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About Gheorghe

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  • Birthday 12/14/1959

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  1. Hazel Scott on 2 grand pianos

    Wow, didn´t know she also recorded for Debut. If you hear about Debut today, it´s mostly about Mingus´ own dates and a few others like Thad Jones, Paul Bley, Miles Davis Blue Moods. I think Hazel Scott lived in Paris for some time in the early 60´s. I think there is one short take of "Spring is Here" recorded in her appartment, where Bud Powell sit´s in, somehow they both play Spring is Here ...
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    oh this one ! I remember well when I purchased it in the late 70´s , I think it´s the logic following of "Giants of Jazz" , having Diz and Stitt together in an allstar Group. This is first rate bebop with some of the most outstanding bop tunes. I think each of the men involved during that time did other projects and played more modern music, but for this special event they all came together to dig back into their roots. But bringing all them together must have costed a fortune.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Thank you very much, Brad ! I think they have wonderful cover photos, also the photos from the inside sleeve, and nice liner notes. Right now I listen to the second CD "Four in One", with David Williams replacing Buster Williams. David Williams also wrote a nice little waltz for that album "Keep the Master in Mind" , maybe he´s referring to Cedar Walton. Gary Bartz is one of the most versatile musicians around, he has done everything from bop to avantgarde, world music , but here he shows that he never forgot his bop roots. Somehow like Jackie McLean, but he could not be confused with Jackie McLean, he has a softer sound and more subtile phrasing.
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Fantastic ! I think I got to listen to Dolphy from Mingus, and the Berlin Concerts was my first Dolphy album under his own name. I think when I first heard Dolphy he seemed to me a free jazz player but he is not and never was. His lines are the next step after Charlie Parker, I think.
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Heads of State-Search for Peace: Gary Bartz-Larry Willis-Buster Williams-Al Foster, really an allstar group. Can´t post the cover. Anyone ? I also have the second output "Four in One" . Too bad there is only those two records, a third might be welcome. They are so great.
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    One of my favourites. Great compositions by Andrew Hill. And some of the greatest musicians from that period. To have Sam Rivers in the group is fantastic. My favourite tune is "Catta".
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Is this the legendary 1973 Trio with Hamp on Fender, Bob Cranshaw and Kenny Clark ? I heard there is a trio recording of Montreux of them, they played as their own unit and accopanied Dex and Jug.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I´ve listened to it recently, together with another one from about the same period "Breaking Point". I´d recommand for further listening especially "The Night of the Cookers" Vol. II, since they have the live versions of "Breaking Point" and "Jodo"
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I have not listened to those (VOL 1-5) for many years. I enjoy it now, especially like others here I like much of Bud´s later playing. The very early stuff, especially the early Verves tend to be too much high register runs. The latterday performances have astute quotes from other songs, the playing is a bit more laid back, and it´s not such a speed race like earlier achievements. The drummer is okay, the bass is a bit reluctant. When Bud stops for him to do a bass solo, he just keeps walking on, not soloing. On my CD, it starts with 2 before unussued tracks , a very fast "Swedish Pastry" and a nice "There will Never be another You". But no reference to it in the liner notes. IMHO this is Bud in very good form and a very pleasant listening experience. one of my all time favourites
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I this London 1971 ? The stuff with Mc.Kibbon and Blakey ? Sure that´s good stuff , the last Monk in studio I think. But a most annoying thing is cover photos of artists from other periods. I think this might be a young Monk douring the time he played at Minton´s , far away from the time he would travel the world, play in London. I noticed this very often, also vice versa: Early recordings of an artists, but the cover photo the aged artist.....
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    A classic and a must have for all bop fans. Fantastic choice of classic ballads and the superb baritone voice of Mr. B, and the band featuring Fats, Kenny, Miles, Dex, Ammons, Blakey etc. also cooks on bop classics like "Cool Breeze" and "Oo bop Sh bam" etc. .....
  12. Happy 90th Birthday, Benny Golson!

    Such a great musician, composer ! Saw him on several occasions, most of them at Jazzland in Vienna where it seems he enjoyed to perform mostly during the late 90´s early 2000´s ......
  13. Dexter Gordon on Steeplechase question

    Same with me, have most of the 1964 "Dexter in Radioland" albums, the 3 "Swiss Nights", and the last one "Bitin´the Apple" but also think that I can´t have everything.
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Very interesting thoughts and a lot of truth in it. In my case I think that maybe the first "jazz" I may have heard through radio may have been some old styled Dixieland and it didn´t appeal to my tastes , and somehow I heard Miles Davis´ "Milestones" on a sampler that was titled "The Story of Jazz". and something happened and I had to say to myself, if this is also "jazz" I must get more of it, and so I bought Miles´ "Steaming" and that´s how it started. And reading that Bird was Miles´ first idol and so on I had to dig back to Bird and Bop and it appealed the same way to me as the midfifties "hardbop", and paying attention to Trane´s solos it became searching after Trane´s stuff into the 60, and from Trane to Ornette, and then (it was the mid 70´s ). Somehow everything from Midforties Bop to late 60´s "New Thing" seemed to appeal to me, and it is much harder for me to dig more into the past. I heard, that japanese fans have Similar tastes. They collect everything starting from bop to hardbop to post bop and so on and there seems to be a lesser audience for earlier styles.
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I love this, and I think when I was very young it helped me to "dig" Ornette Coleman, maybe because it has a more straight ahead swing done by Scott La Faro and Ed Blackwell. So it was easier to get into so called "Free Jazz" than with the other album I also had then "Crisis" , where they avoid straight ahead. Is it possible that "Ornette" is a lesser known or lesser popular Ornette Coleman album, since it´s not so much mentioned in jazz books.