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  1. Billy Harper

    wowie zowie. Love his playing; I shouldn't say this is public, but I find his playing to be an antidote to the Brecker sound. A lot more.....feeling? I dunno, it just gets to me MUCH more.
  2. this book is A Must to Avoid. To quote Herman's Hermits.
  3. Branford slams Miles

    I gotta say that I've liked almost nothing that Wayne Shorter did away from Miles. But his playing with Miles was godlike. Not elsewhere, I don't care what anybody says.
  4. Best Book on Bix

    Finding Bix is terrible, in my opinion.
  5. How Big Was 'Trane, Really?

    stay tuned for my next topic, featuring my band: Does God Like Jazz?
  6. Grasso Brothers

    love that Midnight - but there is something about the trumpeter's intonation at 3:00 that seems off.
  7. Happy Birthday Allen Lowe

    thanks everyone. Accepting gifts for the next 11 months.
  8. Desperately Seeking King Records Discography

    Dan - those two solos don't sound to me like Percy but - and it's a big but - I don't know his sound from back then. So it's possible.
  9. The Gil Evans Orchestra - Hidden Treasures Volume One

    Foster, huh? He came to New Haven with the Mingus big band in about 1992; I remember because I was running the festival, and his girlfriend was the daughter of either Mingus or Sue, or both. Cannot quite remember, but she was beautiful.
  10. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Glitter Wolf

    you may have to.
  11. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Glitter Wolf

    if I can find it, tomorrow I will post something that is actually funky, but in the same vein as what these guys think they are doing.
  12. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Glitter Wolf

    well, just to sum up; I like Allison, Kirk, and Myra's playing. But funky this band ain't, and, as a musician, I can tell you, they have no concept of the technical requirements for this kind of music. And this performance does speak to the tiredness of certain concepts of free improvisation; and I say this as one whose prime musical employment these days is with a band that plays completely free. And I am not carrying a gun, but I do possess a very large nail clipper.
  13. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Glitter Wolf

    well, yes, because they have no concept of how to play this kind of music.
  14. Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Glitter Wolf

    "perfect example of "modern jazz". One more reason why I just don't care about "modern jazz" these days. I'm glad they're popular, though. I would like to hear what they sound like when they're pissed off, not in some kind of formal "resistance" mode, but genuinely pissed off,. I bet not one of them owns a gun or a knife. Not that I'd expect them to admit it if they did, but, just sayin', they don't even project the possibility, and how pissed of can you afford to be if you don't hold the ability to arouse doubt in reserve?" that's the definition if INEPT look it up. But all seriousness aside, that performance is like Musical Malpractice. There are jazz musicians who don't know how to phrase in a "bluesy" way unless they have just listened to an instructional video by Maceo Parker, and even then, forget it. But I was offended by that performance. Don't play the line if you can't figure out the time.
  15. Desperately Seeking King Records Discography

    Dan: was Percy on anything besides the Bill Doggett sessions for King?