CJ Shearn

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  1. I've actually not heard any of these, I know they are considered the best versions, but do we really need the same titles reissued again as is the OP's sentiment? If they made these regular reissues and allowed people just getting into the music, that'd be great, but I doubt that'll happen. What if companies like MM went after catalogs like CTI? That would be interesting
  2. Really nice article.
  3. Logan Richardson's "Shift"

    The record finds Pat exploring tonal territory that began on "Tap", extended through parts of "Kin" and through to the "Cuong Vu Trio Meets PM", some of his most inspired playing in years.
  4. John Beasley Presents Monkestra- Who Is This For?

    Jams_runt, the Hancock disc he did is excellent, no skimping on serious straight ahead playing for lack of a better term, and his "Positootly" is nice as well. The Gordon Goodwin Big Band, I heard them once, did nothing for me. For that kind of glossy LA thing, the Bob Mintzer LA Big Band does it way better.
  5. John Beasley Presents Monkestra- Who Is This For?

    Have you heard his album "Letter to Herbie"?
  6. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    "Peace" is very good, I plan to review it
  7. Herbie Hancock Complete Columbia Box

    Finally ordered a copy of this, $84.99 at Amazon, will be passing my existing single discs to a friend.
  8. Opinions on Select "Recent" Releases

    I haven't heard "Spirit Fiction" in quite awhile, but it's very good, cerebral. Ravi is excellent on Jack DeJohnette's "In Movement".
  9. Gary Burton Retiring

    His latest group and albums, and participation in the Mack Avenue Superband has been quite vital.
  10. Horace Parlan (1931-2017)

    RIP, very sad news. Great playing with the Turrentine's as well.
  11. Larry Coryell R.I.P.

    Man, this is sad. I saw him in Binghamton at the defunct Night Eagle with an Indian group, they were great. Really nice guy too, have his autograph on their album, only pressed on CDR I believe.
  12. http://bit.ly/2lMdBLh One caveat here though folks: this is not a jazz podcast per se, the first non jazz one I've done. Divinity's music contains jazz influence, she is just a really cool person and this interview was great. For those with an open mind, go ahead For those that this doesn't do anything for, that's ok too, the fact I compared Q-Tip's lyrical behind the beat flow to Hank Mobley may bother some, but it's in the same ball park to me.
  13. Al Jarreau (1940 - 2017)

    RIP "Mornin'" is a great tune
  14. Who the hell is "Musicboy"????

    Fair enough