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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Great. And that incredible composition "No Smokin´". Horace stated that he wrote that as something being influenced by Bud Powell. And in 1964 Horace gave Bud the sheet of the tune and Bud performed it at Birdland.
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    a wonderful album of mostly ballads.....
  3. Thank you very much for your answer. Yes, I also noticed that kind of loose "crash-bang" aspect to Nick, especially on those tracks from Descent to Maelstroem. I think "Stretch" is the title of the faster tune, that seems to be based on "You Stepped Out of A Dream".....
  4. The Chet Baker Prestige albums

    I head Chet Baker on several occasions from the late 70´s until the very last time in 1987 . I must admit I never really listened much to his stuff from the 50´s and 60´s . I like De Walk´s biography on Baker, and also another book written by a German author about baker. The Name of the author I think is Lothar Lewien. Very good book. The last time I saw Chet was at the end of 1987, that might be only a few months before he died. After all those stories and the occasions when I had a ticked but Chet Baker was missing, I was surprised that on that very very last occasion, though he looked like death, he was very very articulate, was on time for the first set, played beautiful stuff and didn´t disappear during intermissions. He said "we´ll be back in 15 minutes" and that it was, he was back on time and the second set was also beautiful. If I remember right, he had Nicola de Stilo on flute and guitar, that pianist from Belgia he played often with, and Austrian bassist Hans Strasser (very very fine).....
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Yeah, that´s a great Pharoah Sanders album Oh yes, this is the "Last Mingus Band". About 1977, when Mingus still was alive and could play, they toured Europe and played live versions of "Three Shades of Blues" and "Cumbia&Jazz Fusion". Very exiting.
  6. Why did Tristano play so much with the quite obscure Sonny Dallas and Nick Stabulas ? Who were they and has someone any idea why Lennie Tristano choose them so often in the 60´s. I have a quite rare album of Tristano "Descent into the Maelstrom" and the last two tracks from 1966 are with those two on bass and drums, I must admit I heard much better drummers
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Very fine , a lot of Monk tunes here, and Geri Allen sounds very "monkish".....
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    a very nice 1972 Stitt album for Muse. I saw Sonny Stitt once in 1980. The concert was okay though it was evident that Sonny had "his cups".
  9. Eddie Harris Corner

    yes, "Spelunke" always payed in cash.
  10. Eddie Harris Corner

    One special thing was that Austro-Pop singer Wilfried came to see Eddy Harris. I had a long conversation with Wilfried at the bar and he stated that he is a big fan of Eddie Harris and has almost all of his records. Life is full of surprises. Those were the days, the house was packed every evening .
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Great, those Pablo Group Masterpieces and Solo Masterpieces were fantastic.
  12. Eddie Harris Corner

    Very interesting info since I had no idea how he played for so long time in a small club in Viena. I even had thought they were somehow "stranded" but now with your info I´m sure this was not the case. Yes, small clubs were fine , but let´s say this was 1986. A few years later there were not many clubs left. @soulpope You are from the same town and the same generation like me: Did you also see Eddie Harris at "Jazz Spelunke". Well, I was a regular, that was a place were musicians met each others, sometimes we even checked some gigs from there, and the "Bier von Fass" was good. For me, 1060 Viena was almost the "Jazz Bezirk". On the other side of that small street was "uzzi´s café Einhorn", and a few minutes from there was "Jazz By Freddie". It´s almost like the older US jazz musicians I still witnessed when they said "here we had the "Three Deuces" , here we had "Onyx" , the "Royal Roost" etc etc.......
  13. Eddie Harris Corner

    I saw Eddie Harris for almost 2 weeks almost every night in early 1986 at a small defunct Viennese Jazz Club "Jazz-Spelunke" He was with Ralphe Armstrong on bass and Sherman Ferguson on drums, and he played tenor sax, reed-trumpet and piano, sometimes vocal like the thing he played and sang every night "Eddy Who?". I still wonder how that little one room jazz club, that mostly booked locals and had live music only until 22.00h due to neighbours had the chance to book this giant for such an extended period and I wonder, why they were for so much time in Viena, since I doubt they could make much money there, though the house was packed every night. I now that they recorded for Timeless short time after that gig, maybe the had some time off from schedule, it´s really strange but I remember it very well.
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    It´s other music than what I listen to usually, but since I always was a big fan of "Drum Ode" this is a really interesting thing, good to close the eyes and listen carefully what happens.....
  15. Your Favorite Jazz Records of the 1980s?

    Yes, Al Foster ! For my taste, things went down from 1985 on, when he replaced Al Foster and went more into commercial stuff an it got more a kind of show, almost a parody of Miles, rather than stuff played in a band like on "We Want Miles"