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  1. BFT 173 access and discussion

    The tenor sax player on Track 2 is either Houston Person or someone who really likes his playing and is emulating him. This Blindfold Test is like a fun party in my car. I am not identifying much of it at all, but loving it. It lifts my spirits.
  2. BFT172 Reveal

    I am more familiar with Butler in his New Orleans style music. So that is an oboe! I thought it was not a soprano saxophone. I struck out identifying any of these well known musicians. I need to get this album too! I really like this track a lot. Oh, this is great stuff! I must buy this album! I love this. Now I see that I am quite familiar with all of the musicians and did not identify any of them. I saw Ron Bridgewater live with McCoy Tyner (OK, it was in 1976), Cecil Bridgewater live with Max Roach, Stanley Cowell live with the Heath Brothers, Reggie Workman live with Chico Freeman, and Michael Carvin live when he has played in a club in my city in the last ten years. This is a thoroughly enjoyable, and heavy, track! Somehow I missed it in 1978 when I was in a huge jazz record buying spurt. I love this one, too, as I said in the Discussion. I said in the Discussion that I loved the drumming, and here it is Andrew Cyrille! I have to get this album. This is the Blindfold Test most in my listening area of preference, in some time. I must buy at least seven albums here! Thanks for an incredible Blindfold Test!
  3. Need September, 2018, Blindfold Test Presenter

    We have a September presenter. Milestones will be providing the Blindfold Test.
  4. Need September, 2018, Blindfold Test Presenter

    My Private Message has now been sent to you.
  5. Need September, 2018, Blindfold Test Presenter

    I will send you a Private Message about this. Thanks for responding!
  6. We have a 2018 Blindfold Test presenter in every month except September. Would anyone who did not already present a Blindfold Test in 2018, or is not scheduled to present yet in 2018, like to step forward and be our September presenter? Thom Keith will take your playlist and convert it so it can be downloaded and streamed by the other members. It is very easy with Thom helping out. If you prefer, you can burn your BFT to a CD-R and mail it to Thom. He takes it from there. I will help you if you have never presented a Blindfold Test, with the few, easy procedures and some tips for a successful Blindfold Test, if you want them. This is your chance to share some music that you enjoy and would like others to hear.
  7. BFT 172 - July Discussion and Access

    Frank Lacy released some excellent albums. I have never heard that one. I will have to get it.
  8. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth

    It is good to know oneself.
  9. BFT 172 - July Discussion and Access

    Thom knows!
  10. BFT 172 - July Discussion and Access

    Actually that description makes it sound like J.J. Johnson.
  11. BFT 172 - July Discussion and Access

    7. This has been identified as coming from an album I own but have not played in awhile, I really like this a lot, more than I remembered. 8. I identified this one early on as George Adams, from his great "Paradise Space Shuttle" album. 9. That is a sprightly track, with nice flute playing. It reminds me of the time when I saw Dave Valentin live. 10. I love this. Is that George Lewis on trombone? Who plays flute that well? I wondered if it was James Newton, but it doesn't seem to have his unique playing. I want to buy this. I really love it. 11. This is killer stuff, just exactly what I really like. I should be able to identify the musicians but I can't. Each of the solos is first rate. I love the drumming. Here is another one that I want to buy. 12. I love this one too! The trombonist has some of Roswell Rudd's broad tone and growling. Is that James Williams on piano? That is just the kind of jazz I love to listen to. Tracks 10, 11 and 12 could come from a personal playlist which I would make of my favorite listening. 13. It sounds like the artist on Track 1 again, a reprise. I liked the artist on Track 1 and like the artist again. This is a Blindfold Test right in my prime desired listening area, which is going to cause a dent to my wallet.
  12. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth

    Kamasi Washington released an EP in 2017, "Harmony of Difference," which is short, with more sparse arrangements. It may be much more to your taste. When a track from "Harmony of Difference" was included on an Blindfold Test, and no one knew who they were listening to, it received only positive comments. Great comment. I have met a lot of rock, country, Latin music, and hip hop fans in the past five years, as I have moved in new social circles after a divorce. No genre of music other than jazz seems to have such negative, judgmental fans the way that jazz does. It was a real eye opener.
  13. BFT 172 - July Discussion and Access

    That is amazing to me. This is not what I would have expected from Henry Butler.
  14. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth

    You may have a different opinion of the album if you do.
  15. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth

    If it was Milwaukee in the 1978-82 period, it was most likely the Jazz Gallery.