CJ Shearn

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  1. LF Kenny Garrett- Pursuance CD

    I love this album. Even better is a bootleg of this very quartet with Nat Reeves in place of Rodney Whitaker at the Knitting Factory NYC in June of 1996. I downloaded this from dimeadozen years ago, when I grabbed a load of Pat Metheny related shows which I since thinned out to a handful of the best shows. I kind of realized how ridiculous it was to have a bunch of PMG shows from 1 tour when the set list never varied much because of the reliance on sequencers.
  2. Happy birthday George Cables.

    Happy birthday!
  3. Jarrett's solo and trio work has brought me much pleasure over the years, and I'm grateful for the musical legacy he has left us. I will be reviewing Budapest Concert in the next week. Will anyone who is a KJ fan be surprised necessarily? Not really... it's just a continuation of the thing he did really well, and that's all that matters.
  4. And that very thing, is what made those albums. He had such a powerful presence, and personally, I love that-- that larger than life personality. Like Kenny Burrell, or George Benson, Wes was an equal partner. If you look at Jimmy's regular guitarists roughly around that period, like Quentin Warren; Warren served a function... he wasn't an equal partner, and when Jimmy had a compatriot on his level, he elevated--- check his comping for example. And this new album is very nice
  5. Wow! A shocker! RIP
  6. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Scott replied to my query regarding this... it is a known issue He said : You’re only the second person whose brought this up to us. We did notice that if you start right on the track it doesn’t have that “blip” but when you let it continuously go from track 1 to track 2, you hear that “blip”. So I asked if there will be any plans to repress based on that error, but if not, such is life. Edit: He said there are no plans to repress and this little error affects all 2,500 sets. However that's a small price to pay I think for having this music in the best possible sound.
  7. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Interesting, so you are hearing the same thing. I quick went and streamed the RVG of Dippin' and as you said it started with one note rather than two, but throughout the tune Ridley seems to be doing these two bass notes through the piece. No it doesn't sound unnatural, but it sounds like there is a digital click at the start, which could be a mastering or duplication error, who knows. I gave Scott a heads up but if this is what you hear too, maybe it's not just isolated to my copy. The only other CD I had heard this on was the original CBS Associated CD of the CTI All Stars California Concert which had an actual skip leading into "Blues West" but that was probably more the poor remix job. Sounded just like the LP on the expanded definitive 2010 issue.
  8. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    At the very beginning 0:00 Not a deal breaker since there are probably no replacements but it's odd
  9. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Does anyone's copy have a slight skip at the start of "Recado Bossa Nova" on disc 3? The disc is clean but this sounds like a little duplication hiccup
  10. I have no idea whether or not Monk's audience was mixed race at the time but wouldn't the Time magazine article have contributed to expanding his audience?
  11. It's all in the liners as Rooster said... I'll consider figuring out how to rework that, needless to say it was an inspired performance.
  12. Immanuel Wilkins - Omega

    Planning on reviewing soon, it's on my review list after Monk and Terje Rypdal.
  13. New Dave Brubeck release

    Very interested
  14. Gary Sisco - RIP

    RIP. I had communicated with him a few times wondering if he might have been a distant family relative, my father's mother's last name was Sisco. Didn't turn out to be the case, but he seemed very nice.