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  1. BFT 179 Link and Discussion

    No, I am not. I am glad that you enjoyed it!
  2. BFT 179 Link and Discussion

    I think that you will be surprised at who this is. The Herb Alpert comparison is really intriguing. That is an interesting reaction. I have the opposite reaction, that the strings (which are real by the way, or at least a group of string players are listed in the CD liner notes) and then the tenor entering is my favorite part of the track. The Reveal will be illuminating as to the player, if they are not identified before then.
  3. BFT 179 Link and Discussion

    You have correctly identified the track, the album and the artists! That is very interesting Jim. Some of the musicians play on more than one track with different groups and I arranged them so that all tracks with Musician A in different settings are back to back, all tracks with Musician B in different settings are back to back etc. If that resulted in the BFT sounding like a cohesive album, that is very cool to me! The last track is Zappa and I thought that fans of the first edition of the Mothers might find it intriguing, the way it compares to the officially released albums.
  4. BFT 179 Link and Discussion

    I can hear why you would say that, but it is not Bill Frisell.
  5. BFT 179 Link and Discussion

    I think that it could just as interesting to read our members' reactions and impressions of the music. It does not always have to be about identifying every track, I think.
  6. BFT 179 Link and Discussion

    It is Kamasi. John Felser has identified the album.
  7. BFT 178 - The Final Reveal

    No wonder I could not identify many of these, Dan. It is great to be exposed to some wonderful new music, which you did here for me. I liked Track 13 a lot. I did not recognize Paul McKee. I have albums by Herb Geller but did not recognize his sound on Track 1. I should have. I am surprised that Ron Blake recorded "Mr. Magic." The other music I have heard with Ron Blake is not like this. This Blindfold Test is consistently strong and very enjoyable.
  8. BFT 179 Link and Discussion

    I encourage everyone to continue commenting on Dan Gould's superb BFT 178. On February 1, I will post the active link for BFT 179. It will be a ten song BFT, and has a theme of sorts. Here is the link: I tested it on a neighbor, and the results were just as I had expected.
  9. BFT 178 Link and Discussion

    Dan, if at any time in the future, you ever change your mind about this being your last Blindfold Test, you are welcome back.
  10. Joseph Jarman - RIP

    Very sad. A huge loss. One of the best performances I ever witnessed were the two sets of duets, Joseph Jarman and Don Moye, on Saturday afternoon of the 1979 Ann Arbor Jazz Festival.
  11. BFT 178 Link and Discussion

    I am really enjoying this Blindfold Test. It is sheer pleasure. I don't know very many of the musicians, but I think I may know a few. Track 4 is Jive Samba, and that is Wild Bill Davis on organ. I can pick out his distinctive sound and approach. I don't know the album. Track 10 is Ben Webster. It sounds like something from late in his career, perhaps recorded with a European trio. That is all I've got. I actually know Track 12. I am astonished that I know one. I bought a stack of 3 Sounds CDs at Brothers Music in Mission, Kansas, recently. When I saw them in the bin, I thought of you, Dan Gould, and decided to get them all. This song is from their Black Orchid album, and it is a Gene Harris composition, "Oh Well Oh Well". Track 11 is also :"Oh Well Oh Well." I have no idea who is playing it. I like the 3 Sounds version better.
  12. BFT 177 reveal and discussion thread

    That is an amazing story about Burnett Anderson! That is so interesting that you did not recognize your own playing at first.
  13. Mosaic Wish List

    That would be a great one! About two years ago I tried to find CD releases of the Ricky Ford albums from the late 1970s and early 1980s, and they do not exist! The albums are so strong, they deserve release.
  14. BFT 177 reveal and discussion thread

    Superb Blindfold Test, with just the right mixture of sheer immediate listening enjoyment, depth of interest, surprises, and Strata-East previously unknown to me. Your Blindfold Test has become a December treat tradition for me, and this may be the best one yet.
  15. BFT 178 Link and Discussion

    Jeff, Thom Keith is reuploading and says to try again.