CJ Shearn

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  • Birthday 06/20/1981

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  1. Birdland is on the verge of closing.

    I saw David Matthews, Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd there as well as Thana Alexa in a group called SONICA, which was fantastic
  2. I still listen to all the Kenny Garrett Warner's, the Branford trio records, and Wynton's Live at Blues Alley and Jeff Tain Watts albums so yes, I do as well as Roy Hargrove. This is the music that inspires Connie Han for example, but I've listened to that stuff for a while, yes. Joshua Redman Spirit of the Moment. This is all music that has inspired the generations of players after them like Jeremy Pelt, Ethan Iverson so it's still relevant
  3. Keyon Harrold

    True and this is kind of one reason why I have little use for this board anymore to be honest.
  4. Keyon Harrold

    Agreed... as someone who came out as transgender in the past year, I find that offensive and tasteless
  5. How old are YOU?

    Best wishes, Allen
  6. Me too. I knew going in that Monk album while excellent was not going to change my life, because a) like everyone here I have so much Monk already and b) they do so much of what they do well on Palo Alto on other releases. If I want that thing, I am going to put on The Complete Live At the It Club or Monk In Tokyo, just my preference. Yet say something like Dexter Gordon's Complete Prestige Recordings the other hard bop thing I got this year for an incredible price was a completely satisfying experience despite the redundancy of the alternates.
  7. That is true... maybe we do have the best of what's releasable already... When Resonance realeased Funk In France was when I started questioning the quality of what they release, Grant's playing is great but the clunkiness of Don Lamond and Billy Wilson doesn't sound prepared are facets. I think a huge difference between Blue Note especially then when Michael Cuscuna headed the reissue program and what's going on now, I believe Michael has some sort of musical background and could vouch for the validity of why certain stuff couldn't be released. The fact both the Monk and Rollins releases are at the wrong pitch is troubling... I'm studying music theory now and I'm sure the more I learn these kind of things will be glaring in time. Just because something bears the name of a legend and will sell does it really need to be put out? Maybe a complete Lighthouse thing will be revelatory in some ways but I'm not sure. Aside from Just Coolin and the Mobley 63-70 Mosaic this year, and a few Don Patterson albums I haven't bought any hard bop, whether classic stuff or people playing in that style now doing new stuff, I have so much of that already. I'm more reinvestigating my classical roots from when I was a kid or looking for prog rock or electronic music these days.
  8. I think there is quite a bit of irony here that some people won't be buying this set because if we look at say Trane's Village Vanguard or Miles' Plugged Nickel a lot of the same music is repeated from set to set yet the music is vastly different. If there is too much redundancy in the Lighthouse material, I will hold onto the 3 disc set as a sort of best of distillation
  9. Mosaic or some super limited Blue Note box? I would say Mosaic is pretty limited considering I barely got the second Mobley box.
  10. Will this see a digital release??
  11. The end of The Jazz Standard in New York.

    I loved the club. It was my favorite.
  12. Jazz in the 90s

    Til We Have Faces is incredible, some of the most incredible Pat Metheny on record. Thomas is also quite good on Jack DeJohnette's Blue Notes of the period. Other great 90's records Kenny Garrett Songbook Branford Marsalis Trio Bloomington Nils Petter Molvaer Khmer Michael Brecker: Tales From The Hudson, Two Blocks From The Edge, Time Is Of The Essence Yellowjackets: Greenhouse, Run Fer Yer Life (if you only like/want hard bop, these may not be for you, ditto the Molvaer) John Scofield: Time On My Hands, Grace Under Pressure, I Can See Your House From Here, Hand Jive Keith Jarrett at The Blue Note The Complete Recordings Herbie Hancock: The New Standard Joey DeFrancesco: Live At The Five Spot John McLaughlin: After The Rain, Tokyo Live
  13. 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.
  14. Happy birthday George Cables.

    Happy birthday!