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  4. Jim Snidero - Project-K

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  6. Preview from the upcoming Dave’s Picks 33 of the Grateful Dead - 10/29/77
  7. Tim Berne

    New Snakeoil record release show @ I-Beam on March 6th with a musician named Harry Covert on 6 string electric bass.
  8. Tim Berne

    Got the newest Snakeoil in the mail yesterday. Really great. People who liked the 3 Torn-produced albums on ECM will definitely enjoy this one too. Guy
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Absolutely. I like 'em all -- but I think Flute Flight might be the pick of the litter. Lou Levy brought his "A" game.
  10. 1917. While it was well made, the story wasn’t very good. Pales in comparison to classics like Paths of Glory, All Quiet on the Western Front, Westfront 1918 and so forth.
  11. Sounds like it might be good reed but still just a teence stiff, so the saliva is going to break that down just a bit.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    It's a compliation, and as such is very good dtuff!
  13. For me, a good reed is hard to find. A really good reed. As Jsngry notes, the product has declined since the seventies. I tend to play reeds out-of-the-box to determine if they are even worth breaking in (or trying to cut and salvage). Many hit the trash can right away. Maybe I toss a few with potential, but, hell, they are cheap and life is short. Playing time even shorter, and I cam feel mine waning, unlike Wayne. I usually practice on "okay" reeds and keep the good ones for special times. (I don't gig, ain't no gigs in Africa; but for jamming and playing with others.) Dry reeds suck - may squeak, hard to blow - so most players try to keep them wet.
  14. Sax players, how often do you change your reeds?

    At the Coleman gig, he kept the reed in his mouth when he wasn't playing. Is there a reason for that?
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Now listening to some live Ellington from 1959. Tonight, I got a real charge out of Shorty Baker's loose-as-a-goose solo on "Mood Indigo."
  16. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    All those Most Xanadu albums are worthwhile.
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Wayne Shorter - The Odyssey of Iska (Blue Note, 1971) This incredibly creative album is the subject of today's post on my blog, PLAYING FAVORITES. I know Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros -- but I'm not familiar with Antonio "Chocolate" Diaz Mena. Regardless, this latter "Chocolate" has one helluva line-up on that record (including the other "Chocolate"!). Good stuff?
  18. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Well, this one on EMANEM has the the lonious himself on a couple of tracks. But it's the first part of the CD - the Lacy / Rudd quartet - that is the real deal here.
  19. what are you drinking right now?

    19 Crimes 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon.
  20. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    A cool track, but according to a poster on YouTube: " This is a lovely track, but Kippie Moeketsi, Victor Ntoni and Danayi Ndlovu (check spelling) are *not* on this recording!! The personnel is Tete Mbambisa (piano, composer and arranger), Barney Rachabane (alto), Duku Makasi (tenor) Basil Coetzee (tenor), Sipho Gumede (bass) and Gilbert Matthews (drums). The photograph is by Ian Bruce Huntley. "
  21. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Not such a great record, but Duke Pearson & Joe Henderson make it at least a discographical curiosity.
  22. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Sam Most - Flute Flight (Xanadu, 1977)
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  24. At the UpFront Exhibition Space:
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