, in a very relaxed live setting. (I was a bit disappointed by last year's two-disc-set "In the Beginning" to be frank, but that may have been because of too high expectations on my end.)

The new ones by Getz/Gilberto and Stan Getz come from the same gig, Joanne Brackeen is on piano - fine band, but I need to listen to these while not already falling asleep ...

The Blue Mitchell/Sonny Red is the latest from Uptown's, a recording from the Left Bank Jazz Society holdings. Uptown is of course another label that has brought to the fore some amazing stuff. This is a pretty mellow set (though Red as usual has that slighty bitter, somewhat stinging tone, not unpleasant at all), notably with a fine performance by Joe Chambers on drums (one of the most musical of drummers in jazz).

The Chris McGregor is a wonderful album, a full big band from 1963, including musicians such as Kippie Moeketsi (playing lots of clarinet here!), Nick Moyake, Barney Rachabane, and Dudu Pukwana. It's on the short side (just a bit over half an hour), but it's very sweet to have it available in a proper edition finally!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 14, 2016, 08:37:22 PM
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Dave Holland - The Conference Of The Birds (1973)

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Art Blakey - Holiday For Skins Vol.1 (1958)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 15, 2016, 03:04:40 PM
finally, here's my english report on 5 Nights with Peter Brötzmann - 75th Birthday Anniversary:
http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/14653-what-live-music-are-you-going-to-see-tonight/&do=findComment&comment=1481726
I hope I didn't make too many awkward translation mistakes (I first wrote a report in German, as linked a couple of posts further up)

Ending the day with some Eric Dolphy:

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the Paris 1964 recordings
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 15, 2016, 06:24:34 PM
^Great blog post - thanks very much for sharing it. Looks like a great time.

playing now:

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Elvin Jones - Poly-Currents (1970)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on March 15, 2016, 08:35:05 PM
Ahmad Jamal, The Essence Part 2. Every note AJ plays tells a story. Every...single...note...




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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on March 16, 2016, 09:04:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/FJrUBEtoNQU
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 16, 2016, 11:33:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/077dbTqosUA
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 16, 2016, 12:42:36 PM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 16, 2016, 01:52:04 PM
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Benny Goodman - Live At Carnegie Hall 1938

I've never quite loved this set as much as the guidebooks tell me I should. Plenty of strong tracks, but much of it I find it more "time capsule" than "timeless" - unlike, say, the trio sessions with Krupa and Wilson.

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Ron Carter - Blues Farm (1973)

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Bobby Hutcherson - Solo / Quartet (1982)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 17, 2016, 12:17:24 AM
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lately, lots of South African stuff while commuting ... tracks from various albums and compilation albums that I've put onto my memory card ... amongst them The Drive, The Heshoo Beshoo Group, Gwigwi Mrwebi, Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi, The Soul Jazzmen (with Duku Makasi and Tete Mbambisa), The Soul Giants (with Dennis Mpale and Barney Rachabane), The Movers (with Lulu Masilela), and more
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 17, 2016, 02:43:29 PM
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Gary Burton - Generations (2004)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 19, 2016, 02:05:41 PM
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Mal Waldron - Mal/4 (1958)

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Jaki Byard - Here's Jaki (1961)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 20, 2016, 01:35:22 AM
Love Mal Waldron and Jaki Byard!  :)

Here, into disc 3 of this wonnerful box:


alas, there's an issue with one loud skip (CD player skip) that's on the JATP disc (it's disc 9, that famous early concert with Nat on piano - I've got it on two other editions and from my first impression the one included on Hip-O-Select's "Riffin': The Decca, JATP, Keynote & Mercury Recordings" sounds quite a bit better indeed, they might have used the much older remaster from the "Complete Jazz at the Philharmonic 1944-49" box from the nineties again (that box is a treasure trove, nonetheless).

and then there's the issue with the final disc (#12), the second DVD, containing a documentary that, alas will, stop around 1:15 or 1:19 hrs (both these problems were reported by the one amazon customer feedback over on amazon.it, and my box has them, too, however I already received a reply from a guy at Universal that he'll try and find out if there's indeed a correct DVD availalbe, the CD I don't mind much).

as for the contents, this is an LP-sized box, containing ten discs of music and two DVDs, a hardcover book with plenty of photographs and a long note telling the story of Nat's life (I've not read much yet) - discs 1-8 contain a genereous career overview (the main drawing point for me, I have various single discs, as well as the "Riffin'" and the Capitol Transcriptions three-disc sets), disc 9 has that JATP concert, disc 10 is a disc of rarities (outtakes etc.), and the DVDs are made up of some TV stuff (#11) and the aforementioned documentary (#12)

it's been very cheap over at aDE as well as JPC for a few weeks now, guess it didn't really sell all that well, but who knows:
http://www.amazon.de/Nat-King-Cole-Autobiography-Ltd-Edt/dp/B00ZGUI6BE/
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/nat-king-cole-nat-king-cole-his-musical-autobiography/hnum/7766359
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 20, 2016, 08:32:13 AM
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starting to explore this Tzadik box set, reissuing most of Hasidic New Wave's recordings for Knitting Factory, and adding a disc of rarities and live recordings - just starting with the second album

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 20, 2016, 09:42:01 AM
next one:

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enjoyable music, for sure!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on March 21, 2016, 05:00:25 AM
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Benny Goodman - Live At Carnegie Hall 1938

I've never quite loved this set as much as the guidebooks tell me I should. Plenty of strong tracks, but much of it I find it more "time capsule" than "timeless" - unlike, say, the trio sessions with Krupa and Wilson.


Excellent take on this set.  When I bought it, I though it would be a water shed listening experience, but I found I enjoyed all the other Goodman I had on the shelf more so. 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 21, 2016, 11:54:46 AM
"Honeysuckle Rose" remains a unique experience nonetheless!

Now playing:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 21, 2016, 01:31:38 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/887/MI0001887209.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 21, 2016, 02:50:28 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/573/MI0001573829.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Dizzy Reece - Blues In Trinity (1958)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on March 21, 2016, 06:41:48 PM
Listened to these two new purchases tonight:



On the first listen the Third Plane didn't sound particularly inspired. Evans' disk was better.
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Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on March 21, 2016, 09:28:56 PM
Mingus, Mysterious Blues. Some great moments for trombone, here.



(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/162/MI0002162706.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on March 22, 2016, 09:28:12 AM
Mingus, Mysterious Blues. Some great moments for trombone, here.



(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/162/MI0002162706.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Wow, never heard of this. Looks well worth investigating.

On my commute today I'm giving a first listen to "Jazz at Massey Hall" ... you know, the Bird/Diz/Bud/Mingus/Roach concert.
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Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on March 22, 2016, 10:40:31 AM
Wow, never heard of this. Looks well worth investigating.

Oh, yes, Mingus for sure found a home with Candid for 2-3 weeks in 1960! Candid gave him license to do whatever he wanted and Mingus, itching to record his "Original" Faubus Fables, let 'er rip with the the spoken dialogue which Columbia nixed on Ah Um.

Faubus being the then racist Arkansas governor. It's on the disc below.

Footnote: DO NOT get any other CD edition of this disc: the one below is the one to get. An earlier CD was cut from an inferior source and is in junk sound (I had it :(). 




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Post by: James on March 23, 2016, 11:49:00 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/JaCCxBIoEZc
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Post by: SimonNZ on March 23, 2016, 05:03:35 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61LgpCjFEqL.jpg)

Eddie Lockjaw Davis et al - Very Saxy (1959)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 23, 2016, 11:07:56 PM
(http://www.flatinternational.org/assets/volumes/168/img01.jpg)

Malombo Jazz Men & Early Mabuza Quartet
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Post by: SimonNZ on March 24, 2016, 02:37:33 AM
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Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (1967)
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Post by: James on March 24, 2016, 07:00:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/VUVuX3lLrdg
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Post by: James on March 24, 2016, 09:13:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/jWc1piqXYOA
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Post by: king ubu on March 24, 2016, 11:46:22 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DMFe-ItzL.jpg)
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more Komeda ... if I had known about this I'd have ordered before traveling to Warsaw, you can pick up the releases from Polish radio somewhere at the Palace of Culture - but shipping is cheap so I've ordered the five volumes of "Krzysztof Komeda w Polskim Radiu" and the first spin was most enjoyable ... today had the above two in the mailbox, ordered via amazon and its marketplace (I've known "Astigmatic" for years and it's excellent, but "Crazy Girl", which is really just a compilation of - very good! - tunes from two years of Jazz Jamboree shows was mostly new to me, just a few short tracks are duplicated between what I've already bought earlier)
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Post by: king ubu on March 24, 2016, 12:32:23 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KT9rM735L.jpg)

Wonderful, of course!
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Post by: king ubu on March 24, 2016, 02:41:42 PM
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(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EuwU5sNiL.jpg)
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Post by: Bogey on March 25, 2016, 05:23:23 AM
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Wonderful, of course!

All their efforts are top shelf!
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Post by: king ubu on March 25, 2016, 10:49:01 AM
All their efforts are top shelf!

Alas there aren't many - and this one's brand new, and most welcome indeed!
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Post by: Bogey on March 25, 2016, 01:29:44 PM
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Lalo's lp from 1967....nobody better!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 25, 2016, 02:41:32 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51CCZVCdlgL._SS280.jpg)

Ken Colyer - Club Session With Colyer (1956)

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Miles Davis - Bootleg Series Vol.1 (disc one)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 26, 2016, 09:01:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/DepcSX5YDro
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 27, 2016, 01:23:42 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41uds6NxtYL._SY300_.jpg)

Abdullah Ibrahim - Yarona (1995)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81HaxZsuwfL._SL300_.jpg)

Oliver Nelson - Sound Pieces (1966)

(http://www.soundsdelft.nl/covers/large300/244/2445464.jpg)

Chico Freeman - Destiny's Dance (1982)


three absolutely knockout records
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2016, 08:47:50 AM
Bob Bain.  Worth your time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77EnFTmOZCs

Thanks to Gib Shell for this link.
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Post by: HIPster on March 27, 2016, 12:37:19 PM
On a serious Steve Coleman binge ~

Playing CD 1 Genesis



Powerful and expansive.
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Post by: king ubu on March 27, 2016, 01:55:51 PM
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Abdullah Ibrahim - Yarona (1995)

Such a gorgeous album! Have to revisit it right now, after seeing your post!

Other than that, spent the last few days listening to Andrew Hill's 1969-70 recordings for long hours - fascinating stuff!
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Post by: SimonNZ on March 27, 2016, 07:02:21 PM
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Chico Freeman - Kings Of Mali (1977)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZuatwV0CL._SS280.jpg)

Denny Zeitlin - Slickrock (2004)

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John Surman - A Biography Of The Rev. Absalom Dawe (1995)

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Bobby Watson - Love Remains (1986)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 28, 2016, 05:54:08 AM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 28, 2016, 05:58:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/JzUpvl0U4JU
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Post by: king ubu on March 28, 2016, 12:52:42 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/495/MI0000495102.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on March 29, 2016, 01:25:27 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51c75%2BkK7SL._SX300_.jpg)

McCoy Tyner - Soliloquy (1991)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51K7xuTVjML._SY300_.jpg)

Gary Bartz - There Goes The Neighbourhood (1990)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on March 29, 2016, 07:34:09 AM
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Gary Bartz - There Goes The Neighbourhood (1990)

Interesting title, given the accompanying cover image and the events that would occur 11 years later.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 29, 2016, 07:35:38 AM
(http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Roxy++Elsewhere+Roxy_And_Elsewhere.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 29, 2016, 08:08:16 AM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1712/cover_30341312112010.jpg)
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Post by: Brian on March 29, 2016, 07:46:43 PM
This. Is. Awesome.



Bill and others - if you like the live Cannonball series, and if you're ok with a recording that is, in part, technically a bootleg, definitely jump at this! Most of the four sets preserved here range from "pretty good" to "borderline great", but in the last 3-4 tracks of CD2, the band kicks it up to the highest of high gears, that exalted level you can only get in the all-time-great live performances. Especially I'm thinking of CD tracks 7 and 8, "Tengo Tango" and "Easy to Love," where Cannonball lays down two of the most awe-inspiring, lightning-fast solos I've ever heard. Darn near made me late for work because I couldn't get out of the car!

"Tengo Tango" and "Easy to Love" were on the original Riverside album that this is "borrowed" from, although about 70% of the 2CD set above was not on the Riverside version:

https://www.youtube.com/v/wdMptqTm4hc
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Post by: king ubu on March 29, 2016, 10:28:15 PM
re: Cannonball, check out this site:
http://www.cannonball-adderley.com/
the discography, though album-based (never a good idea, methinks) is really helpful ... the Tokyo recordings are some of my favourite of his, and he's a favourite in my house, bigtime!

re: Cannonball in Japan 1963 ... official releases wise, there's also this (omitted on the site above, alas):
http://www.allmusic.com/album/dizzys-business-mw0000094873
I guess with that and "Nippon Soul", you'll have most of the material, but I don't have time for a track-by-track check right now.

thread duty - played twice last night:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/183/MI0003183217.jpg)
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Post by: SimonNZ on March 29, 2016, 10:53:12 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S2SGGM96L.jpg)

McCoy Tyner - Infinity (1995)

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/560/MI0000560320.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Tom Harell - Visions (1990)
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Post by: king ubu on March 30, 2016, 10:02:27 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/406/MI0003406176.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on March 30, 2016, 11:54:30 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/888/MI0000888482.jpg)

If anyone had told my proud teenage-self I'd ever voluntarily listen to an album sounding like this, he'd have been declared mad right there and then ... but hey! Marcus Miller was great even back then, don't think I ever heard anything by him pre-Miles (he plays on three tracks, other musicians include Onaje Allen Gumbs, as well as the late great Masabumi Kikuchi on one track - it's his presence that made me curious enough to buy this in the first place).
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Post by: James on March 31, 2016, 06:37:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/ehs7ZDPGTj4
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 31, 2016, 07:23:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/wcf455NwMOY
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on March 31, 2016, 10:10:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/KmFfy56nSzY
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Post by: SimonNZ on March 31, 2016, 01:21:00 PM
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Jim Hall - These Rooms (1988)
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Post by: HIPster on March 31, 2016, 05:48:23 PM
Exploding Star Orchestra - We are all from somewhere else.



Really excellent large ensemble recording from 2007. 
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Post by: James on April 01, 2016, 09:28:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/dcJ66kzsJe4
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Post by: aligreto on April 01, 2016, 01:43:43 PM
Suitable music for a Friday evening; Count Basie....


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Post by: SimonNZ on April 01, 2016, 02:04:43 PM
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Jimmy Raney - In Three Attitudes (1956)
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Post by: HIPster on April 01, 2016, 06:14:44 PM
Starlicker - Double Demon



Superb small group improvisations (cornet, vibes, drums).

Rob Mazurek (cornet), John Herndon (percussion), and Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone) are deeply rooted in the Chicago and international avant garde, jazz and post-rock scenes. Starlicker expel sound with pervading energy and other-worldly delicacy. Mazurek leads, composes for and performs with the critically acclaimed Exploding Star Orchestra, Chicago Underground, Smarcho Paulo Underground, and Sound Is Quintet. Herndon, of the post rock collective Tortoise, creates waves of rhythm and maintains an abstract pulse uniquely his own. Adasiewicz is a Chicago mainstay and Down Beat magazine rising star, and plays in his own Sun Rooms Trio, Exploding Star Orchestra, Rolldown, and Loose Assembly.
Review
Chosen as one of the 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2011! The cornetist Rob Mazurek, the vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz and the drummer John Herndon make up this trio, steeped in ecstatic free improvisation and the dynamics of experimental rock. Their cohesion, intense and unforced, comes across with articulate bluntness. --Nate Chinen, NY Times, December 2011

Top Ten Jazz of 2011 pick! A high octane Chicago trio featuring Tortoise drummer John Herndon, Exploding Star Orchestra cornetist Rob Mazurek and vibraphone powerhouse Jason Adasiewicz (who released the excellent Spacer with his own ensemble this fall), this recording takes the vibraphone trio into a new orbit with a relentless drive toward invention. --Chris Barton, LA Times, December 2011
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Post by: kishnevi on April 01, 2016, 06:20:14 PM
First listen.


Already have his newest CD (on ECM)
Based on these two,  I will probably be getting the intervening pair (Treveni II and Dark Nights).

Found about him via a mention here on GMG.  Do not remember who it was but I do owe them a thank you.
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 02, 2016, 12:40:41 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/615464HEA3L._SY300_.jpg)

Stanley Turrentine / Oliver Nelson - Joyride (1965)

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McCoy Tyner - Sahara (1972)
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Post by: king ubu on April 02, 2016, 04:15:44 AM
lately:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on April 02, 2016, 03:02:16 PM
music from Ethiopia (Vols. 2 and 3 of the great "Éthiopiques" series on Buda Musique) most of the afternoon - and now this:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/808/MI0002808995.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on April 02, 2016, 03:05:40 PM
^Haven't played Science Fiction in a while - will try to put it on later.

But right now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61a-lN-r0KL._SS280.jpg)

Gary Burton - Common Ground (2011)
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Post by: Autumn Leaves on April 02, 2016, 04:11:46 PM
Now paying:

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Post by: SimonNZ on April 03, 2016, 12:40:19 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71m-yvSnSnL._SX300_.jpg)

McCoy Tyner - Fly With The Wind (1976)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on April 03, 2016, 01:18:48 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81S8n19BJyL._SL400_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on April 03, 2016, 01:21:58 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MvoUNaENL._SY300_.jpg)

Kenny Barron - Green Chimneys (1983)
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Post by: king ubu on April 03, 2016, 02:12:02 AM
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(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616vQz4eFnL._SL400_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on April 03, 2016, 06:24:20 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/854/MI0000854951.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on April 03, 2016, 07:29:09 AM
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Kenny Barron - Green Chimneys (1983)

I'm curious about the Criss Cross label? Does anybody have any favorite releases from this label?
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 03, 2016, 01:18:12 PM
^That may have been the first one I've heard (and was very impressed by), so I'd also be interested in recommendations others may be able to give.

playing now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71rpsENUf%2BL._SY300_.jpg)

Gary Burton - Guided Tour (2013)
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Post by: Bogey on April 03, 2016, 02:09:27 PM
If you dig Hugo, (well, I guess if you're here, I cannot imagine you do not) be sure to put this gem on your wishlist. Plenty of jazzy numbers such as Ellington's A Train all with heavy doses of bongos throughout!

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Post by: Bogey on April 03, 2016, 03:30:24 PM
More Hugo listening. T.H.R.U.S.H. agents, beware!

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/12916197_1737587929787557_6124346733710803657_o.jpg)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 04, 2016, 08:00:06 PM
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McCoy Tyner - Sama Layuca (1974)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 05, 2016, 11:45:53 PM
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McCoy Tyner - Atlantis (1975)

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Woody Shaw In My Own Sweet Way (1989)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 06, 2016, 01:16:52 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2BLxJoTZlL._SS280.jpg)

Jimmy Rushing - Who Was it Sang That Song? (1967)
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Post by: king ubu on April 07, 2016, 01:14:17 AM
that's definitely not Mr. Five by Five on the cover though  ;D

played this a couple of times last night:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/783/MI0002783316.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on April 07, 2016, 02:04:35 PM
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Pat Martino - Remember (2006)
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Post by: HIPster on April 07, 2016, 03:15:34 PM
Sun Ra - Lanquidity




This 1978 session, coming relatively late in Sun Ra's creative history, is another extraordinary venture into uncharted musical terrain. As the name suggests, it's a liquid and languid musical state, from the lounge area of Ra's cosmos, but it can also be resiliently funky and subtly dissonant in ways unheard outside the orchestra's precincts. The rhythm section of electric bass, two guitars, and three drummers creates deep pulsing grooves for Sun Ra's assortment of ethereal organs and synthesizers and a horn complement of two trumpets and five reeds that are used sparingly for maximal effect. There are some elements of commercial crossover funk and even Miles Davis's electric period, but this is highly original music, an acid jazz prototype in which groove and electronica intersect with muted brass and a heady assortment of reeds and percussion. Sudden squiggles of funk guitar mix with strong improvisation from Sun Ra and his regular soloists, like saxophonists John Gilmore and Marshall Allen, who are always ready to bend the music into some new pitch zone. The lyrical title track bears a resemblance to Mingus's "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," and "There Are Other Worlds" is supplemented by overdubbed "Ethnic Voices" and additional percussion and electronics, creating an eerily engaging tapestry. Recorded in a New York studio with the sound further improved by Evidence, this is unusually well recorded for Sun Ra music of the period, a warm bath in music both lush and exotic. --Stuart Broomer
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Post by: NikF on April 07, 2016, 07:18:38 PM
Billy Bauer: Plectrist.

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Post by: SimonNZ on April 08, 2016, 02:15:25 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eapv%2BZToL.jpg)

Jimmy Raney - The Master (1983)

Artem was asking about the Criss Cross label upthread, and looking into this disc I note that I've also heard Raney's Wisteria on the label, which I remember being particularly good. This one is okay too, but Wisteria was better.

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"The Gary Burton Quartet In Concert" (1968)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on April 09, 2016, 02:03:14 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51aJXSV9teL._SY300_QL70_.jpg)

Stephane Grappelli - Young Django (1979)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on April 10, 2016, 02:18:29 PM
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Howard Roberts - The Real Howard Roberts (1977)

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Gary Burton - Something's Coming (1964)
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Post by: kishnevi on April 10, 2016, 04:21:35 PM
This afternoon



Avital is the bassist on the Cohen CD, and Cohen the trumpet on Avital's CD, but Avital is more "world music" oriented in New Song.  I seem to have all the CDs in which Cohen is the lead.  Now I will be getting the more numerous output of Avital (in which Cohen is featured)

Edit:  no, I don't have all of Cohen's stuff.  Not even most of it, although I have to sort out which is Avishai the trumpet player and which is Avishai the bassist.  But that will be fixed by and by.
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 11, 2016, 01:19:46 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513RC62BYQL.jpg)

Jeanne Lee and Mal Waldron - After Hours (1994)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 11, 2016, 02:30:19 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SU1kaOYpL._SY300_.jpg)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Return Of The 5000 Lb. Man (1976)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31bT9Pi1BFL._SX300_.jpg)

Anthony Braxton - Town Hall, 1972
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Post by: James on April 11, 2016, 05:33:55 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DDuBD3joL.jpg)
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Post by: king ubu on April 11, 2016, 11:35:38 AM
most of the day spent with these:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/891/MI0000891224.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/896/MI0001896082.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JdGGwZUpL._SY400_.jpg)

now:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/044/MI0002044956.jpg)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 11, 2016, 08:08:45 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71nuT-CeCHL._SX300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JDCsnBAaL._SX300_.jpg)

Ran Blake and Jeanne Lee - You Stepped Out Of A Cloud (1989)
Bennie Maupin - The Jewel In The Lotus (1974)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RFKA1yrvL._SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FCJZHSS0L.jpg)

Cecil Taylor - Silent Tongues (1974)
Jane Bunnett - Spirits Of Havana (1991)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519-s4QMjuL._SX300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81q7Lqlw3cL._SL300_.jpg)

Bobby Bradford and John Carter - Comin' On (1988)
Joe Locke - For The Love Of You (2009)
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Post by: king ubu on April 12, 2016, 10:16:43 AM
still in bed today, not bad, just a cold that won't go away and way too exhausted to consider going outside ... will try to drag myself to the office again tomorrow, but today, the musical menu consisted of these:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/587/MI0000587919.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/745/MI0003745971.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/371/MI0000371951.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/188/MI0000188900.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/497/MI0000497870.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/148/MI0000148706.jpg)

In between the last two, also the "High Frequency" session that, as with "Jacknife", got a catalogue number back in the day but was never actually released ... they both appeared one and a half decades later when Cuscuna started mining the archives of Blue Note, as did "Consequence" and "Infinity" - the later actually is one of the best of Lee Morgan's sessions I find, and it's pretty odd from this backward perspective to see that it and the even better "Procrastinator" didn't get a release back then ... at least "Search for the New Land" did come out, albeit delayed (they tried to double up the surprise success of "The Sidewinder" by doing "The Rumproller" and bringing that one out first ... didn't work, but hey, "The Sidewinder" was the first jazz release to become a crossover hit, can't duplicate that anyways).

All McLean sessions I played from "The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions" box released by Mosaic in the early nineties, a beloved set in my possession for nearly 20 years now. These recordings under McLean's name from 1964-66 (the five other than "Consequence", which is very good but more conventional, "Infinity" is up there though) are to me some of the very best jazz has to offer, and McLean's best recordings, all things considered. I do love the 1963 albums as well though, but I feel like these 1964-66 albums offer a further consolidation and show what McLean was really about, while the 1963 albums stress some aspects but aren't as good an overall representation of his.
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 12, 2016, 02:28:52 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z9RVWAS2L._SY280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41M9AH9GT4L._SX280_.jpg)

Cuong Vu - It's Mostly Residual (2005)
Michael Musillami - Dachau (2005)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vyMhx13gL._SX280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61jWF9edrIL._SY280_.jpg)

The Bad Plus - Blunt Object Live In Tokyo (2006)
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Avatar (2007)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51-rfXFPIHL._SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61Qo1dx-GUL._SS280.jpg)

Tony Malaby - Tamarindo (2007)
Joelle Leandre - Joelle Leandre Project (2000)
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Post by: James on April 13, 2016, 09:17:56 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XTEtjke1L.jpg)
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Post by: king ubu on April 13, 2016, 10:47:56 AM
tonight's programme:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/944/MI0002944139.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/514/MI0000514114.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/519/MI0000519180.jpg)

discs 1 and 2 from the first (Piano Improvisations Vols. 1 & 2)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 13, 2016, 01:21:58 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51hQ1z-DHqL._SS280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/716ZuyTX0nL._SX280_.jpg)

Joe Locke - Force Of Four (2008)
The Bad Plus - The Rite Of Spring (2014)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71FdpsrJnBL._SL280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51J-WUzv9DL.jpg)

Massimo Urbani - The Blessing (1993)
Bill Frisell - Have A Little Faith (1993)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 14, 2016, 02:00:37 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51zoU666JhL._SS280.jpg)

Gary Burton and Eberhard Weber - Passengers (1977)
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Post by: HIPster on April 14, 2016, 04:49:57 PM
Paul Motian Band - Garden of Eden



Outstanding late-career masterpiece from Motian!

Love this disc. :)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 15, 2016, 01:13:32 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kHKoeQIXL._SX300_.jpg)

David Hazeltine - Modern Standards (2004)
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Post by: Bogey on April 16, 2016, 03:27:53 AM
Well, I had Other Worlds and Strings Aflame on the shelf for some time, but I could not seem to find any Esquivel in tip top shape to add to the run until last Sunday at the record show. With some trading and a discount for being a frequent flyer with a certain dealer, I walked away with these near minty beauties for 26 bones. We are suppose to get walloped with snow today, so time to take a sonic vacation listening to one of the best ever.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/13041228_1741689809377369_3731449144345537425_o.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/Esquivelphoto.jpg)
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Post by: James on April 16, 2016, 06:36:55 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/812hizjwIML._SL1425_.jpg)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 16, 2016, 01:54:39 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51QpgU9WMsL._SS280_.jpg)

Mike Mainieri - Man Behind Bars (1999)
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Post by: James on April 16, 2016, 02:50:26 PM
(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/lyricwiki/images/8/89/Lenny_Breau_-_Five_O'Clock_Bells.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150515082053)
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Post by: king ubu on April 17, 2016, 04:40:18 AM
before:

Gato Barbieri
Bijou Café, Philadelphia, PA
24., 25. oder 26. April 1980
88 Min / SBD


now:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/046/MI0002046889.jpg)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 17, 2016, 02:01:45 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/414ocUuUCnL._SS280_.jpg)

Mike Mainieri - Crescent (2010)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 18, 2016, 02:23:29 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lX0AHbAyL._SY300_.jpg)

Marty Ehrlich - Song (2001)
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Post by: James on April 18, 2016, 05:57:17 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519H1K9RNBL.jpg)
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Post by: king ubu on April 18, 2016, 06:00:15 AM
this is growing on me ... enjoyed it the first time around, but it gets better:

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Post by: James on April 18, 2016, 06:09:26 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/jmW4ShXnywo
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Post by: James on April 18, 2016, 06:28:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/48cTUnUtzx4
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Post by: James on April 18, 2016, 06:57:03 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/vWu9iS-Vplc
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Post by: James on April 18, 2016, 07:06:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/h6QMFGRh47A
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Post by: king ubu on April 19, 2016, 11:55:31 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NmMoeXoQL.jpg)
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 20, 2016, 02:25:17 AM
.

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Post by: king ubu on April 20, 2016, 09:23:30 AM
got my long-expected Motian/Kikuchi delivery finally:

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Post by: SimonNZ on April 20, 2016, 01:32:12 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51fGVqEsIbL._SS280_.jpg)

Mike Mainieri - Northern Lights (2006)
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Post by: king ubu on April 20, 2016, 09:02:34 PM
went on with these last night:




and finally this one:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81d8QuxskjL._SY355_.jpg)

all three in the mail yesterday, the Waldron/Brown not exactly cheap but I'd been eyeing it for some time ...
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 21, 2016, 12:40:23 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51queZqR8zL._SY300_.jpg)

Brad Goode - Nature Boy (2006)
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Post by: HIPster on April 21, 2016, 05:44:08 PM
Myra Melford - Above Blue

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Post by: SimonNZ on April 22, 2016, 01:58:12 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51-rO3U94uL._SS280_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/513z-d8q79L._SS280.jpg)

Joe Locke and David Hazeltine - Mutual Admiration Society 2 (2009)
Les McCann and Eddie Harris - Swiss Movement (1969)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 23, 2016, 01:51:13 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/712/MI0001712524.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Terry Gibbs - s/t (1956)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HrLK77hxL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Samo Salamon - Kei's Secret (2006)
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Post by: Autumn Leaves on April 24, 2016, 12:18:27 AM
Now playing:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51cfR1cqvOL.jpg)

Felt like something mellow and trippy - this album would seem about right.
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Post by: king ubu on April 24, 2016, 01:16:29 AM
just finished my first spin of this:

(http://instantjazz.com/uploads/cds/Sustain_and_run.jpg)

Roscoe Mitchell - Sustain and Run (Jazz Ao Vivo Na Fabrica)

impressive solo concert, brings back memories of the one solo concert I caught of his, several years back
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Post by: Spineur on April 24, 2016, 08:13:32 AM
Jazz guitar (classical & baritone electric), and piano.  Nice for a sunday evening
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 24, 2016, 04:05:17 PM
(http://i.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/bb7ec0fdc0aacb518a35082a12d8e773/4101286.jpg)

Terry Gibbs - Plays The Duke (1957)

edit: not recommended - the TG album I played yesterday was way better
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Post by: king ubu on April 24, 2016, 09:57:34 PM
Re: Terry Gibbs: absolutely check out his big band, aka his "Dream Band" - and that, it is, with the line-up of stellar West Coast musicians: Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, Bill Holman, Joe Maini, Al Porcino, Mel Lewis, Pete Jolly ... arrangements by Holman, Al Cohn, Marty Paich, Manny Albam ... there are six volumes on Fantasy, some of them only released decades after being recorded - I guess I'd start with volume one. "Swing Is Here" (Verve) has been reissued in Universal's "Originals" series and features the same band, though in a somewhat more restrained setting (shorter tunes, probably more accurate playing - but when a big band's on fire, I don't care if the playing gets lose, actually in many cases I really love that, for instance on the awesome new Thad Jones/Mel Lewis set out on Resonance).

Thread duty - late last night:


Not an essential album, but one that really grew on me.
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 25, 2016, 03:23:31 PM
Re: Terry Gibbs: absolutely check out his big band, aka his "Dream Band" - and that, it is, with the line-up of stellar West Coast musicians: Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, Bill Holman, Joe Maini, Al Porcino, Mel Lewis, Pete Jolly ... arrangements by Holman, Al Cohn, Marty Paich, Manny Albam ... there are six volumes on Fantasy, some of them only released decades after being recorded - I guess I'd start with volume one. "Swing Is Here" (Verve) has been reissued in Universal's "Originals" series and features the same band, though in a somewhat more restrained setting (shorter tunes, probably more accurate playing - but when a big band's on fire, I don't care if the playing gets lose, actually in many cases I really love that, for instance on the awesome new Thad Jones/Mel Lewis set out on Resonance).


Thanks for the recommendations. Will look into those.

playing now:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ue941is9L._SY280_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61bz2jQXR9L._SS280.jpg)

Jason Adasiewicz - Sun Rooms (2010)
Bill Frisell - Quartet (1996)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RPX16pMxL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31dg54Mwg1L._SS280.jpg)

Ravish Momin - Climbing The Banyan Tree (2006)
Myra Melford - Life Carries Me This Way (2013)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lPUTLfPfL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/711fR0LByPL._SX280_.jpg)

Sam Newsome - Monk Abstractions (2006)
Michael Brecker - Pilgrimage (2007)
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Post by: king ubu on April 25, 2016, 09:22:29 PM
Love Adasiewicz! That "Sun Rooms" album is good, I've got another one, too - the one you depicted on CD, the other on LP, bought after an amazing concert at the end of a tour with the "Living by Lanterns" band he co-leads with Mike Reed, and which also includes Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Ingrid Laubrock and other favorites of mine.

As for me, I'm still trying to get to grips with Prince's death, playing stuff from various of his albums, also played some more Albert Ayler (the rehearsal session from 1968 with the great "Thank God for Women" on disc six of the "Holy Ghost" box).
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Post by: Henk on April 26, 2016, 11:26:57 AM
On the background. Nice stuff by Zorn.

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Post by: SimonNZ on April 26, 2016, 08:01:04 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Qxxgk9awL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Pxg%2BR6k1L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Ravish Momin - Miren (A Longing) (2007)
Myra Melford - Alive In The House Of Saints (1993)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81IqWovYNLL._SY280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61J66CTZqtL._SY280_.jpg)

Sam Newsome - The Straight Horn Of Africa (2014)
Bill Frisell - Where In The World (1991)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 27, 2016, 12:58:16 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/512W8cy6qsL._SS280.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71bVULULr8L._SX280_.jpg)

Joe Locke - Lay Down My Heart (2013)
Thelonious Monk - 5 By Monk By 5 (1959)
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Post by: king ubu on April 27, 2016, 09:34:21 PM
last night:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/491/MI0000491645.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/167/MI0000167416.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/533/MI0002533318.jpg)


the night before:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/505/MI0000505604.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/248/MI0000248824.jpg)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 28, 2016, 12:27:20 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514HtbZXZ8L._SX280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81mNA2N8YRL._SL280_.jpg)

Bill Frisell - Ghost Town (2000)
Anthony Braxton - Creative Orchestra (Koln) 1978
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Post by: king ubu on April 28, 2016, 11:28:49 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/641/MI0001641919.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/580/MI0003580535.jpg)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 28, 2016, 01:22:16 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41FHwxgSOQL._SS280.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rue%2BWTG5L._SX300_.jpg)

Steps Ahead - Modern Times (1984)
Bill Frisell - Blues Dream (2001)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4139S53JD5L.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mr8RCibgL._SY280_.jpg)

Ran Blake and Anthony Braxton - A Memory Of Vienna (1988)
Alex Cline - The Constant Flame (2001)
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Post by: king ubu on April 29, 2016, 12:57:06 AM
first listen this morning:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61DlymbmILL.jpg)

pretty good! the Japanese reissue is still available, though not as cheaply as it originally was ...
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Post by: James on April 29, 2016, 04:24:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/poZWg-pVboE
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Post by: James on April 29, 2016, 04:33:03 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/3u5lW99YygU
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Post by: James on April 29, 2016, 04:59:05 AM
(http://direct-ns.rhap.com/imageserver/v2/albums/Alb.321994/images/500x500.jpg)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 29, 2016, 02:08:27 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51dCFJHLjYL._SS280.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A1n%2BKJvnpUL._SX280_.jpg)

Terry Gibbs Dream Band - Vol.6 One More Time (rec.1959)
Wally Rose - Ragtime Classics (1959)
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Post by: HIPster on April 29, 2016, 05:49:25 PM
Rez Abbasi - Snake Charmer

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Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on April 29, 2016, 08:51:45 PM
This LP.

(http://vinyl-west.de/catalog/images/eddielockjawdavis-thecookbookus.JPG)
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 29, 2016, 08:52:57 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61tzGy%2BTroL._SX280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bApcOdQcL.jpg)

Bill Frisell - Is That You? (1990)
Horace Tapscott - The Dark Tree (1989)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sNVPyycKL._SY280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JQB9YSOXL._SY280_.jpg)

John Zorn - The Big Gundown (1985)
Alex Cline - Sparks Fly Upward (1998)
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Post by: king ubu on April 30, 2016, 06:21:19 AM
Hope you enjoyed the Gibbs! That band's a monster!

Love the Tapscott dearly.
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Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on April 30, 2016, 10:37:10 AM
I have a few of the Tapscott LPs, but will have to check this one out. Thanks
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 30, 2016, 01:00:47 PM
Hope you enjoyed the Gibbs! That band's a monster!

Love the Tapscott dearly.

The Gibbs was superb - thanks for the recommendation.

It was the first time I'd heard the Tapscott, and it was a knockout. First time I'd heard any Tapscott in fact, so it was a great introduction (though I'm already a big fan of John Carter, who also appears.

Been trying to do more "first-listen" exploring of more recentish jazz, and finding some great stuff. The Ravish Momin albums and the Alex Cline albums in particular became instant favorites.
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Post by: king ubu on April 30, 2016, 01:35:00 PM
Glad to hear that about Gibbs! The entire series is worth hunting down if you enjoy this kind of music, no idea how difficult that may be these days (I often realize how lucky I am to have been collecting jazz since my high school days in the 90s ... so much of the great 50s and 60s jazz has been around for so long, it was quite easy to grab so many great albums even with my small budget back then, as Fantasy would just keep all these Prestige, Riverside, Contemporary etc. albums in print forever!)

Re: Carter ... the Mosaic Select with the Revelation sessions has just gone OOP ... but the two Flying Dutchman albums are around, one on Ace and the other one in a superb reissue by International Phonograph (who also did Tapscotts magnificient debut, "The Giant Has Awakened", also originally on Flying Dutchman - alas the reissue is OOP ... International Phonograph is the current label of Jonathan Horwich, one of the guys behind Revelation back in the sixties and seventies and his reissues are splendid, other than the two mentioned also one each by Bill Dixon and by Julius Hemphill, plus a very good one by Clare Fischer and one by Jeremy Steig which I've not spent nearly as much time with yet as I should).

Also, there's a great live concert by Carter/Bradford out on DarkTree records!

And Carter's "Echoes from Rudolph's" has been reissued by NoBusiness (operating out of Lithuania, another great, small label, focussing on both reissues of classic free jazz albums - often extended, as is the case with the Carter! - as well as recording new albums by both legendary older guys as well as younger musicians - and they did a few new Bradford albums (the group he co-leads with saxophonist Frode Gjerstad), as has Chuck Nessa on his fine label.

Good times for Carter/Bradford fans indeed!

I'd love to hear more of Carter's work as a leader though, have his "Castles of Ghana" and "Dance of the Love Ghosts" in addition, but that's it already.

As for Tapscott, his solo recordings can be totally mesmerizing, but of the official "Tapscott Sessions" on Nimbus West (no connection to Nimbus the CD-R label) I have only Vol. 8 so far, alas. I need to get more, really! Also need to pick up the recordings of Tapscott's larger arkestra, eventually.
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Post by: SimonNZ on April 30, 2016, 01:59:34 PM
^Great info as always, KU. Thanks again. ("Castles Of Ghana" is a favorite of mine and gets played pretty regularly)

playing now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51JdToJbaIL._SS280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fs63nIS5L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Joe Locke and David Hazeltine - Mutual Admiration Society (1999)
Bill Frisell - East/West (2005)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on April 30, 2016, 10:56:07 PM
^Great info as always, KU. Thanks again. ("Castles Of Ghana" is a favorite of mine and gets played pretty regularly)

always happy to provide a little jazz fix  ;D

"Castles of Ghana" is desert island stuff for me as well, besides the great Carter/Bradford (there's two out on Hat Hut btw, one a Revelation album that was also part of the OOP Mosaic Select, the other a much later recording), it's my favourite Carter so far - but as I said, I really need to explore more there. Wish his recordings were easier to find!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on May 01, 2016, 11:32:08 AM
Wadada Leo Smith - Tabligh

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 01, 2016, 01:48:41 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51-PCu7fEPL._SS280_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51s6BDMUcSL._SS280.jpg)

David Hazeltine - The Classic Trio (1997)
Bill Frisell - Further East / Further West (2005)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FW828eODL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71lnU39CWiL._SX280_.jpg)

Trevor Watts - The Deep Blue (2009)
David Sanchez - Cultural Survival (2008)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/618cCMKaY4L._SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZKcWYOG8L._SS280.jpg)

Charlie Hunter - Songs From The Analog Playground (2001)
Adam Lane - New Magical Kingdom (2006)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 02, 2016, 05:09:16 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CGDXEOEeL._SY280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51usn46ea4L._SY280_.jpg)

Gerald Wilson - New York New Sound (2002)
Bill Frisell - Richter 858 (2005)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: James on May 03, 2016, 07:37:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/M0-sRmTFOMo
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 03, 2016, 11:42:28 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/221/MI0002221768.jpg)

arrived today - had to get it, eventually, although I didn't expect it to be earth-shattering ... but seems pretty nice (that's three tunes in), with Ortega doubling up on alto, tenor, baritone, flute and clarinet - but mostly so far sticking to his regular alto for his improvisations - which sound quite like Lee Konitz here, at spots
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 03, 2016, 02:47:40 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/After_Hours_with_Joe_Bushkin.jpeg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZkPkRyL8L._SX280_.jpg)

Joe Bushkin - After Hours (1951)
Lee Konitz - Subconscious Lee (1950)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lSt%2BJMLNL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71-aSH%2BEjhL._SY280_.jpg)

Wilbur De Paris - That's A Plenty (1959)
George Lewis - Jazz Funeral In New Orleans (1953)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 04, 2016, 01:13:02 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71oVijmV%2BUL._SY280_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51UlmRARXpL._SS280.jpg)

Joe Locke - Love Is A Pendulum (2015)
Bill Frisell - The Intercontinentals (2003)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 06, 2016, 05:35:53 AM
Just heard the sad news that Johannes Bauer has died, a few weeks shy of 62 (confirmed on the website (http://www.connybauer.de/en/) of his brother and co-'bonist Conny) - very sorry to hear this.

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/376/MI0002376433.jpg)

Playing this duo concert recording of theirs, recorded live in 1993
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 06, 2016, 02:18:14 PM
I'm not familiar with Johannes Bauer, I'm a little ashamed to say - I'll try and play some later

now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51WtbMnma7L._SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31-nN2kSkQL._SS280.jpg)

Stanley Turrentine / The Three Sounds - Blue Hour (1961)
Bill Frisell - Nashville (1997)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61FbJSVJsEL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/513WzViFRfL._SS280_.jpg)

Ken Vandermark - In The Abstract (2014)
Steve Lacy - School Days (rec.1963)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: North Star on May 06, 2016, 10:54:31 PM
Just heard the sad news that Johannes Bauer has died, a few weeks shy of 62 (confirmed on the website (http://www.connybauer.de/en/) of his brother and co-'bonist Conny) - very sorry to hear this.

Playing this duo concert recording of theirs, recorded live in 1993
A relation of Kunst Bauer?  0:)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Scion7 on May 07, 2016, 12:30:21 AM
(https://img.discogs.com/pSI4qH9E9ySoRQK0UHNymD3_ZQY=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-507693-1365772015-8175.jpeg.jpg) (https://img.discogs.com/KQ5OsmHA8D3b4eLW-5u2dlhOVpo=/fit-in/600x1200/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-507693-1365772068-3172.jpeg.jpg)

with Gordon Beck, Dave Macrae, and some of Alan Holdsworth's more interesting playing
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 07, 2016, 02:42:50 AM
A relation of Kunst Bauer?  0:)

Sorry, I don't get the joke - a google search brings up weird christian crap such as this (https://www.christliche-kunst-bauer.de/?id=3206), with which I want no relation whatsoever.

Thread duty:

(https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41tUtw6CM1L._SS500.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0004/023/MI0004023217.jpg)

The first one, by Marie Krüttli, is from last year, but I only just got it (and her 2014 trio album - I think her only two records so far), the Alessi was recorded two years ago but is brand new (why is ECM often so slow?) - and this is my first listen (to both - already played Krüttli's trio record a few days ago but think I failed to mention it here).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: North Star on May 07, 2016, 04:39:17 AM
Sorry, I don't get the joke - a google search brings up weird christian crap such as this (https://www.christliche-kunst-bauer.de/?id=3206), with which I want no relation whatsoever.
It was Art Farmer's pseudonym on a Teo Macero album. See here (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/jazz-musician-pseudonyms-by-aaj-staff.php?&pg=2).  8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 07, 2016, 05:32:07 AM
It was Art Farmer's pseudonym on a Teo Macero album. See here (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/jazz-musician-pseudonyms-by-aaj-staff.php?&pg=2).  8)
Oh, I see - was totally unaware of that!  :)

Now playing, a disc from 2013 with a good friend on tenor, picked up from the sales bins today:

(http://kellers10.ch/media/albums/cover-two.jpg)

Keller's 10 - Two (Unit, 2013) - good stuff, clever arrangements and making use of the sonic palette on offer (2 t/flh, tb, btb/tuba, as/fl, 2 ts/bcl, p/fender rhodes, b, d/perc - the leader is conducting)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 07, 2016, 06:06:10 AM
next one, pulled from the bins together with the Keller, never heard it before - about darn time!

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/519/MI0001519971.jpg)

Gato Barbieri - In Search of the Mystery (ESP-Disk', 1967)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 07, 2016, 02:26:18 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71-5lsjCNBL._SL280_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Jxi9xPHaL._SS280.jpg)

The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968)
Pago Libre - Wake Up Call (1998)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 08, 2016, 12:45:41 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0004/023/MI0004023841.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/502/MI0002502454.jpg)

both of these first spins ... very much enjoyed the Iyer/Smith, was pretty distracted and need to relisten to the Gale soon ... now, an old friend:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/943/MI0001943903.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 08, 2016, 07:42:24 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41EgkgSvXfL._SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KcoLpiGsL._SS280.jpg)

Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian - s/t (2006)
Don Byron - Bug Music (1996)

(http://www.recordmania.net/media/covers/EJN77210.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31EJ26Q7QYL.jpg)

Per Henrik Wallin - One Knife is Enough (1982)
Charles Gayle - Touchin On Trane (1991)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on May 09, 2016, 05:45:27 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41EgkgSvXfL._SS280.jpg)

How did you like that one?

I saw it at a local shop recently. I'm always curious about a record with Ron Carter on it.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 09, 2016, 06:45:18 PM
How did you like that one?

I saw it at a local shop recently. I'm always curious about a record with Ron Carter on it.

It was just a first listen, but I really liked that one. Its understated and at a constant simmer rather than ever boiling, but without ever being too gentle or easy. All three musicians are well captured and showcased, but Frisell is clearly leading - if that makes a difference. The song selection you'll see at a glance looks overly eclectic, but they nevertheless achieved something beautifully consistent.

playing now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ian-TvSkL._SS280.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o7sSW-6RL._SX280_.jpg)

Gianluigi Trovesi - Dedalo (2007)
Jimmy Lyons / Sunny Murray / John Lindberg - Jump Up (rec.1980)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 09, 2016, 11:56:17 PM
"Touchin' on Trane" and "Jump Up", are, as they say, "da shit"!

Anyone just remotely interested in this kind of music, and anyone into Jimmy Lyons (in many ways the true heir to Charlie Parker, I think ... Eric Dolphy was another but his flame stopped burning way too soon) should consider this great box set:
http://ayler.com/jimmy-lyons-the-box-set.html
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 10, 2016, 02:38:01 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/615426EtpxL._SY280_.jpg)

Greg Osby - Banned In New York (1998)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mookalafalas on May 10, 2016, 05:04:34 AM
Sketches in Spain.  First time in a long time.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on May 10, 2016, 11:53:01 AM
Herlin Riley. New Direction.




Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 10, 2016, 08:34:03 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/Green_Shading_into_Blue.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51DjNq-A1PL._SS280_.jpg)

Arlid Andersen - Green Shading Into Blue (1978)
Gerry Hemingway - The Whimbler (2005)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/713-Cl2ouQL._SX280_.jpg)

Marilyn Mazur - Circular Chant (1995)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 11, 2016, 07:55:21 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51P7iDR0osL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 11, 2016, 10:18:32 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71WBTUWtGAL._SL500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 11, 2016, 12:03:50 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/602/MI0003602773.jpg)

Happy 80th Birthday to Carla Bley - props for hanging in there and making all that great and highly individualistic music!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 11, 2016, 03:22:26 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51G-ws-1izL._SS280.jpg)

Egberto Gismonti - Zig Zag (1995)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on May 12, 2016, 05:21:57 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71WBTUWtGAL._SL500_.jpg)
On my shopping list - first impressions?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 12, 2016, 08:08:46 AM
On my shopping list - first impressions?
Most beautiful version of "Some Other Time" at the end of disc one ... had that on repeat for a while before proceeding with disc two. Impression: it's a wonderful addition to the huge Evans catalogue, particularly in light of this trio only having one other album out (the live one from Montreux on Verve). The music has a cautious feel, as if they're really careful with things, kind of feeling their way through it - but it's lovely indeed and that tentative quality makes it seem even more precious really.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Spineur on May 12, 2016, 09:57:54 AM
First spin of this classic.  Great as expected !
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 12, 2016, 01:36:24 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61wbWHr9mOL._SS280.jpg)

Marc Johnson - The Sound Of Summer Running (1998)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 13, 2016, 02:04:22 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nlVjAtqaL.jpg)

as Carla Bley, he's just celebrating his 80th birthday ... I have no use at all for his later jazz rock band "Passport" (way too polished and hardly anything that really catches me) - played some of disc four (some sideman cuts but mostly some great live rarities) of this very fine set, now some of the Red Norvo trio with Mingus and Farlow from this (some of it is a bit too sweet I find, but the best of it is amazing):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TMlywOuQL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on May 13, 2016, 07:55:20 AM
Spiritual Unity

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 13, 2016, 02:07:55 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51lsDTvsNTL._SS280.jpg)

Steps Ahead - s/t (1983)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on May 13, 2016, 02:24:09 PM
Planetary Unknown

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on May 13, 2016, 06:07:15 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61wbWHr9mOL._SS280.jpg)

Marc Johnson - The Sound Of Summer Running (1998)

The only recording session where Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell are playing opposite of each other. Pretty good album.

Interesting factoid: Metheny was responsible for getting Frisell his first gig with Paul Motian.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 14, 2016, 05:43:41 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0004/028/MI0004028977.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on May 14, 2016, 06:06:48 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0004/028/MI0004028977.jpg)

Hi king ubu, looks very cool!  Wow.  How's the sound quality on this?

BTW - in addition to your jazz postings in this thread ( always excellent!  :)), I have been following your recent 17th and 18th century vocal recital postings with great interest.  Many thanks.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on May 14, 2016, 09:56:44 AM
Not the best Evans cd. It feels like he wanted to get out of the recording studio as fast as possible. He's really banging through most of the tunes here. 3 out of 5 stars.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 14, 2016, 10:57:32 AM
Hi king ubu, looks very cool!  Wow.  How's the sound quality on this?

BTW - in addition to your jazz postings in this thread ( always excellent!  :)), I have been following your recent 17th and 18th century vocal recital postings with great interest.  Many thanks.
I have phases where I just *need* that kind of vocal music ... guess I'm in the middle of one of them right now. (And I just bought a pile of Glossa and Atma releases ... also some Onyx vocal discs (one each by Amanda Roocroft and, and several by Christiane Stotijn) with later repertoire. I need to dig deeper there, love Schubert but again don't know that much yet, and need to dig into Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, and Wolf songs, too. And the entire French repertoire. And R. Strauss. And Berg, Webern ... have heard bit of all of it, but the days are just too short.

This Basie set is a bootleg/public domain reissue of some older series of releases (several LPs on Phontastic), which probably have been hard to come by for a long time (I wasn't even awre of their existence). I got into disc two, sound is fine and the music is wonderful! This is the NT band before some key members started leaving the ship (Joe Newman, Al Grey, Billy Mitchell), and it's in excellent playing mood - truly a joy to hear! Here's a short post about it:
http://www.jazzwax.com/2014/01/count-on-the-coast-basie-58.html
For me, up to around 1959 or 1960, NT Basie is a safe bet (I still prefer anything with Lester Young on board, but then it's kinda pointless to compare), after that, there's still plenty of fine msuic, but I don't feel the urge to have it all on my shelves (for one, do yourself a favour and get "Basie Meets Bond" on United Artists if you can, it was officially reissued by Capitol/EMI/Blue Note at some time, and it's a truly burning date - some mean Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis on it!)

As for listening, I guess I'll go on with Basie tomorrow again, when I can blast it loudly ... so no proper thread duty here  :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 14, 2016, 01:54:36 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61MhH3QlNcL._SS280.jpg)

Milt Jackson - Vibrations (1964)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Autumn Leaves on May 14, 2016, 08:06:34 PM
Now playing:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51rYDKk8BgL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51xTPxNs3mL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Autumn Leaves on May 14, 2016, 08:44:47 PM
That Coltrane record sure was nice - my Jazz listening is a bit sporadic I guess but I will listen to some more albums:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51n2OJdrQkL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81HjgJeoLML._SL1500_.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51rqzWjmkUL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ujt6C3LxL.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71dFfKovRmL._SL1199_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KMrradV5L.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 15, 2016, 02:31:42 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0004/028/MI0004028977.jpg)

continuing with disc three now
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 15, 2016, 01:50:39 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51D7GwsrAHL._SS280.jpg)

Pat Metheny - Speaking Of Now (2002)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Autumn Leaves on May 15, 2016, 10:31:00 PM
Now playing:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/717IW6pAScL._SL1425_.jpg)

listening to this one again - great album!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 16, 2016, 12:54:49 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/696/MI0000696948.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 16, 2016, 11:31:32 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/248/MI0003248100.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 16, 2016, 09:33:59 PM
yesterday's late night listen (disc one from the Parlan Mosaic box):

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/931/MI0002931646.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 17, 2016, 01:47:04 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CfwRMqP8L._SY300_.jpg)

Michael Marcus - Speakin Out -(2002)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 17, 2016, 10:57:57 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/589/MI0001589190.jpg)

Continued with Horace Parlan last night - the rest of disc one and disc two of the Mosaic set compiling his fine Blue Note albums.

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/309/MI0002309363.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 18, 2016, 01:08:26 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ALpXgO2eL._SS280.jpg)

Kenny Barron - Landscape (1986)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Autumn Leaves on May 20, 2016, 12:02:44 AM
Tonights Jazz Listening:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71TbKiFjQ8L._SL1300_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31CNJ0FBCML.jpg)

Ahh, I think my tastes in Jazz are probably a bit conservative - The Jackie McLean album rubbed me up the wrong way mostly.
Playing a John Coltrane record now - this is more my thing :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 20, 2016, 02:05:41 PM
^Each to their own, of course, and that doesn't make you conservative, but what was it that was doing the rubbing?

playing now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/516wkRSWzHL._SS280_.jpg)

Kenny Barron / Barry Harris - Confirmation (1991)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Autumn Leaves on May 20, 2016, 02:18:41 PM
^Each to their own, of course, and that doesn't make you conservative, but what was it that was doing the rubbing?

Hey Simon - I think the McLean album was a bit too playful/experimental for me. I feel the same way about Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch.
I didn't dislike the album a lot it wasn't too bad - probably more like it was just trying my patience a bit.
Ill probably give the album a try again when im in the mood for something different - I almost never give up on stuff :)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Toccata&Fugue on May 20, 2016, 08:45:36 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yUNTqJNZL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Autumn Leaves on May 20, 2016, 11:24:38 PM
Tonights listening:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91RHOuPjm1L._SL1500_.jpg)

Im probably not the best at following recommendations but I have to thank MI for making this one - I love this album!

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41VB15z6IgL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71ChHjhk0QL._SL1101_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71cHSnMMvGL._SL1200_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 21, 2016, 01:04:41 AM
(https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51lr0eBgeJL._SS400.jpg)

terrific set by this group last night ... ran to the CD stand afterwards to buy this and two more
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 21, 2016, 01:44:13 AM
(https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51yAVhjf5wL._SS400.jpg)

and now the new one, too ... wonderful stuff!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 21, 2016, 03:47:59 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/714t8cm9bQL._SL400_.jpg)

more music from Scandinavia - just bought this, first impression is very good indeed!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 21, 2016, 08:08:44 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511vVt%2B60xL.jpg)

Another first spin - and wow, this is mighty impressive! Sonny Rollins (in trio with Henry Grimes and Pete La Roca) is on fire, and it seems Silver's quintet (the classic Blue Mitchell/Junior Cook line-up) is doing its best to keep up (and pretty well succeeds).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on May 21, 2016, 08:22:03 PM
Coltrane. Disc 2 from this impressive (musically and aesthetically) Impulse box:




(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_1080/MI0001/838/MI0001838955.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)



Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Quartet-Complete-Impulse-Recordings/dp/B00000DHZ9/ref=sr_1_8_twi_aud_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1463892137&sr=1-8&keywords=coltrane+impulse


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 21, 2016, 11:22:54 PM
the box is *somewhat* botched ... they started releasing those more complete two-disc sets shortly after, but ... there are several buts:

1) Ballads (Deluxe) - the two-disc set with the session reel on disc two is mostly just alternates of one track and the bonus material overall isn't all that essential
2) Coltrane (Deluxe) - the two-disc set is wonderful, BUT: they included "Inch Worm" in the version with Duke Ellington (while the 8 CD "classic quartet" box has the correct track)
3) A Love Supreme (Deluxe) - that's kinda like Universal/Vivendi/feghers showing us the finger multiple times ... the initial two disc set was magnificent in that it contained the great Antibes/Juan-les-Pins concert first time on any official release ... it also contained two of the titles of that long-lost session with Archie Shepp ... and I so fell in love that I retain it
4) A Love Supreme (Complete Masters) - now, if you never got that two-disc edition (see 3), you're perfectly fine with buying the three-disc edition of this - it has the bonus studio material on disc two and the concert on disc three. For those sentimental bastards such as me who will keep the two-disc edition, there's also a two-disc edition of the "Complete Masters" set that does omit the live concert ... and HELLYEAH the additional two takes with Shepp are definitely worth it! The alternates from the actual quartet date are the same as on the older deluxe set
5) A Love Supreme (once again, same old, same old) - not announced quite yet and might never happen, BUT the fact that a leaked tracklist contained some more studio material that is probably also on the session reel in possession of the family (just in case: all of these Deluxe sets are based on such reels that were handed over by Impulse to Coltrane so he could revisit the recordings at home) ... so we might eventually get one more edition with all the burps and farts and false starts added that were omitted from the "Complete Masters" set

Me, I have bought "A Love Supreme", I think, five times by now. I had the old "Impulse Master Edition" disc, than the box, then re-bought the single disc (wanted it on standalone), then the Deluxe, now the Complete Masters ... and of course I also had the Antibes on a bootleg disc (Charly/Le Jazz). After all, Coltrane is God, kind of  ;)

Thread duty:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/719/MI0003719804.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 22, 2016, 06:42:50 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/984/MI0001984655.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 22, 2016, 08:06:04 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/682/MI0003682451.jpg)

had this next to the player for a while, to revisit (it's one of International Phonograph's glorious reissues in glossy mini LP foldout format) - alas turns out a memorial listen

Jeremy Steig (1942-2016)

http://www.jeremysteig.info/jeremysspirit-E.html
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 22, 2016, 01:15:49 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/611/MI0001611662.jpg)

Playing a variety of tracks from the first discs of this set ... gotta revisit the Massey Hall concert (on most of disc two and all of disc three - this box has the dubbed and undubbed versions) again within the next days!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 22, 2016, 01:53:44 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ikZwgd5hL._SY280_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/615cUqT1dPL._SS280.jpg)

Kenny Barron - Other Places (1993) and Sambao (1993)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 23, 2016, 06:43:19 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/782/MI0002782747.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 25, 2016, 01:17:29 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/610S9wGTnQL._SS280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515M9JJ76ML.jpg)

Kenny Barron / John Hicks - Rhythm-A-Ning (1989)
The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol.1: 1933-35
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 25, 2016, 09:55:42 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/997/MI0001997867.jpg)

Barney Wilen died 20 years ago yesterday.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 26, 2016, 09:27:43 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WyPd85QsL._SX280_.jpg)

Charles Mingus - Blues and Roots (1960)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on May 27, 2016, 07:15:10 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WyPd85QsL._SX280_.jpg)

Charles Mingus - Blues and Roots (1960)
I listened last night - what a lot of crazy fun that album is.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: North Star on May 27, 2016, 07:32:06 AM
I listened last night - what a lot of crazy fun that album is.
Day before yesterday would have been even more appropriate, though.  0:)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on May 27, 2016, 08:35:24 AM
Day before yesterday would have been even more appropriate, though.  0:)
Why's that?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: North Star on May 27, 2016, 08:48:17 AM
"Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting"
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on May 27, 2016, 09:53:52 AM
"Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting"
Oh of course  :-[ :P
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on May 27, 2016, 05:20:15 PM
Good recording. Quite minimalistic with Baker being accompanied by bass and guitar.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on May 27, 2016, 07:57:28 PM
Bud Powell, Bud!




Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 27, 2016, 09:04:36 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71it0jsClFL._SL400_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 28, 2016, 11:24:05 AM
earlier:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41KzC1pqFLL.jpg)


now:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/486/MI0002486060.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 28, 2016, 02:12:34 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51lO69jL4aL._SS280.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41M2MY0DKCL.jpg)

Ravish Momin - Five Nights (2005) and Sound Dissolving Sound (2000)

Mentioned to a friend that Ravish Momin was one of the most interesting/exciting/original artists I've heard in recent jazz. He sampled a bit and then purchased three discs immediately - including the two above I'm hearing now for the first time.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 28, 2016, 11:42:40 PM
That's cool, so you have friends that buy the discs you want to hear yourself and then lend them to you?  :)

Playing this one, from the big Mingus Debut box:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/695/MI0000695737.jpg)

Indeed offering "relaxed piano moods" - but it's pretty cute, really!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 29, 2016, 12:16:53 AM
That's cool, so you have friends that buy the discs you want to hear yourself and then lend them to you?  :)


Heh, sometimes - but the same friend currently has one of my Messiaen boxes on loan.

playing now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51yhMV346WL._SS280.jpg)

Michael Portal - Dockings (1997)

^Really nice to be surprised by "Ida Lupino", one of my favorite standards, without having realized it was on the disc

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51uJfoJRVyL._SS280.jpg)

John Lindberg - The Catbird Sings (2000)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 29, 2016, 02:46:55 AM
That's cool!

Now playing the next Debut session with Mingus - the second one led by Thad Jones, which is brilliant (quartet w/Mingus, Roach and pianist John Dennis):

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/458/MI0002458712.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 29, 2016, 01:48:10 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51xCnW7vZIL._SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517s3MkbcHL._SS280.jpg)

Louis Armstrong - The California Concerts, disc one (rec.1951)
Oscar Peterson - At The Stratford Shakesperean Festival (1956)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on May 29, 2016, 03:40:55 PM
Wadada Leo Smith's Organic: Heart's Reflections

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 29, 2016, 10:34:59 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gOpYNMRsL.jpg)

Amalgam - Prayer For Peace (1969)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 30, 2016, 04:33:01 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81LYBW2UtVL._SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41K5SMZXTSL.jpg)

Keith Jarrett - El Juicio (The Judgement) (rec.1971)
Steve Marcus - Tomorrow Never Knows (1968)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on May 31, 2016, 07:51:10 AM
in the mail from Japan today:

(http://www.jazz.com/assets/2008/1/9/albumcoverSpontaneousMusicEnsemble-Karyobin.jpg?1199871859)

 8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on May 31, 2016, 05:15:27 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/486/MI0002486772.jpg?partner=allrovi.com) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71ic4McivzL._SY300_.jpg)

Hamiet Bluiett - Birthright (1977)
Benny Carter - Further Definitions (1962)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41b1pmN7CGL._SS280.jpg)

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Sketchbook (1974)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 01, 2016, 01:48:44 PM
(http://www.audiophileusa.com/covers400/110973.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/713xRX%2BRh7L._SX280_.jpg)

Bill Goodwin - Solar Energy (1981)
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella In London (1974)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on June 02, 2016, 02:57:47 AM
(http://www.hearthedifference.net/images/IMG_2126.jpg)

Later today, gonna spin this new purchase!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on June 02, 2016, 10:59:26 AM
(http://www.hearthedifference.net/images/IMG_2126.jpg)

As promised, fully enjoying this one!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 02, 2016, 01:16:55 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51v9m8ZX5EL._SS280.jpg)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker and Crew (1957)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on June 02, 2016, 05:36:06 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51v9m8ZX5EL._SS280.jpg)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker and Crew (1957)
Can I ask about the sound quality? I ordered a copy of this through Amazon directly and it turned out to be a CD-R. The first four tracks sound great, but then the sound inexplicably becomes slightly muffled for the rest of the disc. It's weird because the first half is one of the finest-sounding jazz albums I had heard at the time, but then the rest was frustrating. Did you experience this with your copy?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on June 02, 2016, 05:37:48 PM
Can I ask about the sound quality? I ordered a copy of this through Amazon directly and it turned out to be a CD-R. The first four tracks sound great, but then the sound inexplicably becomes slightly muffled for the rest of the disc. It's weird because the first half is one of the finest-sounding jazz albums I had heard at the time, but then the rest was frustrating. Did you experience this with your copy?

You didn't ask me, but my copy sounds fine. A shame you didn't receive an original OJC of this recording. I'd be asking for my money back if I were you.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 02, 2016, 05:51:11 PM
Yeah, I didn't notice anything like that, either. Sorry to hear they sold you a dud.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 03, 2016, 01:24:55 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/179/MI0000179912.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41xmP8nhYxL.jpg)

Last night, those two fine ones by Johnny Griffin's (CD-Rs, too, btw ... sucks!) - also, lots of Mingus lately ... today, so far:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/404/MI0002404447.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/736/MI0000736698.jpg)
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/162/MI0002162706.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 03, 2016, 02:04:18 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71oF0QwVjKL._SX300_.jpg)

Charlie Byrd - The Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd (1960)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 04, 2016, 03:52:30 AM
Mingus, Paris 1970 - before the concert on DIW (Oct 28, can't find a good cover), now the studio session, three days later:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71%2BOA1aRNGL._SL400_.jpg)

Good stuff!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 04, 2016, 07:09:46 AM
More Mingus ... from the marginal:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/241/MI0002241298.jpg)

to the magisterial:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/849/MI0001849088.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: aligreto on June 04, 2016, 10:51:22 AM
Benny Goodman....


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fx-qaeJnL._SY355_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 04, 2016, 02:05:07 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71NZKardKQL._SX300_.jpg)

Howard Rumsey - Sunday Jazz a la Lighthouse, Vol.1 (1955)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 05, 2016, 03:22:35 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71DlDpbREjL._SX300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71M0mkVhf6L._SY300_.jpg)

Ornette Coleman - At The Golden Circle Stockholm, Vol.1 (1966)
Hank Crawford - From The Heart (1962)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71fd0uzUNOL._SY300_.jpg) (http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/c8f8577a97e8cb2ffa802d51106b3326/2955983.jpg)

Johnny Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son (1978)
Booker Ervin - Lament For Booker Ervin (1975)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510Ydxy7wuL._SY300_.jpg) (https://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/457bc7a4b54fdf0cdafc1cb5d7c172f0/3326449.jpg)

Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (1964)
Joe Harriott - Abstract (1962)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 05, 2016, 10:30:43 PM
Dyani! Booker! Harriott! Wonderful stuff!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 05, 2016, 10:51:27 PM
Dyani! Booker! Harriott! Wonderful stuff!

Yeah! The Dyani is another desert island disc for me. The Lament and Abstract albums I was hearing for the first time, and they were particularly impressive among today's listening. The others were also fine, but I'll be playing those two again in the very near future.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 06, 2016, 12:31:17 AM
"Freedom Book" might be the one Ervin album for me ... but "Lament" is great as well. He was very consistent actually and it pays off to hunt his albums (Prestige, Candid, Savoy, Pacific Jazz, a strong one plus some sideman ones with Horace Parlan on Blue Note).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on June 06, 2016, 09:59:53 AM
Miles Davis Quintet
7-25-69 Antibes


CD 1

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on June 06, 2016, 10:04:05 AM
"Freedom Book" might be the one Ervin album for me ... but "Lament" is great as well. He was very consistent actually and it pays off to hunt his albums (Prestige, Candid, Savoy, Pacific Jazz, a strong one plus some sideman ones with Horace Parlan on Blue Note).
I might have to do this - over the past month I've been listening to lots of Mingus as well as Mal Waldron's masterpiece The Quest, and Booker Ervin is not just great but, as you say, very consistent.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 06, 2016, 12:11:51 PM
I might have to do this - over the past month I've been listening to lots of Mingus as well as Mal Waldron's masterpiece The Quest, and Booker Ervin is not just great but, as you say, very consistent.

Oh, yes, "The Quest" is great!

Regarding the other albums you played, the Ornette, for me, is desert island stuff, amongst his best (and that means amongst the best there are). I really love that trio, and the two RVG discs are a fine testament (too much of his stuff from around that time is hard to get/only on boots ... and he even prevented the two Impulse albums from getting any proper reissue, yet "Crisis" is another one of his very best and it seems there would be more music from that concert - too bad!)

Harriott I fell in love with quite early, got my start with "Free Form" - probably still my favourite. I'm still buying his stuff, trying to get as much as I can!

The Dyani series of albums on Steeplechase is brilliant - and wherever Dudu Pukwana turns up, I'm doubly interested. With John Tchicai, I actually spent a few hours not too long before he died, including drinking coffee and having some sweets while sitting in our kitchen ... most generous and gracious soul!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 06, 2016, 02:52:29 PM
Still not sure why, but the Stockholm albums don't have the same emotional response for me that many other of the early Ornettes do.

now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/414m3HAWK0L._SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61mbOBRgipL._SS280.jpg)

Lee Konitz - Motion (1961)
Marc Copland / David Liebman - Impressions (2002)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51sgg1Ids7L._SS280.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516vLYLF-BL._SX280_.jpg)

Jackie McLean - Live At Montmartre (1972)
^I think this may be the first time I've heard a version of "Parker's Mood" other than the original (not including the "Kansas City" vocalese versions)
Howard McGhee - Maggie's Back In Town (1961)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41X20TN9KYL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61Xh%2BDe907L._SS280.jpg)

Sonny Murray - An Even Break (1970)
Oregon - Music Of Another Present Era (1972)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 07, 2016, 09:36:03 AM
"Motion" is another top favourite here ... and the Murray has one of the greatest album titles of all times!

Playing some vinyl ... earlier:

(https://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/h/hines_earl~_hines65~~_101b.jpg)

Now:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/065/MI0002065390.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 07, 2016, 10:35:15 AM
playing another LP:

(http://nobusinessrecords.com/skin/records/Philadelphia-Movement-image.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 07, 2016, 03:30:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51otkxZ8iSL._SY280_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5124GE-KWAL._SS280.jpg)

Gato Barbieri - Chapter Four: Alive In New York (1975)
Norma Winstone - Edge Of Time (1972)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61URdpL5vwL._SY280_.jpg) (http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/989/MI0003989689.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Mike Westbrook - Metropolis (1971)
David Liebman / Richard Beirach - Forgotten Fantasies (1977)

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/407/MI0002407689.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Sonny Simmons - Music From The Spheres (1966)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 08, 2016, 07:29:30 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81PwKfOBZHL._SL400_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 08, 2016, 07:44:47 AM
(http://www.parisjazzcorner.com/en/pochs_g/084733.jpg)

Gene Shaw - Debut in Blues
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 08, 2016, 02:53:09 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zlLA8wdeL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51BsFDEX2qL._SS280.jpg)

Jimmy Rushing - Five Feet Of Soul (1963)
Serge Chaloff - Blue Serge (1956)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 08, 2016, 08:49:03 PM
That Chaloff is again desert island music for me! His one, perfectly shaped, mature statement ... at least on album duration - I like all his recordings, there are too few of them anyway, but I hear a leap into new heights here. And having such a great rhythm section won't do any harm either!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 09, 2016, 10:34:09 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cnocgoxfL.jpg)

Charlie Parker - In Sweden 1950 (Storyville) | Arrived today, as great as I hoped! Not too many essential Bird recordings I have left to discover I think, so this is a major feast indeed!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 09, 2016, 02:17:14 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/513FHw3no4L._SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41MKWAM03NL.jpg)

Kenny Burrell / Coleman Hawkins - Blusey Burrell (1963)
Nat Adderley - Little Big Horn (1963)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 10, 2016, 03:41:14 AM
Made use of the sale NoBusiness had running for repeated customers ... got a rather clumsy parcel today, as so often wrapped into cut-up vinyl covers of other releases of theirs (an LP parcel is on its way as well) ... this is the first I put into the player, energetic but with plenty of melody and poignancy:

(http://nobusinessrecords.com/skin/records/Ted-Daniel-CD-image.jpg)

Ted Daniel is on trumpet, flugelhorn, a French hunting horn and a Moroccan bugle (there's a picture in the booklet were he plays, I guess, that hunting horn), Daniel Carter on tenor, Oliver Lake on alto and soprano, flute, piccolo and cow bell, Richard Pierce on bass and Tatsuya Nakamura on drums and quarter drums. The recording is from November 1975 and includes pieces by Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, Sunny Murray, Albert Ayler ("Ghosts") as well as by the leader.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 10, 2016, 05:13:55 AM
Next one ... the late Marco Eneidi visiting Bay Area again:

(http://nobusinessrecords.com/skin/records/hellbent_cd_book_sp-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 10, 2016, 10:20:49 PM
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Jan Allan - 70 (1970)
Derek Bailey/ Jamaaladeen Tacuma/Calvin Weston - Mirakle (2000)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415VV0BA2KL.jpg)

Marc Copland - And... (2003)
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Post by: king ubu on June 11, 2016, 01:50:27 AM
Big delivery today, both from NoBusiness and Not Two ... gotta love those labels and what they do!

Playing this brand new one, from the start:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81kG2Bd46UL._SL400_.jpg)

the musicians heard (in various small combinations, solos/duos/trios, a pair of quartets/quintets each and one septet) are:

Savina Yannatou (voc)
Michel Godard (tuba, serpent)
Ben Dwyer (g)
Agustí Fernández (p)
Torben Snekkestad (ss, reed trumpet)
Michael Niesemann (as, ob)
Per Texas Johansson (ts, cl)
Peter Evans (t)
Julius Gabriel (bari, ss)
Maya Homburger (v)
Fanny Paccoud (vla)
Lucas Niggli (perc)
Ramón López (perc)
Barry Guy (b)

I saw the full band (sans Evans, not sure he's a fix member of the group) in action in November and that was amazing - the programme of the full band is out on Intakt now and they'll perform it in autumn again - will try and be there, Guy's large ensembles always put on a terrific show! Upcoming dates can be found on the homepage of Lucas Niggli: http://www.lucasniggli.ch/english/0400_daten/index.asp
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Post by: SimonNZ on June 12, 2016, 01:45:27 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/4126KGD7F8L.jpg)

Helen Humes - Songs I Like To Sing (1961)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 12, 2016, 09:39:07 PM
Saw a terrific concert by Elina Duni and Jean-Paul Brodbeck on Friday night ... for those that read German:
http://ubus-notizen.blogspot.ch/2016/06/elina-duni-jean-paul-brodbeck-zurich-10.html

Obviously had to revisit some Billie Holiday, notably the 1941 session with Chu Berry on which she did both "Gloomy Sunday" and "I Cover the Waterfront". And played this several times later the same night (actually half night through):



And then more Holiday lately, from this set (I have an edition in a jumbo jewel case, booklet is there though, it's a great one), which I think is generally somewhat underrated (next to the glorious early recordings on Brunswick/Vocalion/Columbia and the somber later ones on Verve):

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Post by: SimonNZ on June 12, 2016, 10:48:30 PM
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Michael Garrick - A Lady in Waiting (1994)
John Stetch - Green Grove (1999)

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The Feel Trio ‎– Celebrated Blazons (1994)
Joe McPhee - As Serious As Your Life (1996)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51euolaTvnL._SS280.jpg)

Lee Konitz - Satori (1975)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Toccata&Fugue on June 15, 2016, 11:57:29 AM
I just received this disc--wow! The musicians are practically in the room with me! My only quibble is that the piano and drums are panned hard left/right--if each have recorded in stereo and equally spread lt/rt, then the sound would be a bit more spacious, but it still sounds remarkably good in this SACD remastered version.

(https://img.discogs.com/kXjbO_OKTryqnS6cj9_BfCzPA6I=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8573168-1464303876-1394.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 15, 2016, 12:37:38 PM
^The over-wide stereo seperation on some late 50s Prestige and Blue Note albums can on occasion annoy me to the point of reducing my enjoyment of an otherwise excellent album - particularly so here at work, where with the added issue of bad speaker placement some have to be stopped because they just sound wrong.

playing now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517lVIkNKpL._SX300_.jpg)

Rene Marie - Vertigo (2001)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on June 15, 2016, 01:05:41 PM
I just received this disc--wow! The musicians are practically in the room with me! My only quibble is that the piano and drums are panned hard left/right--if each have recorded in stereo and equally spread lt/rt, then the sound would be a bit more spacious, but it still sounds remarkably good in this SACD remastered version.

(https://img.discogs.com/kXjbO_OKTryqnS6cj9_BfCzPA6I=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-8573168-1464303876-1394.jpeg.jpg)

Thanks for reporting! I have my eye on that CD. Amazon still lists theirs as "usually ships in 1 to 3 weeks."  :(
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Toccata&Fugue on June 15, 2016, 01:21:39 PM
Thanks for reporting! I have my eye on that CD. Amazon still lists theirs as "usually ships in 1 to 3 weeks."  :(
I bought mine from a seller on Discogs for less than 1/2 the Amazon price, and he shipped the same day!!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on June 15, 2016, 01:46:49 PM
I bought mine from a seller on Discogs for less than 1/2 the Amazon price, and he shipped the same day!!

Wow!! Nice grab!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Toccata&Fugue on June 15, 2016, 02:27:22 PM
I'm a jazz newbie, so can someone recommend some contemporary artists similar to Miles Davis both in style and instrumentation--also recorded in audiophile sound? Thanks.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on June 15, 2016, 03:12:30 PM
I'm a jazz newbie, so can someone recommend some contemporary artists similar to Miles Davis both in style and instrumentation--also recorded in audiophile sound? Thanks.

Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby - analogue productions - gold CD

Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard - XRCD

Any of the Coltrane albums on DCC
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Toccata&Fugue on June 15, 2016, 03:42:12 PM
Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby - analogue productions - gold CD

Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard - XRCD

Any of the Coltrane albums on DCC

Thanks, but aren't they rather old recordings, too? I meant recent recordings, preferably SACD.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on June 15, 2016, 03:50:03 PM
Thanks, but aren't they rather old recordings, too? I meant recent recordings, preferably SACD.

Sorry, I am not into new stuff and I don't have a SACD player.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Toccata&Fugue on June 15, 2016, 04:27:45 PM
Sorry, I am not into new stuff and I don't have a SACD player.

ECM would do in a pinch!  ;)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Artem on June 15, 2016, 06:20:32 PM
I'd add Chet Baker, but I'm not sure there're many audiophile CDs of his music out there, although there're plenty or regular CDs.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Spineur on June 15, 2016, 07:43:36 PM

Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard - XRCD
I have this one.  Lots of multiple takes.  Not my favorite Bill Evans, but still a nice listen.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on June 16, 2016, 10:07:17 AM
I have this one.  Lots of multiple takes.  Not my favorite Bill Evans, but still a nice listen.
You need the 3CD box (K2 remaster) in session/recording order ... best edition there is (and there's vinyl of it, too):
https://www.discogs.com/de/Bill-Evans-The-Complete-Village-Vanguard-Recordings-1961/release/5144833
The programming of the old CDs is annoying indeed!


Thread duty:

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2016, 12:15:11 PM
Rounding out the afternoon with one of my favorite piano solos ever.

http://www.youtube.com/v/O7D3TGk2rhw
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 16, 2016, 03:42:08 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/060/MI0000060719.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Conte Candoli - Conte Candoli Quartet (1957)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on June 16, 2016, 03:52:47 PM
You need the 3CD box (K2 remaster) in session/recording order ... best edition there is (and there's vinyl of it, too):
https://www.discogs.com/de/Bill-Evans-The-Complete-Village-Vanguard-Recordings-1961/release/5144833
The programming of the old CDs is annoying indeed!

Best programming of the sessions perhaps, but it is not the best sounding mastering for this special music. Not by a long shot. The Complete set you cited was mastered using some (unnecessary) dynamic compression. Even the original OJC CDs sound better than the Complete set.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 17, 2016, 02:44:49 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/513/MI0003513983.jpg?partner=allrovi.com) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51uuwPwZEhL._SS280.jpg)

Chris Connor - The George Gershwin Almanac Of Song (rec.1957)
Jane Ira Bloom - The Nearness (1995)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on June 20, 2016, 05:40:23 AM
First listen to this one:

(http://www.birkajazz.com/graphics2/blakeyHardbopColumbia.jpg)

Featuring the amazing song title "Stanley's Stiff Chickens"
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 21, 2016, 01:02:26 AM
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Noah Howard - The Black Ark (1973)
Lee Konitz / Martial Solal - Star Eyes: Hamburg 1983
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on June 21, 2016, 04:07:53 AM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Further Out.





Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 21, 2016, 06:24:00 PM
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Oregon - Distant Hills (1973)
Howard Riley - Duality (1982)

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George Russell - Jazz In The Space Age (1960)
Mike Westbrook - The Cortège (1983)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51j2tDbhUJL.jpg)

Chris Connor - Sings Lullabys For Lovers (1954)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on June 22, 2016, 05:01:46 PM
This remains an obscure rarity...

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/83/Selections_from_Lerner_and_Loewe%27s.jpg)

...despite the always-scintillating presence of one "John" Griffin on tenor sax!

This might be the only album ever where THREE musicians are listed on the cover under their less-familiar alternate names.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on June 24, 2016, 02:59:08 PM
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2yuetnd.jpg)      (http://lab.sekaimon.com/img/fetch/i/141563218275)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on June 24, 2016, 04:23:43 PM
Plymouth



Joe Morris - guitar
Mary Halvorson - guitar
Jamie Saft - keys
Chris Lightcap - bass
Gerald Cleaver - drums
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: kishnevi on June 24, 2016, 04:34:07 PM
Landed today, first hearing. Does not disappoint


The label, btw, is part of Harmonia Mundi.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on June 24, 2016, 05:01:44 PM
Landed today, first hearing. Does not disappoint


The label, btw, is part of Harmonia Mundi.

Nice, Jeffrey.  He is a wonderful bass player.

Added to the wishlist.   ;)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on June 24, 2016, 05:33:20 PM
Tomeka Reid Quartet

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on June 29, 2016, 11:05:42 PM
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Max Roach - It's Time (1962)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on June 30, 2016, 07:07:40 PM
Kicking off the Holiday weekend with some wine and an old favorite ~

Keith Jarrett Trio - The Cure

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 01, 2016, 07:44:11 PM
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Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961)
Max Roach - The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker (1959)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on July 03, 2016, 11:21:20 AM
Oracle - Gary Peacock & Ralph Towner

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on July 03, 2016, 02:53:05 PM
Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake - From the River to the Ocean

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on July 03, 2016, 08:39:46 PM
Ellington meets Coleman Hawkins. An entertaining session, on the lightish side. Hawkins sounds as if he's played with Ellington all his life, and his distinctive timbre is a pleasure.



Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on July 05, 2016, 06:44:20 AM
Joe Pass: Eximous.




Joe Pass: For Django.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on July 05, 2016, 08:28:15 AM
Ellington meets Coleman Hawkins. An entertaining session, on the lightish side. Hawkins sounds as if he's played with Ellington all his life, and his distinctive timbre is a pleasure.
One of my all-time favorites there - maybe "lightish" but just so freaking charming, and they're clearly having a blast. Love the opening mambo, in which Hawk appears last because he reportedly wandered into the studio while they were playing.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 05, 2016, 11:33:10 AM
Same here - love that one dearly! Hawkins was on a roll (the last one, really) in 1962, his band with Tommy Flanagan, Major Holley and Eddie Locke recorded another magnificient album for Impulse (and more elsewhere) ... and the way he so easily and naturally blends in with a prime group of Ellingtonians is just wonderful. Also love the one track where Ray Nance switches to violin, but I really love the entire album!

Playing this one, bought from Hazel Miller in Ravenna, two weeks ago,during the two nights with Louis Moholo:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81jvxN-cj8L._SL500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on July 05, 2016, 03:03:14 PM
One of my all-time favorites there - maybe "lightish" but just so freaking charming, and they're clearly having a blast.

Yes, for sure. There's a definite sense of "good buds just hanging out and making great sounds" in these sessions.

Quote
Love the opening mambo, in which Hawk appears last because he reportedly wandered into the studio while they were playing.

Great story! :) Overall Hawkins's timbre really adds another dimension to the "Duke sound". I'd really like to have heard more from this combination!


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on July 05, 2016, 03:06:11 PM
Same here - love that one dearly! Hawkins was on a roll (the last one, really) in 1962, his band with Tommy Flanagan, Major Holley and Eddie Locke recorded another magnificient album for Impulse (and more elsewhere) ... and the way he so easily and naturally blends in with a prime group of Ellingtonians is just wonderful. Also love the one track where Ray Nance switches to violin, but I really love the entire album!

More +1.


Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on July 06, 2016, 01:41:01 AM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on July 06, 2016, 09:56:13 AM
Duke Ellington: Live at The Blue Note.

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Post by: Bogey on July 07, 2016, 01:49:20 AM
I'll see your Ellington and raise you....

(https://thejazzloop.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/money-jungle.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on July 07, 2016, 04:46:14 AM
I'll see your Ellington and raise you....

(https://thejazzloop.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/money-jungle.jpg)

That's at a perfect height to volley back

Duke Ellington: Jazz Party.

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Post by: HIPster on July 07, 2016, 05:00:00 PM
In a Ducal mood ~



 8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 07, 2016, 05:03:04 PM
(http://www.margaretwhiting.com/album%20covers/starry%20eyed.jpg)

Margaret Whiting - Sings For The Starry Eyed (1956)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 08, 2016, 03:15:53 AM
Chris McGregor ... started last night with:

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Then, today, so far - just the Bremen 1971 portion from the "Bremen to Bridgewater" set, so far:

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(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/993/MI0001993051.jpg)

lined-up next is (the amazing concert from the 1971 Berlin Jazz festival):

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/009/MI0000009948.jpg)
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Post by: king ubu on July 08, 2016, 02:30:23 PM
continuation of the long McGregor/BoB day:

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(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/520/MI0002520629.jpg)

a broadcast that's in circulation includes some more material from the Bremen 1973 gig on "Travelling Somewhere" - messy stuff, but highly enjoyable ... the Willisau from a few days later is a classic, of course

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(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Da8irVM-L._SL500_.jpg)

now the 1975 Bridgwater material on the former ... and the later, from Toulouse 1977, has started to really grow on me, it seems - as with the Willisau, the CD version is expanded to include a well-rounded lengthy set of great music

ending the day now on a more quiet note:

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this was his first again official performance in ZA, 23 years after he chose exile - wonderful playing!
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Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on July 08, 2016, 08:13:09 PM
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Post by: king ubu on July 09, 2016, 02:20:46 AM
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Love this trio, wish I had more of their recordings ... this one is a recent acquisition, directly from the great Polish label NotTwo. Borgman and Morris both have one of the most stunning sound on their instrument, and Charles is yet another favourite of mine - that light touch that never gets lightweight, light even when he's stomping - gotta love it!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 09, 2016, 04:28:04 AM
Returning to Chris McGregor and South African jazz ... now the Blue Notes box, released by Ogun in 2008:

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Disc one contains a Durban concert from 1964, from just before their departure to Europe (and exile) with Nick Moyake's wonderful tenor making the group a sextet (it was Ronnie Beer that took the trip, but he left shortly thereafter, moving to Ibiza and working as a ship-builder, it seems) ...

The second set is two discs, titled "Blue Notes for Mongezi", dedicated to the group's trumpet player Mongezi Feza - Mongs was the first to leave this planet, in 1975, and this tribute was recorded spontaneously in a rehearsal room by the remaining four Blue Notes (Dudu Pukwana on alto, Chris McGregor on piano, Johnny Dyani on bass, Louis Moholo on drums) - the music was partly released on Ogun 1976, but the two-disc version is virtually complete (the session went on for three and a half hours, without any words being exchanged - just music).

Third comes "Blue Notes in Concert", originally subtitled Vol. 1, but no follow-up was ever released. Again, the LP version (from 1978) was expanded for the CD version of this 1977 recording from London's 100 Club. We still hear the quartet here.

The fourth and last set pays tribute to the second Blue Note to leave planet earth, "Blue Notes for Johnny", and features the trio of Pukwana, Dyani and Moholo, recorded in 1987. The CD version contains a few (rather shortish) bonus tracks.

The next departures, then, were the final blow: in 1990, both McGregor (in May) and Pukwana (in June) die. That was the end of the Blue Notes ... yet Bra Louis is still going strong - and it was an immense pleasure hearing him (again) on two nights in Ravenna, a few weeks ago!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Andante on July 09, 2016, 04:58:02 PM
OK, is it Jazz? well it is Jazzy and I just love this artist Zaz aka Isabelle Geffroy, I think it is nearer to Jazz than other genre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp3G50jBRuU   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp3G50jBRuU) 
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 10, 2016, 12:09:44 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71ZtuvOrmgL._SL400_.jpg)

Still with Blue Notes for Mongezi - this is enormously fascinating stuff, deep, angry, sad, aggressive, tender - over two and a half hours, split into four segments (there's actually only one split, after 78 minutes, when the reel had to be changed, and that's where you have to change CD, too, then it goes on for another 78).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 10, 2016, 07:16:04 AM
After the Mongs tribute, I started on a Harry Miller detour - which has Louis Moholo throughout ... and as much as I love The Blue Notes, purely as a rhythm section, Miller/Moholo, for me, are extremely hard to beat! That free swing is just amazing, the way they drive the music as hard as it gets, yet keep things wide open at the same time.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51oouvYz6aL.jpg)
first only the 1973 portion, the rest later on - great disc!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8RrxWAXb0ak/VhzqipsrYtI/AAAAAAAABGQ/s7MwZ7-81NY/s1600/HMChildrenA.jpg)
from the Harry Miller Collection on Ogun

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November 1975, live from Bremen - smoking hot stuff!

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/837/MI0000837650.jpg)
a compilation of mostly studio tracks from 1975-77 (with some more Feza on the first two cuts, after that, alas, it's Mark Charig ... he's mighty fine, but Mongs' wonderfully puckish, playful yet forceful, unique voice is missed!), to cap things off, there's one live track from 1976

after that, the Chateauvallon set from the first disc depicted above (from 1976) fits in nicely ... then on with the Ogun album by Isipingo, that wonderful band ... recorded live as well, same line-up as Chateauvallon (Charig, Malcolm Griffiths, Mike Osborne, Keith Tippetts, Miller, Moholo):

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VX6ZgnbKREA/TOzdx7BEoLI/AAAAAAAAAGE/cojXZne7lkA/s1600/isipingo.3.jpg)

then on we go with more from the Ogun Miller set, the first recorded 1977 in duo with Radu Malfatti (who played with the Brotherhood at that time):

(http://parisjazzcorner.com/en/pochs_g/096097.jpg)

by then, I guess it'll be soccer/dinner break (allez les bleus!) - and then the day shall end, probably, with the fourth album from the Ogun set, recorded in January 1978 with Willem Breuker and Trevor Watts on various reeds, Keith Tippett, Miller/Moholo and the voice of Julie Tippetts:

(http://music.geocities.jp/softsjp/HARRYMILLERINCONFERENCE.jpg)

there's one more that would round up the proceedings, let's see if the heat will keep me awake:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61ee20c4miL.jpg)
this is the brand new follow-up to the one depicted on top, starting out with a great track from 1978 with Bernie Holland's free-flying guitar (and Trevor Watts & Alan Wakeman on reeds plus Miller/Moholo), then continuing with three tracks each from 1978 (Watts, Wakeman, Tippett, Miller, Moholo) and 1982 (Dave Holdsworth, Alan Tomlinson, Watts, Miller, Moholo)

Some great music on all of these albums ... what a great bass player he was, Harry Miller!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 10, 2016, 02:44:47 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51nQbptSDNL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Ella Fitzgerald - At The Opera House (1958)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on July 11, 2016, 01:47:27 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51nQbptSDNL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Ella Fitzgerald - At The Opera House (1958)


Bet it's fabulous!

TD:

(http://www.losslessjazz.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Billie-Holiday-Lady-in-Satin.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on July 11, 2016, 01:50:45 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51nQbptSDNL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Ella Fitzgerald - At The Opera House (1958)

Good stuff.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 11, 2016, 11:58:41 AM
(http://music.geocities.jp/softsjp/BLUENOTESINCONCERT.jpg)

The Blue Notes in Concert (100 Club, London, 16 April 1977 - Dudu Pukwana, Chris McGregor, Johnny Dyani, Louis Moholo)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 12, 2016, 02:49:55 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61Z6OZR8oqL._SS500_SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Z17UnlvtL._SY280_.jpg)

Glenn Spearman - Smokehouse (1993)
Annette Peacock - I'm The One (1972)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 12, 2016, 09:41:02 PM
"I'm The One" is effin' fantastic!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 13, 2016, 08:36:18 AM
yesterday:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/412a5K3piBL.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5124538CoNL.jpg)

Two live documents from 1979, the first one with Frank Wright replacing an indisposed McGregor ... it's intense and loud and free, yet melodic and concise ... Dyani/Moholo are wonderful, Dudu picks up from there, while Wright kinda waits and then jumps in with all his blistering, thundering might. The second one has the group in its regular guise again, a few days later ... and is even better, I think, with a long and incredible version of "Funk Dem Dudu" toward the end.


now (and yeah, it has to be that big this one time! just look at it):

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/812yQLToGDL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 13, 2016, 10:37:07 PM
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Larry Young - Lawrence Of Newark (1973)
Sun Ra - Strange Strings (1968)

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The Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Fanfare For The Warriors (1974)
Max Roach - Percussion Bitter Sweet (1961)

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John McLaughlin - Qué Alegria (1992)
The Bad Plus - These Are The Vistas (2003)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: aligreto on July 14, 2016, 06:59:09 AM
Earlier: Duke Ellington's New Orleans Suite....


(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/691/MI0001691166.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: aligreto on July 14, 2016, 07:00:19 AM

now (and yeah, it has to be that big this one time! just look at it):

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/812yQLToGDL._SL1500_.jpg)

Super portrait  8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 14, 2016, 08:29:49 AM
Super portrait  8)
Indeed! Too bad I have it in CD-size only ... but then the CD - as is often the case with Ogun CDs - contains much more music, which is really cool (it has the full first set of the Paris solo gig in question, plus the same bits from the second as on the LP, which only had the middle three of eight tunes that make up the first, so it's a substantial addition, even more so as the eight tunes are all played as a seemless medley).

Now, taking another Blue Notes-inspired detour:

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(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/977/MI0001977193.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BQfRr11GL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on July 14, 2016, 08:30:20 AM
(http://www.mofi.com/v/vspfiles/photos/UDSACD2170-2.jpg)

Now enjoying a first listen to a new audiophile mastering of this classic album by Mobile Fidelity.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on July 14, 2016, 03:45:58 PM
(http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/7/0/herbie-hancock-head-hunters-hybrid-multichannel-sacd-analogue-productions-new-17809eb6f5a2be9c1dfd99a296becfc0.jpg)

First listen to this classic, on an Analogue Productions audiophile SACD.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 15, 2016, 03:33:21 AM
returned from a big jazz shopping spree ... found the new Betty Davis one with recordings from 1968 & 1969 in the mailbox and played that one (the track I knew, "Politician Man", remains the best, I guess) ... now on to the new jazz discs:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/Vintage_Duets_Cover.jpg)

oh, forgot: in the morning, before going shopping, I played this one:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/853/MI0001853983.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 15, 2016, 04:58:11 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/946/MI0000946074.jpg)

Next one from the haul ... gotta love Zerbe anyway, so all the nicer to find a new album of his "Blech Band" (brass band), featuring Willem Breuker and several GDR jazz greats ... the second half of it (after an Eisler piece and Zerbe's title track) is taken by a suite Zerbe composed for a play on a distant relative of mine, who goes by the charming name of "King sh*t" (Suite in sieben Sätzen aus König K. - stage music for a play titled "König Kacke", an adaption of Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" by Jürgen Holtz). Recorded in 1992 in Berlin.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 15, 2016, 05:46:11 AM
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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on July 15, 2016, 06:53:03 AM
(http://www.kind-of-blue.de/bilder/coverscans/nefertiti_mfsl_front.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 15, 2016, 07:14:51 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/278/MI0002278118.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on July 15, 2016, 08:04:56 AM
(https://audiofidelity.net/sites/default/files/HancockThrustSlipcaseMockLowRes.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 15, 2016, 08:09:25 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/060/MI0000060870.jpg)

with Don Pullen on the organ
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 15, 2016, 10:19:30 PM
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Ganelin Trio - Ancora Da Capo (1980)
Dave Douglas - Charms Of The Night Sky (1998)

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Billy Eckstine - No Cover No Minimum (1961)
Jean-Michel Pilc - Welcome Home (2002)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 16, 2016, 12:30:17 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/617UD5Aw9UL.jpg)

Very good indeed - glad to have snatched it!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 16, 2016, 01:44:28 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/811/MI0002811177.jpg)

A very nice one by the late, lamented Don Friedman - and a rather unusual one in that his trio (George Mraz and Billy Hart, this time around) is amended by a frontline with horns: Pepper Adams and Jimmy Knepper, as the album's title already suggests ... they start out with Sonny Rollins' "Audubon" (from the very early session with J.J. Johnson on Prestige), then it's standards and pop (Getting Sentimental Over You, Alfie, Laura, Beautiful Love), more bop (Groovin' High), some Ellingtonia (Prelude to a Kiss, I Got It Bad - those form the second part of a medley with Alfie and Laura coming first), and an Adams original (Hellure). The CD ends with with three alternate takes (Sentimental, Beautiful Love, Audubon).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 16, 2016, 03:13:50 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/780/MI0003780267.jpg)

In the mail today ... about time I got that one! I don't really find the p/b duo an attractive format, but with Haden, I enjoy it very, very much - and from first impression, this is as good as I was hoping!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 16, 2016, 04:00:01 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0004/000/MI0004000751.jpg)

Gorgeous ... and how's that, having Kippie Moeketsi AND Dudu Pukwana on the same album!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 17, 2016, 12:25:07 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/834/MI0000834841.jpg)

Spent last night at a friend's, mostly listening to music by Chris McGregor, his Blue Notes and his Brotherhood of Breath, also some Harry Miller (all stuff I recently mentioned here, except for the trio album pictured above, which arrived just in time for me to bring it to my friend's, too, where we gave it a first spin together), and to cap things off the new reissue of John Surman's "Morning Glory" (seems the previous FMR was a boot, actually, the new one on Fledg'ling is clear).

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51yP5SMab6L.jpg)

Now continuing with some Mike Osborne:

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(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/833/MI0003833167.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 17, 2016, 12:32:07 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41gCxZPqepL._SX280_.jpg)

Enrico Rava and Ran Blake - Duo En Noir (2000)

^I love small venue live recordings where you can hear the waiters busing the tables and the cash register ringing...and the indifferent audience carrying on conversations, seemingly oblivious to the amazing performance being captured.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51l9FJ7vCUL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Jean-Michel Pilc - Follow Me (2004)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 17, 2016, 03:57:46 AM
That "Duo en noir" is great indeed! (But I tend to disagree ... while I love a good atmosphere during a concert, those morons that keep talking should step outside ... I've had talks with musicians and it seems most don't enjoy that at all - this is part of the jazz myth, I guess, which always includes a somewhat degrading view of jazz as "entertainment" and not really serious enough that you ought to shut up and pay attention. But then I guess this all - including the discussion about it - is part of jazz' history, so ...)

Before, a pretty noisy one:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/806/MI0001806938.jpg)

Now, one I dearly love, ever since I first played it:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71tS8Kv-r3L._SL400_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 17, 2016, 12:52:50 PM
That "Duo en noir" is great indeed! (But I tend to disagree ... while I love a good atmosphere during a concert, those morons that keep talking should step outside ... I've had talks with musicians and it seems most don't enjoy that at all - this is part of the jazz myth, I guess, which always includes a somewhat degrading view of jazz as "entertainment" and not really serious enough that you ought to shut up and pay attention. But then I guess this all - including the discussion about it - is part of jazz' history, so ...)


Oh, I'd hate it if I was actually there, but I find it facinating on a cd where its a quieter part of the background detail and provides a sense of the venue, not right in my ear from the next tables and obscuring the music.

Sometimes its even kind of surreal and funny: The Miles Davis Plugged Nickel box has a clearly indifferent yakking and drinking audience, and you're left to wonder if they're not going to pay attention to the Second Quintet, and to these performances, then who will they?
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 17, 2016, 01:00:30 PM
Oh, I'd hate it if I was actually there, but I find it facinating on a cd where its a quieter part of the background detail and provides a sense of the venue, not right in my ear from the next tables and obscuring the music.

Sometimes its even kind of surreal and funny: The Miles Davis Plugged Nickel box has a clearly indifferent yakking and drinking audience, and you're left to wonder if they're not going to pay attention to the Second Quintet then who will they?

Okay, I see your point! And re: Plugged Nickel - the music on that box is so amazing, it's really hard to believe that there were folks not getting it and chatting on ... I'd probably be silent for three days after such a night - and then I'd be yakking away for three other days  ;D

Ending the weekend with some smooth stuff by a favourite tenor saxophone player now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41apybD7AuL.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 17, 2016, 02:20:06 PM
I remember commenting on another forum that one fascinating and unique aspect of the  complete Plugged Nickel set is observing how a band overcomes fatigue brought on at least partially by audience indifference and the obligation to play older material - hearing them start out each tune as if saying "here we go with Walkin' again" and whip themselves into greater excitement and inspiration in the face of these external factors (only to be undermined again and again by the most scattered of applause).

playing now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41mTCqVsLOL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Ella Fitzgerald - Live At Mister Kelly's (rec.1958)

^Lots of fun on this one! New and humourous lyrics all over the place, a completely forgotten "Joe Williams Blues" that includes bits of dozens of other songs all without missing a beat or breaking a sweat, a "Summertime" with ironical commentary about how easy the living is this particular summertime, etc. Recommended.

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Mike Westbrook - Fine 'n Yellow (2010)
The Vandermark 5 - Airports For Light (2003)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: aligreto on July 18, 2016, 11:54:56 AM
Ellington: Such Sweet Thunder....


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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 18, 2016, 06:16:10 PM
Earlier: Duke Ellington's New Orleans Suite....


(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/691/MI0001691166.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Wonderful! Love that album.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 19, 2016, 12:25:57 AM
Yeah! Johnny Hodges' last chorus ... sad, poignant, beautiful.

Late Ellington is often so much better than it's usually given credit for.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 19, 2016, 09:46:24 AM
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Rhoda Scott, and now Keith "Garage" Jarrett - Mr. Hippie tells you to crank it up loud, good thing: you won't hear coughing and shuffling this time  :P

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/673/MI0003673657.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on July 19, 2016, 11:41:05 AM
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another new arrival, which had been on my shopping list for quite a while ... very good!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 19, 2016, 02:43:11 PM
Now:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jCQyJcF3RUQ/TMGXTYkyYfI/AAAAAAAABq8/sLb18o2o98M/s1600/charles+lloyd+the+water+is+wide+front.jpg)

One of my favorites from Lloyd. Great support from musicians like Mehldau, Abercrombie, and Higgins.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 20, 2016, 09:30:15 PM
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Steve Harris and Zaum - Above Our Heads the Sky Splits Open (2004)
Lauren Newton - Filigree (1999)

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David Murray - Creole (1998)
Terell Stafford - Centripetal Force (1997)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: aligreto on July 22, 2016, 11:02:38 AM
Ellington: Three Suites -


(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/568/MI0001568269.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 22, 2016, 06:55:19 PM
Ellington: Three Suites -


(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/568/MI0001568269.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Great album. One of my favorites from The Duke.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 22, 2016, 08:15:40 PM
Now:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jCQyJcF3RUQ/TMGXTYkyYfI/AAAAAAAABq8/sLb18o2o98M/s1600/charles+lloyd+the+water+is+wide+front.jpg)

One of my favorites from Lloyd. Great support from musicians like Mehldau, Abercrombie, and Higgins.

Ever heard Big Sur Tapestry by Charles Lloyd? I heard it on Rise, the late night/early morning jazz show on KPFK (HELL A area) a couple months ago. Lovely, fascinating music, with some Eastern music influences and instruments (don't remember what). It is only available on LP, and I just received it in the mail today (from Amazon marketplace seller). Can't wait to give it a spin!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 22, 2016, 11:45:42 PM
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David Murray - Sweet Lovely (1980)
Jean-Michel Pilc - Live At Iridium, New York (2005)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61hSoF%2BZu5L._SS500_SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51TqXC4lHeL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Wynton Marsalis - Live At The Village Vanguard, disc one (1999)
Wynton Marsalis - Black Codes From The Underground (1985)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 23, 2016, 07:45:53 PM
Ever heard Big Sur Tapestry by Charles Lloyd? I heard it on Rise, the late night/early morning jazz show on KPFK (HELL A area) a couple months ago. Lovely, fascinating music, with some Eastern music influences and instruments (don't remember what). It is only available on LP, and I just received it in the mail today (from Amazon marketplace seller). Can't wait to give it a spin!

Very cool. Nope, never heard that piece. I'm mostly familiar with Lloyd's ECM output from the 90s and early 00s. My favorite Lloyd album is Voice in the Night with John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, and Billy Higgins. One of the great sessions.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 23, 2016, 07:57:45 PM
Thanks--I added it to my wishlist along with The Water is Wide. I love the ECM label, and have been really enjoying some of their more recent Nordic jazz offerings--Iro Haarla, Mathias Eick, Trygve Seim, and such. I will enjoy exploring more of Lloyd's recordings.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 23, 2016, 08:00:39 PM
Recent acquisition: Red Garland Revisited!

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/165/MI0000165483.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 23, 2016, 08:11:00 PM
Thanks--I added it to my wishlist along with The Water is Wide. I love the ECM label, and have been really enjoying some of their more recent Nordic jazz offerings--Iro Haarla, Mathias Eick, Trygve Seim, and such. I will enjoy exploring more of Lloyd's recordings.

Yes, ECM is a wonderful label. Love Mathias Eick! His album Skala impressed me greatly. I also enjoyed his, and Trygve Selm's, work on the Manu Katche album Playground. Check that album out if you have haven't already. Also, LOVE Tomasz Stanko. His album Suspended Night is in my 'Top 10' desert island jazz albums list. Enjoy those Lloyd albums (whenever you decide to take the plunge).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 23, 2016, 08:22:33 PM
Yes, thanks Skala is on my wishlist. For some reason this type of music is especially enjoyable in late autumn and winter when I have a month off for self-actualization (spent mostly on deserted Northern California beaches with my wife).

You should really listen to Vepsers by Iro Haala, featuring both Eick and Seim, playing Iro's sublimely beautiful ballads, with her accompanying on piano or harp.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 23, 2016, 08:34:11 PM
Yes, thanks Skala is on my wishlist. For some reason this type of music is especially enjoyable in late autumn and winter when I have a month off for self-actualization (spent mostly on deserted Northern California beaches with my wife).

You should really listen to Vepsers by Iro Haala, featuring both Eick and Seim, playing Iro's sublimely beautiful ballads, with her accompanying on piano or harp.

Thanks, but I believe I own Haarla's Vespers already (along with her other album on ECM Northbound). Good stuff the best I can remember. Yeah, I can certainly hear how this Nordic jazz stuff can be great during that particular time of year.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 24, 2016, 10:55:32 PM
(http://st.cdjapan.co.jp/pictures/l/05/40/BVCJ-37324.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/810di7hEvuL._SY300_.jpg)

Toshiko Akiyoshi / Lew Tabackin - Insights (1978)
Don Cherry - Eternal Rhythm (1969)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on July 25, 2016, 07:21:43 AM
(http://www.hifitest.de/images/testbilder/big/schallplatte_columbia_speakers_corner_herbie_hancock_man_child_bild_1378206669.jpg)

First spin.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 26, 2016, 01:23:51 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41E0KHESQCL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/619TH6Xj-uL.jpg)

Flora Purim - Butterfly Dreams (1974)
Larry Coryell - Spaces (1971)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on July 26, 2016, 02:19:15 PM
Ben Monder - Amorphae



Ben Monder: electric guitar, electric baritone guitar
Pete Rende: synthesizer
Andrew Cyrille: drums, percussion
Paul Motian: drums

Guitarist Ben Monder first recorded for ECM as a member of the Paul Motian Band on Garden of Eden in 2004, and Amorphae was originally conceived as a series of duets for Ben and Paul. A first exploratory duo session was recorded in 2010. After Motians death the following year it was decided to expand and complete the project with another highly influential and innovative drummer, Andrew Cyrille, adding also Pete Rende on synthesizer on two pieces.

So here we hear Monder solo, in duo with Motian, in duo with Cyrille, and in trio with Cyrille and Rende. This range of expressive options casts light upon Monders musical concepts and their adaptability. A guitarists guitarist, Monder is also a master of texture and unusual voicings, creating what one reviewer has called detailed sonic landscapes of mystery and power.

All the music on Amorphae is his, apart from, Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin, the Rodgers & Hammerstein chestnut from the musical Oklahoma!, performed here by Monder and Motian.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 27, 2016, 07:52:51 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/B1YdM26ddlS._SX300_.jpg)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51CHsxdnmVL._SY300_.jpg)

Louis Sclavis - Clarinettes (1985)
Tommy Smith - Forbidden Fruit (2005)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/518sWIkqjWL._SY300_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61ls92NjaLL._SY300_.jpg)

David Murray - The Hill (1987)
Wynton Marsalis - Live At The Village Vanguard, disc two
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on July 29, 2016, 06:54:02 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51e2pYc8eHL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51jok1lG1hL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Phil Woods - Live From The Showboat (1977)
Rich Halley - Mountains and Plains (2005)

(https://img.discogs.com/JL93f88c4erIh-EoYWbjFpLaxFc=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-1200292-1200250810.jpeg.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41WE53HF9HL.jpg)

Joe Harriott / John Mayer - Indo Jazz Fusions (1967)
Gerry Hemingway - Waltzes, Two-Steps and Other Matters Of The Heart (1999)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51uRsZ8PlVL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella In Hollywood (1961)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 02, 2016, 08:09:25 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81NmzL6G6IL._SL500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: toledobass on August 03, 2016, 04:33:30 PM
My guess is prolly not the last either. 

(http://www.hifitest.de/images/testbilder/big/schallplatte_columbia_speakers_corner_herbie_hancock_man_child_bild_1378206669.jpg)

First spin.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on August 03, 2016, 07:46:05 PM
My guess is prolly not the last either.

No way Jose.  8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: toledobass on August 04, 2016, 02:42:59 PM
I got turned on to this recently. Never knew Getz played ANY Shorter so was surprised to hear it.


https://youtu.be/4MTB-eqyk9o (https://youtu.be/4MTB-eqyk9o)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on August 04, 2016, 03:00:11 PM
I got turned on to this recently. Never knew Getz played ANY Shorter so was surprised to hear it.


https://youtu.be/4MTB-eqyk9o (https://youtu.be/4MTB-eqyk9o)

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: toledobass on August 04, 2016, 03:01:55 PM
Crazy huh?

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 04, 2016, 03:03:47 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Pg1bAc92L._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Sarah Vaughan - Live At Mr Kelly's (1957)

there must be something in the water at Mr Kelly's that makes singers forget the lyrics (but leaves them happy to improvise)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: toledobass on August 04, 2016, 03:49:24 PM
I love that recording!

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Pg1bAc92L._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Sarah Vaughan - Live At Mr Kelly's (1957)

there must be something in the water at Mr Kelly's that makes singers forget the lyrics (but leaves them happy to improvise)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on August 04, 2016, 04:44:43 PM
(http://991.com/NewGallery/John+Coltrane+Traneing+In+417163.jpg)

First spin.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on August 06, 2016, 06:32:28 AM
Joe Pass - Ira, George And Joe.

(http://i.imgur.com/ouY7YpL.jpg)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 06, 2016, 10:32:18 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71S%2BbED0hBL._SX300_.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5188Ep4KkJL._SX300_.jpg)

Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard (1977)
Bobby Hutcherson - In The Vanguard (1987)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on August 06, 2016, 10:42:26 PM
Joe Pass - Ira, George And Joe.


The greatest jazz guitarist ever, IMO. I will have to check out this disk. I would heartily recommend Northsea Nights with Niels Hening Orsted Pedersen.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Northsea_Nights.jpg)

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 06, 2016, 11:11:45 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61PvxL6Z2fL._SL400_.jpg)

This is so very good! Remember not really getting into the first two of the four albums back in the day, but what did I know about J. Giuffre/P. Bley/C. Bley/A. Peacock and their Beckett jazz, looking for "non-events" back then? I would have probably pretended to adore "Godot" and "Fin den partie" (though I think that would have only been a few years later, at that time I was rather avidly reading Camus) - but you know how teenagers are, right?

Anyway, played the first album thrice in a row last night, went on with the second one then, to which I return now.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Bogey on August 07, 2016, 05:19:37 AM
Reaching back to explore some early recordings in my jazz collection. Love this kind of stuff.  Of course the King Oliver music and the Hot Fives and Sevens are pinnacle for me from this era, but these more obscure gems are not to be missed.  John R. T. Davies has done an outstanding job with the sound so time to sit back and enjoy some vintage jazz recordings.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/um4AAOSwIzNXPb4w/s-l500.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 07, 2016, 01:49:23 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61rnR2T5kwL._SS500_SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51rUMvihK5L._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Charlie Byrd - At The Village Vanguard (1961)
Kenny Burrell - A Night At The Vanguard (1959)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/4185AJ32S5L.jpg) (https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51hhmieGyqL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Junko Onishi - Live At The Village Vanguard (1994)
Paul Motian - Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.3 (2010)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/519DSfgBZcL._SS500_SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51y%2BWBDf66L._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Joe Lovano - Live At The Village Vanguard (1995)
Thad Jones / Mel Lewis - Live At The Village Vanguard (1967)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 10, 2016, 12:55:59 PM
@Simon: somehow, new stuff gets lost if you keep editing ... I know having a soliloquy can be disheartening, but still, new posts might encourage new feedback to stuff you mention! Just a thought ...

Now playing this astonishing disc of duets by the late great Marion Brown with the constantly shifting rock that was (is, at least on rekkid) Mal Waldron:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/493/MI0002493823.jpg)

Pretty monk-ish btw, starting with a short take of "Blue Monk" (short is 7 minutes), continuing with Waldron's "A cause de Monk" (and in the next tune by Brown, "To the Golden Lady in Her Graham Cracker Window", Brown quotes Monk again), then we get a beautiful version of Tyner's "Contemplation", followed by "Hurry Sundown" by Clarence Williams and Swee' Pea's "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing", before the CD ends with a nearly 16 minute second take of "Blue Monk". They did a follow up, "Much More", also worth looking out. Come to think of it, I'll play that one to end the day, I guess:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/545/MI0001545640.jpg)

This starts with Waldron's classic "Soul Eyes" and then proceeds with standards: "Someone to Watch Over Me", "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm", "My Funny Valentine", "I Can't Get Started" seguing into Bird's "Now the Time" (aka The Hucklebuck, or some such), "The Inchworm", and finally "My Old Flame". Two masters with nothing to proof, just making beautiful music together.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Spineur on August 10, 2016, 02:26:48 PM
After midnight, jazz rules...

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 10, 2016, 11:18:23 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51NXdQUWttL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Martial Solal - Live At The Village Vanguard (2008)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 11, 2016, 02:00:57 AM
Nice! I love Solal!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on August 11, 2016, 10:02:35 AM
Mal Waldron (and Archie Shepp) fans will love this--Left Alone Revisited: A Tribute to Billie Holiday:

(http://pxhst.co/avaxhome/a4/08/000b08a4_medium.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 11, 2016, 04:45:01 PM
(https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51PTp%2BRxVML._SS500_SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41NMAUHwVcL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Gerry Mulligan - At The Village Vanguard (1960)
Benny Green - Testifying : Live At The Village Vanguard (1992)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/614KwHteyfL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Bebo Valdés / Javier Colina - Live At The Village Vanguard (2014)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 12, 2016, 03:17:24 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61elfWx63mL._SS500_SS280.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/610YkInkKtL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Pat Metheny / Brad Mehldau - Quartet (2007)
The Great Jazz Trio - Live At The Village Vanguard (1977)

^Thats an astonishing version of "Naima" on that GJT album
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Ghost Sonata on August 14, 2016, 05:13:36 PM
So glad he came down from Saturn to live, and play, amongst us for a while.  For my late night groove:

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 15, 2016, 07:04:25 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/111992986980-0-1/s-l1000.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y8HS1XMEL._SX300_.jpg)

Chris Connor - In Person: Live At The Village Vanguard (1959)
Woody Shaw - Stepping Stones: Live At The Village Vanguard (1980)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 16, 2016, 02:31:31 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51QwkCqnMrL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Bobby Hutcherson - Solo / Quartet (1982)

RIP

this is now one of my favorite albums of his - if anyone hasn't heard it check out at least the first three tracks where he overdubs himself playing vibes, marimbas, xylophone, chimes and bells - but the whole album is wonderful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn98uMA_CxA&list=PLhoS73lM8EEtOsYxr4Jto2lqrtR6iNzLh
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 16, 2016, 10:59:55 PM
(https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/516jMxzfjmL._SX300_QL70_.jpg)

Bobby Hutcherson - Natural Illusions (1972)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Spineur on August 17, 2016, 11:15:13 AM
Its only 10pm and I am already listening to Lou Donaldson

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 17, 2016, 01:30:03 PM
(https://img.discogs.com/10hFCBAbPbPkDtler3LH5QKv514=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-4461889-1365530158-4619.jpeg.jpg) (http://images.vervemusicgroup.com/images/local/300/A0945E84673348A5BF63B13748913E8D.jpg)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Broadway and These Are The Blues (both 1963)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 18, 2016, 11:53:56 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61aI9WUJpCL._SL1400_.jpg)

(yeah, needs to be that big, it's such a cool cover!)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 18, 2016, 12:14:48 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/514HAHGTVYL.jpg)

next one ... and no matter how awesome Albert Stinson is, I think I'll always have a preference, if only as slight one, for "Happenings" (were I enjoy Cranshaw much more than I usually do, btw)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Spineur on August 18, 2016, 12:32:21 PM
Joe Pass - Ira, George And Joe.

(http://i.imgur.com/ouY7YpL.jpg)
Just got this CD after King Ubu comment.  Blues isnt very far.  Nice !
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 18, 2016, 12:36:25 PM
Just got this CD after King Ubu comment.  Blues isnt very far.  Nice !
Must be a mix-up, as I don't know that one (and so far my Pass preference goes for his early recordings on Pacific Jazz ... also for his great contributions to some of Gerald Wilson's sides on Pacific records).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 18, 2016, 04:07:01 PM
"Happenings" is certainly one of the most striking Blue Note covers.

now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51gerDpXoHL.jpg)

Mose Allison - Back Country Suite (1957)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 18, 2016, 10:32:27 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/516K1sBun8L.jpg)

Going on with my very favourite of Hutcherson's albums, "Stick-Up!"
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 18, 2016, 11:54:38 PM
Just took out the Mosaic Select, starting with the first one:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/746/MI0003746930.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 19, 2016, 01:18:53 AM
(http://www.bluenote.com/cdn/mceuploads/releases/bobbyhutcherson_innerglow.jpg)

Next one from the Mosaic Select, and another excellent album, this time with trombone (but no flute) - the horns are Oscar Brashear (he's terrific!), Thurman Green and, for the last time, longtime sidekick Harold Land (he's terrific all the time anyway) ... these albums are mighty fine indeed, more after grooves and a unified band sound than the great solo, but there's plenty of those, too. An unjustly neglected chapter of Hutcherson's long Blue Note career - one that's definitely worth hearing!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 19, 2016, 03:02:27 AM
(http://www.bluenote.com/cdn/mceuploads/releases/bobbyhutcherson_waiting.jpg)

Continuing with Hutcherson ... albums 3 to 5 (of 5) on the Mosaic Select are built around his then working band of Manny Boyd (ts, ss, fl), Hutcherson (vib, mar), James Leary III (b) and Eddie Marshall (d) - that's the four above on the cover of the fine album, which adds George Cables (keys) and Kenneth Nash (perc), and on the title track Hadley Caliman and Mguanda Dave Johnson on flutes. The second one has Larry Nash on keys in addition to the core band, and is a moody affair of mostly ballads, including some haunting Hutcherson originals (among them "Same Shit", which for some odd reason had to be named "Same Shame").

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/747/MI0003747316.jpg)

Beautiful music in ugly covers, alas ... which is true for the fifth of the albums, "Knucklebean", which adds Freddie Hubbard, Hadley Caliman and Cables to the working band.

(http://www.bluenote.com/cdn/mceuploads/releases/bobbyhutcherson_knucklebean.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Spineur on August 19, 2016, 10:01:01 AM
The kind of easy listening that suits me perfectly this evening

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Spineur on August 19, 2016, 01:40:07 PM
Next

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 19, 2016, 04:41:12 PM
I think I'll climb on board the Hutcherson love train, a little later in his career:



(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71dkCOu4cfL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 19, 2016, 05:14:23 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51vh4F0eU3L.jpg)

Bobby Hutcherson - For Sentimental Reasons (2007)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on August 20, 2016, 10:26:53 AM
Fred Astaire: Complete Norman Granz Sessions.



The 1952 re-recordings Fred made with Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Ray Brown, Kessel etc. Glorious mono, a fairly close mic on the vocal, warm and intimate and moments of surprisingly swinging charm.

Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: NikF on August 20, 2016, 10:46:43 AM
The greatest jazz guitarist ever, IMO. I will have to check out this disk. I would heartily recommend Northsea Nights with Niels Hening Orsted Pedersen.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Northsea_Nights.jpg)

Sorry, man - I've been away from the internet for a while and so I didn't see this reply.
Yeah, Joe's great and he's probably my favourite player too. I have a copy of the Northsea Nights and it's indeed very cool. In fact, it's one of those gigs (like some of the Ella stuff Simon has been listening to/posting) that I'd love to have been there for.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 20, 2016, 01:36:30 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/617uai56wxL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Count Basie - The Complete Decca Recordings, disc one
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on August 21, 2016, 08:55:04 AM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/617uai56wxL._SS500_SS280.jpg)

Count Basie - The Complete Decca Recordings, disc one

How's the sound on that? I have read they used some excessive noise reduction.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: HIPster on August 21, 2016, 09:23:02 AM
Bobby Hutcherson - Dialogue



One of my favorite Blue Note's.

RIP
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 22, 2016, 02:56:46 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51bOfphN0EL._SS280.jpg)

Toots Thielemans - Only Trust Your Heart (1988)

RIP
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 22, 2016, 09:36:25 PM
How's the sound on that? I have read they used some excessive noise reduction.

Sorry, missed this. The sound seened very good to me, but then I've never been a Basie collector, and only a too-seldom listener, so I don't have a clear memory of other issues I may have heard.

now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51TCb-vbGYL._SX300_.jpg)

Brotzmann/Van Hove/Bennin - Balls (1970)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 23, 2016, 02:13:48 AM
Sorry, missed this. The sound seened very good to me, but then I've never been a Basie collector, and only a too-seldom listener, so I don't have a clear memory of other issues I may have heard.

The material forms part now of the new (second) Lester Young/Count Basie set by Mosaic - I don't have it yet, but it seems it sounds good (probably as good it gets):
http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinfo.asp?number=263-MD-CD
It's already on backorder, guess that's a good sign. Will definitely get it, even though I probably have almost everything that's on it. Loren Schoenberg has written the notes, and it's really hard to imagine someone more apt for that job.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 23, 2016, 05:32:21 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51y8BvyJbCL._SS500.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61yUNXdyc1L._SS500.jpg)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle (1973)
Roy Haynes - Out of the Afternoon (1962)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 25, 2016, 05:14:12 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51EWYqE9dwL._SS500.jpg)

Lester Young and Teddy Wilson - Pres and Teddy (1959)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2016, 05:18:59 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51EWYqE9dwL._SS500.jpg)

Lester Young and Teddy Wilson - Pres and Teddy (1959)
Never heard of this album before but wow do I need it.

Discovering jazz is like being set loose in a sweet shop...
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 25, 2016, 07:34:46 PM
Another giant of the jazz world gone...

RIP Rudy Van Gelder

Looking now through the massive list of albums he produced/engineered/recorded and just what a large percentage of those are classic/essential sessions is dizzying.

This appears to be his first, and I'm playing it now:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61o8uQGL%2BRL._SS500.jpg)

Gil Melle - New Faces, New Sounds (1953)

http://dgmono.com/rvg-discography/
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Pap on August 26, 2016, 06:28:00 AM
The greatest jazz guitarist ever, IMO. I will have to check out this disk. I would heartily recommend Northsea Nights with Niels Hening Orsted Pedersen.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Northsea_Nights.jpg)
incredible duo indeed.
Here they play one of the fastest versions of Donna Lee with no drummer to support them;[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q30bdy5b5-c[flash=200,200]
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 26, 2016, 02:03:49 PM
Another early RVG from 1953:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51mlh3Kh70L._SS500.jpg)

Sal Salvador - Quintet

(recorded Christmas Eve '53, apparently)

and now this, recorded three days later:

(http://www.bluenote.com/cdn/mceuploads/releases/Urbie_Green_-_Septet_1953_Blue_Note_front_10.jpg)

Urbie Green - Septet

and from June of '53:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/758/MI0002758669.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Elmo Hope - Introducing The Elmo Hope Trio / New Faces, New Sounds

and between that and his first session RVG was involved in this:

(http://www.bluenote.com/cdn/mceuploads/releases/New_Faces_New_Sounds_kenny_drew.jpg)

Kenny Drew - Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio / New Faces, New Sounds
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: George on August 26, 2016, 03:18:31 PM
(http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue73/images/davis1.JPG)(https://cdn.cloudpix.co/images/miles-davis/miles-davis-kind-of-blue-mono-kind-of-blue-cf5b117b68266e27c03f3b65b85b19d5-large-1475452.jpg)

First spin . . . in Mono.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on August 26, 2016, 07:39:08 PM
Just listened for the first time ever (!) to Bird and Diz. Honestly, I was most taken with Monk's work on the album. The two title artists are more flash and less soul - at least on my first listen and on this particular outing. Time may change my opinion.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: aligreto on August 27, 2016, 12:05:27 PM
The Billie Holiday Songbook....


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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Andante on August 27, 2016, 12:38:38 PM
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli

https://www.youtube.com/v/VpmOTGungnA
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 27, 2016, 01:10:25 PM
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli

https://www.youtube.com/v/VpmOTGungnA

A sweet classic!

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Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 27, 2016, 01:43:30 PM
(http://www.bluenote.com/cdn/mceuploads/releases/2008_09_14_1190_edited-1.jpg)

Gil Melle - Quintet, Vol. 2 (1953)

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Kenny Dorham - Quintet (1953)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 28, 2016, 06:34:05 AM
just returned from Mulhouse ... spent four wonderful days at Météo festival, hearing, in sequence:

:: Wednesday 24th ::

afternoon (at L'Entrepôt):
- Zeena Parkins solo - harp & electronics ... and histrionics - great stuff!
- Clayton Thomas/Anthea Caddy - bass & cello used to produce sounds that reminded me of LaMonte Young and other drone music

evening (always at Noumatrouff):
- Louis Minus XVI - a french quartet of 2 sax, elb, d - rhythmically fun, punchy stuff, but the honking macho saxophones got tiring after a while
- Sophie Agnel/Joke Lanz/Michael Vatcher - Agnel's carte blanche trio in its first performance that worked out amazingly well - her on piano, inside and on keys, Lanz doing some extremely well-fitting sampling and other turntables stuff, and Vatcher on drums/percussion - was pure joy seing them react to each other and to their own performance, big grins all around
- The Thing & Joe McPhee - "ladies, motherfuckers, jazzfans!" - that was Mats Gutafsson's welcome message to kick off a high-energy set, him on tenor and baritone, McPhee on tenor and pocket trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on double and electric bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums ... extremely concise, to the point, yet with lots of room for blowing - two highlights in a row, quite exhilarating really


:: Thursday 25th ::

children's concert (short solo sets at Bibliothèque Grand'Rue, 11:30)
- Per-Ake Holmlander - a fun bit of solo tuba ... he ended with a high-speed version of Dollar Brand/Abdullah Ibrahim's "Jabulani"

noon (12:30, always at Chapelle Saint-Jean):
- Alexandre Babel solo - a short percussion set - seemed to lack direction or purpose or focus - the sounds themselves were interesting but not quite enough to keep the attention up

afternoon sets I skipped for once (Hélène Breschand in duo with Kerwin Rolland - harp and effects, and then Mathias Delplanque, more electronics in solo), did some sightseeing around Mulhouse instead and took a much-needed nap

evening:
- Agustí Fernández/Kjell Nordeson & dieb13 solo - two half-sets, first a duo of piano and drums/vibraphone, which was pretty great, as I hoped it would be, Fernández being one of the most amazing free form improvisers of these times ... then a DJ set, not quite up to Joke Lanz the night before, but still good ... he sampled Ornette's "Lonely Woman" for a moment, and added some more jazz that I didn't recognize, it was pretty good really
- Mats Gustafsson Nu Ensemble - the piece they performed was announced by Gustafsson as an homage to Little Richard ... which only made sense insofar as singer Mariam Wallentin - fine voice, but somewhat of an accent - sang bits of blues and r & b clichés most of the time ... McPhee was on board again, so was bass clarinetist Christer Bothen - whose noon solo gig I had missed on Wednesday, he played after a duo set by "Luft" which consists of Gustafsson and Erwan Keravec on bagpipes, but it was too early for me to catch -, then Anders Nyquist was on trumpet, Holmlander on tuba, Fernández on piano, Haker Flaten and Jon Rune Strom on double basses, Nordeson and Nilssen-Love on drums, and dieb13 on turntables again ... I enjoyed the variety of the music, was expecting more of a blaringly loud blow-out, which it was clearly not ... it was well-paced and kept me interested all the way through, the only thing I found a bit annoying was Wallentin's accent ... if they include blues-clichés as vocals, if they want to pay respect, why not have her sing in her own language? I dislike that we live in the age of "everybody thinks s/he can speak english" ... would be a nice language, but people don't give a shit, yet it has to be english nonetheless, all of the time
- Ventil - an Austrian quartet - rather quintet if you include the video artist - doing more drone or rather semi-drone sounds ... it was loud and intense, synths and guitars with effects, and hard-hitting beats ... but after 10 or 15 minutes, I had quite enough of it and went outside where you could still hear it, but without your guts being shaken through ... I actually do like that feeling, but this was just not really my stuff


:: Friday 26th ::

children's concert:
- William Parker - he was great with the kids but in fact hardly played ... he had with him a pocket trumpet, a shakuhachi and the silly red/black-painted bass that he seems to take with him when traveling, alas on that instrument he produces no sound at all, no volume, no body, no resonance, just flat tones that die as soon as he plucks or bows them - anyway, it was great how he got some of the kids to interact, but doing a kangaroo jump in 7 - "hap-py hap-py kan-ga-rooh" and then right back to 1 with no break - proved a little too complicated

noon:
- Joachim Badenhorst - next highlight there ... the young Belgian clarinet player did a wonderfully haunting set, using some loops early on, playing clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor - of the church concerts I heard - I missed but the first with Luft and Bothen mentioned above - easily the best

afternoon (Église Sainte-Geneviève)
- Áine O'Dwyer - church organ (and bells) ... a meditative, slowly-evolving, captivating set ... there were drones again, long-held single notes or chords, but also intense parts, she ended it by coming down the stairs and dancing - turning around herself - through the aisles all the way from the back to the alter, clanging a bunch of long bells ... at the beginning, the also threw down the sheets of music from the gallery, on which the organ is placed
- Mike Majkowski - another solo, this time on double bass ... alas not on the level of the organ set, lacking ideas and coherence, it felt like stitched together fragments, sometimes even as if he was practising ... which could be a great thing of course, but alas it was just so-so

evening:
- Hamid Drake/William Parker/Pat Thomas - while I'm no fan of William Parker's, when he's alongside Hamid Drake, he can do no wrong, I guess ... his bass still didn't sound - all there was was amplification -, but this trio set with a piano player so far completely unknown to me, Pat Thomas, was very good indeed - powerful, and when Drake changed to his frame drum and started singing, Parker switched to gimbri, and it got truly haunting ... however, that gimbri sounded about as great as his bass - I really don't get the point about William Parker, I guess, but I'll keep trying)
- Green Dome - this was Zeena Parkins's big project, with two bearded contemporary hipsters on piano/effects and drums, funny enough both called Ryan ... didn't really work for me, was too much after the effect, also probably too notated to really allow the music to loosen up and breathe some - but her solo set was really good, and I'm glad I kept through this one too and stayed on for the closing set of the night ...
- Zeitkratzer: Lou Reed "Metal Machine Music" Parts 1-4 - now this was the odd one out that no one could really tell how it would end up ... Zeitkratzer is a mid-sized ensemble led by pianist Reinhold Friedl I guess, and he was after all the one that had most of the work in this amazing 66 minute set ... Frank Gratkowski - hey, where's my sheet music? - was on clarinet, Hild Sofie Tafjord did her best - wasn't always enough, I thought - on french horn, Hilary Jeffery was on trombone, them lined up between the piano on the far left, and the drums in the middle of the stage, played by Maurice De Martin, on his right there were four strings: Ulrich Phillipp on double bass, Elisabeth Fügemann on cello, Burkhard Schlothauer on viola and Lisa Marie Landgraf on violin ... the music was reminding me again of minimal music, I thought of various recordings of "In C" in the process - the horns and strings kept on churning out the same notes again and again, with some slight changes, some short soloist escapes by the trombone, the horn, some fills by the drums to add to the steadily prodding, walking, stomping beat ... the piano was playing around wildly for much of the duration though, as if forming a kind of counterpoint or anti-thesis to the rest ... this was, I guess, the unexpected - at least from my side - highlight of that night


:: Saturday 27th ::

noon:
- Clayton Thomas - another double bass solo ... though Parker only had played one short final piece on bass actually ... Clayton Thomas had been heartily recommended to me by a friend from Berlin who has heard him often while he was still living there, as the duo with Anthea Caddy gave really no idea at all how he was as a bass player, I was very curious, and the solo set indeed turned out pretty well ... he used the bow, different kinds of mallets and drumsticks and other objects and put together a really nice set that had the focus and successfully managed to create those larger arcs that Majkowski didn't really achieve

now this was a very busy closing day (which was why I skipped the children's concert by the same Erwan Keravec on bagpipes ... heard a few tones while passing by the library, which is right next to the chapel) ... at 14:30, there were two events, an open air concert and a short conference with Roscoe Mitchell - I picked the later, and it was pretty interesting actually. Alexandre Pierrepont, who has written a book on the AACM, did a (rather too long) introduction and then started asking a few questions (thankfully mostly just in english) and it was pretty interesting to hear Mitchell talk, though it was all a bit on the polite side (except for an Italian lady in the audience that kinda implied AACM had a racist policy going on) and Pierrepont could have really prepared a few more focussed questions to not just have Mitchell talk some (which was nice enough, he has plenty of stories to tell and is willing to share his insights, too - after all he is teaching as well)

afternoon (at La Filature) - just one set:
- Der Verboten - this is a quartet that took shape at Météo a few years ago, if I understood correctly - Franz Loriot on viola, Antoine Chessex on tenor sax, Cédric Piromalli on piano and Christian Wolfahrt on percussion ... they performed a long-form improvisation in the wonderful room with its very fine acoustics ... glad I rushed there, it was excellent

evening (there was a free concert at 7 p.m. first, then the main event, as usual at 9):
- Native Instrument - Stine Janvin Motland on voice and electronics and Felicity Mangan using field recordings and adding more electronics - this turned into an almost danceable set, many of the older jazzheads disliked it, many left even though it was just 30 minutes short ... the duo kinda attempted to adapt vocally and electronically the sound of their nature, one being from Norway, the other from the land of OZ - the resulting soundscape was a times almost danceable, and really interesting

- Sonic Communion - the main event, pt. 1 - this is a collective of Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, Douglas Ewart on various horns and little instruments - sopranino sax, wooden flute, bells, english horn ..., Joëlle Léandre and Bernard Santacruz on double basses and Michael Zerang on drums ... they struck a chord together - or rather more than just one, and a free one, too, of course ... a lovely set that to me showed with ease how naturally European improvisers and American jazzers can find together and create something that is common - I guess in this case it was mostly the French fitting into a kind of AACM/Chicago frame, but that was done without them negating their own voices ... as for voices, of course Mme Léadre did some singing in the end, and it got quite hilarious indeed - dada lives!
- Roscoe Mitchell Trio - the main event, pt. 2 - actually, together with The Thing/McPhee the concert that made me book a hotel and a festival pass ... Mitchell again teamed up with two Europeans, two brits this time, namely Mark Sanders on drums and the one and only John Edwards on double bass - best bass player there is currently, for any kinds of free and energy playing ... Mitchell had with him his alto, soprano and sopranino saxophones, and he was fully THERE from the very first second, not dominating, not imposing, but just THERE, with the brits giving him great support and getting their solo and duo spots, free-wheeling and driving the music hard, while Mitchell engaged in his circular-breathing for long stretches ... they even came back for a short encore, and one needn't be afraid that the level went down, they just picked up again where they had left off and added a couple more minutes - stellar closing concert to a mighty fine festival


And on Saturday, another former concert-going friend, now in a wheelchair and alas not in a condition to attend concerts regularly, passed by to say hello (and spend some time with other friends, they're all a couple of decades older than me and have attended concerts together since the seventies) and asked me if I would go to Willisau next week and told me there was a John Zorn special ... indeed, six bands on Saturday afternoon and evening, starting out with the mighty Masada itself ... so on the train back home, I booked a room and bought tickets online ... damn!
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: aligreto on August 28, 2016, 07:27:42 AM
Great that you enjoyed the festival and that you are already looking forward to the next one  8)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 28, 2016, 07:41:33 AM
Great that you enjoyed the festival and that you are already looking forward to the next one  8)
;D

actually the three concerts (plus one short solo concert by John Edwards - gotta catch that opportunity even though it means getting up early that Saturday morning) plus the one night will probably cost me more than hotel, festival pass and train fair to Mulhouse ... but yeah, I'm excited about this chance to catch a large dose of Zorn/Masada (book 3 actually, wasn't even aware that book 2 has been concluded) and as I am able to squeeze it in over a weekend, that's all the better!

the line-up for Saturday (three sets at 2 p.m., three at 8 p.m., Edwards will be at 11 a.m. and I'll catch Mat Maneri/Randy Peterson and Joachim Kühn Trio on Sunday at 2 p.m., closing concert) is the following:

Masada Quartet

John Zorn (as)
Dave Douglas (t)
Greg Cohen (b)
Joey Baron (d)

Banquet of the Spirits plays Masada — The Book Beriah

Shanir Blumenkranz (b)
Tim Keiper  (d)
Brian Marsella (keys)
Cyro Baptista (perc)

Cleric plays Masada -The Book Beriah

Matt Hollenberg (g)
Nick Shellenberger (keys, voc)
Dan Kennedy (b)
Larry Kwartowitz (d)

Simulacrum

John Medeski (org)
Matt Hollenberg (g)
Kenny Grohowski (d)

Gyan Riley and Julian Lage play The Bagatelles

Gyan Riley (g)
Julian Lage (g)

Asmodeus plays The Bagatelles

Marc Ribot (g)
Trevor Dunn (b)
Tyshawn Sorey (d)
John Zorn (cond)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Spineur on August 28, 2016, 08:26:04 AM
Thank you for this inspiring review.  You make everyone wish they would have attended this festival.  The only jazz festival I attend once in a while is "Jazz a Vienne".  Each time it was great fun.
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Andante on August 28, 2016, 12:22:48 PM
Quintette du Hot Club de France: Stéphane Grappelli -- violin; Django Reinhardt, Pierre "Baro" Ferret, Marcel Bianchi -- guitars; Louis Vola -- double-bass

                                                                       Chicago


https://www.youtube.com/v/B0pWQP0YgYE
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 28, 2016, 01:11:09 PM
(http://www.bluenote.com/cdn/mceuploads/releases/tal_farlow_quartet.jpg)

Tal Farlow - Quartet (1954)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Parsifal on August 28, 2016, 01:20:39 PM
Count Basie/Lester Young
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 29, 2016, 03:30:23 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/663/MI0000663226.jpg?partner=allrovi.com) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51XO3azLbLL._SS500.jpg)

Billy Taylor - Cross Section (1954)
Ellery Eskelin - Arcanum Moderne (2003)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on August 29, 2016, 09:12:29 PM
Thank you for this inspiring review.  You make everyone wish they would have attended this festival.  The only jazz festival I attend once in a while is "Jazz a Vienne".  Each time it was great fun.
It's definitely a festival worth considering! Tickets are fairly cheap (actually several of the concerts are free - all of those noon Chapel solo ones, as well as some of the late afternoon ones) and the hotel I had was okay and cheap, too. The atmosphere is great, very relaxed, and it's all walking distance (okay, the heat made me use the tramway a couple of times, plus there's a free shuttle to and from Noumatrouff, which is a bit further out, but we still walked to/from there a few times). Anyway, it's of course a festival for those with a pretty adventurous taste in jazz and improvised music (and electronics). I plan to go there again if the programme will be interesting enough in the next years ... this year it was McPhee/The Thing and Roscoe Mitchell that made the decision easy, but as you can read above, there were several other highlights (and the two mentioned did keep up to expectations, if not surpassed them).
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 30, 2016, 05:59:39 PM
(http://www.birkajazz.com/graphics2/leaBarbaraRiverside.jpg) (https://img.discogs.com/I7S9TS7o-5s3vZsZ8Dtdu1GWK58=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3320034-1441212432-7712.jpeg.jpg)

Barbara Lea - A Woman In Love (1955)
Lou Mecca - Quartet (1955)

^Lea does an introductory verse for Love Is Here To Stay that I hadn't heard before, even from Ella who usually included all the openings in her Songbook recordings.

https://www.youtube.com/v/WhzmruwFDoY

(what's the name for that bit at the start of showtunes, before the song proper starts, that are often left off? There's a specific term for it, but I can never remember)

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James Moody - Wail Moody Wail (1955)
Mundell Lowe - Guitar Moods (1956)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Brian on August 31, 2016, 03:54:53 AM
Albums I'm bringing for the car on my road trip through the Pacific Northwest over the next 8 days (stars* indicate first listens!):

- Monk: The Complete Prestige Recordings (have only heard 1 of the 3 CDs)
- Duke Ellington: The Great Paris Concerts (a great Bogey pick!)
- Lionel Hampton and His Golden Men of Jazz at the Blue Note (Telarc)
- Mingus at Antibes
- Basic Basie Vols. 1* & 2*
- Sweets Edison: Patented by Edison* and Sweetenings*
- Monk: Live in Geneva '66*
- Hawkins/Eldridge/Hodges Alive!* and Hawkins Alive! at the Village Gate*
- Cannonball: What Is This Thing Called Soul*
- Al Grey: Last of the Big Plungers* and Thinking Man's Trombone*
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on August 31, 2016, 03:54:15 PM
^great driving (or any time) music there!

played at various points of the day - another knockout string of first-listen RVGs, these ones all from 1956 (continuing to skip over the more famous sessions I already know):

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41F45CQSX1L.jpg) (http://www.bluenote.com/cdn/mceuploads/releases/hickory_house_jutta_hipp.jpg)

Jutta Hipp - With Zoot Sims
Jutta Hipp - At The Hickory House

(https://img.discogs.com/JeK0CLvMBd5od-Q6FpbX_3GdMc8=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-4860603-1377744109-9159.jpeg.jpg) (https://www.highfidelity.net/images/product_images/original_images/aprj_7080.jpg)

Randy Weston feat. Cecil Payne - With These Hands
Phil Woods and Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/Inside_Hi-Fi.jpg) (https://img.discogs.com/oxhKfs7PMFjMoTyf7zerfr6Qzj8=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-4128288-1356240103-5601.jpeg.jpg)

Lee Konitz - Inside Hi-Fi
Randy Weston - Trio and Solo

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Jon Eardley - The Jon Eardley Seven
Bennie Green - Walking Down
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on September 01, 2016, 06:00:13 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/890/MI0001890085.jpg)

Easily makes it into the ten most played albums of the past ten years (and I guess of my life)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on September 01, 2016, 01:09:07 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/909/MI0001909306.jpg?partner=allrovi.com) (https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y%2B6yNdpQL._SY300_QL70_.jpg)

Art Farmer - Farmer's Market
Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: Andante on September 01, 2016, 02:34:37 PM
Part of the jazz revival of the 40s. sure the video and audio are crap but these two are the original performers and composers when they played in the Bob Crosby Orch.

                              Bob Haggart & Ray Bauduc - Big Noise From Winnetka

                     https://www.youtube.com/v/M4vlmYd9KYY
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on September 02, 2016, 02:21:38 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51DCaTwcohL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51WJ1HPFEEL.jpg)

Gene Ammons - Funky (1957)
Thad Jones / Prestige All-Stars - Olio (1957)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on September 03, 2016, 02:07:07 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZAuK5iz2L._SS500.jpg) (http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/766/MI0000766806.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Ray Draper - Tuba Sounds (1957)
Herbie Mann and Bobby Jaspar - Flute Flight (1957)

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/254/MI0000254680.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Sabu - Palo Congo (1957)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on September 04, 2016, 01:20:55 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/311TNXDS5AL.jpg)

Barbara Lea - In Love (1957)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on September 04, 2016, 10:58:37 PM
in love with Lea's voice, too  ;D

you might want to check out Lee Wiley, eventually ... not sure what's currently the best way to get hold of her old recordings (which are the best), there was a set on Definitive (with the usual abysmal sound and crappy documentation) as well as four volumes -  "Completist's Ultimate Collection" Vols. 1-4 - on Devil's Music, a label that has disappeared a long time ago) - in addition, she can be heard with Eddie Condon rather regularly (for instance on his Town Hall concerts), and she has two late (mid-50s) albums out on RCA, both of which are worth hearing ... but the easiest way to get started, I guess, is with this (which in the bigger scheme of things is more like an extended footnote, but an interesting one that is well worth bothering with):
http://www.uptownrecords.net/home/store/11.html
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: SimonNZ on September 05, 2016, 02:26:09 PM
Thanks KU, wasn't aware of her, listening now:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/804/MI0002804478.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Lee Wiley - A Touch Of The Blues (1958)
Title: Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
Post by: king ubu on September 05, 2016, 09:11:31 PM