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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #480 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
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #481 on: January 02, 2016, 08:48:45 AM »
From 1962:



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
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #482 on: January 02, 2016, 10:40:14 AM »


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. 
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #483 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!



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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #484 on: January 02, 2016, 12:20:26 PM »
Nice touch:

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #485 on: January 02, 2016, 01:44:55 PM »


Fan of the Third Man Theme? Then track this one down. A nice dash of cha-cha-cha added to it!
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #486 on: January 02, 2016, 02:55:17 PM »


Kenny Drew - Jazz Impressions Of "Pal Joey"

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #487 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?

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #488 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!

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« Reply #489 on: January 02, 2016, 09:06:29 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #490 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.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #491 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:



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

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #492 on: January 03, 2016, 10:53:15 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #493 on: January 03, 2016, 11:03:37 PM »


Billy Harper - Black Saint (1975)

Tony Williams - Civilization (1986)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #494 on: January 04, 2016, 08:36:07 AM »
Ellington - Jazz Party.


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #495 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


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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #496 on: January 04, 2016, 12:36:07 PM »
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #497 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
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #498 on: January 04, 2016, 01:58:17 PM »
Sheila Jordan (with Harvie S) - Graz, 1992-04-09 (radio broadcast)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #499 on: January 04, 2016, 02:04:10 PM »
This thread costs me so much money.

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