Michael Weiss

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  1. „Killer“ Ray Appleton 1941-2015

  2. Listed here: https://www.facebook.com/KitchenCafeDallas
  3. Some workshops added for next week-- Michael Weiss Trio February 8. 2022: Parker Jazz Club, Austin, 8:00-9:30 February 10, 2022: Scat Jazz Lounge, Fort Worth 8:00-10:30 February 11, 2022: Kitchen Cafe, Dallas, 7:30-10:30 February 12, 2022: Mesquite Arts Center, Mesquite. 7:00-8:30 Workshops/Master Classes February 9, 2022: Monks Jazz Club, Austin 12:00-1:30 February 9, 2022: Huston-Tillotson University 2:00-5:00 February 13, 2022: Carroll Senior High School, Southlake 12:00-4:00 February 14, 2022: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth 12:00-2:00 Hope to see some of you area Organnisimists, with masks on. It's going to be a microscopic minefield.
  4. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    John Ogdon was teaching at IU when I was there. Real character. Jim Beard studied with him. I like to play the first page of the Dutilleux sonata but I'm done after that. Thanks for hipping me to the Dukas sonata.
  5. James Mtume (1946-2022)

    Heard him with Miles in 1974. Was amazed (as a sixteen year old) at the telepathy going on, how he had his eyes closed when Miles was flashing his hand signals like a catcher to pitcher. He came out a few times to gigs I played with Jimmy. In 1994 we recorded soundtrack to an episode of the cop show NY Undercover, Mtume was producing. A good experience to have. Of course we did Gingerbread Boy. What Jim said...
  6. Michael Weiss Trio February 8. 2022: Parker Jazz Club, Austin February 10, 2022: Scat Jazz Lounge, Fort Worth February 11, 2022: Kitchen Cafe, Dallas February 12, 2022: Mesquite Arts Center, Mesquite
  7. Lloyd Price, RIP

    Couldn't tell you. Barry's the only one I know of. I got my start as a juvenile delinquent hanging out at Preston Forest Bowling Alley in junior high.
  8. Lloyd Price, RIP

    Before he had his stroke I used to go bowling at the Port Authority bus terminal with Barry Harris. We ran into Lloyd Price up there. Nice guy.
  9. Live Streaming Concerts

    Thanks for the plug Tom. One track on YouTube:
  10. Unissued Music You Would Like To See Released

    Wouldn't that be nice
  11. RIP Chick Corea

    Excellent Interview.
  12. RIP Chick Corea

    When he was at his worst, he was one of the very very very best.
  13. Big John Patton Sighting?

    I worked at the Flamingo Lounge with the Junior Cook/Bill Hardman Quintet dozens of times. There was an upright piano there. No organ in the club. So from the information you've provided there's no reason not to assume BJP didn't play just because there wasn't an organ there. It's not a record date, just a joint with a piano. https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=177304842700839
  14. New all-analog LP

    Jazzwax Review: https://www.jazzwax.com/2020/08/michael-weiss-soul-journey.html
  15. New all-analog LP

    Seeking suggestions, advice etc. Responses welcome via private message. I'm thinking of launching a Kickstarter campaign to issue an all-analog double LP of a recording I made some time ago, "Soul Journey" (Sintra). It was recorded and mixed to analog tape by Joe Ferla at Avatar Studios and would be mastered by Bernie Grundman with a limited pressing of 500 150g LPs. I'm trying to gauge the interest out there for a high quality all-analogue LP release among audiophiles for this kind of music. The Kickstarter campaign will offer several premium support opportunities including signed and numbered copies, test pressings, 15ips 10" first generation master tape, scores and lead sheets. Any ideas and recommendations for reaching out via email, message boards, vinyl listening cafes, etc. appreciated. Samples of the CD here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/mweiss
  16. RIP, Steve Grossman.

    A great photo posted by Peter Erskine from when he and Steve were kids at a summer camp: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10108350397568165
  17. “The Jazz Communicators”

    Nice to see Pittsburgh put a landmark desgnation outside the Crawford's Grill building. https://www.google.com/maps/place/2141+Wylie+Ave,+Pittsburgh,+PA+15219/@40.4455016,-79.9778487,3a,75y,320.54h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sxpi2e3nw2JYsYR3nuL0BIQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dxpi2e3nw2JYsYR3nuL0BIQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.gws-prod.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D86%26h%3D86%26yaw%3D320.53622%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x8834f3d90846c81d:0xd9f7cca8f86471b5!8m2!3d40.4456979!4d-79.9780834
  18. Philly Joe Jones on piano

    I forgot about that. Only thing I remember is how few people attended and Mingus entering and leaving the stage several times - do I have that right? He obviously knows what he's doing and obviously competent. I guess "arranger's piano" skills could mean, with limited piano technique, an ability to voice quality chords under a melody with voicings spread across both hands. Maybe with less of an ability to play single lines - soloing or otherwise. Johnny Griffin played at least that well IIRC. I enjoyed this clip. Jack DeJohnette was a pianist before he took up the drums. One drummer I know who plays the shit out of the piano and could easily compete with any pianist is Finnish drummer Jukkis Uotila.
  19. John Coltrane's Creation

    Heard this first around 1980. Creation is the only melody of Trane I ever heard in 7/8 - at least the opening theme. This is my cellphone's ringtone.
  20. RIP Art Hoyle

    He used to come by the Jazz SHowcase every time I played there with Griff. Nice guy. Sounds great on all the Sun Ra records. Great reminscing with Art Hoyle and James Scales about working with Sun Ra:
  21. New all analog double LP release

    Copies are flying off the shelf. Hoping to maintain the monentum... https://www.analogplanet.com/content/pianistcomposerarranger-michael-weiss%E2%80%99s-long-soul-journey-vinyl
  22. Michael Weiss All-analog LP reissue

  23. Michael Weiss All-analog LP reissue

    My Kickstarter project launched today and runs through October 23. Please take a look. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1164645459/michael-weiss-soul-journey-analog-vinyl
  24. New all-analog LP

    Released July 15 as AAA double LP set. Michael Fremer's Review For sale here