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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Vinyl day today: Jimmy Rowles with Buster Williams and Billy Hart. A true free mind at the piano, free of any cliché. Recorded live at a Polish festival. Side one is nice, solo piano with Rowles reminiscing between songs. But side two is a jam session with players not up to his level and an average singer, and in bad sound. A compilation of two Eddie Heywood and one Barney Bigard session for Signature, with Manne and Heywood as common denominators. Someone really should issue a box set with all Sigbature sessions. Heywood is very underrated. His 1940's sessions are all great. Very original arrangements. Another free-minded veteran pianist.
  2. Andrew White (1942-2020)

    AFAIK, no recording session, although he toured with Elvin. IIRC I saw that Jazz Machine edition in Darmstadt, Ari Brown being the second tenor. There was a Blue Note session with McCoy Tyner, Asante. He studied Coltrane so much, and still was no Trane clone. That deserves respect. I love his playing on that Tyner album. R.I.P.
  3. Candido Camero - RIP

  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    John Lewis displays so much musical humor in his solos, and you write his acompaniments down and use for big band charts. He was so great ...
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    This morning in the car: Right now:
  6. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Brandnew release, the best recording so far of these pieces, methinks, and the first one that is really complete with all repeats and all on one release. Rousset was concentrated and relaxed on that day, the harpsichord used sounds great and is perfectly recorded: Later this afternoon: Wanted this for a long time but only now found a cheap copy in perfect condition. Four original Italian keyboard instruments from the Nuremburg museum.
  7. After Hours with Sarah Vaughan Columbia CL 660

    Tracklist here on Acrobat Music's website: http://acrobatmusic.net/?cid=5&AlbumId=1308 The Tom Lord Discography tells me that all issued Columbia sides are in this set, except the alternates issued later on some CDs posted above. ..... and there's a Volume 1 with Musicradft sides: http://acrobatmusic.net/?cid=5&AlbumId=1201
  8. R.I.P. Nadi Qamar (1917-2020)

    What a life! And proof that a great musician much too often is not widely known or on a lot of records. I always enjoyed his playing and especially his love for African instruments. Like here:
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Last night before sleeping: This morning:
  10. ... so is Anoushka Shankar!
  11. Noal Cohen's Recent Discographies

    Thanks for accepting my conclusions on the Jon Hendricks session with Wes and Pony Poindexter - just correct my last name to Weil (I'm not related to composer Kurt Weill).
  12. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    One more this afternoon:
  13. Jazz CD bargains

    Just ordered a copy from amazon.de - would have been more expensive with shipping to Germany. Looks very insteresting, thanks for mentioning this.
  14. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    ... and a rare case of baroque opera not taking itself too seriously. Many seem to think that everything had to be as restrained a schurch music, where musical humor was much more important. Now playing:
  15. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    17th century opera sunday:
  16. Candido Camero - RIP

    R.I.P. His playing was so clear and structured that I transcribed some of his solos for my conga students to show them how to build a solo. My personal favourite are his exchanges with Kenny Clarke on Kenny Burrell's first Blue Note LP. Gracias, Maestro!
  17. Los Ritmos Calientes - The Cal Tjader Forum

    Just received my reference copy of the second edition of S. Duncan Reid's Cal Tjader biography: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/cal-tjader2/ More detailed than the first edition. Support the author and get a copy!
  18. Album covers with people hidin' ....

    That's a good one!