CJ Shearn

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About CJ Shearn

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  • Birthday 06/20/1981

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  1. Jimmy Smith's finest performance?

    Great choice! What sucks is a ton of extra material was recorded on these dates but is lost apparently
  2. Jimmy Smith's finest performance?

    Sit On It, Unfinished Business and The Cat Strikes Again aren't particularly great, but I see what you mean about the Blue Note material.
  3. Jimmy Smith's finest performance?

    Another vote for "J.O.S." His comping and riffing are wonderful on it, plus the solo, quoting "My Babe" in the midst of that straight 8th soloing that Don Patterson, Johnny Hammond and Groove Holmes picked up on is so inventive. I have to say the Baby Grand, February '57 and Groovin at Smalls are among some of the finest material because his creativity was at a peak, the ferocity matchless and the mastery over the entire organ is just (no pun intended) incredible. Really, the first 15 albums show this off in abundance.
  4. Paul Bley's Daughter dies in car crash

    Really sad So awful. Bley's cousin was announced as being in the audience along with Lisa Abercrombie when I was at the ECM @ 50 concert on Friday night at Rose Theater.
  5. Early ECM albums

    The whole album is great, but then there's "Blupp" which is so absurd and funny, the moment it came on I couldn't stop laughing.
  6. Early ECM albums

    "Blupp" on Afric Pepperbird is one of the greatest things I ever heard.
  7. Thank you! And yes, you should, I have the Wounded Bird reissue which is just a straight copy of the Elektra/Musician original, and sounds like a flat transfer.
  8. The Organ

    Though largely in a supporting role, I love Pullen's organ playing on Maceo Parker's Roots Revisited.
  9. Thanks. Well, that album I've lived with since I was 6 years old, and since I've gotten back into drumming stuff, Grady is such a great model for how to play quarter notes and swing. However, I can't seem to get away from accenting triplets like Elvin..... it's just ingrained in my consciousness. I cannot be like my heroes but I'll try excelling at that thing the best I can, I want to get into electronic music creation too.
  10. I thought everyone here might get a kick out of me playing with "Suicide is Painless" from JOS' "Off The Top". Gonna have a whole channel of this stuff, just fun for my soul. https://youtu.be/7mez393-q9E
  11. ECM's promo digital advances are already uncompressed, CD quality with full PDF booklets, they are the only label really doing that. A lot of labels issue MP3 promos with minimal info.
  12. http://bit.ly/2omreqq
  13. Larry Willis, RIP

    Damn......... RIP.
  14. Chick Corea Trio - Trilogy 2

    I bought the SHM Japanese import a few months back and I like it.