Gheorghe

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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Great ! As much as I know the only live album of Horace Silver on BN.
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Fantastic ! This was the great Mingus Band of the 70´s, with George Adams and Don Pullen (later replaced by Ricky Ford and Bob Neloms). I´ll never Forget how impressed I was by their live versions of "Sue´s Changes". And Don Pullen could play everything from stride piano to free. Like Jakie Byard in the 60´s bands.....
  3. Really great to read about the early days of Sun Ra.
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Well, I can understand what you say, and I must admit that in the last 20 years I don´t think I spinned it more often than 3 times. My favourite Green Album is the previously unissued "Solid" with McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones, but as I said, there are days when I have a Special mood, when I had a few bad days and am grateful that Things are ok again, and than I have those Beautiful voicings of "Am I Blue" in my mind. That intro really has a moving Quality. But you are Right, there are hundreds of other Blue Note Albums that are better…..
  5. I saw the notes and my first thought was : DEXTER , especially in his later period, it´s one of his favourite licks…..
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    What a wonderful relaxed thing after some heavy days , now things start to calm down and this record really does relax me. Even my wife likes this version of "Am I Blue"....
  7. Oh yes, I´m also a big fan of Fats Navarro, and the Tadd Dameron bands, especially the live broadcasts from Royal Roost.
  8. Happy Birthday, Kenny Burrell

    I´ll never Forget the first time I heard him on record. It was his solos on "Whims of Chambers" and how much I like what he Plays. I never saw him live, but have a lot of his records.
  9. Happy Birthday, JoAnne Brackeen

    Same here ! I also saw here in Joe Henderson´s quartet in Vienna in late 1978. I don´t remember who was on bass and drums, but it was a great concert. Not Long after, or during here tenure with Joe Henderson there was an interview with her in "Jazz Podium". I remember that she may have been slightly influenced by McCoy Tyner.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Horizon is one of my favourite McCoy Tyner Albums. And on some tracks is Ran Blake on violin. I saw this Formation live in march 1980.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    This Jackie McLean Album is great. I think it was the last Album he did for BN. I like it more than the shortly before recorded "´Bout Soul". Strange cover art, it Looks more like that eerie and Abstract cover art Miles´ Bitches Brew or even more "Live Evil"...….
  12. Rarest "classic" BN in CD Era?

    The hardest to find for me was Paul Chamber´s "Bass on Top". It was not on RVG and not on Conoisseur and not on the other regular reissues until I finally ordered it from Japan, even there were not many reissues of it, my copy is one of those mini LP cover CDs.
  13. Archie Shepp

    When I saw Shepp live the first time it was the same personnel like on this record, minus the to me unknown trumpet player. But it was the great Siegfried Kessler , german born but french based, on piano, Bob Cunningham, and Clifford Jarvis......such a great concert.....
  14. Does Your Wife or Significant Other Love Jazz?

    My wife once said she would have liked to see Dexter Gordon live. She is not necessary a jazz fan but likes some of it sometimes. She went to some concerts with me but I got to know here two years after Dexter died, so she didn´t have the chance to see Dexter.
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The Dizzy Reece album recorded in UK, with Donald Byrd and the great Tubby Hayes. Jackie McLean ........the title tune very nice, based on Star Eyes, it´s not done often, but I have it also on record from The Heads of State with Gary Bartz.....
  16. Does Your Wife or Significant Other Love Jazz?

    Well, my wife was not a jazz fan from the start. But she tolerates it and maybe she listened a bit more to it, but maybe it´s just there´s too much jazz in the house. If I don´t listen to some records, I run through some tunes on the piano. But she liked especially Dexter Gordon, and was fascinated by Monk´s approach to the piano, I remember she said "if Monk plays the piano it is like if he re-invented the instrument for himself". And since there is much music playing in the house, she knows many tunes, if let´s say we are in the kitchen cooking and I´d just start to hum a little bop tune like let´s say "Move", "Blue ´n Boogie", "Night in Tunisia" if I stop she would continue and if I say "gee you know the music " she says well what can I do, if you always play that stuff. But if I would play a ballad like let´s say "When I fall in Love" or "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" she will come into the room and listen. And she went with me to some concerts, she saw with me : Archie Shepp, Johnny Griffin, James Moody, Cedar Walton, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, and this spring she intended to come with me to listen to Dave Liebman/Richie Beirach but due to corona it was chancelled.....
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    A very fine hardbop album. Dizzy Reece is a very unique trumpet player, and Hank Mobley/Wynton Kelly fans also will be delighted with this album.
  18. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    What coincidence ! I´m also listening to Big John Patton right now. Now spinning "Let ´em roll". This one has a very interesting line up with Grant Green and Bobby Hutcherson. Really fine, a really happy feeling record. And very interesting the choose of Hank Mobley´s tune "Turnaround".
  19. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Again a favourite of mine. Joe Henderson is brilliant here. A very interesting Album.
  20. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    This one is really great, I think it´s the one that features "There´s No Business like Showbusiness", isn´t it. I have the CD with the same cover. But first, in the 70´s I had a Prestige Double Album with this session on it.
  21. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Very fine Curtis Fuller on Timeless, recorded in Roma 1982 with the great Roma Jazz Trio with Danilo Rea on piano, Enzo Pietropaoli on bass and Roberto Gatto on drums. A very fine set of tunes, the album starts with an ultra rapid "Impressions", and also features "Naima". Highly recommended.
  22. "Last Albums" or appearances you can recommend

    I remember Harry Sweets Edison quite well. He usually performed together with Eddie Lockjaw Davis, that´s the Team I saw live on some occasions, really fine ! Though this was in a period when I listened more to more modern , free or modal stuff, it was really nice to spend an evening to here such a good Mainstream jazz, not to figure things out, just to relax and swing.....
  23. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Great ! This together with "One Step Beyond". That Group McLean, Moncur, Hutcherson was great. Once I saw Jackie McLean together with Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Lewis and Billy Higgins.