mikeweil

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  1. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Check out her YouTube channel, Cembalino - she is an excellent player. This morning, before going to work: Claudio Astronio playing William Babell's arrangements of Händel opera tunes - great stuff, when played by a sympathetic soul with capable hands, which is the case here.
  2. Ralph Peterson Jr. RIP

    Very sad news. Such an energetic drummer, but still so supportive. R.I.P.
  3. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Earlier today: Hantai plays an excellent sounding German model harpsichord by Jonte Knif. - Our totally un-musical neighbour one floor down looks like Hantai's brother ....
  4. On to disc 2: Ordered Vol. 3, which has my favourite Waller piano solos. I have very little Waller on CD, so I'm filling gaps.
  5. New Jazz Festival Balver Hohle 11-CD Set

    Haven't heard it, but there are two of these boxes: https://www.bear-family.com/various-new-jazz-festival-balver-hoehle-1976-1977-8-cd-box.html https://www.bear-family.com/various-new-jazz-festival-balver-hoehle-11-cd.html The links display contents, but no samples, regrettably. This is the Pork Pie performance from 1974: More here: A YouTube search will bring up more to get an impression.
  6. I listened to Jimmy Smith's "Softly As A Summer Breeze" this morning, Connoisseur CD version from 1998. The sixth track is credited to Smith and titled "One For Philly Joe", but what is heard clearly is Horace Silver's "Home Cookin'". Strangely, the LP label of the original LP issue has it right. What went wrong here? Now this other CD issue has both titles: Comparing track lists of all issues listed on discogs shows that the Connoisseur CD is the only issue with the wrong title. Later issues had both. Who was messin' up?
  7. Got this today - great music, fine remastering. Enjoy it immensely.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    This afternoon: Sun Ra ‎– Untitled Recordings https://www.discogs.com/Sun-Ra-Untitled-Recordings/release/2640328 https://www.discogs.com/Mark-Weinstein-Cuban-Roots/release/3407286
  9. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    The whole Koechlin series on that label is fabulous! This afternoon: Absoloutely wonderful recording.
  10. what are you drinking right now?

    This weekend's evening bottle: CHÂTEAU LAVILLE BERTROU 2018 Minervois-La-Livinière Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée
  11. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Probably a misattribution. The article that was to be published in 2005 still is pending, as is the sheet music. Experts say the style is from a later period than when Louis Marchand lived. The compser named is one "Monsieur de Charman(t)" ...... nothing is known of him. Still, good music, and excellently played.
  12. Eddie Harris Corner

    I saw that group, with Lucky Thompson's son on guitar added, in Frankfurt's Jazzkeller. In an interview conducted in Germany around that time he said he preferred playing these smaller gigs as he reached more people, even if they paid much less than festivals.
  13. Eddie Harris Corner

    That is a great album. I would also recommend one on ENJA, There Was A Time.
  14. Sexiest album covers

  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Today: A band from Berlin. Saw them perform here in town a millenium ago, a gig organized by the local jazz initiative. Groovy band.
  16. Milford Graves RIP

    Just found and ordered a copy of the complete concert when this album was recorded:
  17. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Absolutely fantastic new recording!