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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4720 on: March 21, 2021, 08:50:18 PM »
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.

Listening to rehearsals is fine one-time, but after that, I don’t really find myself wanting to listen to that kind of stuff again.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4721 on: March 25, 2021, 07:42:54 AM »


First spin.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4722 on: March 26, 2021, 04:17:53 PM »
^That's one I've heard only a few times and not recently. I should give it another go. What did you make of it?

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Paul Desmond and Jim Hall - First Place Again (1959)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4723 on: March 26, 2021, 05:44:56 PM »
^That's one I've heard only a few times and not recently. I should give it another go. What did you make of it?

Wild, dark stuff. I liked it.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4724 on: March 27, 2021, 03:51:55 PM »


Fred Hersch - Everybody's Song But My Own (2010)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4725 on: March 28, 2021, 11:22:02 AM »
The Billie Holiday Songbook





There is lots of well earned applause on this wonderful album.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4726 on: March 31, 2021, 10:10:51 PM »


learning for the first time that they had to simultaneously use two different sets of microphones at the recording of Monk's Music to capture both a mono and stereo masters and as a result the two mixes despite being the same performances are said to be quite distinct in atmosphere and balance of instruments

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4728 on: April 09, 2021, 03:00:19 PM »


Would be interested in comments! (Beautiful cover.)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4729 on: April 09, 2021, 03:59:10 PM »
Would be interested in comments! (Beautiful cover.)

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Highly recommended.

Its a double live album from 1989 that you wont realize is a live album until some way in you hear the first applause after a prolonged solo, so well captured and balanced in studio quality sound are the musicians and so well rehearsed and composed seems the music. Its a dream team quartet with John Carter's prominent clarinet replacing the more familiar sax role playing music that feels like it flirts with or might become avant-guard at any moment but instead is held somehow into older blues-groove patterns, even in its more faster and ferocious passages and more complex time signatures, and hints or quotes of sixties hard bop though much longer-form and distinctly modern. Great as pianists Tapscott's performance is here I'm especially impressed by the  virtuoso drumming of Andrew Cyrille.

edit: I see now it was recorded somewhere called the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, which I wouldn't have thought sounded like a venue that would capture studio quality sound.

And I see that the Penguin Guide awarded it a crown. They draw attention to it representing the darker side of the West Coast's "cool", which strikes me as an odd thing to say of an album from 1989 not 1959.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4730 on: April 11, 2021, 03:17:33 PM »
Huh. I was expecting someone to push back at my largely unlearned description of the album as misrepresenting it.

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Andrew Cyrille on drums again, as well as providing the opening "mouth percussion"

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4731 on: April 12, 2021, 10:05:41 AM »
Not much music, but a great discussion

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4732 on: April 13, 2021, 06:35:56 AM »
Would be interested in comments! (Beautiful cover.)

--Bruce

Also highly recommend it. I'm not impartial, being a big admirer of Horace Tapscott, whose recordings generally are hard to find. The Dark Tree is the most commonly recommended Tapscott and has been in and out of print. It was the first of his recordings I acquired and I rank it as one of the best.
No beef with Simon's post except for the corrected error re. live recording.
Only caution is that there's a really strong groove or vamp or ostinato figure (not sure what to call it) that you might find a bit repetitious at times; not that surprising for a live recording.

If you like the recording, I recommend Steven Isoardi's book (warning, oop) and Bertrand Gastaut's reissue label, both of the same title.
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4733 on: April 13, 2021, 07:16:22 AM »
Highly recommended.

Its a double live album from 1989 that you wont realize is a live album until some way in you hear the first applause after a prolonged solo, so well captured and balanced in studio quality sound are the musicians and so well rehearsed and composed seems the music. Its a dream team quartet with John Carter's prominent clarinet replacing the more familiar sax role playing music that feels like it flirts with or might become avant-guard at any moment but instead is held somehow into older blues-groove patterns, even in its more faster and ferocious passages and more complex time signatures, and hints or quotes of sixties hard bop though much longer-form and distinctly modern. Great as pianists Tapscott's performance is here I'm especially impressed by the  virtuoso drumming of Andrew Cyrille.

edit: I see now it was recorded somewhere called the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, which I wouldn't have thought sounded like a venue that would capture studio quality sound.

And I see that the Penguin Guide awarded it a crown. They draw attention to it representing the darker side of the West Coast's "cool", which strikes me as an odd thing to say of an album from 1989 not 1959.

Also highly recommend it. I'm not impartial, being a big admirer of Horace Tapscott, whose recordings generally are hard to find. The Dark Tree is the most commonly recommended Tapscott and has been in and out of print. It was the first of his recordings I acquired and I rank it as one of the best.
No beef with Simon's post except for the corrected error re. live recording.

Apparently I missed the memo about Tapscott! But a little research, plus some listening on YouTube, have turned me into a fan, so thank you both.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4734 on: April 13, 2021, 09:48:16 PM »
today:



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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4735 on: April 23, 2021, 04:47:08 PM »


Joe Henderson - Relaxin' at Camarillo (1979)

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4736 on: April 25, 2021, 05:08:18 PM »
Another very firm endorsement of The Dark Tree from me. :) I think it's the only Tapscott I own, but yeah, it's excellent.

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I always put this and Maiden Voyage together in my mind as a pair. I rate Maiden Voyage slightly higher because of George Coleman's very fine contributions, but this one is superb too.

TD - catching up on some Nate Wooley:

 

Nate Wooley Sextet: (Sit In) The Throne of Friendship (2013)
Nate Wooley: Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan) (2017)


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4737 on: April 30, 2021, 12:15:40 PM »

Matthew Halsall (2011): On The Go.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4738 on: May 01, 2021, 11:57:30 AM »
The Cecil Taylor Unit: Live in Bologna


      
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4739 on: May 01, 2021, 04:26:41 PM »
I've never outgrown my affection for June Christy and not expecting to, nor do I agree with most - actually I reckon all - jazz authorities that her silken voice was best paired with big bands.  I sure enjoy the more intimate settings with this group, recorded early in her career; the Guarnieris are not exceptional, but they are hand in glove and the spotlight is ever on where it belongs. 

 
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