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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    One of my favourite Wayne Shorter albums
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    If I´m sure about one Thing it is that I never have heard about that bass player. Maybe he is not so well known over here
  3. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    From the cover photo I think this must be a later recording. As much as I know Hampton Hawes died in 1977 at 49 years only. I heard some Hampton Hawes on Electric piano from around 1973 also. I know there are a lot of acoustic purists, but he sounds good on the Electric too. I think, withouth that huge afro he looked better. On photos from the 60´s he really Looks smart. Like on "Green Leaves of the Summer"
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Yes: This one, and the "Breaking Point" , and the material from those two Albums played "live" on "Night of the Cookers". Wonderful mid 60´s Freddie Hubbard.
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Beautiful. And I´d rate it among the best playing of Joe Henderson as sideman. The others I listened to recently were Hancock´s "Prisoner" and McCoy Tyner´s "The Real McCoy"
  6. Unheard Bird!

    Of course I have not heard about this session , but Big Nick Nicholas seems to have been a quite popular figure at Birdland also. Also from 1951 is that famous session of Miles Davis with the Tenor Tandem "Eddie Lockjaw Davis" and "Big Nick Nicholas". The also play "Lady Bird" on that. And the mentioned "Bird with the Herd" I have on LP, I don´t know the label, it was then a quite expensive LP without much liner notes info.
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    One of my favourite Hancock albums And IMHO one of the best contributions of Joe Henderson as a sideman. Johnny Coles is also great.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    for me the greatest release from the last year.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Yes Hotep Idris Galeta ! Very fine Group with a very advanced and open Kind of Music. The only Thing that was annoying that it was a Festival and on 3 stages were 3 Groups I wanted to hear. McLean´s Group on one stage, Lou Donaldson on another and Pharoah Sanders on another. When I think About it now I could miss LD since I saw him again a few months later with the same Group.
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I like the cover. That´s the Croydon stuff, isn´t it ?
  11. I didn´t read books about Dylan since that´s not my kind of Music, but I have read enough books about Miles. Among those books Maybe I enjoyed most the book Ian Carr wrote. Others are more focussed on the non Musical Things, like the book his son Gregory wrote, and the book that Lady wrote who was with him in the last years…...
  12. very interesting interview. Didn´t Pharoah Sanders suffer a broken hip or something like that last year. I´m glad to read that he still does gigs.
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Great ! The second time I saw Jackie McLean was around 1985 together with René McLean, the piano was Hotep…..don´t know the full Name, on bass was David Eubanks, on drums I don´t remember exactly, could have been Ronnie Burrage ? , and on Percussion was Kemati Dinizulu who later played with Sonny Rollins.
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Very fine vintage Bud Powell on Vol. 2. Very fine mixture of ballads and faster tunes. The "Blues in the Closet" is a little masterpiece, almost like Parker´s "Cool Blues". So much music in only a few minutes studio time.
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Two years later there was another live at Montreux "Blues a la Suisse" with Hampton Hawes, Bob Cranshaw and Kenny Clarke. Acoustic purists critizized it because Hampton Hawes playes Electric piano, but IMHO it sound´s good and groovy, same as the Gene Ammons Album from the same date with Dexter and Cannonball sittin in, with the same Rhythm section.
  16. Though I´m a product of the 70´s and sure did listen a lot to the Electric Miles stuff, my entry in the Donald Byrd discopgraphy was an acoustic one. On the Radio Show "Jazz Shop" the Disc Jockey played two items from the 1955 Savoy Album "Long Green" and as I liked what I heard, I purchased the Album (with a red cover). and on the liner notes there was "a warning: this Music has Nothing to do with the Kind of Music that made Donald Byrd so popluar during the last few years….."
  17. Happy Birthday Hardbopjazz

    sorry , belated Happy Birthday !
  18. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The last from the Roadshows. Some very good Music, though "Don´t Stop the Carneval" here doesn´t have the same good Sound Quality like the Shorter Version on vol.3. The most stuff is from Boston 2001. One track is as early as 1979 which brings memories back since that was the year when I saw Sonny Rollins live. One track "Professor Paul" is not so good, it sounds quite weak and boring…..
  19. Claudio Roditi RIP

    Much too early, I think he was born in 1946, wasn´t he ? I also heard him on later versions of Dizzy with larger formations, where he added Arturo Sandoval and Claudio Roditi. I´ll never Forget the Long cadenzas of "Tunisa" they played.
  20. Jimmy Heath RIP

    RIP ! I heard him for the first time on the now quite obscure Red Garland Album from the early 70´s "The Quota". It´s strange I knew about "Tootie" and Percy earlier.
  21. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    What can I else say than .....a perfect album ! Great !
  22. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    As there was a discussion James Moody dissing Ornette Coleman and so on, I´d state here: Ornette Coleman sits in on "Sonny Moon" but if this would be the only music I knew of Ornette Coleman, I´d also say it´s not what I´d like to hear. I´m a big fan of Ornette Coleman, from the first quartet to Prime Time and all, but here he sounds quite "under the weather" and cannot contribute even to that single tune, and Sonny Moon for Two is almost as simple as "C Jam Blues". Anyway I think OC didn´t WANT to participate. He takes much time to get on stage , several minutes after he is announced.
  23. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    of Course I know and own the legendary Art Pepper + Rhythm Section, but I don´t even know About the names from the second Album. Maybe it´s another Kind of Music than that I´m focussed on.