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  1. 1 hour ago, HutchFan said:

    Speaking of Nat Adderley... 

    Nat made two records for Theresa (later reissued on Evidence) in the early-80s -- On the Move and Blue Autumn.  Both feature Nat's band with Larry Willis and Sonny Fortune, and both were recorded at the Keystone Korner.  I only recently became aware of them, and I've never heard either one. 

    I did find one cut on YT, "Blue Autumn," a gorgeous Larry Willis composition:

     

    Have any of you heard either of these records?   If so, what do you think?

    BTW, I realize that these records fall outside topic of this thread.  But I've been meaning to ask about them, so ... whatever. ;)

     

    I have Blue Autumn.  I don't find it as satisfying as most of his other later quintet albums largely due to repertoire.


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  3. 9 hours ago, clifford_thornton said:

    I am pretty sure I saw him with McCoy at least once. 

    I did, too.  Great, very underrated drummer.

    22 hours ago, bertrand said:

    Steve Novosel is still very active on the DC scene. Gravatt worked as a prison guard and came back to music when he retired. I saw him with McCoy a few times, but i has been a few years. Not familiar with Gene Rush. A  great resource right here:

    https://jazzmf.com/dc-jazz-encyclopedia/

     

     

    Gene Rush played (beautifully) on the incredible early Lloyd McNeill albums, 'Washington Suite' and 'Aisha'.  Not otherwise familiar with him.


  4. 1 hour ago, HutchFan said:

    Ha!  Yes!  Completely agree!

    OTOH, releasing your music on ECM was no guarantee either!  Evidence?  See: Liebman, David and Beirach, Richie;) 

     

    Well, I hope I haven't.

    And I'm looking forward to discussions when the project's done, hearing what people like you -- and everyone else -- feel like I should have included.

    Tell me which boats I missed, and we can all check them out. 

     

    One other thought: When it comes to 70s jazz, it isn't just the underground that gets overlooked.  Eddie Harris wasn't underground. But I think he's usually TERRIBLY overlooked, under-appreciated.  People miss out on Cedar Walton.  People miss out on Barry Harris.  Al Haig.  Harold Vick.  Buddy Tate.  On and on.  You get the idea.  It happens all over the place, in nearly every room of the house.

     

    For that matter, I'm sitting here, working and listening to the new Mingus live 1964/1975 issue on Sunnyside, and realize that 'Changes 1/2' are also nowhere in sight on that 70's list.  Another example of an excellent 70's ECM session largely overlooked (along with those Liebman/Beirach Lookout Farms) is Julian Priester's "Love Love", which is akin to and at least matches anything Herbie Hancock released in the 70's.   I guess we could just do this on and on (for that matter, I'm game).


  5. 15 minutes ago, clifford_thornton said:

    For Losers is okay. I listen to Kwanza quite a bit and dig it.

    I like the title track of For Losers quite a bit.   The rest of the album holds little appeal for me. The key cuts on Kwanza go down better as bonus cuts on The Way Ahead. IMO.  They clash with the For Losers type outtakes which complete Kwanza. Yasmina is a winner.