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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4920 on: November 25, 2021, 03:24:25 PM »
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Moanin’





This is my first exposure to the music and music making of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. I was captivated from the opening bars. The vibrancy of both the music and the music making is very infectious. This is thoroughly engrossing and captivating music and music making and I was completely engaged from beginning to end. The harmonies are particularly engaging throughout the album. All of the individual and collective performances on the album are consistently never less than excellent. I am thoroughly convinced! The production of the album is also excellent!
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4921 on: November 26, 2021, 08:06:49 AM »
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Moanin’





This is my first exposure to the music and music making of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. I was captivated from the opening bars. The vibrancy of both the music and the music making is very infectious. This is thoroughly engrossing and captivating music and music making and I was completely engaged from beginning to end. The harmonies are particularly engaging throughout the album. All of the individual and collective performances on the album are consistently never less than excellent. I am thoroughly convinced! The production of the album is also excellent!

Great record.

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« Reply #4922 on: November 26, 2021, 11:56:56 AM »
Agreed, a great record. I have a longtime love for the Jazz Messengers and their super-stylish arrangements and hope you enjoy finding them all. To me the golden age started with Benny Golson and continued through the heyday of Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter. Moanin', Mosaic, Roots & Herbs, the absurdly named Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!, Like Someone in Love, Buhaina's Delight, Club St. Germain, Champs Elysees - if you love one you will love them all. The second Night in Tunisia is preferable to the first for me, too, more shamelessly virtuosic, so high energy it's almost tiring. After Golson and Morgan arrived the band became much tighter.

A little later Wayne Shorter started showing his mature harmonic adventurousness on Indestructible and Free for All; his solo on the first track of Free is an all-timer. I am not very familiar with the post 1965 band as their albums are much harder to find, but Keystone 3 is a late classic - a tribute to the golden days tunes of the Moanin' period, with a lot of that band's old repertoire, but with arrangements by two new band members - the very young Wynton and Branford Marsalis.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4923 on: November 26, 2021, 01:26:06 PM »
Pretty much all the JM recordings are excellent. I have a preference for some of the early albums, esp. A Night at Birdland vol. 1 (vol. 2 is not as good) with Clifford Brown and At the Cafe Bohemia vol. 1 and 2 with my favorite band (Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham, Horace Silver).

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4924 on: November 26, 2021, 02:43:21 PM »
I listened to "The Cooker" by Lee Morgan the other day at a friend's house:  really enjoyed it!  He had purchased it as a newly (recently) pressed LP.  It sounded great and I enjoyed the music.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4925 on: November 26, 2021, 07:03:59 PM »
I like this album- Olympia Concert- recorded around same time.
In addition to Moanin, etc., they play “Just By Myself”, which is my favorite Benny Golson composition.
The album conveys the heated performance and excitement of the audience.
Lee Morgan is killing in the recording!


https://youtu.be/frH9LGP5-pU?list=OLAK5uy_mnkP2PsEKfD3BRSUk7xv2jlHtZ_bhM62M
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4926 on: November 26, 2021, 08:24:56 PM »
“Just By Myself”, which is my favorite Benny Golson composition.
This could be a whole discussion by itself! My favorite is Whisper Not.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4927 on: November 26, 2021, 09:22:43 PM »
This could be a whole discussion by itself! My favorite is Whisper Not.

I Remember Clifford here.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4928 on: November 27, 2021, 04:01:57 PM »
I listened to "The Cooker" by Lee Morgan the other day at a friend's house:  really enjoyed it!  He had purchased it as a newly (recently) pressed LP.  It sounded great and I enjoyed the music.

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I was going to say that I gave The Cooker another listen after reading this, but then I didn't recognize that incredible version of Night In Tunisia that opens it and those great solos. So it seems I may be hearing it for the first time.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4929 on: November 28, 2021, 03:15:49 AM »
Thank you all for your thoughts, recommendations and encouragement regarding Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers  :)
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4930 on: November 28, 2021, 11:12:24 AM »
I was going to say that I gave The Cooker another listen after reading this, but then I didn't recognize that incredible version of Night In Tunisia that opens it and those great solos. So it seems I may be hearing it for the first time.
Hard to keep up with all of ones purchases, non?  ;)

Glad that you enjoyed it!  May I ask what format(s) you have it on?

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4931 on: November 28, 2021, 01:21:33 PM »
Hard to keep up with all of ones purchases, non?  ;)

Glad that you enjoyed it!  May I ask what format(s) you have it on?

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That time I was just getting it from Youtube. I used to have a massive collection of Blue Note etc jazz cds which I thought included that one, but they all had to be sold off some years back.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4932 on: November 29, 2021, 04:43:24 AM »
That time I was just getting it from Youtube. I used to have a massive collection of Blue Note etc jazz cds which I thought included that one, but they all had to be sold off some years back.
Sorry to hear that; it must have been hard.  :(

In case you or anyone else here is interested, the new LP version that I heard sounded brilliant....no pops, etc., and well-recorded.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4933 on: November 29, 2021, 07:43:44 AM »
Introducing Wayne Shorter.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4934 on: November 29, 2021, 10:21:58 AM »


Armand Gordon - Jazz au Vieux Colombier

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4935 on: November 29, 2021, 10:37:27 AM »
John Coltrane's A Love Supreme

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4936 on: November 29, 2021, 05:32:57 PM »
Well tonight I'm proud and Honor to say I'm listening to the great  super  intense Cecyl Taylor.: My Fsvorite album  called : The great Paris Concert and All the notes very very very good  music, you prbably know me by now I'm a man of taste, if I put something on the podium there is a raison bein it's so good yah don't know.

Mark my word greates Jazz man CeCyl Taylor and Arthur Doyle and the quiet screamer, thee best of best simply put simply said!
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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4937 on: December 02, 2021, 03:26:24 PM »
The Nancy Wilson Show!

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4938 on: December 05, 2021, 03:47:14 PM »
Dexter Gordon at Village Vanguard.

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Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Reply #4939 on: December 07, 2021, 01:31:50 PM »
Billie Holiday: Songs for Distingué Lovers


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