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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Aretha Franklin - Precious Lord, Parts 1 & 2 (Checker)
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Bob Dylan - The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Columbia/Legacy)
  3. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Tony Parenti - Jazz Goes Underground (Jazzology). A latter-day (1969) offering by one of my favorite New Orleans clarinetists. Besides Parenti and ringer Knocky Parker on piano, all of the musicians were part of the once-thriving Atlanta dixieland scene. As a young man, I did a couple of gigs with the drummer, Spider Ridgeway. He kind of scared me. Later: This album is somewhat cornier than I remembered - mostly due to Parker's piano playing, I'm sorry to say.
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Lee Konitz Meets Warne Marsh Again (Pausa). Amazing improvising.
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Spiritual Starlites - Long Black Limousine (ASL). A quick search reveals that I've posted about this, one of my favorite Atlanta gospel albums, half a dozen times. But this is the first time I've found a picture of the cover on the web. I wish it wasn't obscured by the shrinkwrap; it's a great album with a great cover photo.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Anthony Braxton - The Complete Braxton 1971 (Arista/Freedom). Sides one and two, conveniently housed on different records of this double album. Morgana King - The Winter of My Discontent (Ascot mono). Ms. King's 1964 recital of Alec Wilder's songs.
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Aretha Franklin - Spirit in the Dark (Atlantic). One of her finest, although it only had a couple of hits. Listened while sending forth positive thoughts. Johnny Hodges - Don't Sleep in the Subway (Verve). Not for deep listening, but perfect music while I was cooking dinner. George Adams/Archie Shepp/Heinz Sauer - Frankfurt Jazz Workshop '78: Tenor Saxes (Circle). I was not aware of this excellent record until I came across it online about a week ago. It arrived today. Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Run, Stop & Drop!! (The Needle) (Legacy). Last year's Record Store Day example of the PHJB's evolution from a strictly traditional band into a band which plays contemporay eclectic New Orleans music. I like it. Recorded live at the Hall.
  8. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    Of possible interest to some folks here - an early recording of "High Society," the traditional jazz standard that began life as a march:
  9. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    Looks like its here: and here: The titles are "Muskrat Ramble," "Tin Roof Blues," Feather Brain Blues," "Lucky to Me," "That's a Plenty," and "Bugle Call Rag."
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Love that Susie Ibarra disc. Now playing: Sam Rivers - Dimensions & Extensions, from the Complete Blue Note Mosaic box. I listened with Chuck's reservations about this session in mind. I understand his qualms, but I mostly like it. There are tunes that only catch fire when Rivers is soloing, and Donald Byrd seems ill at ease - but to me the positives outweigh the negatives. Although if I could only keep one Sam Rivers album, this wouldn't be it.
  11. Essential Solos

    I'm choosing to interpret this thread my own way - I don't know how many of these solos are "essential," but here are half a dozen of my favorites that (I think) haven't been mentioned in the Jazz Times article or in this thread: Miles Davis - Move (from the Birth of the Cool sessions). Miles builds this solo up from fragments in a way that doesn't totally make sense until he's finished - then it's apparent what he had been up to. Louis Armstrong - That's My Home (Bluebird alternate take). This take was issued on Bluebird several years after the original Victor record. It gets to me far more than the originally issued take - it's some of the most eloquent music I've ever heard. Von Freeman - Footprints (from Live at the Dakota). Weird, raw, and kind of frightening. Lester Bowie - Obe (from David Murray's Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, Volume 1). Long and avant-lyrical. Bix Beiderbecke - Sweet Sue (Paul Whiteman). At the end of a long, "classy," ponderous arrangement with a painful falsetto tenor vocal, they turn Bix loose for 32 bars which make the previous three minutes disappear. And not to slight the bass players: Wilbur Ware - Decidedly (mono take from Mulligan Meets Monk). Ware takes the "walking" bass solo to the next level, at times shifting to walk on the off-beat.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    David Murray/Milford Graves - The Real Deal (DIW)
  13. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    This again today - really nice. Pee Wee is in excellent, eccentric form. Ernie Caceres is featured on "Bugle Call Rag" and sounds so good that it makes me wonder why he isn't more widely known in the pantheon of baritone saxophonists.
  14. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    It's "boppish" Hawk, which of course is still several steps in from Charlie Parker. But your first instinct would probably be right. But I do tailor my record parties to the interests of the participants. If you ever drop by, we'll have a great moldy fig night - plenty of old New Orleans stuff and no Ellington later than 1933.
  15. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Contours from the Sam Rivers Complete Blue Note Sessions