Justin V

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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Grant Green - Organ Trio and Quartet: I wish that I could track down reasonably priced CDs of Sam Lazar's other albums.
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Kermit Driscoll - Reveille, with Bill Frisell, Kris Davis and Vinnie Colaiuta. I don't think that I'd listened to this one since the year it came out, which is one of the hazards of having a large collection. Having grown to appreciate Frisell more as the years have passed, I am enjoying a fresh listen to an album I remember enjoying quite a bit upon its release.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I am listening to the second concert from this DVD.
  4. Robert Shy - RIP

    I first heard Robert Shy with Rahsaan and later on Mike Smith's Cannonball tribute, Unit 7, an excellent album which benefits greatly from Shy's tasty drumming. Thank you for the music, Mr. Shy, and rest in peace.
  5. Perry Robinson (1938-2018)

    I first became aware of Perry Robinson through Anat Fort's excellent A Long Story (with Paul Motian and Ed Schuller). Because of that album, I made it a point to catch him with Muruga Booker in Detroit. He stood out in what was a charmingly wacky group. I still need to check out Funk Dumpling. Thank you for the music, Mr. Robinson, and rest in peace.
  6. Joseph Jarman - RIP

    I actually own more albums by AEC members than I do by the group itself. I wish that Jarman had been documented more as a leader; Connecting Spirits and Calypso's Smile are challenging and deep without sacrificing warmth and accessibility. I am looking forward to hearing more of his work. Thank you for the music, Mr. Jarman, and rest in peace.
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I am listening to the Chateauvallon concert with Dizzy. I found an obscure CD release featuring material not on the DVD with some more burning Dizzy and Getz joining them on a track. It is one heck of a concert recording.
  8. What are your jazz wishes for 2019?

    After so many greats left us in 2018, I simply wish for the continued health of those who are still with us.
  9. Philadelphia pianist who influenced McCoy Tyner?

    Dang. I never knew that Dennis had left us at such a young age. That Debut album is nice.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Kyle Asche - Blues for Mel: Asche is the real deal. I have his other excellent leader date, The Hook Up, as well as Dig On It by The Skinny, his funk-jazz group.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Roy Patterson - On a Cloud: Although the presence of the marvelous (and underappreciated) Ingrid Jensen attracted me to this one, Canadian guitarist Roy Patterson is impressive. Discovering new artists through their choice of band members is a joy.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Roy Haynes - Out of the Afternoon
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Roy Brooks - The Free Slave, with George Coleman, Woody Shaw, Hugh Lawson and Cecil McBee.
  14. A Kenn Cox reissue is certainly a joyful noise deserving of applause. I once caught the small-group part of a Kenn Cox tribute at the Detroit Jazz Festival. It was something to hear Contemporary Jazz Quintet bassist Ron Brooks, still in excellent form, revisiting classic CJQ material. Cox's duo album with Donald Walden is also great.