Author Topic: What Jazz are you listening to now?  (Read 864194 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline SimonNZ

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8933
  • Location: Christchurch, NZ
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4700 on: February 11, 2021, 04:37:58 PM »
Ah damn. And I was just talking about his albums with Gary Burton on the previous page.

playing now, a first listen to this:



RIP

Offline T. D.

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1289
  • Location: Rural upstate NY
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4701 on: February 13, 2021, 07:48:16 PM »
On the theme "favorite album covers"
 

Offline SimonNZ

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8933
  • Location: Christchurch, NZ
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4702 on: February 13, 2021, 09:32:52 PM »


1969

Offline Artem

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1014
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4703 on: February 19, 2021, 12:37:48 PM »
Love the cover art on that Corea's album.

I listened to this disk and realised I need more Montgomery in my jazz collection. Such a fine recording.


Offline Dry Brett Kavanaugh

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1199
  • Location: U.S.A.
  • Currently Listening to:
    Eric Dolphy, Persian music, Sorabji, Scriabin, Sex Pistols
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4704 on: February 19, 2021, 07:32:17 PM »
Very good album, and his debut album from a major label.
The subsequent album, Portrait of Wes, is excellent as well.

Love the cover art on that Corea's album.

I listened to this disk and realised I need more Montgomery in my jazz collection. Such a fine recording.



Offline Artem

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1014
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4705 on: February 23, 2021, 11:48:44 AM »
First time listening to this highly praised disk. Great concept, but it felt underwhelming. Duo and solo performances were really great (Isfahan is so beautiful), but in larger group musicians felt uninspired. Maybe it's just a wrong first impression. We'll see.


Offline SimonNZ

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8933
  • Location: Christchurch, NZ
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4706 on: February 25, 2021, 12:43:59 AM »

Offline Stürmisch Bewegt

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 279
  • Location: USA
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4707 on: March 07, 2021, 06:30:15 AM »
Haven't heard this in a very long (too long) time.  It's genius from the man whose life was taken from us way too soon.  As if that wasn't enough, many of his original tapes were lost in the 2008 Universal fire. 

Leben heißt nicht zu warten, bis der Sturm vorbeizieht, sondern lernen, im Regen zu tanzen.

Offline Old San Antone

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 389
  • Location: USA
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4708 on: March 07, 2021, 07:03:28 AM »
First time listening to this highly praised disk. Great concept, but it felt underwhelming. Duo and solo performances were really great (Isfahan is so beautiful), but in larger group musicians felt uninspired. Maybe it's just a wrong first impression. We'll see.



I am a big fan of Joe Henderson's late career Verve recordings, including this one, his first.  My favorite is probably his take on Porgy & Bess.

Offline SimonNZ

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8933
  • Location: Christchurch, NZ
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4709 on: March 10, 2021, 09:37:51 PM »

Offline Dry Brett Kavanaugh

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1199
  • Location: U.S.A.
  • Currently Listening to:
    Eric Dolphy, Persian music, Sorabji, Scriabin, Sex Pistols
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4710 on: March 15, 2021, 08:21:51 AM »
Mark Shim. My favorite tenor.

Offline T. D.

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1289
  • Location: Rural upstate NY
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4711 on: March 15, 2021, 05:21:12 PM »


Just arrived. I touted it on the New Releases thread.

Offline Artem

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1014
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4712 on: March 16, 2021, 11:10:54 AM »
Would be interesting to hear your opinion of it. Looks like a very interesting release.

Offline T. D.

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1289
  • Location: Rural upstate NY
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4713 on: March 16, 2021, 06:32:17 PM »
It's good, but there have been some really excellent Horace Tapscott releases the last couple of years. I haven't enjoyed this release quite as much as the last 3 under Tapscott's name (2 on Dark Tree, one on Soul Jazz). Don't regret purchasing it, but for instance the next-to-last tune is a bass solo that I didn't love and the final tune includes vocals by Miranda's father that weren't fully to my taste.
In my experience the physical CD and vinyl of these releases sell out quickly, so if one doesn't "do downloads" the ordering window may not stay open for long.

Offline Mirror Image

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 54936
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
  • Location: Northeast GA, US
  • Currently Listening to:
    Harrowing cries from across a war-torn landscape
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4714 on: March 21, 2021, 07:13:16 PM »
Taking a bit of a break from classical.

NP: Terje Rypdal/Miroslav Vitous/Jack DeJohnette - s/t



An album that has remained absolutely vital to me and my existence. Rypdal is a huge influence on my own guitar playing.
“When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.” - Dmitri Shostakovich

Offline Old San Antone

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 389
  • Location: USA
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4715 on: March 21, 2021, 07:47:32 PM »
The Miles Davis Complete Quintet Sessions 1965-1968



This image does not represent my set, which is the original "metal" box.


Offline SimonNZ

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8933
  • Location: Christchurch, NZ
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4716 on: March 21, 2021, 07:52:44 PM »
There was a couple of those metal boxes that looked like they might have started rusting pretty quickly.

played six or seven Dave Brubeck albums last night, including:



played today:

« Last Edit: March 21, 2021, 07:57:38 PM by SimonNZ »

Offline Mirror Image

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 54936
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
  • Location: Northeast GA, US
  • Currently Listening to:
    Harrowing cries from across a war-torn landscape
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4717 on: March 21, 2021, 08:20:22 PM »
The Miles Davis Complete Quintet Sessions 1965-1968



This image does not represent my set, which is the original "metal" box.

I own all of those Miles metal boxes (or actually spines) and I absolutely love them. That particular set you’re listening to is my favorite of them all.
“When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.” - Dmitri Shostakovich

Offline Mirror Image

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 54936
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
  • Location: Northeast GA, US
  • Currently Listening to:
    Harrowing cries from across a war-torn landscape
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4718 on: March 21, 2021, 08:23:07 PM »
There was a couple of those metal boxes that looked like they might have started rusting pretty quickly.

All of mine look fine. It’s the Bill Evans Complete Verve box set that was originally issued that became a ‘rust box’. :) I own this set as well and mine isn’t as rusty as many other ones that I’ve seen online.
“When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.” - Dmitri Shostakovich

Offline SimonNZ

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8933
  • Location: Christchurch, NZ
Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4719 on: March 21, 2021, 08:34:58 PM »
I own all of those Miles metal boxes (or actually spines) and I absolutely love them. That particular set you’re listening to is my favorite of them all.

I certainly understand the attraction of the Second Quintet material, but getting to hear at length Gil Evans teaching the orchestra all the tricky bits for Miles Ahead made that one the essential box (as opposed to simply owning the standard albums) for me.