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About mikeweil

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    totally tjaderized
  • Birthday 02/21/1954

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  • Location Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Interests Many different types of music

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  1. Shirley Scott

    On A Clear Day on Impulse has her backed by Ron Carter and Jimmy Cobb - that's a great one.
  2. Hubert Laws

  3. Hubert Laws

    Laws did not join his Jazz Crusaders friends on their move to California as he had been awarded a scholarship for Juiliiard in New York. He studied classical flute with Julius Baker there. I find In The Beginning may be the best of his CTI efforts, as it has more coherence - Afro-Classic to me sounds like trying either to be classical or jazz, and doesn't find a real bridge between the two. Laws played some amazing solos as a sideman: Listen to his piccolo solo on Afro Blue on Mongo Santamaria Explodes At The Village Gate; Some great solos on Ron Carter's Uptown Concersation; free form playing on Chick Corea's Is Sessions; he was an excellent reader and extremely versatile. No Laws solo here, but this is one of the pieces he wrote for the band:
  4. Hubert Laws

    I think Hubert Laws is one of the many alumni of Mongo Santamaria's band who perfectly understood the balance of Cuban music, jazz, and rhythm & blues that Mongo wanted - he wrote quite a number of excellent examples during the seven years with the band, and played some mean Texas tenor along the way - that's Laws belting it out on Cold Sweat! His early albums for Atlantic are nice and feature a similar mix - there was a Rhino CD combining two of them: https://www.discogs.com/Hubert-Laws-The-Laws-Of-Jazz-Flute-By-Laws/master/962886 Another example of that blend is his reunion with the Jazz Crusaders, one of my favourite Cuban Jazz albums:
  5. Shirley Scott

  6. Mingus Moves

    Belgrave played on Changes One & Two, Mingus' next albums for Atlantic.
  7. Heiner Stadler RIP

    I think "A Tribute To Monk And Bird" is a brilliant piece of work! R.I.P.
  8. Earliest "Cubano Chant" Recording

    The earliest recording I know of was the one by Cal Tjader released on Fantasy LP 3-216 — Ritmo Caliente. The first part of this track until 2:13 was recorded on November 11,1955, the remainder (you can hear a fade-out and fade-in) on February 21, 1956. Ray Bryant' first recording for his Epic LP LN3279 took place on May 3, 1956. Candido played conga on it but didn't get the relation of the breaks in the tune to the tumbao correctly. Next comes Wild Bill Davis in July 1956 for Imperial LP9010; George Shearing in January 1957 for Capitol LP T943, and again Ray Bryant as part of Art Blakey's Pecussion Ensemble of the Drum Suite LP on Columbia 1002 (February 22, 1957), followed three days later by Arthur Taylor's Wailers on Prestige (with Ray Bryant in the band). The tune is one of Bryant's many gospel-tinged pieces - the title "Cubano Chant" and use of a Cuban rhythm was suggested by Cal Tjader. Both probably met during Tjader's time in George Shearing's Quintet from January, 1953 to April, 1954 - the Quintet had severa Bryant tunes in the book.
  9. The Portrait box has some Musicraft sides not in the Mosaic. This tracklist may be of some help.Tracks are roughly in recording order. https://www.discogs.com/Teddy-Wilson-Portrait/release/6266887
  10. We already are - at least that's what I thought.
  11. Greatest LPs to never make it to CD

    Has this Jack McDuff LP been mentioned? I always enjoyed it a lot and would love to have a CD as one of the LPs of my copy is warped at the beginning. p.s. just saw there was a Japanese CD in 2007 ...
  12. As soon as Jazz Messengers get it back in stock I will order one.