mikeweil

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  1. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Solo piano version of Fauré's beautiful Requiem, grown out of Naoumoff's fascination with the work. I must admit I find the vocal version much more enchanting.
  2. ***** Max Roach Corner *****

    A biography of Max Roach would be like writing a history of jazz from the 1940's to 2000 - a major research endeavour. Max came out of Baby Dodds, Jo Jones, and Cozy Cole, Klook, Blakey and others forged different personal styles from similar influences. The three drummers I mentioned as his influences all are favoring well constructed playing. Clearly recognizable structure, even when accompanying, but not repetitive. Like someone said "He does the piano player's comping on the drums". That's a musical logic leading to his pianoless groups.
  3. What music did you buy today?

    These two LPs were also reissued on a Fresh Sound CD. Still available. There were several reissues, see here: https://attictoys.com/elmo-hope-discography/
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I always wondered what this sounds like ....
  5. Youtube.com

    1. Those Who Are About To Die, We Salute You JON HISEMAN'S COLOSSEUM 2. Love Potion BUDDY MILES, STEPHEN STILLS, JACK BRUCE, DALLAS TAYLOR, DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH, CHRIS MERCER 3. Under The Jasmine Tree MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 4. Mary Had A Little Lamb BUDDY GUY, JACK BRUCE, BUDDY MILES, DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH, CHRIS MERCER 5. Primitive Ohio ROLAND KIRK QUARTET 6. Checking On My Baby / Texas Blues BUDDY MILES, GLENN CAMPBELL, BUDDY GUY, STEVE HEARD, CHRIS MERCER 7. Visitor From Venus MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 8. Bad Hat GLENN CAMPBELL WITH THE MISUNDERSTOOD 9. Hoochie Coochie Man BUDDY GUY 10. Debut JON HISEMAN'S COLOSSEUM 11. Stormy Monday / Kansas City BUDDY GUY, ROLAND KIRK, JACK BRUCE, JIMMY HOPE, RON BURTON 12. I Say A Little Prayer ROLAND KIRK QUARTET 13. My Time After A While BUDDY GUY, JACK BRUCE, BUDDY MILES 14. Black Queen STEVE STILLS, BUDDY MILES, JACK BRUCE, DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH, CHRIS MERCER 15. Slate 27 ERIC CLAPTON, ROLAND KIRK, DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH, JACK BRUCE, JON HISEMAN, RON BURTON, VERNON MARTIN 16. End Jam ERIC CLAPTON, BUDDY GUY, STEVE STILLS, DUSTER BENNETT plus others...
  6. Greatest LPs to never make it to CD

    I found these:
  7. Might be, but the CD sound worse. Sounds like the available tapes were defective.
  8. The McCoy Tyner - Tender Moments is the one I would buy, given it sounds better than the CD reissues. I regret I sold my 1980's French LP reissue.
  9. what are you drinking right now?

    WAADTLAND MORGES Chasselas 2019 La Côte Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée Nice Swiss white wine from the Waadtland just north of Geneva.
  10. A truly seasonal thread ..... Just finished this one, picked up after reading about it in the Xmas Jazz recomendations thread: That's where I got a pointer at this one, too: The late Jon Hendricks sings on a few tunes here.
  11. They even were recorded on two consecutive days! I think they were titled like that on purpose.
  12. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    In bed before sleeping, on headphones:
  13. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Last evening: ... plus another CD where Jean Goverts plays Chopin on two different Érard and Streicher pianos: Frédéric Chopin Und Das Fortepiano Seiner Zeit Deutsche Harmonia mundo HM 833
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Finally decided to complete my Keynote CDs - this was next-to-last, the Hawkins set is on the way.
  15. Biographies, autobiographies, documentaries, whatever .... I took Pony Poindexter's memoirs out once again, and I am astounded/delighted what a difference thirty years of listening and reading make!
  16. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    When I hear this, I have to agree with you! That's a gorgeous little video!
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Tito Rodriguez' band was every bit as good as Machito's or Tito Puente's. He had his own style, the groove his band gets is great. Whoever likes Machito from the late 1940's, will like Rodriguez from that time just as well.
  18. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Indeed. Saw him live after the ENJA CD Attack The Future was released, and he was as great a bass player as anybody from his generation.